Bale nets in Spurs triumph
Gareth Bale headed home a 58th-minute equaliser as Tottenham defeated the New York Red Bulls
Gareth Bale was on the scoresheet as Tottenham completed their United States pre-season tour with a comeback victory over the New York Red Bulls.
Bale, who was left on crutches following a challenge from Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam in Saturday's goalless draw against their Barclays Premier League rivals, started this friendly and headed home a 58th-minute equaliser to cancel out Kenny Cooper's early penalty for the hosts.
New signing Gylfi Sigurdsson then curled in a superb match-winning strike seven minutes after Bale's goal to give Andre Villas-Boas' men a 2-1 win at Red Bull Arena.
The Red Bulls took the lead in the eighth minute when Tim Cahill, making his debut for the Major League Soccer side following his move from Everton, went crashing in the box under a challenge from new Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen and Cooper slotted home the resulting spot-kick.
Spurs went in search of an equaliser before the break and Bale and Tom Huddlestone both drew fine saves from New York goalkeeper Bill Gaudette, who then produced a brilliant one-handed stop to tip over Aaron Lennon's effort in the 53rd minute.
Gaudette was helpless to prevent Bale drawing the teams level five minutes later though as the Wales winger climbed high above his marker to glance Sigurdsson's corner into the back of the net.
Sigurdsson then sealed the win with a fine effort, the Iceland international working his way into the box before cutting inside Markus Holgersson and curling an unstoppable shot into the far top corner.
Spurs also hit the crossbar through Michael Dawson following another Sigurdsson corner soon after as Villas-Boas men signed off their US tour with a deserved victory.
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The last i heard was that Bale was so badly injured by Adams that spurs were afraid he might miss the start of the season, now here he is playing and scoring again 3 days after the Adams tackle.
Is this a miracle.............. No just Bale doing what he does best. feigning injury.
Whoop Whoop, we've got a bite from Luke947.
Did Bale have MRI scans after Adams career ending tackle 3 days ago? Or was he just using crutches for a girraffe??
You're a very easy wind up.. Bale should really have been on the GB team though shouldn't he..?
And if Adams tackle was so so bad that he has cause to say loud to the worlds media that Adam is a coward, and he should apologise, then why on earth is he playing 3 days after. One might think he's full of poop.
Adam fouled me because i'm better than him. KN0b
Bale will be Spurs new Centre Forward this season, watch this space.
Still a moaning Jessie mind.
Another simpering self centred PL player. I suppose he'll be rolling around the floor in agony the next time somebody comes within 3 inches of him on the pitch - I'd love to see him have a crack at Rugby ( either code)
or Field Hockey - ( I don't think he's strong enough to carry the equipment in ice hockey) He should take a tip from the GB ladies hockey player who got her jaw broken and reckons she'll be up and running for the next match. Now THAT'S being a sportsman.
I was under the distinct impression you missed out on the champions league were knocked out of every other cup, lost the best manager you've had in the last 20yrs and are set to lose the best midfield maestro (Modric) that you have since the 80s so, given all that what foundation do you have for any sort of gloating or boasting ????
I have no difficulty... I put it to you that it is you sir with the difficulty.
You're so disillusioned, naive perhaps that you actually believe his injury took less time than scheduled... Like he's some super human... maybe in your squ-iff spurs vison he is but to me he's just another player.
He's not wolverine, he's normal. However maybe i am wrong... he was on crutches only 2 days ago yet now he's playing in friendlies and scoring goals to boot!! I wander what he eats that helps his body repair so well...