Wednesday 06 November 2013
Charlton Athletic moved above Tottenham Hotspur to 11th place in the Barclays Premier League after a 3-2 victory in an enthralling encounter.
The Addicks got off to a blistering start at White Hart Lane as South Africa striker Shaun Bartlett scored with a clever volley and added a second with a diving header to hand Charlton a 2-0 lead at half-time.
Jerome Thomas made it 3-0 shortly after the interval, but Spurs were handed a lifeline when Bartlett was sent off for a deliberate handball with 22 minutes remaining. Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe pulled goals back for the hosts, but Charlton held on to record an impressive victory in North London.
After finishing a club-best seventh in the previous Barclays Premier League campaign, Charlton ended up in 11th at the end of the 2004/05 season. The defeat by Charlton was part of a run of six consecutive losses for Spurs, but the club rallied under the management of Martin Jol and finished ninth, before narrowly missing out on UEFA Champions League qualification in the 2005/06 campaign.