Sunday, 11 August 2013

Roberto Soldado scores penalty for Spurs as Gareth Bale misses out

ROBERTO SOLDADO scored a first-half penalty to cap a bright hour’s work for Spurs against Espanyol following his £26million transfer from Valencia

Soldado, spurs, valencia,Soldado scored a first-half penalty
Welsh wizard Gareth Bale again missed out, recovering from a foot injury, as Tottenham finished their pre-season with a draw.
Soldado had fired Spurs ahead from the spot on 29 ­minutes after David Lopez had brought down left-back Danny Rose.
“Gareth Bale missed out, recovering from an injury, as Tottenham finished their pre-season with a draw”
But the Spaniards equalised through a Lopez ­header just before the break.
Despite the ongoing saga ­surrounding Bale, the sell-out crowd had ­plenty to be optimistic about with summer signings Soldado, Nacer Chadli and Paulinho all playing a part.
Both sides struggled to find rhythm after the break amid a raft of substitutions, with returns for Younes Kaboul and Sandro ­following long-term injuries.
Andros Townsend nearly scored the winner for Spurs 11 minutes from time but fired just wide.