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BBC Sport's Dave Woods
"It's not how you start"
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Spurs boss George Graham
"Our defending needs to improve"
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Bantams boss Jim Jefferies
"We've got plenty of fighting spirit"
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Goalscorer Dean Windass
"Delighted to get the goal"
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Saturday, 9 December, 2000, 17:11 GMT
Bradford deny Spurs happy awayday
Sol Campbell
Sol Campbell celebrates his goal at Bradford
Bradford 3-3 Tottenham

City produced another fine comeback with Benito Carbone snatching a point with an 89th-minute equaliser.

Ledley King's 11-second strike for Spurs set a new Premiership record for fastest goal.

And despite Jamie Lawrence's equaliser, Sol Campbell and Chris Armstrong gave the visitors hope of a first away win this season.

But it was another deflating trip home for the Spurs faithful as Dean Windass and Carbone lifted Bradford off the bottom of the Premiership.

Eleven seconds

Spurs arrived with one point from 24 on their travels but got off to the best possible start.

Tottenham kicked off and when a loose header came back to King he ran towards goal before shooting.

A deflection fooled Bantams keeper Matthew Clarke from 30 yards and a new Premiership record was set.

The Spurs youngster's first goal for the club was two seconds quicker than the previous record held jointly by the rather more prolific Dwight Yorke and Chris Sutton.

The goal stunned the home support, but not the team, who were back level within nine minutes.

Jamie Lawrence
Jamie Lawrence caused Tottenham problems

A corner was whipped into the near post by Windass and Lawrence, headed the ball past Neil Sullivan.

Another goal was always likely in an opening first half-hour and after 23 minutes Tottenham went back in front.

Campbell found yards of space in the box to meet a Stephen Clemence corner, and send his header past the diving Clarke.

Within two minutes Bradford were almost level again, when Carbone chipped over after leaving Campbell and Chris Perry with neat footwork.

But Spurs were stronger and Stephen Carr was inches away from connecting with a speculative cross after 39 minutes.

City boss Jim Jefferies would have been happy to get his side off the pitch at half-time to reorganise.

But any tactical plan was thrown into disarray when Spurs scored a third after 54 minutes.

Stunning volley

Tim Sherwood played a slide-rule pass to Les Ferdinand on the right flank, and the big striker burst into the Bantams box.

Clarke came off his line as Ferdinand played a square pass for Armstrong to tap home.

A week befpre this game Bradford turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 win over Coventry, and the same fighting spirit returned during this game.

With 21 minutes left Windass dived to bundle a header from six yards past Sullivan.

The woodwork stopped a repeat effort from Windass shortly before the end.

But Bradford refused to give up, and they earned themselves a deserved point with Carbone's volley.

Bradford: Clarke, Myers, McCall, Lawrence, Carbone, Beagrie, Molenaar, O'Brien, Windass, Atherton, Collymore. Subs: Walsh, Nolan, Blake, Sharpe, Petrescu.

Tottenham: Sullivan, Carr, Freund, Campbell, Perry, Sherwood, Ferdinand, Armstrong, Clemence, King, Thelwell. Subs: Walker, Korsten, Doherty, Davies, Vega.

Referee: N Barry (Scunthorpe)

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