True Spurs won but, by all accounts they were lucky. I didn't see the game but the BBC report reads:
"The scoreline flattered Spurs, who were disappointing in the first half and lacked creativity in central areas, with Rafael van der Vaart (hamstring) and Luka Modric (ill) both out."
Now there's a surprise. Like I keep saying, Parker is a useful cog with quality around him, but ask him to be the playmaker in midfield and his limitations are quickly exposed. Three goals scored, none by Parker and no assists for the former Hammer either. So the record still reads no goals and just one assist.
Parker gets six mentions on the BBC's text report. I quote:
11:35 Foul by Steven Reid on Emmanuel Adebayor, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Parker.
15:02 Youssouf Mulumbu challenges Raniere Sandro unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Parker restarts play with the free kick.
55:23 Scott Parker takes a shot. Blocked by Gareth McAuley.
63:30 Effort on goal by Scott Parker from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
89:32 Scott Parker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonas Olsson. Ben Foster takes the free kick.
90:00+0:25 The ball is sent over by Somen Tchoyi, Scott Parker manages to make a clearance.
It seems that without Modric and Van der Vaart, Parker isn't half the player in a Tottenham shirt. Now there's a shocker!