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|Glenn Whelan (Sanli Tuncay, 84)|
|Dave Kitson (Mamady Sidibe, 84)|
|Niko Kranjcar (Jake Livermore, 90)|
|Roman Pavlyuchenko (Eidur Gudjohnsen, 36)|
Full time:STOKE CITY 1-2 TOTTENHAM: Spurs come through a late Stoke fightback to secure a valuable three points in their bid for fourth place.
Krancjar makes way for Livermore.
Stoke should have scored through Sidibe but the striker slipped when one-on-one with Gomes.
Fuller shoots in the box but Corluka blocks and clears the ball.
Krancjar is booked for a trip on Etherington.
Bale lets fly from distance but the ball arrows across the goal and out for a throw to Stoke.
Double substitution for Stoke as Kitson and Whelan make way for Tuncay and Sidbe
Higginbotham hacks another Kaboul cross clear of danger.
STOKE CITY 1-2 TOTTENHAM: Gudjohnsen sets up KRANJCAR who riffles the ball home from the edge of the box. Great strike.
Kaboul's low cross is almost poked home by Bale but Stoke clear.
Gomes punches the ball clear from Kitson.
Fuller blazes the ball over the target from Higginbotham's driven cross.
Collins gets across to deny Assou-Ekotto in the box.
STOKE CITY 1-1 TOTTENHAM: ETHERINGTON slams the ball home from the spot.
Kitson is pushed to the ground by Assou-Ekotto. Penalty!
Gudjohnsen should have doubled the lead but headed wide from 5 yards out.
Assou-Ekotto's goal-bound shot is deflected wide of the Stoke goal by Kitson.
Kranjcar's shot is blocked on the line by Higginbotham as Spurs continue to press.
Stoke look shell-shocked and are in danger of going further behind.
Sorensen does well to palm out a shot from Modric.
The early drama continues as Whitehead is sent off for picking up a second yellow card for a foul on Modric.
STOKE CITY 0-1 TOTTENHAM: Great finish by GUDJOHNSEN who races away to score from the kick off.
Spurs get the second half up and running.
Half time: STOKE CITY 0-0 TOTTENHAM: Half chances for both sides but all square at the break.
Fuller gets the better of Bassong but Dawson comes across to clear the danger.
Higginbotham does well to get his head to Kranjcar's cross.
Gomes fumbles another Kitson chance but Whitehead can't connect to give Stoke the lead.
Pavlyuchenko is injured and makes way for Gudjohnsen.
Gomes fumbles Kitson's flick but there's no Stoke player in the box to take advantage.
Whitehead is booked for the home side.
Fuller, Whelan and Kitson combine well but Corluka clears the danger to boos from the frustrated home supporters.
Kaboul tries an ambitious cross but the ball goes out for a Stoke throw.
The game has setted down again after a flurry of attacks from the home side.
Higginbotham ghosts into the Spurs box but his header drifts over the target.
Good pressure by Stoke and Bassong heads over his own goal from Kitson's cross.
Stoke should be one up but Faye's header from Kitson's cross drifts wide of the post from 5 yards out.
Etherington's left foot strike is charged down by Corluka for a corner to the home side.
Fuller is first into Mike Dean's notebook for a very late tackle on Bale.
Great chance for Spurs. Kranjcar let fly from 25 yards out and Crouch was just too late to follow up after Sorensen spilled the ball.
Delap races clear of the Spurs defence but his cross misses everyone in the box.
Bassong does well to clear the danger from Delap's dangerous cross.
Bassong climbs but heads well wide of the Stoke goal.
Whitehead smashes the ball out for the first corner of the game. Bale to take.
Bale is wrestled to the ground by Huth but the referee gives the foul in favour of the German defender.
Pavlyuchenko tries his luck from 30 yards out but the ball trickles harmlessly into Sorensen's arms.
Fuller and Etherington combine well on the edge of the Spurs box but Bassong steps in to hack the ball clear.
Ex Spurs winger Etherington sends over a dipping cross that Kaboul heads clear. Good early pressure by Stoke.
An early giant Delap throw into the Spurs box is headed clear by Dawson.
Referee Mike Dean gets the game under way.
The Britannia Stadium is rocking as both teams take to the field.
Tottenham: Gomes, Corluka, Dawson, Bassong, Assou-Ekotto, Kranjcar, Kaboul, Modric, Bale, Crouch, Pavlyuchenko
Spurs make two changes to the team that won 3-1 against Blackburn last time out. Peter Crouch and Younes Kaboul come in for Jermain Defoe and Wilson Palacios
Stoke: Sorensen, Huth, Abdoulaye Faye, Higginbotham, Collins, Delap, Whelan, Whitehead, Etherington, Fuller, Kitson
Tony Pulis makes a double change up front for the home side. Dave Kitson and Ricardo Fuller replace Mamady Sidibe and Sanli Tuncay from the team that drew 0-0 with Aston Villa.
Stoke's Ryan Shawcross has completed a three-match ban for his sending off against Arsenal but misses out due to an ankle problem.
With the summer transfer window fast approaching, Liverpool will again have the chance to strengthen their squad.
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