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Derby 0-3 Tottenham


Derby 0-3 Tottenham

Tottenham visited Pride Park to give the Premiership's whooping boys Derby a 3-0 beating. Goals from Younes Kaboul, Robbie Keane and a Dimitar Berbatov second half penalty were enough to secure another three points for Spurs.

The two teams could hardly have come into the match in more different form, with Derby yet to win under Jewell in 14 league and cup games and Spurs rejuvenated under Juande Ramos.

There was not a great deal of action in the first half, with barely anything to seperate the two sides. Perhaps Giles Barnes should have put Tottenham 1-0 down but the Derby midfielder failed to score.

Spurs were not helped by an early injury to Michael Dawson, but Aaron Lennon showed why he is so highly regarded by so many in England.

But the hosts grew in confidence as the game progressed and Miller and Barnes were still causing Spurs the odd nervous moment at the back.

However, minutes after Keane had hit the post with a swiped shot from 20 yards, the Irishman handed Spurs the lead, turning home from close range after Carroll failed to hold Malbranque's shot.

Kaboul doubled their lead after skipping round Stephen Pearson and driving home. There was still time for Berbatov to give the scoreline a rather harsh look from the penalty spot after Stubbs had handled Keane's cross.

Derby: Carroll, Leacock, Stubbs, Moore (Todd 11), Edworthy (Jones 78), Fagan, Savage (Sterjovski 74), Pearson, Barnes, Villa, Miller.

Subs Not Used: Price, Earnshaw.

Booked: Leacock, Miller, Stubbs, Jones.

Tottenham: Cerny, Hutton, Dawson (Kaboul 14), Huddlestone, Chimbonda, Lennon, Jenas, Malbranque, Boateng (O'Hara 46), Keane, Bent (Berbatov 58).

Subs Not Used: Robinson, Gunter.

Booked: Chimbonda.