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Doc prescribes deja-vu for Kasey

Posted on 18 April 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).

Kasey Keller must be glad he's not up against any of his Spurs team-mates in this summer's World Cup.

Our American number one goalkeeper came in for some stick at Spurs Lodge today after another of his colleagues from the Lane scored against him on international duty.

First it was Christian Ziege in Germany and, last night, Gary Doherty headed home Ireland's late winner to secure the 2-1 win against Kasey's US outfit in Dublin.

"I seem to keep letting my team-mates score against me!" joked Kasey. "But of it helps Doc get into the World Cup, fantastic!"

Kasey, battling it out with Blackburn's Brad Friedel for the World Cup spot, actually played well on a waterlogged Lansdowne Road before Doc's late contribution.

"It was a strange game," he reflected. "Tough, tough conditions. I had a lot to do, lots of crosses and then Doc came on late in the second half and won it for Ireland.

"They must have put in about six crosses and I came for all of them apart from the one they scored from, so that was the only frustrating part.

"We played okay though. It's just frustrating we couldn't hold out for a draw. We had three games in Europe against very tough opposition and we're looking to improve. We played better than we did in Germany, definitely, but we wanted to hang on."