Tottenham 1-0 Blackburn Highlights
Tottenham moved out of the Premier League’s bottom three with a victory over Blackburn, who had defender Martin Olsson sent off on 39 minutes.
Aaron Lennon was Spurs’ inspiration and he set up the winner when he robbed Olsson, went on a run and cut the ball back for Roman Pavlyuchenko to slot in.
Pavlyuchenko almost grabbed a second when his glancing header hit a post.
Olsson was dismissed when he brought down his tormentor Lennon and received his second yellow card of the match.
The 20-year-old Swede had no answer to Lennon’s direct running and suffered a horribly embarrassing afternoon.
In contrast, Lennon produced a performance full of pace, confidence and incisiveness.
With Blackburn one place and one point above Spurs in the table before the match, there was a lot at stake for both teams.
The signs were initially encouraging for Blackburn as Tottenham’s recent Achilles heel, goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, again looked vulnerable.
LAST SEASON’S CORRESPONDING GAME
Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Blackburn Rovers
28 October 2007 – Ref: Rob Styles
Spurs scorer: Keane 49 pen
Blackburn scorers: McCarthy 60, Samba 90