Watched the whole of the game on TV even though the soft-shite host gave the score away an hour before the game. Have to say the Reds looked uninspired in their first two games but today they played some fine football. Game could have gone either way. For what they're worth, my thoughts some of today's players:
Reina - moments of brilliance, moments of comedy/tragedy. Needs to get a better read on the English game before we can be sure he's the long-promised answer. Looked uncomfortably like James at times.
Sami's getting caught too many times on give-and-gos. Luckily we got the offside call when it mattered. He and the rest of the defence need to work this out between them. Shades of the AC Milan goals at times, the way Spurs attacking players almost broke clear.
Didi - inspirational to see him soldier on after he got his bell rung by that free kick. Guts.
Stevie - back to the old jump tackles. Demonstrates his fire but he's going to get carded out of games if he keeps that up. Looked tired later in the game.
Momo - his second effort is superb. Never gives up and has the speed to close players down long before they're expecting it.
Luis - can't for the life of me understand the negative comments in this thread. Works hard, shows flashes of brilliance, one of the best first-touches in the game. If you want a team of players who always play the safe ball and do the predictable, go dig out your George Graham Arsenal tapes. The back-heels that infuriate our supporters would be game-breakers if other players on the team would start using their brains to anticipate them. Even I, sitting in front of the box thousands of miles away, know what's coming up, so when are his team mates going to catch on? At least twice we'd have been through on goal, clear, if other players had shown some anticipation. Having ranted, I have to say his tackling is abysmal. The one on Davids was at least a yellow.
Cisse troubled the Spurs back line at times but doesn't always run with conviction. I suspect the broken leg still haunts him. Like to see him use his brain more. Tends to blast away regardless.
Crouch looked decent, though short of match fitness. Gradually started to turn the tables on the Spurs defence in the air, after they'd given him a rough time early in the game. Thinks his way through the game. Knocked it down invitingly for Cisse several times, a la Heskey but without the triangular head. I think this feller shows promise.
Compared to most of our away performances last year, this was encouraging.