Armstrong on target


TWO GOALS in the last seven minutes brought a dull Premiership game to life but Spurs will need to improve dramatically on this performance if they are to gain a UEFA Cup place next season.

Chris Armstrong, who could not be faulted for effort, headed in from close range after 83 minutes after a Ruel Fox corner had been flicked on by Teddy Sheringham and it looked as if the London club would take all three points.

But, just two minutes later, Middlesbrough were level following a desperate goalmouth scramble. First Clive Wilson blocked a shot from Craig Hignett on the line and then, as the ball bobbled about in the penalty area in pinball manner, Phil Whelan slammed it home from almost point blank range.