A win is a win but while Spurs failed to dominate ten man Stoke on Saturday, the three points puts the pressure on Everton in fifth and keeps Manchester United behind us in the battle for the final European place.

After the game, Tim Sherwood praised the defensive side of his team as we ground out a result against a Stoke unit who are tough to beat at the Britannia.

“I thought we were comfortable in the first half and should have gone in at half-time having scored more goals, but when they went down to 10 men it seemed to galvanise them. It gave them a lift,” Sherwood said on the club’s official website.

“I’m delighted with the clean sheet and Hugo has deserved that over the last month or so. Younes and Michael were very good, put their bodies on the line and Kyle and Danny played well.

“This is a tough place to come, you have to work hard and hopefully we’ve sent our great travelling support home happy with the three points.”

Tim also praised Danny Rose but admitted that he thought the left back was about to be sent off after a push on Geoff Cameron.

“My heart was in my mouth,” he added.

“He’s the match-winner for us today. I thought he was performing really well and I didn’t really want to bring him off but I had to defuse the situation.

“I’ve never heard a crowd so hyped up. I thought I had to get him off and send him to the dressing room – out of sight, out of mind.”

The win keeps us in sixth and next up is a trip to Upton Park and West Ham in next Saturday’s early kick off.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. We didnt create as we didnt have enough muscle in the centre of the pitch!! Sandro should be in there along with dembelee, we didnt leak any goals but walker is needed back asap and rose is the shittest left back in the league with a big attitude!! Pushing a player twice his size he knew he wouldnt hit him back as no one would hit a dwarf. Should of been sent off then that would be the last he plays for us. Soldado deserves a start instead of Kane. In a 4-4-2 he is a better play than Kane all day. Eriksen just needs to muscle up over the summer and he will be excellant next season. Coys

  2. Tim’s decision to sub Rose at that moment was spot on but i have to admit that the Chadli/Siggy change was baffling…

    Why leave Sandro on the bench when we really needed some protection in midfield?

    I guess Tim does care what his players say on Twitter 😛

  3. 11 wins from 18 games in the league ain’t bad with a couple of easy ones to come, could make it 13 in 20. If he does that he’ll keep his job.
    Sandro’s been a twit so Sherwood won’t play him, fair enough.
    Kane scored 3 in 3 so had to play. Soldado really hasn’t done much to suggest he’s any better.
    Rose is an idiot, he should concentrate on being a better player, not a liability. He ruined our season last year by getting sent of against Villa, and should have gone against Stoke. He seems to have an overinflated ego, which is surprising cos he’s not the best LB in the world. Still, at least he’s showing passion.

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