Spurs dominate but only scrape past Sunderland after Adebayor misses sitter

Sunderland 1 – Tottenham 2 (Premier League, December 29, 2012) (Alternative HighlightsHigh quality highlights & MOTD highlights.) Emmanuel Adebayor had a Ronnie Rosenthal moment, hitting the crossbar from 2 yards out (!!). John O’Shea gave Sunderland the lead poking a loose ball home from a set-piece. Carlos Cuellar turned into his own net with an Own Golazo, firing an unstoppable header past his own ‘keeper to make it 1-1. Aaron Lennon stole in right after to make it 2-1 Spurs. Jermain Defoe should have made it 3-1 to Spurs, but he hesitated and gave Mignolet time to make a great save. Gareth Bale was booked (harshly) for diving in the Sunderland box.

Post match interview: Andre Villas-Boas & Gareth Bale.

‘Big mistake’ to book Bale, claims AVB.

Gif: Sunderland’s 1-touch tiki-taka interplay (& Nuts!)

Gif : EPIC MISS: Emmanuel Adebayor hits the crossbar from a yard out

Gif : Jermain Defoe’s embarrassing dive

Gif : John O’Shea scores to give Sunderland the lead

Gif : Aaron Lennon scores to make it 2-1 to Spurs

Gif : Jermain Defoe’s awful delayed miss / Mignolet’s great save

Gif : Gareth Bale booked for diving in Sunderland box

Picture. Sandro Tweets picture of himself receiving stitches after Sunderland win.