Tuesday Results Massive Boost To Boro!

Last updated : 28 January 2009 By Boro Mad
We need three clubs to sink so the rest can break away, and West Brom and Stoke are now odds-on to hit the trap door.


Tottenham recorded their first Premier League victory in more than a month by defeating Stoke with a burst of first-half goals at White Hart Lane.

The win for Harry Redknapp's win was built on strikes by Aaron Lennon, Jermain Defoe's third goal in four starts since rejoining Spurs and a header from Michael Dawson, before James Beattie pulled one back for the visitors after the interval.

The hosts were helped by Luka Modric pulling the strings in central midfield, allowing Spurs to pick up their first three points since winning at West Ham at the start of December.

Stoke had not won an away game in the top flight since 1984 and their hopes of ending that dismal run were effectively over in the space of 17 first-half minutes.

Spurs had lost their three previous games against promoted teams this season but Lennon settled the nerves with his strike in the eighth minute, his second of the campaign.


First half goals from Dimitar Berbatov and Carlos Tevez - after a Scott Carson blunder - effectively killed the game as a meaningful contest.

But Albion were also handicapped by the harsh sending-off of left-back and acting skipper Paul Robinson - the ninth red card of his career - five minutes before the interval for a challenge on United midfielder Ji-Sung Park.

Nemanja Vidic's header and a Cristiano Ronaldo brace piled on the agony for the under-strength Baggies in the second period to earn the Red Devils a sixth successive league win.

It has increased the pressure on nearest challengers Liverpool ahead of their game with Wigan on Wednesday.

Ryan Giggs had an outstanding game for United with Berbatov and Michael Carrick also impressive.

But Albion remain rooted at the bottom of the table and also saw their goal difference take a battering from Ferguson's side.

Wednesday 28th January 2009

Blackburn v Bolton 20.00
Chelsea v Middlesbrough 19.45
Everton v Arsenal 20.00
Man City v Newcastle 19.45
West Ham v Hull City 20.00
Wigan Athletic v Liverpool 19.45