Barney Corkhill's Unofficial World Club Championship (UWCC) saw another defence today as resurgent Tottenham took on the billionaires of Manchester City at Eastlands.
After recent wins against Bolton, Liverpool and Dinamo Zagreb, in addition to that thrilling draw against local rivals Arsenal, Tottenham were on a high. Manchester City, on the other hand, were on a poor spell of form in the league.
Still, Tottenham were bottom of the table, and City were at home, so hopes of a win for Mark Hughes' side were high.
In a fiery tempered game, however, it was once again Tottenham who ran out 2-1 winners.
The Brazilian star Robinho gave the home side a good start, netting his first league goal since his hat-trick against Stoke after just 15 minutes.
Things soon turned sour for City, however, as Gelson Fernandes received his marching orders for a second bookable offence.
Spurs took full advantage as Darren Bent scored to level the sides after a mistake by Richard Dunne, and slotted in his second, and his fifth in the space of four days, to give them what turned out to be the winner.
The match went from bad to worse for Dunne as he was shown a straight red card for dragging down Darren Bent when the striker was bearing down on goal, looking to record a second consecutive hat-trick.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto also saw red late on for a bad tackle on Pablo Zabaleta.
80 percent of voters chose that City wouldn't beat Tottenham, so well done to them!
Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool (Liverpool become new champions)
Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool (Tottenham become new champions)
Manchester City 1-2 Tottenham
Tottenham's next title defence comes on Wednesday as they take on Liverpool in the Carling Cup at White Hart Lane. Could Liverpool beat Spurs and become the only team to have held the UWCC title twice, in the process becoming the greatest team in the world?!
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