Tottenham-Liverpool: Spurs Maintain Status as Best Club in the World

Barney Corkhill@@BarneyCorkhillSenior Writer INovember 12, 2008

Barney Corkhill's Unofficial World Club Championship (UWCC) saw another defence today as champions Tottenham took on the team they beat to claim the title—Liverpool.

In a rematch of the Premier League game a week or so ago, Liverpool were looking for revenge after Tottenham stole a late winner in that game. Tottenham, on the other hand, were hoping to continue their fantastic recent form.

Both sides rang the changes for this Carling Cup fixture, with Tottenham making seven changes from their weekend win at Manchester City, and Liverpool making 10 from the match against West Brom.

It was Tottenham, again, who came out on top in the end, though.

After a first half in which Spurs were on top, Liverpool looked like hanging on until half-time. Tottenham were having none of that, however. In a barnstorming end to the half, they scored three goals in six minutes and went in at the break 3-0 up.

The first came from Roman Pavlyuchenko, the man who got the last minute winner the last time the two teams met. Then Fraizer Campbell scored a quick brace, his first goals in a Tottenham shirt, to give his team the big half-time lead.

Liverpool responded well as Damien Plessis nodded in a corner at the start of the second half before Pavlyuchenko scored his second to put Spurs 4-1 up. Sami Hyypia soon got a second for Liverpool but they couldn't make any further breakthroughs, despite Tottenham's keeper Heurelho Gomes going off injured.

The result is the highest scoring game in UWCC history. Tottenham's win means they have won more matches in a row than any other UWCC champion, with four now.

A staggering 91.7 percent of voters in the poll said that Liverpool wouldn't beat Tottenham, so well done to you if you got that right!


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Tottenham's next title defence comes on Saturday as they travel across London to Craven Cottage to take on Fulham. Could Fulham beat Tottenham and become the greatest club side in the world?


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