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Hammers burst Matt's bubble

Posted on 4 March 2003  - 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).

Matty Etherington conceded the result and display at West Ham took the shine off his first start since November.

The speedy winger probed away with little reward in a physical battle against the Hammers' right-sided duo of Glen Johnson and Lee Bowyer.

It was his return to the starting line-up in the Premiership after a 10-week absence caused by a nagging ankle problem.

"I was relatively pleased with the way I played," reflected Matt at Spurs Lodge. "We didn't play well as a team but I was happy enough with the way it went personally.

"Obviously the way we played and the result takes the shine off it all but I was happy enough because it was my first start for a while.

"It was a battle, Bowyer likes to be physical as well and it was good to be out there again."