• Date: Sat 16 January 2010
  • Venue: White Hart Lane
  • Ref: Atkinson, M
  • Attendance: 35,729

Tottenham Hotspur vs Hull City

Team Lineups

Tottenham Hotspur

Heurelho Gomes
Gareth Bale
Sebastien Bassong
Michael Dawson
Vedran Corluka
Tom Huddlestone
Wilson Palacios (Jermaine Jenas, 55)
Luka Modric
Niko Kranjcar
Robbie Keane (Peter Crouch, 63)
Jermain Defoe

Hull City

Boaz Myhill
Andy Dawson
Anthony Gardner
Paul McShane
Kamil Zayatte
Craig Fagan
Nicky Barmby (Kevin Kilbane, 66)
Deiberson Geovanni (Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, 75)
Stephen Hunt
Richard Garcia (Steven Mouyokolo, 83)
George Boateng

Match Report
Boaz Myhill produced one of the best performances of his career to help Hull City come away from White Hart Lane with a goalless draw and dent Spurs' Champions League hopes. The Hull keeper made six world-class saves to help his side move out of the bottom three and give them a major confidence boost as they look to beat the drop. For Harry Redknapp, this was a disappointing way to celebrate his 500th Premier League game in charge and Tottenham are struggling to take points off the bottom teams at White Hart Lane after already suffering home defeats against Stoke and Wolves. The one consolation for Redknapp was seeing his side keep their fifth successive clean sheet in the Premier League which equals their club record going back to 2001. Tottenham started brightly and could have opened the scoring after nine minutes. Luka Modric was filling in for the injured Aaron Lennon on the right-hand side and he played the perfect lay-off to his Croatian team-mate Niko Kranjcar on the edge of the box and he fired the ball over the bar. Hull needed their back-line to be at their best if they were to get anything from the game, but it was Myhill who stole all the headlines with one of the best performances of his career. Myhill made two fantastic saves to keep his side in the game on 37 minutes. Wilson Palacios saw his low shot parried away by the Welsh keeper. The rebound fell to Robbie Keane whose left-foot shot forced a world-class save from Myhill. Keane must still be wondering how his shot failed to hit the back of the net. The home side came close again on 42 minutes. Tom Huddlestone played a clever ball Kranjcar who fired his shot just past the post. The home fans were becoming angry with Hull's persistent time-wasting, but it was Myhill who was keeping his side in the game with another top-class save on the stroke of half-time. Modric played a through ball to Jermain Defoe who was clean through on goal, but his shot was well saved by Myhill once again. Myhill came to Hull's rescue once again when he made another superb double save on 53 minutes. Modric saw his low shot force a superb one-handed save from the Hull keeper diving low to his left. The ball came out to Robbie Keane who had the easy task of knocking the loose ball home, but his shot was somehow kept out by Myhill. Hull's first attempt on the Tottenham goal came on 56 minutes and it was former Spurs favourite Nick Barmby who burst clear into the box but drilled his shot just past the post. The Tottenham strikers must have been wondering how they would find a way past the unstoppable Myhill, who made another fantastic save to deny Modric on 78 minutes. No guessing who came to Hull's rescue once again in injury time when Kranjcar's ball picked out Peter Crouch and his close-range header was kept out once again by Myhill.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

The referee blows for full-time.


Boaz Myhill is alert to the danger as Jermain Defoe bursts into the area.


The crowd appeal for a penalty as Peter Crouch goes down in the area but again the referee waves the appeals away.


Hull are camped in their own half with Spurs piling on the pressure.


There are six minutes of added time.


Boaz Myhill makes a fine save at his near post from a Peter Crouch header.


Sebastien Bassong does well to prevent George Boateng pulling the trigger as Hull look for a late winner.

Yellow Card

Jermaine Jenas is booked for pulling back Kevin Kilbane as Hull break.

Yellow Card

Craig Fagan is booked for shirt-pulling.


Luka Modric has a low left-foot shot which goes just wide.


Richard Garcia is replaced by Steven Mouyokolo.


Gareth Bale's free-kick just outside the area hits the wall as does Tom Huddlestone's follow-up.


Niko Kranjcar's shot is blocked by a mass of Hull bodies and the crowd appeal for handball but nothing is given.


Michael Dawson almost lets Stephen Hunt in on goal but recovers well to deny the Irishman.


The Spurs fans aren't happy with what they see as Hull's timewasting.


Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink is on for Deiberson Geovanni.


Boaz Myhill saves from Luka Modric's header.


Kamil Zayatte is back on the field and seems okay.


Kamil Zayatte has landed awkwardly and is down receiving treatment.


Deiberson Geovanni's free-kick hits the wall and is cleared by Spurs.

Yellow Card

Tom Huddlestone is booked for his foul on Stephen Hunt and Hull have a free-kick 35 yards out.


Stephen Hunt and Tom Huddlestone exchange words after a challenge .


Deiberson Geovanni has a volley which goes wide and Spurs can build again from the back.


Nicky Barmby is replaced by Kevin Kilbane.


Gareth Bale is down injured.


Boaz Myhill makes the save from the corner.


Tom Huddlestone has a low shot which is deflected wide for another corner.


Peter Crouch comes on for Robbie Keane.


Frantic defending from Hull as Jermain Defoe and Tom Huddlestone both have efforts cleared.


Stephen Hunt sends in a free-kick but George Boateng's shot is blocked by Michael Dawson.

Yellow Card

Sebastien Bassong goes into the book after catching Craig Fagan.


Richard Garcia is flagged offside as Hull grow in attacking confidence.


Nicky Barmby hits the side netting to the relief of White Hart Lane.


Jermaine Jenas replaces Wilson Palacios.


Another fabulous double save from Boaz Myhill to deny Luka Modric and then Robbie Keane.

Yellow Card

Wilson Palacios scythes down Deiberson Geovanni and is booked.


Sebastien Bassong's effort from the corner is high and wide.


Robbie Keane fires a shot goalwards which is deflected wide for a corner.


Andy Dawson does well against Jermain Defoe and concedes a corner, which again is well defended by Hull.


The onus is on Spurs to try and break Hull down in this second half.

Second half

The second half gets underway with no changes for either side.

Half time

The whistle goes for half-time.


Boaz Myhill makes another great save from Jermain Defoe from close range, tipping the ball round the post.


Spurs have an injury-time corner but Hull defend it well.


There are four minutes of added time.


Paul McShane and Nicky Barmby combine well to set up Richard Garcia but his effort goes out for a throw-in.


Niko Kranjcar sends an effort wide from outside the box.


George Boateng volleys a shot but it's well wide.


Boaz Myhill makes another good save from a Spurs free-kick.


It's all Spurs but Hull are working hard to keep them from scoring.


Boaz Myhill makes a stunning save from Robbie Keane who fired in a shot from 12 yards out.


The Spurs fans are urging their side on as Tom Huddlestone motors forward.


Boaz Myhill manages to paw away a Spurs corner as the pressure grows.


Robbie Keane is caught offside.


Luka Modric sends in a cross but it's overhit and out for a goal-kick.


There's a lot of Spurs pressure at the moment but Hull are defending stoutly.

Yellow Card

Nicky Barmby is booked for timewasting after the referee loses patience over the time taken for a throw-in.


The crowd are getting a little impatient as Hull pressure forces Spurs into a giving away possession.


Richard Garcia has to leave the field after he suffers a head injury but it looks like he'll be fine to continue.


Craig Fagan's cross is headed wide by Richard Garcia after some good play from Hull.


Spurs have their first corner but it's well defended by Hull.


Craig Fagan is back on the pitch and looks okay.


Craig Fagan is still down receiving treatment.


Craig Fagan is down with a head injury and the Hull physio rushes onto the pitch.


Stephen Hunt's corner is punched out by Heurelho Gomes and Spurs have a free-kick, and there's a bit of a confrontation between the two sets of players.


Hull have their first corner of the game.


Gareth Bale sends in a cross but it's too deep and goes out for a goal-kick.


Hull are working hard to stop Spurs playing and are looking organised.


Spurs work the ball from side to side and Niko Kranjcar has a shot which flies into the crowd.


Luka Modric has a shot which is blocked by the Hull defence.


Niko Kranjcar's kick is easily dealt with by Anthony Gardner.


Vedran Corluka's cross is handled by Stephen Hunt just outside the box and Spurs have a free-kick.


It's a great atmosphere at White Hart Lane with both sets of supporters making themselves heard.


Nicky Barmby is working hard as he faces his old side and harries the Spurs defence.


Hull have an early free-kick which is swung into the area by Andy Dawson but Gareth Bale watches the ball go out of play for a goal-kick.


The game gets underway.

Awaiting Kickoff

Hull boss Phil Brown plays his strongest team after the cup defeat to Wigan, looking to avenge the 5-1 defeat at the KC Stadium in August.

Awaiting Kickoff

Harry Redknapp makes one change, Vedran Corluka coming in for the injured Alan Hutton.