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16 May 2009 14:44:07

Tottenham v Man City live!

FULL-TIME: Spurs seal the win against the unlucky City. Stay with us for reaction. 90 (+2) Zabaleta takes the second corner but Keane clears at the near post. 90 (+2) Zabaleta takes the corner and wins another. 90 (+2) Richards wins a corner on the right. 90 (+1) Modric pulls the ball back from the left byline but Defoe's effort goes just wide of Given's right post. 90 Three minutes of time are added on. 89 Zabaleta takes the second corner and the ball falls to Benjani just 4 yards out at the far post but he heads clear when un-marked. A great chance to earn the draw! 89 Zabaleta takes the corner but his effort is put out on the right for another corner. 88 City win a corner on the right after King heads out. 87 No more chances as City are still reeling from the goal. 85 GOAL - KEANE!! Keane nets into the left bottom corner from the spot. He does a baby celebration with his team-mates!! 84 PENALTY AWARDED. Campbell goes down under a challenge from Richards as the pair go for a cross from Defoe. 83 Spurs break quickly upfield and Modric shoots from the right side of the box but his effort is well wide of Given's right post. 82 City win a free-kick 35 yards out on the right. Zabaleta plays the ball in but King clears. De Jong puts the ball in again but Bojinov is just off-side as he tries to get a shot in. 80 Huddlestone takes the corner but Dunne heads away. Spurs press again but City hold firm and again clear. 79 Hutton wins a corner for Spurs on the right. 78 Hutton crosses from the right flank but City get the ball and break forward. Zabaleta crosses from the right but Kompany's header at the far post is poor and Spurs clear. 77 Bojinov shoots from the right side of the box but Gomes gets down to push the ball away and Hutton completes the clearance. 75 City press and pepper the Spurs box with crosses but Spurs hold firm and eventually clear. 74 Pavlyuchenko is replaced by Campbell. 73 Pavlyuchenko misses from 6 yards when latching onto a cross unmarked but he is given off-side anyhow. A let off for City. 72 Kompany crosses from the right byline and Benjani throws himself at the ball at the near post but Hutton somehow manages to clear. 71 Spurs finally enjoy some possession but have not threatened the City box yet. 69 Assou-Ekotto holds off Bojinov down the right flank as City continue to press. 67 No more chances yet. 65 Assou-Ekotto crosses from the left byline and finds Pavlyuchenko at the far post but he shoots wide from close range. Should have done better. GOAL - BOJINOV!!! Ireland finds Benjani in the box who nods the ball onto Bojinov who volleys home from 15 yards into the top right corner. Great goal and game on!! 63 Ireland takes the corner and gets the ball into the box at his second attempt. The ball falls to Dunne who puts his shot well wide from 10 yards at the far post. 62 De Jong's long range shot is deflected off Jenas for a corner on the left. 60 City make a double substitution with Benjani on for Caicedo and Bojinov on for Petrov. 59 No more chances as neither team can keep possession. 57 Jenas tries a long range effort from 35 yards in front of goal but puts his low shot wide of Given's right post. 56 Zabaleta crosses from the right to Caicedo in the box but Hutton does just enough and the ball runs through to Gomes. Good defending. 55 City come forward again and Caicedo shoots wide of the right post from just outside the box. 54 Petrov takes the corner but Dunne heads the ball backwards at the far post. 54 Petrov wins a corner on the left from Hutton. 53 Ireland finds Caicedo in space on the left and he tries to chip Gomes - who is off his line - from 30 yards but the keeper is well up to the task and easily catches. 52 Zabaleta finds Caicedo on the edge of the box but King dis-possesses him and Gomes clears. 51 Petrov takes the corner and De Jong tries a spectacular volley at the far post but mis-connects and Spurs clear. 50 Defoe crosses from the left edge of the box but it is too powerful for Modric and City break forward and Caicedo wins a corner on the left. 49 Both Spurs players are back on their feet and the game resumes. Jenas is now getting treatment off the pitch and Pavlyuchenko is down after running into Onuoha. They're dropping like flies!! Ireland is now down injured but is back on his feet after treatment. 47 City work the ball forward to Ireland on the edge of the box but he can not control and Gomes gathers. 46 City get the second period underway. Hutton is coming on for Woodgate. there is also a new linesman after Defoe clattered the other official. Fancy a bet? Sky Bet now go 2/9 on for a Spurs win, 4/1 the draw and 10/1 for a City win. You would not bet against Spurs on the first-half showing but you never know.... HALF-TIME. Spurs go in 1-0 in front. It is a deserved lead and they could be more in front if Given had not pulled off three good saves. Any views how the game might go in the second-half, can Hughes rally his troops? Send your e-mails to: steve.pass@bskyb.com 45 (+1) Huddlestone tries a long range effort from the left but his low shot is well wide. 45 One minute of stoppage time is announced. 44 Defoe and Onuoha go for the ball and Defoe goes down and knocks the linesman down. He flicks out at the official who needs treatment before getting up!! 44 Spurs are enjoying good possession but no chances. 43 Huddlestone takes the free-kick but Given easily catches at the near post. 42 Zabaleta is rightly booked for a late challenge on Assou-Ekotto. It is a Spurs free-kick from the left edge of the box. 41 No more chances as yet as the game hits a lull. 39 Assou-Ekotto is down injured holding his right ankle and is getting treatment on the pitch. He is up now and playing on. 38 Spurs are putting City under the cosh but no more chances yet. 36 Jenas puts in a dangerous cross from the left but there is no one in the box but attack the ball and City clear. 35 Huddlestone crosses from the left to Keane in the box but the Irishman can not get his shot off, despite too attempts, and Given gathers. 34 Pavlyuchenko tries to slip the ball through to Defoe but City clear. 32 Zabaleta is on for Elano, who has a problem with his eye. 31 Spurs press again and Assou-Ekotto crosses from the left. Dunne misses the ball and it hits Keane and bounces out for a goal kick. Keane did not expect the ball to run through to him. 29 GOAL - DEFOE!!! Huddlestone is allowed too much time on the ball and he crosses from the right of the box to Defoe, who gets in front of Dunne to slot home from close range with a great flick. Poor defending. 29 City enjoy good possession before Petrov crosses from the left but his kick is too strong and Spurs clear. 28 Huddlestone takes the corner but City eventually clear. Elano is down receiving treatment before the corner, although I have not seen an incident. 27 Corluka crosses from the left byline and Onuoha does well to put the ball out for a corner on the left. 26 Dunne uses his strength to hold off Pavlyuchenko on the edge of the box before playing the ball back to Given to clear. 25 Modric makes a good run towrads the City box but just over-hits his pass for Jenas and it goes out for a throw in on the right. 24 Another lull and neither team can keep possession in the middle. 22 Pavlyuchenko wins a free-kick 25 yards out on the left. Huddlestone takes but City head away and break upfield before Petrov shoots from the edge of the box but his right-footed effort is weak and straight at Gomes. 20 Huddlestone takes the corner and King gets up really well to head at goal but Given is again saves well, this time to his right, to clear off the line. 19 City take the throw in but give the ball away. Spurs break upfield and Dunne concedes a corner on the left. 18 Elano hits a long ball but it is just over Ireland but the City player harries and wins a throw in 20 yards out on the left. 17 Ireland tries to release Caicedo but Gomes is again out quickly to gather. 15 Pavlyuchenko shoots from outside the box in front of goal. It is going into the left corner but Given is down well to his left to push the ball away. Another great save!! 14 Petrov crosses from 15 yards out on the left but it is too deep for Ireland and goes out for a Spurs ball. 14 Lull - neither team can keep possession in the middle of the park. 12 Jenas tries a long range effort from the edge of the box but Onuoha is out quickly to charge the ball out. 11 Spurs break quickly but Corluka's deep cross from the right is over-hit and goes out for a goal-kick. 10 City are enjoying good possession before Richards loses the ball by the right byline. 9 Jenas dis-possesses Elano after he is found by Ireland in the box. Man City are coming more into this game. 8 Ireland tries to feed the ball through to Petrov on the left but he can not quite keep the ball in and it is a Spurs throw in 15 yards out. 7 Ireland feeds the ball through for Caicedo to run onto but Gomes is out of his box quickly to clear. 5 Spurs take the corner on the right and Woodgate runs in to head but Dunne does just enough to put him off and he heads over from 8 yards out. 4 Spurs take the throw in on the right and feed the ball to Defoe on the left edge of the box. He cuts inside and shoots but Given does really well to get down and push the ball out for a corner on the right. 3 Dunne does well t stop Assou-Ekotto on the left flank. Spurs take the throw-in from 25 yards out and feed the ball through to Modric on the right and his dangerous cross is cleared for a throw in on the left. 2 Defoe gets the ball in the net from close range but is given off-side as he runs through to get onto a ball by Modric. Replays show he is just off. 1 Spurs get the game underway. Teams - Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp fields three strikers, with Roman Pavlyuchenko drafted in alongside Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe, while left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto returns from a foot injury. It means full-backs Gareth Bale and Alan Hutton are on the bench after starting last week against Everton. City make one change from the side that lost to Manchester United, with Robinho out with a groin problem and winger Martin Petrov coming in. Fancy a bet? Sky Bet go 4/5 on for a Spurs win, 5/2 the draw and 7/2 for a Man City victory. I'm going for a 2-2 draw with Elano to score first, which pays a handsome 100-1! What are your predictions for today? E-mail me at steve.pass@bskyb.com and I will post up the best views throughout the afternoon. Referee - Mark Halsey (Lancashire) Teams - Man City: Given, Richards, Dunne, Onuoha, Bridge, Kompany, De Jong, Ireland, Elano, Petrov, Caicedo. Subs: Hart, Zabaleta, Bojinov, Fernandes, Mwaruwari, Sturridge, Berti. Teams - Tottenham: Gomes, Corluka, Woodgate, King, Assou-Ekotto, Huddlestone, Keane, Jenas, Modric, Pavlyuchenko, Defoe. Subs: Cudicini, Hutton, Bale, Zokora, Bentley, Campbell, Chimbonda. Welcome to White Hart Lane where Spurs entertain Man City with both teams still chasing a European place. What are your views / predictions for today's game? Send them to: steve.pass@bskyb.com and I will post up the best throughout the afternoon.


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