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New dimension

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 reflected that the addition of Gus Poyet and Fredi Kanoute to the starting line-up against Manchester City offered the team a different dimension from recent games.

The height, stealth and power of the duo posed the visitors a number of problems, with Gus a constant threat in the air and Fredi a tall, mobile target who held the ball up superbly and linked well with goalscorer Jermain Defoe.

"Yes, absolutely right, we played a bit more direct in the first half," considered the acting boss, who revealed Robbie Keane was left out to give him a break after featuring in many games this term for club and country. "In the second period we passed the ball a bit better and played a bit more of a steady game.

"Kanoute playing with Defoe was an interesting selection for us and might have produced more goals. Poyet, at his grand old age, might have had a hat-trick and he did particularly well in the air.

"I took him off and afterwards he said I was right. I was worried about taking him off as he had a big influence in the air and marked Sibierski, who is good for them in the air. Poyet was magnificent, everything we asked him to do he did superbly."