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How they saw it

Posted on 29 September 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).

We take a look how other media outlets viewed our 3-0 defeat Premiership defeat against Middlesbrough at the Lane on Saturday.

For Steve Thomson's report in the Sunday Telegraph, click here

For the report from Middlesbrough's official website, www.mfc.co.uk, click here

For the report from SkySports.com, click here

Here is the the report from Ananova...

Tottenham's 100 per cent home record cracked as Middlesbrough cruised to a first away win of the season.

The visitors £22 million cash injection looked like money well spent as they completely outplayed Glenn Hoddle's injury-plagued squad.

Massimo Maccarone, the £8.1 million Italian striker of whom Spurs declined the opportunity to sign a few months ago, struck just after the half-hour mark with an alert close-range finish for his fourth goal in eight games.

And he delivered the pass which Cameroon star Geremi drilled in for 2-0 10 minutes after the break.

Spurs then left a yawning gap at the back which Joseph Job waltzed through to spear a low drive past the unprotected Kasey Keller.

Christian Ziege's limping exit after only 13 minutes soon suggested it was going to be a tough afternoon for Spurs, bringing Hoddle's alarming casualty catalogue back up to 13 players.

As the home side struggled to re-group Geremi, Job and Alen Boksic should both have done better with opportunities before Maccarone finally put one away in the 32nd minute.

He missed with his attempted header at Jonathan Greening's lofted left wing cross but was still perfectly in position to receive Boksic's return-ball into the six-yard box where he poked it gleefully past Keller.

It called for drastic Spurs measures at half-time and skipper Teddy Sheringham, whom Hoddle had hoped to rest on the bench, was sent on for the second period.

But before the 36-year-old skipper could exert an influence, Spurs were cut down by the double-quick strikes from Geremi - his first for the club - and Job, his second of the campaign.

In between those goals, Steffen Iversen summed up Tottenham's day when his header from a Sheringham corner came back off a post.

But Boro should undoubtedly have had more goals, with Geremi and Job practically lining up to miss simple chances carved out by Boksic.

But by then thousands of disgruntled Tottenham fans had made their way out of the ground.