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Welcome break

Posted on 10 February 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).

Darren Anderton reflected that it made a nice change for the team to enjoy a comfortable winning margin heading into the final minutes against Sunderland.

The 4-1 triumph is our biggest win of the season and the team were able to chase further goals late on rather than protect a slim lead.

"It was a good performance and result," said the in-form midfielder. "We haven't had many games when we've won by more than the one goal and it's always been a fairly hectic last ten minutes.

"It was nice to enjoy that period like we did."

The key moment, Darren feels, was Gary Doherty's towering header that restored our advantage going into the break after Kevin Phillips cancelled out Gus Poyet's opener.

"It was very big. Obviously we went ahead, they are struggling at the bottom of the league and we gave them a sloppy goal from which they got a lot of confidence.

"To score one on half-time gave us a massive boost and it is always a great time to score.

"The manager wasn't happy with the way we played in the first half and we played a lot better in the second.

"The third goal was the killer one though, once we got that we could relax a bit ourselves and play some nice football."

After such a convincing win, Darren admits that it is something of a blow to have a 16-day gap between games - but can see a benefit.

"It is really, but at the same time, it is February now and it will be nice to have a little break on the back of a result like that.

"We can look forward to the next game. If we had got beaten and faced a break that would have been much worse."