Luka Modric broke the deadlock with a wonder strike early on with Jermaine Defoe doubling the lead in the second half. Emmanuel Adebayor then scored a double to put the gloss on a comprehensive display from the home side.
Even though they had two players sent off Liverpool were never at the races and were deservedly thrashed by Spurs who, at times, played some exhilarating football.
It certainly proved that money doesn’t guarantee results with Kenny Dalglish’s big money buys failing to impress against Redknapp’s side who were extremely prudent in the market this summer.
They couldn’t have got off to a better start with Modric scoring after seven minutes with a strike of unbelievable quality. The Croatian rifled the ball past Pepe Reina from 25 yards after Defoe’s persistence in possession saw the ball fall kindly for him.
Adam, who had earlier fouled Modric, then saw red just before the half hour mark after he clattered into Scott Parker with a knee high challenge and was duly shown his second yellow by referee Mike Jones.
It certainly gave the visitors a tough task after their sluggish start with Spurs passing the ball nicely with Modric at the heart of everything whilst Adebayor and Defoe ran the Reds defence ragged.
A frantic five minutes saw Skrtel receive his marching orders in the 63rd minute after another crude lunge on Bale who had tormented him all game before Defoe and Adebayor scored in quick succession to put the game beyond doubt.
The England striker struck three minutes after Skrtel’s red card holding off Jose Enrique to and firing the ball beyond Reina after Rafael van der Vaart had played him in.
Reina then made an uncharacteristic error allowing Defoe’s sweetly hit strike bounce off his chest and into the path of Adebayor who clipped the ball over the Spaniard and rolled it into the net to send the Lane wild.
The Togo striker wasn’t finished though and he made it three goals in two games since his loan move from Manchester City smashing the ball home deep into added on time.
The goals are flying in around the Football League today and it took no fewer than 10 minutes for the six Goaldash numbers to come flying in.
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