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Deano named again

Posted on 24 December 2002  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Not only was he skipper for the night against Manchester City - Dean Richards, once again, features in the Opta Team of the Week!

Antti Niemi (SOUTHAMPTON): 1,426 Points
Back in the side following a two-game absence, Antti Niemi prevented Harry Kewell from grabbing a hatful of goals by thwarting the Australian on no fewer than five occasions.

Lucas Neill (BLACKBURN): 1,357 Points
Sent off at Goodison Park last weekend, Lucas Neill was a Blackburn hero this time out. The Rovers full-back made three telling interceptions and delivered five crosses into the box.

Dean Richards (TOTTENHAM): 1,961 Points
Spurs gave their travelling fans an early Christmas present with a win at Man City and defender Dean Richards was a rock in the defence. He made seven tackles and 26 defensive clearances as Tottenham held firm against a Mancunian onslaught.

Sol Campbell (ARSENAL): 2,372 Points
In one of his more attack-minded outings, Opta Player of the Week Sol Campbell completed three dribbles, headed one goal and was denied a second by the woodwork.

Alessandro Pistone (EVERTON): 1,251 Points
Suspensions meant Alessandro Pistone was handed his first start of the season at Anfield and the Italian staked a claim for a regular slot, cutting out three potentially dangerous balls.

Fabrice Fernandes (SOUTHAMPTON): 1,804 Points
He may have declared his winning goal a fluke, but two further shots on target, 11 crosses and half a dozen dribbles justify Fabrice Fernandes's place in Opta's select XI.

Jason Koumas (WEST BROM): 1,804 Points
Since his inclusion in the starting line up, Jason Koumas has offered the Baggies an extra dimension in midfield. The Welshman set up Danny Dichio's opener before netting a set piece against Sunderland.

Frank Lampard (CHELSEA): 1,919 Points
The Chelsea charge continues and Frank Lampard remains the driving force. The former Hammer unleashed three efforts on Saturday, netting once, and won six challenges when on the back foot.

Laurent Robert (NEWCASTLE): 1,171 Points
Laurent Robert terrorised the Fulham rearguard with half-a-dozen forays down the left flank. When he wasn't trying to set up his colleagues, the French ace was taking aim, weighing in with four shots at goal.

Kevin Phillips (SUNDERLAND): 1,667 Points
Sunderland clawed their way back from two goals down to earn a point at The Hawthorns thanks to Kevin Phillips. The eagle-eyed striker used his right boot to rifle home from both inside and outside the area.

Harry Kewell (LEEDS): 1,871 Points
Persistence definitely paid dividends for Harry Kewell on Saturday. The Leeds winger saw four efforts saved before he finally beat Antti Niemi after 73 minutes.