7 Feb 2012

Nelsen makes Tottenham bench but not debut

6:24 pm on 7 February 2012

The All Whites captain Ryan Nelsen made the bench but never got to make his debut for his new English premier league football club Tottenham in their nil all draw with Liverpool at Anfield this morning.

Spurs remain third, seven points behind leaders Manchester City and five adrift of defending champions Manchester United.

Nelsen signed with the London club last week after being released by competition strugglers Blackburn Rovers.

The match also marked the return of Luis Suarez who was playing his first game for Liverpool in six weeks after being banned for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra.