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Les's line call

Posted on 7 March 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 had a better view than most of Mauricio Taricco's controversial red card incident at Old Trafford.

The Argentinean full-back was shown a straight red after bringing down Paul Scholes as he attempted to latch onto Ruud van Nistelrooy's pass in our 4-0 defeat.

The striker, on the bench last night, explained: "I was warming up at the time and it was a yard and a half outside the box.

"When I saw the referee blow I knew it was going to be a free-kick but I never thought he would give a penalty. It was an outrageous decision."

Les came on for Sergei Rebrov at half-time and had a chance within a minute of the re-start but, as he admitted, it was an uphill struggle for our ten men to contain a rampant United.

He added: "In the first 15-20 minutes we looked like upsetting something, we passed the ball around well, they didn't really threaten and we looked quite comfortable.

"But to go a goal down, then down to ten men, then a penalty to make it 2-0 makes it tough. It's difficult at Manchester United at the best of times but after that it was always an uphill battle."