Paul Robinson has been hailed as a hero by Tottenham manager Martin Jol following Spurs' FA Cup win.
Three Lions star Paul Robinson has been hailed as a hero by Tottenham manager Martin Jol following his fine performance in The FA Cup.
Robinson's England teammate Jermain Defoe won all the plaudits at White Hart Lane with a two-goal show as Spurs beat West Brom 3-1.
His first was particularly special - a clever free-kick routine worked out between himself and England hopeful Michael Carrick.
But Jol, who also included fit-again Ledley King, singled out Robinson after he made a string of fine saves to keep Tottenham in the game when they were 1-0 down.
He said: "Paul Robinson is the best keeper in England and he made some tremendous saves. He was outstanding."
Of course, he was also impressed with Defoe - whose two goals will have pleased England Head Coach Sven-Goran Eriksson in the stands at White Hart Lane.
"What more can I say about Defoe?," said Jol. "He had a quiet first half, but had much better service in the second half and he took his goals so well.
"We practised the second goal in training. Michael Carrick had good eye contact with Jermain and it paid off.
"The FA Cup is important for every team, but we have won it eight times and we want to achieve things in the competition this year."
Elsewhere, John Terry, Joe Cole and Wayne Bridge helped Chelsea to keep yet another clean sheet with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Everton and edged them closer to the title.
Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher, England's two outstanding players during the 0-0 draw with Holland midweek, were unable to prevent Liverpool from losing 2-0 away to Matthew Upson's Birmingham.
England new boy, Stewart Downing, was unable to fashion an opening for Middlesbrough as they played out a scoreless draw at Bolton.
England U21 keeper Lee Camp made a stunning double save from Luis Boa Morte as his Derby side gave Fulham a scare in The FA Cup. But he couldn't prevent a 4-2 defeat after extra time.