Monday, 2nd December, 2013

Tottenham Hotspur centre-back Michael Dawson believes his side showed their character after bouncing back from their 6-0 mauling at the hands of Manchester City on 24th November by drawing 2-2 against Manchester United yesterday.

Kyle Walker scored from a free kick to hand Spurs a 18th minute lead at White Hart Lane, but the right-back turned from hero to zero in the 32nd minute when his mistake prompted Wayne Rooney to score from close range.


The hosts then took the lead for the second time in the 54th minute through a Sandro long-ranger, but failed to protect their advantage again as Rooney coolly converted from the spot after Hugo Lloris brought down Danny Welbeck in the box.

However, Dawson was pleased with Tottenham’s display against the reigning English champions, even if the defender was quick to add that his side were disappointed not to come out with the full three points despite twice taking the lead.


“We took a lot of criticism last week, fully deserved because 6-0 is not acceptable. But we showed some character out here”, Dawson told his club’s official site.

“After the feeling we had last week, to pick ourselves up and go out and perform against top team like United is credit to everyone.

“It’s been a hard week to have that hanging over us but we bounced back and we’re disappointed not to have won after taking the lead twice.

“We kept going, showed commitment and a determination to fight for each other. The fact that we’re disappointed not to beat United says it all.”

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