- News Archive
Posted 08 October 2012 1:19pm
Steven Caulker was happy to claim a slice of luck for his first Spurs goal - he was simply delighted to make the key breakthrough against Villa.
The defender was in the right place at the right time to open the scoring in the 57th minute in the Premier League encounter at the Lane on Sunday.
Gareth Bale’s deep cross fell to Jermain Defoe, the striker took aim and his shot clipped off Steven’s heel and flew into the net.
Aaron Lennon soon added the second and it was one-way traffic at 2-0 as we made it four wins on the trot in the Premier League.
“I’ve got to be honest, Jermain went for goal and it hit me and went in,” he said. “I was just delighted to get the team 1-0 up.
“It was very fortunate but it’s my first goal for Spurs and hopefully the first of many.”
Fortunate or not, the importance of the goal cannot be underestimated.
“I thought Villa were a good side and they set up well,” added Steven. “That’s why it was important to get that first goal.
“From there, we pushed on and controlled the game. Villa were a threat, they’ve some good strikers, so we’re delighted with a clean sheet.
“We’re on a fantastic run of form and hopefully we’ll continue that after the international break.”