Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Sunderland: Match Review

white hart lanene Tottenham failed to qualify for the Champions League ahead Arsenal despite ending the final day with a victory over Sunderland at White Hart Lane.

Andre Villas-Boas post-match…“It is difficult to take, in the end we did what we had to but Arsenal did their job well and go through. It is difficult at this moment. It was extremely disappointing because we saw how the results can influence the running of the game. Our game could have been even better.”

Paolo Di Canio post-match… “At this moment we do not have the weapons to damage the opponents. My players kept their discipline in the game, tried to give everything but it was enough to get the point. Again Gareth Bale made the difference.”

Man of the Match…Gareth Bale: Again? Yet again Bale was the only man that looked like scoring for Tottenham…and he did…at the death….with another spectacular strike from distance. It’s all becoming a bit textbook now.

Flop of the Match…David Vaughan: Every piece needs a villain and unfortunately for Vaughan he held that particular ticket. A clumsy tackle on Aaron Lennon in the 75th minute bought him a second yellow, an early bath and Sunderland’s third red in four games.