Tottenham grabbed a vital three points at home to Everton today as the battle for the top four intensified.
While Everton were impressive for an hour or so, they couldn’t create and then convert chances with Romelu Lukaku still out injured.
Spurs were unconvincing to say the least but to win a game in that manner will not worry Tim Sherwood who sees his side keep pace with Liverpool but also pull clear of Everton.
Here are three things we learnt from the game:
Nabil Bentaleb is struggling to make his mark in Tottenham’s midfield –
I’m getting like a broken record with the Bentaleb thing. I actually like him. He has potential. But starting every game is crazy & naive.
— Audere Est Facere (@Mishmoo5) February 9, 2014
This fixation of Sherwood’s ! Nabil Bentaleb ! Im all for giving the youth a chance, but he’s not good enough yet. Is it just me? #toteve
— Sean J Cachia (@scachia) February 9, 2014
There really isn’t any cohesion to our build up play. Still confused about Bentaleb getting chosen ahead of Capoue. Bentaleb ain’t even a DM
— Ajmal (@Derrickajmo) February 9, 2014
Aaron Lennon’s England chances are all but over –
Townsend for Lennon at HT for me is an absolute no brainer. Lennon’s touched the ball 9 times. 50% pass completion. In abysmal form.
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) February 9, 2014
Does Aaron Lennon realise the England manager is watching the Tottenham game?
— Mark Hatten (@Mark_Hatten) February 9, 2014
Lennon is so average. I remember when he came on for England vs Portugal and the commentators were hyping him up like crazy
— football talk (@kolols) February 9, 2014
Everton are desperate to get Lukaku back –
Great finish. We’ve been a lot better since the break. The Toffees have missed Lukaku though, Naismith doesn’t cut it at this level. #coys
— Toby Pratt (@tobypratt) February 9, 2014
Everton just have no one to aim for without Lukaku. They’re missing him big time.
— Joe Brockbank (@Jbrockbank) February 9, 2014
— Gavin Conn (@GavinConn) February 9, 2014