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Gaffer's View: Spurs home 1-1

Gaffer's View: Spurs home 1-1
Birmingham manager Alex McLeish put his side`s ability to force a draw in the game with Tottenham was down to 'phenomenal spirit.'

It looked in the first half that City could have been in for a battering, probably through being tired after dumping our neighbours Villa out of the Carling Cup on Wednesday.

Blues trailed at the interval to a goal from Sebastien Bassong.

But the home side dug deep once again and a second half goal from top scorer Craig Gardner gave City a well earned point.

McLeish said: 'The Villa game took unbelievable energy out of the players. It was an emotional night.

'Harry (Redknapp) might have thought we were there for the taking because of that.

'A lot of players were running on empty and we had to patch them up but one thing you can't deny them is our phenomenal spirit.

'Spurs were fresh today, having not played in midweek, and they had chances in the first half, but we could have won it in the second. We shuffled things tactically and were more effective.'


McLeish brought on midweek goal hero Nikola Zigic and the Serbian international set up the equaliser.

McLeish said: 'I would say that was the most effective he has been for us. He did not lose a header in the air today. He is adjusting to the different style of football over here.'

Writer:Foxxy
Date:Sunday December 5 2010
Time: 7:50PM

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