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Henry wreaks havoc as Spurs secure victory

Tottenham rallied to a 2-1 win against the New York Red Bulls in their latest pre-season tour match, but not before being stung by a familiar foe as Thierry Henry marked his debut for the Major League Soccer side with a goal.

The former Arsenal striker was a regular scourge of Tottenham defences during eight successful years in north London and needed just 25 minutes to make his mark in the match at Red Bull Arena.

Joel Lindpere created the opening for the new arrival with a low cross and Henry reacted smartly to steer the ball beyond Spurs keeper Carlo Cudicini.

The Frenchman was removed at the interval and with it went the home side's impetus as Harry Redknapp's Spurs got a foothold in the match.

The equaliser arrived on 62 minutes as New York failed to clear their lines from a corner and Robbie Keane had a simple task to tap home at the far post. And 10 minutes later the fightback was complete as Gareth Bale slotted the ball home.



Chelsea's Alex out for month

Defender Alex is set to miss the start of the Premier League season after Chelsea confirmed he will be out for a month with a thigh injury.

The 28-year-old will sit out tomorrow's friendly trip to Ajax because of the knock he picked up in training, as will new signing Yossi Benayoun, who has a groin problem.

"There are no more coming that didn't play against Crystal Palace, so Yossi Benayoun is out and Alex has a problem in his thigh, but with the other players it is the same squad," coach Carlo Ancelotti said.

It is the second such blow in successive days for Chelsea, who yesterday saw goalkeeper Petr Cech ruled out for a month with a torn calf.


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