Spurs finish on top of Group A as they tie FC Twente, 3-3 in a cracking game. But this will be known for a Paul Robinson type botch up by FC Twente goalie Sander Boschker gifting Spurs the first goal.
Against Croatia four years ago, Robinson then England’s goalie managed to look equally comical trying to clear Gary Neville’s back pass. (video)This time the unfortunate soul was Peter Wisgerhof, FC Twente’s captain. Boschker was making his CL debut at the ripe age of 40 years after spending 21 seasons in the Dutch league. He could not have asked for a more horrifying first appearance. However, barring that grisly flub, the game settled down to an absorbing affair as both clubs played with gusto.
Denny Landzaat equalized through a spot kick. Spurs went ahead through Jermaine Defoe before the hosts answered through Roberto Rosales’s header. Once again it was Defoe putting the London club ahead. But Twente were able to salvage a point through Nacer Chadli’s sublime free-kick.