Once again Spurs found themselves a man short as Younes Kaboul was sent off for argy bargy after being the brunt off many fouls by Cheik Tioté. The Ivoirian is fast acquiring an unsavoury reputation.
However, Spurs are by far playing the best football in the Premiership and I say this being an Arsenal fan. Fantastic width on the flanks with Bale and Lennon burning turf with their pace, an excellent ball carrier in Luka Modric and a slot striker/ set piece specialist in Rafael Van Der Vaart who gives them many different looks. They have some defensive concerns and in Gomes a goalie who can cause a few hearts to stop but Spurs look like a complete team.
Both goals were outstanding. Aaron Lennon cutting outside and lasering a shot across the goal mouth catching Tim Krul completely off position. Spurs added another when Modric stole the ball from Andy Carroll and sent the relentless Bale racing down. The Welshman cut in and then out creating a sliver of real estate through which he drove in the ball past Krul.
At this time, Spurs resemble in counterattacking strength, the 2008 Man Utd squad with Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney in full flow. There is that same powerful and direct look that has opposing defenses running for cover.
With this win and Chelsea’s loss, Spurs move to the top four behind Arsenal by 2 points although their hated opponents have a game in hand.