While Sky Sports match summariser Gary Neville gave the Man of the Match award to fellow right back Kyle Walker yesterday, it seemed that rival channels would have gone for Scott Parker as the player of the day.

Anyone who saw the Match of the Day coverage last night would have seen an excellent package highlighting Parker’s contribution to the game with some perfectly timed tackles, neat short passes and a determination to hold on to the ball. The Spurs manager Harry Redknapp was also effusive in his praise for our deadline day signing, after the game.

On the other hand, Walker did score the vital goal and had a decent game overall, but the Sky Sports website this morning highlights that his man of the match award was given mostly for his attacking play and not his defending.

So who was your man of the match out of Walker or Parker? Or maybe VDV or somebody else deserves the praise after another routine North London derby win.


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11 COMMENTS

  1. Got to be Parker. Delighted for Walker but Parker was fantastic. He was knackered near the end but just kept going and going… Top man.

  2. I actually said Walker before he scored, he kept Gervinho and then when they switched Walcott and during the end of the game Arshavin absolutely quiet.

    The goal game from VDV not tracking Song as Walker was at the front post and cant be blamed.

    One on One he is a beast, sooo powerful and his positioning is getting better game by game, he had a better game than Ekotto and I cant remember the last time any full back rivalled an assou ekotto performance.

    Parker was good but we were dominated in the middle for 60 mins and thats Parkers position so we couldnt of been that great…….Sandro made the difference in the middle and set up the goal maybe he should have an outside chance of being MOTM as he was the match changer

  3. gotta be Walker, the lad is getting better and better, and to score the winner against our biggest rivals deserves the MOM award. He offers us the width that Aaron Lennon doesnt and is a great asset on the flank. He will get better defensively over the next few yrs and will become Englands 1st choice i believe
    Parker was excellent also but struggled to contain until Sandro was introduced. this was due to the formation clashes tho, not his performance.

    Hey who cares, we beat the Gooners! AGAIN 🙂

  4. I think we forgett that ledley king did a great job holding up the spurs defence! I think he deserves to get man of the match!!

  5. Don’t understand why its Parker. It was his worst game in a Spurs shirt, and he looked out of place when he ventured forward. I wasn’t a Parker lover, and am still to be convinced, but I’ve been quite impressed with him in the earlier game – but yesterday he wasn’t up to the standard of his earlier games – and Modric was back to his ball wasting self too…

  6. I was at the game yesterday and watched it from my usual East Lower seat. I haven’t seen MoTD since or any highlights and only have what I saw to go on.

    So, unless he happened to be at fault for the goal in a really bad way – which he may have been because it was all rather quick – I’d give man of the match to Kaboul. He was excellent. He was probably no better then Ledley but they were both superb. The difference is that Ledley has been Ledley all his life. If Younes managed that for 90 minutes, then that’s a serious achievement. Actually, Ledley did basically miss a free header to score, so it’s definitely Kaboul.

    Parker was decent but looked a touch out-classed in an encounter that was more about quick passes and good pressure than it was battling.

    Defoe also had his best game in a Spurs shirt for a long time.

  7. Defoe.

    He spent more time covering the right wing than VdV did and dropped deep to balance the numbers in the middle of the park. He really put in an excellent team performance.

  8. I agree with the majority that Parker was MOTM again. In all honesty the whole team deserves a pat on the back. Since the Wolves game, they’ve put a smile on our faces. Keep it going lads. No slip-ups against the crap teams please!

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