Tottenham Hotspur Vs. AC Milan: Crouch Spurns Glorious Chance

He's got good feet for a big man, Peter Crouch, but he sure has a rather silly head on him. Aaron Lennon and Sandro combine down the right flank soon after the referee gets the match going away, and with the Milan defence trying to peel off to catch Crouch offside - and failing - the striker found himself with a free header four yards out at the far post. Inexplicably, he opted to nod across the area rather than turn his header on goal, and with nobody in support the chance is totally wasted. Foolish move by Crouch, since a goal here would force Milan to get two in 40 minutes in order to stay in the competition.

After the requisite Milan attack in reply, Lennon tried to break down the wing once more, but was cut off by Marek Jankulovski, the defender picking up a yellow card for his troubles, the first booking of the game. It's promising from Tottenham, who didn't play anywhere near the required level in the first half. Can they build on their start to the second?

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