3-0 represents our biggest league win of the season – a pretty incredible statistic for any Spurs team at the half way stage of the campaign. Stoke were far from their battling best but once Roberto Soldado had broken the nervous deadlock on 37 minutes, it always looked as if there would only be one winner.

Spectacular efforts from Mousa Dembele and Aaron Lennon sealed the three points and Head Coach Tim Sherwood took plenty of positives from the match as a whole.

“I thought we were excellent from start to finish and I’m really pleased with the performance,” said Sherwood on the club’s official website.

Tim gave praise to a number of players, including the new full back pairing of Naughton and Fryers.

“Individually, there were some outstanding displays. Paulinho was immense in the centre of the pitch with Mousa Dembele, Zeki Fryers came in for his full debut and was excellent and Kyle Naughton didn’t put a foot wrong.

“We deserved to win on Boxing Day and we could have been sitting here with nine points from three games. It was great to get that home win as well, that was really important.

“It’s great to play well, win the game and it could have been more. We’re all delighted.”

Maximum points from three games would have been a welcome start to Tim Sherwood’s tenure but as it is, our former midfielder is unbeaten in the league. However, the big test will undoubtedly come on New Year’s Day when we visit Old Trafford – a ground where we did take all three points in 2012-13.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. After january we should play attaking 4-2-1-3 lloris walker chiriches vertoghen dodo, paulinho strootman, erikson, lennon soldado juan caudardo sub friedel adabayer, townsed, corchia, holtby, sandro, papadolas

  2. 1.spured surely not missing 4 player to create new thinhk 1. Dodo (box to box attaking and defensive work rate we should look new marcelo plus bale) 2.strootman (box to box attak and defense parner with paulinho better on counter attak ) 3.juan caurdo (skill full on both wing position) 4.morta

  3. I can’t believe akshayaalase is still hell bent on tearing up the team in Jan.this isn’t football manager,this is real life.we spent 100+mill 5months ago and this lot haven’t even clicked yet.so why on earth do you think spending millions on more foreign freshers is the answer????!

  4. You can only beat what in front of you , and that what they had to yesterday get the 3 points and score some goals , hopefully another 3 points against Man U on wednesday ?

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