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Villas-Boas: A difficult game

Andre Villas-Boas was disappointed to see Tottenham fall below Arsenal after his team were held to a goalless draw by Stoke at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

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Andre Villas-Boas: Disappointed with a goalless draw against a stubborn Stoke

Andre Villas-Boas: Disappointed with a goalless draw against a stubborn Stoke

Spurs would have moved ahead of Chelsea into third if they had secured a win against the Potters, but ended the afternoon in fifth after both Arsenal and Everton secured victories against Wigan and West Ham respectively.

Villas-Boas, whose side face Aston Villa on Boxing Day, was not happy at seeing his team slip below Arsenal on goal difference.

"No one enjoys being level on points with Arsenal at this club," Villas-Boas said.

"I have experienced this rivalry for the first time this year and I have spoken very highly about it before.

"It is an extremely healthy competition between both teams, but we have to continue now.

"Today was a difficult game. Stoke are an extremely competitive and physical team who are difficult to break down.

"I want to be extremely positive as the players really tried hard."

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his specializing in mediocrity will only stop when Wenger and his entire back room staff are cleared out. Dortmund are everything Arsenal should be; in fact they're everything Arsenal thought they were, until they met this supreme doppelg nger.

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he worst performance since Wenger took charge. A spineless, gutless cowardly performance. Wenger and the players should hand their weeks wages to the fans. Useless pathetic amateurs.

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