Ref plays for Sevilla
Once again I am left bemoaning the refereeing at a Spurs game as another pleb trying to make a name for himself stamped his authority on the game with a string of appalling decisions culminating in a lousy penalty decision that could cost us the tie.
We started well and took the lead within 68 seconds, Berbatov laying the ball through for Keane. His first shot was saved but Keane was able to finish it off for a dream start. For the next 15 minutes we plassed the ball around nicely and Sevilla had some possesion but did nothing with it. The ref then felt he should step in to help Sevilla out by awarding a penalty. Adriano burst into the box but Robbo got two hands on the ball. You could see immediatly that the ball changed direction - almost 180 degress but the ref felt it was a penalty. Kanoute stepped up to make it 1-1.
It was soon 2-1 and we were rocking a bit but improved second half. To be in with a chance two or three players need to run up next week as Jenas and Lennon were both annoymous for much of the game.
2-1 is not a disastrous result as we have a very important away goal and they won't like playing at WHL where we are generally better. Rumor has it a certain Ledley King will be fit.
All to play for, as long as the ref is not bent.