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United - Evra v Lennon!

White Hart Lane is always a foreboding place to visit.

The manner in which Harry Redknapp sends his team out, with Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale playing out wide and stretching defences seems to be a ploy that brings Spurs success.

On Sunday, Bale wasn`t as influential as he has been in previous games and Lennon was given short-shrift by Patrice Evra,

Somewhere down the line, a myth seems to have evolved whereby it`s genuinely thought that Evra is given a rough time by Lennon, something Patrice is quick to have his say about, remarking to the red-top press,

"He didn`t score and he didn`t make an assist. I think I did a good job and I`m happy with my performance."

"People always say Lennon gives me a difficult game but I think they`ve only watched the Carling Cup Final from 2009."

"If you watch the games since then I don`t think he has beaten me once."

Anyone else reckon Lennon is over-rated?

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Red Boy
Date:Tuesday January 18 2011
Time: 4:46PM


Myth? Are you joking? Even in this game (Evra's best ever performance against Lennon) you could still see he was struggling. Even my Arsenal supporting mates are aware of the fact that Evra, regarded amongst my group of friends as one of the best left backs in the world, always struggles against Lennon... Not knocking Evra, or hyping Lennon but it's just the way it is. You can see by how far he sits off Lennon that he's aware himself of the rough ride he usually gets. Not intended to start a row... just surprised you see it as a myth that's all. Ps, please don't let City or Arse win the league!!!
Dan Mac
18/01/2011 17:05:00
No he just needs working on aspects on his game, but he did beat Evra on a number of ocassions. Reds look solid & likely to bag the premier league.
18/01/2011 17:07:00
A man utd mate of mine was bemoaning the fact that spurs had a 12th man in the shape of Mr Dean....bloody cheek. Lennon would walk into your team by the way.
18/01/2011 17:19:00
Spurs had a 12th man?hahahahaha.Tell us another one,that guy obviously didn't watch the game!
18/01/2011 17:23:00
if we had a 12th man in mike dean he was doing a terrible job of it cos i seem to remember vidic who had an amazing game by the way trying to swap shirts with van der vaart in the box before the final whistle. also it wasnt evra that took care of lennon, it was evra and vidic. evra picked up a yellow card as well for bringing down lennon who got past him a few times but vidic was always there covering as was rio when bale was getting past rafael and carrick dropping into center defence when either of the centre backs had to go out and double up on our wingers. you played us very well but dont kid yourselfs, 1 on 1 lennon and bale will eat any full back alive
18/01/2011 17:43:00
Like there's bogey teams there's bogey players, for Evra its Lennon. However if a full back struggles with pace you quitely simply double up on 'em e.g. the way Vidic masterfully done. Matt I respect your teams midfield is the 2nd best (in my opinion atleast) but to insinuate that Lennon is better than Valencia and Nani is insulting to say the least. I thought in the 2 games this season Rafael has done superbly against Bale and kept him completely quite in the first game, though beaten a few times in the second game he still applied the pressure needed (something many fullbacks fail to do) to make him deliver below par (for his level) crosses. Evra in the last 2 seasons hasn't let Lennon even get an assist let alone a sniff at goal so in fairness he's hardly wrong.
18/01/2011 19:05:00
TheFamousNo7 - "Evra in the last 2 seasons hasn't let Lennon even get an assist let alone a sniff at goal" in answer to that, I give you...Peter Crouch ;)
18/01/2011 19:43:00
Lennon has pace, Lennon has skill, but no end product - full stop!
18/01/2011 20:36:00
Crouch, the Emile Heskey of Tottenham :P
19/01/2011 11:58:00
thats an insult to Heskey TF7!!!!
19/01/2011 17:29:00
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