Tottenham vs. QPR: Spurs escape with three points from the Lane
Tottenham can count itself somewhat fortunate following a victory from behind against QPR this weekend.
The R’s went ahead through a Bobby Zamora goal, a strike which most worryingly for Spurs was not against the run of play.
They came out stronger in the second half, however, and started establishing their usual flowing football.
Jan Vertonghen claimed the turnaround in their play was due to the team’s half-time anger which spurred them onto greater things.
“Everyone was angry (at half-time) because we didn’t think we played that well. We were motivated and you could see that in the second half.”
The turnaround began thanks to an Alejandro Faurlin’s own goal and was finished two minutes later by a Jermain Defoe strike after a rebound off the bar from a Gareth Bale shot.
The win caps off a better week for Spurs than the previous; with two wins and a draw, their season is starting to take shape.
There is still work to be done with their team shape as the first-half made abundantly clear, but they are starting to adjust to live after Modric.
QPR is another team struggling to find shape and consistency with its army of new players still trying to bed into not only the team, but also the league as well.
You have to think they will find their feet eventually, but whether it will be too late is anyone’s guess.
Adam Appleton, football correspondent