Lets characterize this match as one that you would not choose to introduce anyone to the sport of soccer. It was a match thick with overall incompetence and incoherence. Still in those misconstrued passes there was something oddly compelling in the same train-wreckish way Sarah Palin flunks the most basic of foreign policy questions. Spurs can claim to have one of the Premiership's most sure eyed passers in Luka Modric but he was afflicted with the same disease affecting Rafael Van Der Vaart, Gareth Bale, Assou-Ekotto, Scott Parker, giving the ball away time and time again.
The main point of contention was a clear Phil Bardsley handball off Adebayor's header and at the other end Parker also guilty off the same. Both were not called. Aaron Lennon came on late in the second half and put in a nice cameo that almost resulted in a goal but Van Der Vaart flubbed the chance. Sunderland stuck to its water tight defense and an occasional flash of ambition on attack.
Both teams dropped points but this surely hurts Spurs more.