Another win that will gain the mighty Spurs some more column inches, but the scoreline doesn’t really tell the whole story of the match.
Doncaster forced Carlo Cudicini into making two great saves, before Huddlestone pounced on a defensive slip up, to give us a 1-0 lead. Rovers continued to be a threat throughout the match and hit the woodwork twice. Eventually they won a penalty, after the hapless Kevin Prince Boateng made the worst first touch of all time, as he came on as a sub and immediately fell on the floor in the penalty area, before handling the ball.
Despite Doncaster’s battling attitude, once we were ahead the result was never in danger. Huddlestone’s opener was followed by a very nice finish from Jamie O’Hara, who continues to prove that he has an eye for goal from midfield.
Having provided the pass for O’Hara’s goal, David Bentley swung in the corner for Crouch to get his first goal for Tottenham. Bentley then scored a goal himself to cap a pleasing performance. Whether it was intended to give Harry a selection headache, or to put himself in the shop window before the transfer deadline, is open for debate.
The fifth goal came from Roman Pavlyuchenko and again, time will tell as to whether it will be his last for the club. Whatever their motivations, it was very pleasing to see such clinical finishing from our ‘second string’.
Not amongst the scorers, but definitely worthy of praise was Giovani Dos Santos. Filling in for Modric on the left of midfield, he went on a number of nice runs and the forgotten man of Spurs, may have proved to Harry that he can provide a threat from the bench.
If you couldn’t stay up late enough to watch the highlights, or just couldn’t face watching Manish Bhasin for an hour, here is a video of all the goals in glorious technicolor.