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Tottenham beats Derby 3-0

Juande Ramos continued his winning ways as the Tottenham Hotspur beat the Derby County Rams 3-0 Saturday at Pride Park, reported the AFP.

A strong second-half performance gave the Spurs the soccer game and continued them on their winning ways since Ramos took over the squad. The win was only the second away win for the Spurs, while leaving the Rams with only one win in 26 games.

Robbie Keane, Younes Kaboul and substitute Dimitar Berbatov produced the second-half goals for Tottenham.

The first half ended with the Rams and the Spurs looking about even. However, things changed as the visitors took the lead from a goal from striker Robbie Keane. In the 60th minute, teammate Steed Malbranque fired a shot towards goal, but Rams’ goalkeeper Roy Carroll was able to knock the ball away. Unfortunately, Carroll pushed the ball towards Keane who tapped it in for his 20th goal of the season.

Kaboul continued the scoring at the 81st mark when he slotted a shot past Carroll from 15 yards out.

In the final minute of play, Alan Stubbs of Derby was called for a hand ball in the goalie box, which resulted in a penalty kick. Berbatov made the penalty shot and sealed the victory for the Spurs.

The BBC reported that the Rams had a chance to score in the 25th minute when Emmanuel Villa’s shot forced Spurs’ goalkeeper Radek Cerny into a well time save.

Spurs’ saw an early injury to defender Michael Dawson in the 16th minute. Kaboul came on as a substitute for Dawson, which is not a good sign for the already thin Spurs’ defense.

“It was tricky, especially in the opening hour, but the players are learning what we want from them and in the last half an hour we were fresher and took control,? said Tottenham assistant manager Gus Poyet. “(BBC)