Football experts and Tony Pulis pointed to the second half sending off of Charlie Adam as the turning point in yesterday’s match but in reality, the stats back up Andre Villas-Boas’ claim that our win was fully deserved.

Tottenham out-performed Stoke in terms of possession and shots at goal but it took another late goal – this time from the ‘rejuvenated’ Emmanuel Adebayor to seal the points at the Britannia.

“It was thoroughly deserved,” said AVB on the club’s official website. “It was difficult circumstances going 1-0 down so early.

“We came into the game in a positive way because we kept on moving the ball, we were very patient and it was about passing and not giving the ball away. The players did that fantastically well.”

Andre felt that the players’ positive attitude in the second half was another factor in the win.

“It was particularly good at half-time because the players knew exactly what they had to do, we spoke about it and their attitude in the second half was immense,” he added.

“I think we got what we deserved, the result was fair.”

So a long season comes down to just three games but will we still be in fourth place after Tuesday night’s game at the Emirates?






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