Spainsh striker Roberto Soldado ended his goal drought with a goal to help his side clinch three points against a resilient Cardiff side. He netted his 11th goal in all competitions this season with a swift counter attacking move in the 28th minute,and although that is how the scoring finished there was no lack of drama.
Cardiff came close to scoring through former Spurs man, Steven Caulker when he hit the crossbar and later on in the game Declan John came close as he tested Hugo Lloris. However it remained 1-0 and the reuslt leaves Cardiff second from bottom, 3 points off safety and Tottenham are left in 5th place, just 4 points points off 4th spot, although manchester City now have two gmaes in hand.
Spurs manager, Tim Sherwood’s view on achieving fourth spot: “It’s a huge ask but one we have to believe in. It is more difficult than ever because there is so much competition at the top of the table but we are looking upwards rather than behind us.”
Cardiff boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reaction: “It was a poor goal to concede, it was our free-kick and a counter attack against us but those are those margins that go against you but we will get them turned.”
By Phil Wellbrook