Saturday, 30 January 2010
Birmingham City 1 - Tottenham Hotspur 1 (Premier League)
25 Hart, 02 Carr, 06 Ridgewell, 14 Johnson, 15 Dann, 04 Bowyer,(Marcos Madera 65), 07 Larsson (Fahey 58), 12 Ferguson, 10 Jerome, 11 Benitez, 16 McFadden
01 Taylor, 20 Queudrue, 27 Gregory Vignal, 17 Marcos Madera, 18 Fahey, 22 Johnson, 33 Gardner
01 Gomes, 03 Bale, 20 Dawson, 22 Corluka, 26 King, 05 Bentley (Jenas 89), 06 Huddlestone, 12 Palacios, 14 Modric, 15 Crouch, 18 Defoe(Keane 78)
27 Alnwick, 02 Hutton, 19 Bassong, 08 Jenas, 21 Kranjcar, 25 Rose, 10 Keane
Birmingham boss Alex McLeish on striker Chucho:
"He carved out a great chance in the first half, maybe he should have put his laces through it and it was a powerpuff shot.
"But he's dangerous and if we can get more balls into him in the box, that's when he is really dangerous and comes alive.
"I thought we lacked a wee bit of quality and looked a little one-paced. But it was a marvellous result from a not very good performance from us, our aggression and will to win got us through it."
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp:
"We dominated the game, so I didn't really see the goal coming. It was a poor goal and it was pretty horrendous defending from a team that defended well all day and never were in any danger.
"We were in control of the game, we just had to continue playing the way we were. We had three points in the bag and threw two away.
"But we've only had one defeat in 12 games, so we're not in bad form. I was delighted with he way we played it's not an easy place to come to."