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Pleat: We shaded it

Posted on 13 April 2004  - 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).

David Pleat felt we shaded Monday's drawn game against Manchester City at the Lane.

Nicolas Anelka put City 1-0 up against the run of play but Kasey Keller had to produce a wonder save just before half-time to deny Robbie Fowler before Jermain Defoe's equaliser seven minutes into the second half.

We also hit the woodwork, had a goal disallowed and had appeals for a penalty waved away.

"It was a tense game because we had lost our previous four and a fifth defeat would have been bad," said acting boss David afterwards.

"I felt we shaded the game and I am very pleased with the character and commitment shown by my players.

"It was exciting. We should have won. We had a goal disallowed, hit the post and we think Defoe could have had a penalty.

"It was a difficult team selection and we've had our share of bad luck. We've had three injuries, but we're pleased with a point."