Totenham 1-0 Sunderland: Pavlyuchenko great-strike
The player who rarely played this season, Roman Pavlyuchenko, became the Tottenham Hotspur star of victory over Sunderland on Sunday (18/12/2011). Spurs also survive in the top three.
Host for The Black Cats at White Hart Lane, The Lilywhites took an hour to dismantle the visitors' goal and win 1-0.
Pavlyuchenko, who has three times played in the league this season, and never became a starter, start to be involved by manager Harry Redknapp in this game since the minute 27, replaces Aaron Lennon a hamstring injury.
Among quite a lot of opportunities to obtain the Spurs, just a kick from the Russian international striker that led to goals. In minute 61, from feedback even Rafael van der Vaart, he fired a hard shot from the front of the penalty box to rip the nets Sunderland Kieran Westwood.
The victory was enough to make this minimum Spurs still ranked third in the standings, while continuing the trend of the cage to win six times in a row.
Of the 15 matches they have 34 points, five adrift of the top teams, Manchester United. Above them there is Manchester City with 38 points from 14 parties, and while the news was revealed when it is fighting against Arsenal.
Tottenham: Friedel, Gallas, King, Walker, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon (Pavlyuchenko 27), Parker, Van der Vaart (Rose 89), Modric, Sandro (Livermore 82), Adebayor
Sunderland: Westwood, Bardsley (McClean 69), Brown, Richardson, O'Shea, Bramble, Larsson, Colback (Gardner 75), Vaughan, Sessegnon, Wickham (Bendtner 46)