Tottenham wins Carling Cup

Tottenham wins Carling Cup

European Soccer

Tottenham wins Carling Cup



Defender Jonathan Woodgate’s header in overtime helped give Tottenham a 2-1 victory over Chelsea in the Carling Cup final on Sunday.

Chelsea opened the scoring with a Didier Drogba strike in the 39th minute but Tottenham equalized in the 70th minute when Dimitar Berbatov converted a penalty kick awarded after Wayne Bridge was called for a handball in the penalty area.

The teams battled into overtime, where Woodgwate delivered the winner in lucky fashion. He redirected a Jermaine Jenas free kick at Peter Cech only to have the saved chance hit off him and into the net.

Credit to Tottenham manager Juande Ramos for proving that his cup-winning abilities weren’t limited to Sevilla. He has helped transform Tottenham from the helpless bunch under Martin Jol to a respectable EPL team that now has a trophy this season.

What did you think of the Carling Cup final? Think Avram Grant picked the wrong squad for Chelsea? Think the Bridge penalty call was harsh? Think Woodgate is a lucky SOB? Share your thoughts below.

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