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Posted on 22 March 2005  - 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).

Clive Allen was delighted to see teamwork rewarded as the reserves drew 0-0 against Chelsea on Monday night.

We were the better team and forced Chelses keeper Lenny Pidgeley into a number of saves at the start of the second half before the game changed on the hour when Rodrigo Defendi was sent off for checking Joe Tillen's run at goal.

Goran Bunjevcevic dropped back into defence, Kieran McKenna and Jamie O'Hara provided fresh legs in midfield off the bench and Chelsea were restricted to shots from distance as the game ended goalless.

"It was a team performance," said coach Clive. "I wouldn't say any individual was outstanding but collectively we worked together. That's something you need and certainly in the final half-hour, the way the game panned out, everyone worked together and we've got a point out of it.

"It was a case of tactically getting it right. We left Yeatesy up front on his own and he had to work hard on his own without any success, the two wide boys had to tuck in and give us four across the middle so we made it very difficult for them to break us down.

"Recovery runs had to me made, we tracked runners, competed and hurried them because technically they were very good but we didn't allow them to use that to good effect. All those things were pleasing."