Stoke keeper lashes out at Tottenham defender: Should Spurs have had a third red card?!

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To say that Tottenham’s match against Bolton on Sunday is must-win would be an understatement. Not for a long time has victory been so important in the league, for a number of reasons. The pressure on manager Juande Ramos is immense, and a failure to win could see him axed or even walk out of White Hart Lane. Spurs are also without a win in the Premier League this term, following a 2-1 defeat at Stoke, and one of the Potters players is none too happy with a certain Tottenham defender.

Sky Sports reports that Thomas Sorenson is pretty angry after a challenge from Alan Hutton which meant the Dane needed 20 stitches in his eye. According to the ex-Villa keeper, the full-back went in where it hurts, despite having no chance of getting to the ball, he seems pretty relieved that no lasting damage has been done.

“It is incredibly fortunate,” Sorensen told Ekstra Bladet. “I have been sewn up in the eye socket and it is miraculous that there has been no more damage.

“We are at a stage where it is not funny any more. He could easily have avoided hitting me.

“He had no chance to reach the ball but he still threw himself into it, leading with his studs.

“The doctor has done a very good job so my face is not totally destroyed.

“But it was a millimetre off me losing my sight, so I am relieved. I can just look up to the Heavens and say ‘thank you’.”

Firstly, on replays it looked like Sorenson’s own defender was the one who delivered the killer blow after Hutton had merely brushed against the keeper.

AH surely was entitled to try and challenge for the ball, and this injury was the cause of an accident? Are Tottenham fans pleased to see the former Rangers man returning to the side, giving the defence a bit more stability?

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