Our old adversary Alan Smith gave the TV Man of the Match award to Brad Friedel yesterday and it was hard to argue with that assessment. Sky’s award was announced even before Brad’s injury time heroics kept the score down to 2-1 and it recognised a solid performance throughout the game.
But were there other contenders? Much has been made in the press of the suggestion that Spurs were ‘lucky’ yesterday and while we were under siege for much of the second half, those reports conveniently forget that we bossed the first period and deserved our two goal advantage.
With that in mind, is Aaron Lennon in with a shout for his goal and his contribution to Gareth Bale’s opener? Does Bale himself deserve the champagne?
In front of Friedel, the back four stayed solid, aside from the comedy own goal, while Modric showed that he wasn’t afraid to battle for a hard earned victory.
It may be hard to look beyond Brad Friedel for this one, but who was your Man of the Match from the Fulham game?