Monday was a strange day with those infamous ‘Sky Sources’ breaking the supposed news that Tim Sherwood would be sacked in the summer. It’s a story that most supporters expected to come to fruition ever since our former midfielder was handed a brief, 18 month contract to manage the side from December.
By 8pm, it was actually a welcome distraction to see Spurs on the pitch – something that’s been hard to say for much of the campaign – and despite conceding a shocking opener, it was ultimately an entertaining win with some positives to come out of it.
Kane and Adebayor up front looked as sharp as anything we’ve seen this season and Harry’s goal, together with his turn and shot for the fourth was great to watch. Christian Eriksen pulled the strings behind the attack as always and whoever does come in, there were some encouraging pointers.
All of this had to be put into context as the 5-1 victory came against the bottom club but the current head coach was happy enough.
“I thought we were fantastic and I’m delighted for the players and the fans, it’s been a great night for us,” said Sherwood on the club’s official website.
“We had the setback of giving the goal away but we bounced back well.
“The front three were fluid, we moved the ball around well, controlled the game and could have scored more goals.
“It could have been a sticky game for us. They never give up, but we dominated from start to finish.”
The win takes us back into sixth, two points ahead of Manchester United and next up is a trip to the Hawthorns to face an improving West Brom side on Saturday.