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  • Date:11 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:Britannia Stadium
  • Attendance:27,529
  • Etherington (12) Etherington (42)
  • Adebayor - pen (61)
Goal!

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92:53 +2.53

The ball is delivered by Gareth Bale, Ryan Shawcross manages to make a clearance.

92:10 +2.10

Glenn Whelan concedes a free kick for a foul on Luka Modric. Free kick taken by Kyle Walker.

91:15 +1.15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Parker on Peter Crouch. Scott Parker receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Marc Wilson.

89:32

Centre by Dean Whitehead, William Gallas manages to make a clearance.

87:46

Wilson Palacios comes on in place of Matthew Etherington.

87:27

Rafael Van der Vaart goes off and Dos Santos Giovani comes on.

85:09

Emmanuel Adebayor challenges Ryan Shawcross unfairly and gives away a free kick. Thomas Sorensen restarts play with the free kick.

84:22

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line to the near post, Ryan Shawcross takes a shot.

83:52

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Etherington played to the near post, Ryan Shawcross takes a shot. Brad Friedel makes a brilliant save.

83:22

(Stoke) makes a substitution, with Rory Delap coming on for Jonathan Woodgate.

82:59

Shot from 25 yards by Ryan Shotton. Blocked by Sebastien Bassong.

81:57

Free kick crossed left-footed by Matthew Etherington from left wing, Emmanuel Adebayor makes a clearance.

81:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Younes Kaboul on Jonathan Walters. The referee shows Younes Kaboul a red card.

80:27

The referee books Marc Wilson for time wasting.

79:54

Gareth Bale delivers the ball.

79:41

The ball is crossed by Ryan Shotton, clearance made by Sebastien Bassong.

79:00

Jonathan Woodgate fouled by Emmanuel Adebayor, the ref awards a free kick. Thomas Sorensen takes the free kick.

78:34

The ball is crossed by Ryan Shotton, clearance by Younes Kaboul.

78:03

Emmanuel Adebayor takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Thomas Sorensen makes a save.

77:36

Corner taken short by Luka Modric.

77:20

Shot by Jermain Defoe. Blocked by Robert Huth.

76:55

Outswinging corner taken by Luka Modric, Robert Huth manages to make a clearance.

76:49

Centre by Kyle Walker, blocked by Jonathan Woodgate.

76:10

The ball is delivered by Matthew Etherington.

75:42

Kyle Walker crosses the ball, save by Thomas Sorensen.

74:36

Emmanuel Adebayor is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Thomas Sorensen.

73:56

Effort on goal by Younes Kaboul from 6 yards. Robert Huth makes a clearance.

73:39

Gareth Bale decides to take the corner short.

73:27

Effort on goal by Luka Modric from 20 yards. Save by Thomas Sorensen.

73:17

The ball is sent over by Scott Parker.

72:39

The ball is swung over by Gareth Bale.

68:42

Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Etherington.

67:23

Rafael Van der Vaart challenges Dean Whitehead unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Marc Wilson from the free kick.

66:15

Younes Kaboul is booked.

65:32

Emmanuel Adebayor produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

65:17

Effort from 20 yards by Rafael Van der Vaart. Save made by Thomas Sorensen.

64:58

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Luka Modric, Robert Huth makes a clearance.

64:44

Shot by Scott Parker. Save made by Thomas Sorensen.

61:01

Unfair challenge on Luka Modric by Glenn Whelan results in a Penalty. Penalty taken right-footed by Emmanuel Adebayor and scored. Stoke 2-1 Tottenham.The assist for the goal came from Luka Modric.

60:45

Gareth Bale decides to take the corner short.

60:40

Kyle Walker produces a cross, Jonathan Woodgate manages to make a clearance.

59:51

Younes Kaboul sends in a cross, Robert Huth manages to make a clearance.

59:23

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart from the left by-line, Ryan Shotton manages to make a clearance.

59:14

A cross is delivered by Gareth Bale, clearance by Ryan Shawcross.

58:08

Jermain Defoe takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

55:14

Kyle Walker sends in a cross.

53:12

The ball is delivered by Gareth Bale, save by Thomas Sorensen.

52:52

Gareth Bale sends in a cross, Ryan Shawcross manages to make a clearance.

52:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rafael Van der Vaart by Matthew Etherington. Kyle Walker takes the free kick.

51:07

Corner taken by Luka Modric, Header from deep inside the area by Sebastien Bassong goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

49:13

Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line, clearance by Emmanuel Adebayor.

49:01

Centre by Jonathan Walters, Younes Kaboul makes a clearance.

47:36

Corner taken by Matthew Etherington played to the near post, Gareth Bale makes a clearance.

47:26

The ball is delivered by Ryan Shotton, Sebastien Bassong manages to make a clearance.

46:25 +1.25

The ball is swung over by Aaron Lennon, clearance by Marc Wilson.

46:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rafael Van der Vaart by Dean Whitehead. Free kick taken by William Gallas.

45:01

Sebastien Bassong joins the action as a substitute, replacing Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

45:01

Jermain Defoe replaces Aaron Lennon.

42:43

Matthew Etherington finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stoke 2-0 Tottenham.The assist for the goal came from Jonathan Walters.

40:10

Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Save by Thomas Sorensen.

38:38

Corner taken right-footed by Luka Modric to the near post, Glenn Whelan manages to make a clearance.

37:31

The ball is swung over by Ryan Shotton, clearance made by Younes Kaboul.

36:16

Aaron Lennon takes a shot. Save made by Thomas Sorensen.

35:00

Jonathan Walters challenges Benoit Assou-Ekotto unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

33:49

Scott Parker fouled by Peter Crouch, the ref awards a free kick. Brad Friedel restarts play with the free kick.

33:12

Emmanuel Adebayor is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Thomas Sorensen.

30:58

Shot by Luka Modric. Save by Thomas Sorensen. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart from the left by-line.

29:46

Aaron Lennon takes a shot. Blocked by Glenn Whelan. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart from the left by-line, clearance by Glenn Whelan.

28:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Lennon by Jonathan Woodgate. Jonathan Woodgate receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Rafael Van der Vaart restarts play with the free kick.

28:46

Aaron Lennon takes a shot. Glenn Whelan gets a block in.

28:33

Centre by Scott Parker.

24:49

Glenn Whelan takes the inswinging corner, Robert Huth produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

24:12

Dean Whitehead fouled by Gareth Bale, the ref awards a free kick. Glenn Whelan restarts play with the free kick.

23:48

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Save made by Thomas Sorensen.

23:23

Rafael Van der Vaart handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Glenn Whelan.

21:42

The ball is crossed by Ryan Shotton.

19:58

Rafael Van der Vaart takes the outswinging corner, Ryan Shotton makes a clearance.

17:00

Ryan Shotton delivers the ball.

15:41

William Gallas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Crouch. Jonathan Woodgate takes the free kick.

15:32

Gareth Bale sends in a cross, Ryan Shawcross manages to make a clearance.

14:44

The ball is delivered by Ryan Shotton.

12:45

Matthew Etherington gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stoke 1-0 Tottenham.Assist by Peter Crouch.

10:27

Centre by Gareth Bale, Robert Huth manages to make a clearance. Corner from left by-line taken by Rafael Van der Vaart.

9:36

Jonathan Walters concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyle Walker. Free kick taken by Kyle Walker.

8:39

Ryan Shawcross takes a shot. Blocked by Kyle Walker. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line, William Gallas makes a clearance.

7:01

Matthew Etherington takes a shot. Save made by Brad Friedel.

6:33

The official flags Emmanuel Adebayor offside. Dean Whitehead takes the free kick.

4:40

Ryan Shotton produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

1:24

The ball is crossed by Jonathan Walters, clearance made by Younes Kaboul.

0:42

The referee blows for offside against Peter Crouch. Indirect free kick taken by Brad Friedel.

Match Preview

Pulis hails Stoke's unsung heroes Much of the focus will be on Stoke's former Tottenham players ahead of the clash between the two clubs on Sunday but manager Tony Pulis believes his team's unsung heroes deserve some credit. Record signing Peter Crouch, Jonathan Woodgate and Wilson Palacios all left White Hart Lane in the summer and will be looking to impress at the Britannia Stadium. But the Potters boss singled out the likes of Marc Wilson and fellow defender Andy Wilkinson for praise. Wilson was signed as a midfielder from Portsmouth in the summer of last year, but has played left-back for most of his 12 Barclays Premier League appearances. "Marc Wilson doesn't get the credit he deserves," Pulis said. "People talk about Ryan Shawcross, Matthew Upson, Robert Huth and Woodgate but Wilson has been outstanding this season. "For a player who is more of a midfielder than a full-back he has done fantastically well for us. "He has so much quality when he gets the ball it is not just his defending, it is his ability with it which is great for this club. "I see him eventually growing into a position, but he just wants to play and will play up front or wide just to get in the team." Wilkinson, a genuine full-back, began the season in Pulis' Europa League team but has started three of their last four league matches. He injured his back in training on Thursday and is a doubt for Sunday's match. "We need Wilko. He is a very good defender for us and they have two very good wide players (Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale) we need full-backs who can compete," added Pulis. "It will be a disappointment if he is not fit." Of his former Tottenham trio is seems likely only Crouch will start, with Woodgate playing out of position at right-back against Everton last weekend and not looking particularly comfortable. "It always gives you an extra edge (playing against a former team) and you want to do well," said the Stoke boss. "But I think Peter, Woody and Wilson have great respect for Tottenham and the people there. "No-one has left with animosity or bad feeling and so they will be looking forward to seeing people they have worked with in the last couple of years." Pulis could welcome back midfielders Jermaine Pennant and Rory Delap after the pair missed last weekend's win at Goodison Park with minor knocks. Goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen is fine after sustaining mild concussion in the encounter. Tottenham will give fitness tests to Bale (foot) and Jermain Defoe (hamstring) before deciding whether they travel to the Britannia Stadium. Rafael van der Vaart has recovered from his hamstring injury but Ledley King is a doubt with the knee problem that ruled him out of last weekend's win against Bolton. Sandro is also struggling with a groin complaint. Spurs boss Harry Redknapp insists he will not let Roman Pavlyuchenko leave the club next month unless he has already lined up a suitable replacement for the Russia striker. This week Lokomotiv Moscow were the latest in a long line of clubs to be linked with Pavlyuchenko, who wants to leave White Hart Lane in order to boost his chances of playing for his country at Euro 2012. The arrival of Emmanuel Adebayor, and the excellent form of Van der Vaart and Defoe, has meant Pavlyuchenko is yet to start a Premier League game this term. The 29-year-old has played most of his matches in the Europa League but, with Spurs now on the brink of elimination from the competition, the forward's chances of getting more game time to persuade national coach Dick Advocaat that he merits a place in Russia's Euro 2012 squad are receding by the day. Several clubs could bid for Pavlyuchenko when the transfer window opens in January, but Redknapp does not want to damage his side's chances of a top-four finish by leaving himself short of strikers. Redknapp said: "If we let Pav go we'd leave ourselves short. "If he decides he wants to go and the club get a good offer then we've got to be ready to replace him from somewhere." Spurs have been linked with a number of strikers in recent months, including Chelsea's Didier Drogba, his transfer-listed team-mate Nicolas Anelka, and Brazil international Leandro Damiao. Redknapp also hinted that he would launch a new bid for Bolton and England centre-half Gary Cahill last week, but the Spurs boss denies that he has given chairman Daniel Levy a January wish-list. "We (Redknapp and Levy) talk about players all the time, but I couldn't sit here and say we've got targets. We haven't," the 64-year-old said. end

Formation:442Manager: Tony Pulis

Stoke

Formation: 4411Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

  • Thomas Sorensen
  • Robert Huth
  • Jonathan Woodgate
  • Ryan Shawcross
  • Marc Wilson
  • Ryan Shotton
  • Glenn Whelan
  • Dean Whitehead
  • Matthew Etherington
  • Jonathan Walters
  • Peter Crouch
  • SUBS
  • Asmir Begovic
  • Kenwyne Jones
  • Ricardo Fuller
  • Matthew Upson
  • Rory Delap
  • Cameron Jerome
  • Wilson Palacios

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Match Report

Potters end Spurs run Emmanuel Adebayor was controversially denied an equaliser as Stoke brought 10-man Tottenham's six-game winning run in the Barclays Premier League to an end with a 2-1 win. The Spurs striker replied to Matthew Etherington's first-half double with a penalty at the Britannia Stadium but had a second goal contentiously ruled out by an offside flag. Spurs could also have had another spot-kick when Ryan Shawcross cleared off the line with his arm in a frantic second half. Adebayor shot narrowly wide and Thomas Sorensen brilliantly saved from Scott Parker amid the late drama but Stoke held on after the dismissal of Younes Kaboul. It was the Potters' third successive victory and brought Spurs' first defeat in 12 games. Tony Pulis' men took charge early on as they flew out of the blocks, going close in the first minute. The first of many dangerous Ryan Shotton throws was only partially cleared by Benoit Assou-Ekotto and former Spurs midfielder Etherington forced a brilliant save from Brad Friedel from the edge of the box. Shotton then burst into the area himself only to drag a shot across goal and Etherington fired another effort straight at Friedel. The visitors made their first break as Gareth Bale found space on the left but Robert Huth cleared and Stoke responded to claim a deserved 13th-minute lead. Again a Shotton throw was not dealt with by the Spurs defence and Shawcross failed to connect when well placed at the back post. The ball was worked back to Shotton and his deflected cross was flicked into Peter Crouch's path by Jon Walters. Crouch's arm may have been involved as he chested down but he turned and fired against the near post before Etherington followed up to turn in. Luka Modric went close as Spurs upped the tempo after Jonathan Woodgate was booked for hacking down Aaron Lennon but Sorensen tipped his effort around the post. Stoke seemed determined not to give Parker much space and the England midfielder, caught by Crouch moments earlier, went down under a Woodgate challenge on the edge of the area. Lennon played on, however, and his shot took a deflection before bobbling kindly towards Sorensen. Adebayor turned to create an opportunity for himself 30 yards but failed to make firm contact and Sorensen saved. After surviving that spell of pressure, Stoke grabbed a second in typical fashion just before the break. Walters again flicked on another long throw from Shotton and Etherington arrived unmarked to score despite not hitting the cleanest of strikes. Tottenham sent on Sebastien Bassong and Jermain Defoe for Assou-Ekotto and Lennon at the start of the second half and appeared to switch from a back four to a three-man defensive line with wing-backs. Yet it was Stoke who started the half the better with Shotton's throws continuing to cause problems in the visitors' box. Spurs did settle and began to assert themselves with Bale in particularly rampaging mood down the left. Kyle Walker also threatened on the right and one dangerous cross just evaded the heads of two Spurs players before almost being turned into his own goal by Woodgate. Spurs continued to press and referee Chris Foy pointed to the penalty spot adjudging Glenn Whelan to have caught Modric after 62 minutes. Adebayor made no mistake as he clinically dispatched his spot-kick and the on-loan Manchester City forward almost hit an equaliser moments later with a shot that curled wide. Sorensen brilliantly saved a shot from Parker as Spurs threw everything into attack and the goalkeeper also claimed an audacious, but harmless, chip from Rafael van der Vaart. Kaboul wanted another penalty after going down under a Shawcross challenge but was given nothing and Sorensen saved a deflected Modric shot. There was further drama in the Stoke box when, after Defoe went down appealing for a penalty, a Kaboul shot was cleared off the line by the arm of Shawcross. Again Foy saw nothing untoward and then blew for offside as Adebayor tucked the ball back in into goal, when replays indicated he may have been onside. Stoke were clearly hanging on as Defoe had another shot blocked but they may have breathed a sigh of relief as Kaboul received a second yellow card for bringing down Walters on a rare counter-attack. Shawcross then tested Friedel as he met a corner to the near post with a firm header but the American tipped over. Spurs pushed forward further as time ticked away but Stoke held on for a hard-earned victory.

Form Guide

    LLLLWW
  • Stoke
  • VS
  • Tottenham
  • WWWWWW

Last Meetings

  • Tottenham
  • 3 - 2
  • Stoke
  • 09/04/2011
  • Stoke
  • 1 - 2
  • Tottenham
  • 21/08/2010
  • Stoke
  • 1 - 2
  • Tottenham
  • 20/03/2010
  • Tottenham
  • 0 - 1
  • Stoke
  • 24/10/2009
  • Tottenham
  • 3 - 1
  • Stoke
  • 27/01/2009
  • Stoke
  • 2 - 1
  • Tottenham
  • 19/10/2008

Top Scorers

Stoke

  • P Crouch 3
  • R Delap 2
  • J Walters 2
  • G Whelan 1
  • R Huth 1
  • K Jones 1
  • R Shawcross 1
  • R Shotton 1

Tottenham

  • E Adebayor 7
  • J Defoe 6
  • R Van der Vaart 5
  • G Bale 5
  • A Lennon 2
  • L Modric 1
  • Y Kaboul 1
  • K Walker 1

Goals

Stoke

    • Total goals 37
    • Goals per game 14
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Tottenham

    • Total goals 52
    • Goals per game 29
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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