Peter Crouch Delivers Spurs 1-0 Win Against AC Milan

Peter Crouch Celebrates Win Over AC Milan

Peter Crouch's assisted goal came with only 10 minutes left in the match in the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16. Crouch scored his sixth goal in eight European games this campaign.

''It was a great game of football, I thought we deserved the win in the end. I thought we limited them to not many chances and I think we were the better side. It's a fantastic achievement,'' Crouch said. ''I just had to keep up with Azza (Lennon) at the end!''

Spurs goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes kept AC Milan at nil, before Aaron Lennon charged down the field to feed Crouch to give Harry Redknapp's side a victory at the San Siro on their way to the Champions Quarter Finals.

"When I beat the first defender and saw Crouchy was free, I was always going to put it across to him," Lennon said.

AC Milan sits in top position of Sirie A, the Italian football league.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the tying goal in injury time, but his overhead kick was ruled out due to a push on the Spurs’ Michael Dawson.

Genaro Gattuso's anger over the call came out at the whistle and he had to be restrained by his Milan teammates after he headbutted a Tottenham assistant, Joe Jordan.

"I lost my head. I was wrong. There is no justification for what I did. I'm not going to say what was said, that's between us, we were speaking Scottish. Do I expect a ban? I'll accept whatever I get," said Gattuso.

AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri remarked after the match that his team will come back after their surprising defeat. 

"We'll need a different approach in London, which we did see in parts in the second half tonight. It's difficult for anyone to play when Spurs come to San Siro and close down all the spaces. You've got to give credit to Tottenham for their defending."

Garreth Bale was out with an injury.

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