|TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR DO THE DOUBLE
SportingPreview.com: 1 March 2013
Tottenham Hotspur have completed a double in the Barclays Manager/Player Awards for February.
Andre Villas-Boas has been voted Barclays Manager of the Month for February - his second monthly award this season - while Gareth Bale has taken the Barclays Player of the Month.
Spurs won three out of three matches in February - 1-0 at West Brom, 2-1 at home to Newcastle and then Monday's thrilling 3-2 win at West Ham, to move up to third in the Premier League.
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The victories stretched Tottenham's unbeaten run to 11 in the Premier League and one defeat in 15 since November.
Bale has starred in the month with the winner at West Brom, both goals against Newcastle and then another two at Upton Park, including a 30-yard screamer to secure maximum points in the final minute.
Bale was only interested in team values as he picked up his award.
"We're getting better and better with every game, we're gelling and as I've said before, we work together and and whoever gets these awards, it's a team game and no-one can do it on their own," said Gareth.
"I've been enjoying my football probably more than I ever have and when you are enjoying your football, you give your best performances."
The club completed a double as Andre Villas-Boas picked up the Barclays Manager of the Month for February with three wins in three, stretching our unbeaten run to 11 in the Premier League and one defeat in the last 15 since November.
"It's been a great month but the team has worked hard all season," added Bale.
Tottenham head into Sunday's derby with Arsenal 11 games unbeaten in the Premier League, and thus understandable favourites to overcome Arsene Wenger's side at 5/4.
As form tends to go out of the window in these type of matches though, a wiser investment could be made in goal markets, with over 4.5 total goals in the match standing out as a 7/2 chance.
Indeed, Spurs entered the initial meeting of this pair earlier in the season in much the better form, before succumbing to a 5-2 defeat at the Emirates Stadium.
Emmanuel Adebayor's early dismissal changed the face of that game, with the play becoming far more open as the Gunners went on to make a one-man advantage count.
And the added potential for red cards to be shown in this fixture would seem to bolster the chances of plenty of goals being scored too.
Gareth Bale was quoted on Tottenham Hotspur Official.
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