Redknapp happy to upset the record books

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Many clubs find Anfield a difficult place to get a positive result, and Tottenham have been no exception.

The north London club had won just three times at the famous ground in almost 100 years - with the last victory coming in 1993 - until upsetting the record books yesterday afternoon.

Goals from Rafael van der Vaart and Luka Modric gave Spurs a deserved win, and saw them leapfrog Liverpool into fifth place in the Barclays Premier League.

With Liverpool's fantastic form coupled with Kenny Dalglish's full-time appointment - and lest we forget Spurs' dreadful Anfield record - everything seemed to be against Harry Redknapp's side prior to kick off.

This made three points extra special for Redknapp, and Spurs are now in pole position for a spot in next season's Europa League, with only one game remaining.

"Anfield is always a difficult place to come and Kenny’s done a fantastic job since he took over," said the Tottenham manager. "We knew it would be tough. I saw them at Fulham when they were fantastic.


"We started well. We got hold of the ball early, kept good possession, took control of the first 20 minutes and scored as well.

"Obviously, you then come under a bit of pressure but we kept the ball well and had some good performances, the back four was excellent and the goalkeeper did great as well.

"To come here and win, it’s a rarity for Tottenham. Four wins in 99 years just shows you how difficult the club has found it to win here but we did it today and we deserved it. It was a great performance.

"It was a big win for us. We had to win to try and finish above Liverpool and it’s still all to play for in the last game. We have a tough game against Birmingham, who need a result now.

"It won’t be easy but we’ve given ourselves a chance."

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