Match Video - Rose the hero and villain

The hero and villain at the Britannia Stadium was Tottenham left-back Danny Rose who scored for Spurs and was booed throughout the second half.

Rose the hero and villainAfter Adebayor was played in and he far to easily beat the Stoke defender to cross for Danny Rose to power a header into the net. It was poor defending by Stoke who were beaten by a little left-back who wanted it more.

Then on 52 minutes Ryan Shawcross, who had been booked for stopping Christian Eriksen in the first half, went in slightly late for a dropping ball kicking Danny Rose in the leg. Rose then made a meal of it as players do now and the referee booked the Stoke defender for the second time and had to be reminded that he was already booked. He produced the yellow card again and then the red to send him off.

Unlike a lot of other Stoke challenges in the game or even Charlie Adams who was not even playing, there was no intent and he was unlucky to be booked. That riled the crowd and the Stoke players who continued their usual policy of niggling fouls to rough up players.

Cameron went into Rose just as he was about to clear the ball bundling him over and Rose reacted angrily. He went after Cameron and pushed him in the chest for which he was lucky to have escaped with only a yellow.

Constantly being booed he was not happy when Tim Sherwood took him off, replacing him with Zeki Fryers after 69 minutes. He was then told to go down the tunnel out the way of the fans and jogged off.

Spurs, who only had 51% possession, should have sealed it after that but as usual played to keep the ball and not to score goals, totally the wrong approach. Stoke had chance after chance to level the game but took none of them and when we created chances we messed them up.

Lennon was particularly poor around the box, Naughton looked vulnerable the whole game, Dawson marshalled the defence more like the Dawson of old and Kaboul looked more solid than he has been for a while.





Tottenham: Lloris, Naughton, Rose (Fryers,69), Dawson, Kaboul, Lennon (Townsend,78), Chadli (Sigurdsson,73), Paulinho, Eriksen, Adebayor, Kane.

Unused Subs: Friedel, Soldado, Sandro, Bentaleb

Goals: Rose 



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