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Ferdie's Blockbuster

Posted on 19 August 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).

Les Ferdinand joked that he would prefer his goal against Everton to be logged as a blockbuster rather than a goalkeeping error.

Les entered the game for the final 18 minutes with the score at 1-1 and, within three minutes of coming on, he collected the ball with his back to goal outside the area and exorsised five months of injury frustration.

His effort on goal was not hit with great power, but Everton's new goalkeeper Richard Wright appeared to see the ball late, dived, and the ball evaded his outstretched hands and landed in the bottom left hand corner of the net.

Asked afterwards if he viewed his first goal of the new season as a mistake by Wright, Les, with beaming smile, replied: "I put it down to a blockbuster from Les Ferdinand!"

"I think he saw it late, that's all. It was one of them, I just turned and hit it, he saw it late and it bobbled. Unfortunately for him and fortunately for me and Tottenham it went in."

Wright has not had the best of times against Spurs. Playing for Arsenal at White Hart Lane last season and defending a 1-0 lead, he let a Gus Poyet volley squeeze between himself and the post for a late leveller and he doesn't appear to have forgotten the goal.

"He said to me 'it's always you lot' when we spoke after," revealed Les. "We all make mistakes, unfortunately for goalkeepers when they make a mistake it's much harsher than say when I make one.

"He's a quality keeper and he'll come through that without too many problems."


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