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  • Date:07 May 2011
  • Kick-off:17:30
  • Venue:White Hart Lane
  • Attendance:35,585
  • Defoe (88)
  • Adam - pen (75)
Goal!

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98mins

Jason Puncheon has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

97mins

Aaron Lennon crosses the ball, save by Matthew Gilks.

96mins

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

96mins

The ball is swung over by James Beattie, save made by Heurelho Gomes.

94mins

The ball is swung over by Jermain Defoe.

93mins

The ball is delivered by Niko Kranjcar, Craig Cathcart manages to make a clearance.

92mins

Stephen Crainey concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermain Defoe. Free kick taken by Aaron Lennon.

92mins

Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Adam to the near post, clearance made by Peter Crouch.

91mins

Niko Kranjcar on for Danny Rose. James Beattie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Neal Eardley.

89mins

Luka Modric fouled by Charlie Adam, the ref awards a free kick. Luka Modric takes the free kick.

89mins

Jermain Defoe finds the net with a goal from outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-1 Blackpool.Luka Modric provided the assist for the goal.

88mins

Jason Puncheon takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.

88mins

Aaron Lennon delivers the ball, clearance made by David Vaughan.

87mins

Jason Puncheon produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

87mins

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Matthew Gilks makes a save.

86mins

Unfair challenge on William Gallas by Dudley Campbell results in a free kick. Raniere Sandro restarts play with the free kick.

85mins

The ball is sent over by Aaron Lennon.

84mins

Shot from just outside the box by Raniere Sandro goes over the bar.

81mins

Neal Eardley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Rose. Heurelho Gomes takes the free kick.

79mins

The ball is delivered by Rafael Van der Vaart. Aaron Lennon is adjudged to have handled the ball. Aaron Lennon booked for unsporting behaviour. Matthew Gilks takes the direct free kick.

77mins

Centre by Aaron Lennon, clearance made by Alex Baptiste.

77mins

Craig Cathcart on for Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

76mins

Heurelho Gomes concedes a Penalty for a foul on Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Power penalty scored by Charlie Adam. Tottenham 0-1 Blackpool.The assist for the goal came from Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

75mins

Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Adam, Heurelho Gomes makes a save.

74mins

Michael Dawson is penalised for handball and concedes a . Michael Dawson is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Penalty taken by Charlie Adam is saved by Heurelho Gomes. Tottenham 0-0 Blackpool.

74mins

Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Adam.

74mins

Dudley Campbell takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.

73mins

The ball is sent over by Younes Kaboul.

71mins

Shot by Michael Dawson from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

71mins

Inswinging corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart.

71mins

Danny Rose sends in a cross, Stephen Crainey makes a clearance.

71mins

Aaron Lennon delivers the ball.

70mins

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

70mins

Short corner worked by Luka Modric.

69mins

The ball is swung over by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

67mins

Charlie Adam takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Peter Crouch.

67mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by Rafael Van der Vaart. Direct free kick taken by Alex Baptiste.

67mins

Keith Southern gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luka Modric. Free kick taken by Luka Modric.

65mins

Unfair challenge on Luka Modric by Alex Baptiste results in a free kick. Rafael Van der Vaart crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.

64mins

Peter Crouch replaces Gareth Bale.

61mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jason Puncheon. Michael Dawson takes the free kick.

59mins

A cross is delivered by Aaron Lennon, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Luka Modric goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

56mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Jermain Defoe clears the bar.

56mins

Corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart from the left by-line, Younes Kaboul takes a shot. Blocked by Jermain Defoe.

54mins

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Gareth Bale goes wide of the right-hand upright.

53mins

Ian Evatt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rafael Van der Vaart. Rafael Van der Vaart delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.

52mins

David Vaughan has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

50mins

Danny Rose sends in a cross, clearance made by Ian Evatt.

49mins

Rafael Van der Vaart produces a cross, Shot on goal by Gareth Bale from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

48mins

Shot on goal by Rafael Van der Vaart from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

47mins

The ball is delivered by Rafael Van der Vaart, Alex Baptiste makes a clearance.

47mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Charlie Adam, save made by Heurelho Gomes.

47mins

Dudley Campbell takes a shot. William Gallas gets a block in.

46mins

Sergey Kornilenko leaves the field to be replaced by Jason Puncheon. Aaron Lennon comes on in place of Roman Pavlyuchenko.

44mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Crainey on Rafael Van der Vaart. William Gallas takes the free kick.

43mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dudley Campbell on Danny Rose. Heurelho Gomes takes the direct free kick.

42mins

Shot from just outside the box by Raniere Sandro misses to the left of the target.

41mins

Effort from long range by Sergey Kornilenko goes wide of the left-hand upright.

40mins

Unfair challenge on Gareth Bale by Sergey Kornilenko results in a free kick. Sergey Kornilenko receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Luka Modric.

39mins

Foul by Gary Taylor-Fletcher on Danny Rose, free kick awarded. Rafael Van der Vaart delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Alex Baptiste makes a clearance.

39mins

Younes Kaboul sends in a cross.

39mins

The ball is crossed by Danny Rose, save made by Matthew Gilks.

38mins

Gareth Bale crosses the ball.

37mins

Gareth Bale produces a cross, clearance by Ian Evatt.

36mins

The official flags Jermain Defoe offside. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.

36mins

Charlie Adam takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.

35mins

Centre by Neal Eardley, save by Heurelho Gomes.

34mins

William Gallas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Adam. William Gallas is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Stephen Crainey restarts play with the free kick.

33mins

Gareth Bale crosses the ball.

32mins

The ball is swung over by Stephen Crainey, clearance made by Michael Dawson.

31mins

The referee penalises Roman Pavlyuchenko for handball. Matthew Gilks takes the direct free kick.

30mins

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Blocked by Keith Southern.

28mins

Shot on goal by Charlie Adam from just inside the area goes over the target.

26mins

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.

24mins

Charlie Adam takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Sergey Kornilenko has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

24mins

Sergey Kornilenko takes a shot. Michael Dawson gets a block in. Charlie Adam takes a shot. Brilliant save by Heurelho Gomes.

22mins

Unfair challenge on Danny Rose by Neal Eardley results in a free kick. Neal Eardley receives a caution. Michael Dawson restarts play with the free kick.

22mins

The ball is delivered by Sergey Kornilenko.

20mins

Roman Pavlyuchenko produces a cross, clearance made by Stephen Crainey.

19mins

Danny Rose delivers the ball, Charlie Adam makes a clearance.

18mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart from the left by-line.

18mins

Luka Modric takes a shot. Blocked by Alex Baptiste.

18mins

The ball is crossed by Gareth Bale, clearance by Stephen Crainey.

17mins

Gareth Bale delivers the ball, Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Ian Evatt gets a block in.

16mins

A cross is delivered by Jermain Defoe, Stephen Crainey makes a clearance.

15mins

David Vaughan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luka Modric. Direct free kick taken by Gareth Bale.

14mins

Centre by Gareth Bale, save made by Matthew Gilks.

14mins

Rafael Van der Vaart sends in a cross.

14mins

Corner taken right-footed by Luka Modric from the right by-line, clearance by Ian Evatt.

13mins

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

13mins

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a outswinging corner.

13mins

Danny Rose takes a shot. Blocked by Neal Eardley.

13mins

Younes Kaboul produces a cross, clearance by Ian Evatt.

10mins

Younes Kaboul concedes a free kick for a foul on Dudley Campbell. Charlie Adam takes the direct free kick.

10mins

Danny Rose delivers the ball, clearance made by Alex Baptiste.

8mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Dawson on Sergey Kornilenko. Neal Eardley has an effort direct from the free kick.

7mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Luka Modric.

7mins

Michael Dawson takes a shot. Blocked by David Vaughan.

7mins

Jermain Defoe delivers the ball, Charlie Adam makes a clearance.

5mins

Younes Kaboul sends in a cross.

4mins

Stephen Crainey crosses the ball, Michael Dawson manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

Redknapp's Europa League fear Harry Redknapp feels playing in next season's Europa League will severely hamper Tottenham's chances of making it into the Champions League the following year. Spurs have enjoyed a glorious debut season in the Champions League this term, but it now looks likely that they will miss out on dining at Europe's top table next year. Last weekend's defeat at Chelsea saw Redknapp's team slip to sixth and they could be 10 points behind fourth-place Manchester City by the time they face Blackpool at White Hart Lane. With four matches of the season remaining, it appears the best that Tottenham can hope for is to overcome tricky games at Liverpool and City to beat Kenny Dalglish's team to fifth. That would mean earning a place in the Europa League - a competition that Redknapp has never hidden his dislike of. The Spurs boss watched City play 12 games in the competition this year, hoping they would stay in it so Spurs could capitalise on the distraction and fatigue that playing in such a tournament brings, and pip them to fourth. Redknapp knows his team would have to play 17 times to make the Europa League final and concedes that would have a huge impact on his long-term goal of bringing Champions League football to White Hart Lane on a regular basis. "Teams who get into the Europa League want to get out of it," Redknapp said. "Half of them put reserve teams out in the early stages and it's difficult to play every Thursday and Sunday. It disrupts things. "We didn't have European football last year and we finished fourth. That was a big advantage to us. "If there are teams around you in the Europa League, you want to keep them in it. If we were in it next year, and you were one of the other clubs around us, you'd want us to stay in that competition because it takes its toll. "I wanted Man City to stay in it this year because they were playing every Thursday night, slipping off to Azerbaijan to play a team out there. It's unreal, but that's how that competition is." Spurs will be without Tom Huddlestone and Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Huddlestone's ankle problem is still troubling him and Assou-Ekotto has a hamstring complaint, while Vedran Corluka is also unlikely to play after picking up a hamstring injury in last week's defeat to Chelsea. Jonathan Woodgate (calf), Ledley King (groin), Wilson Palacios and Alan Hutton (both knee) are all unavailable. Meanwhile, Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has urged out-of-sorts club captain Charlie Adam to keep things simple over the remaining weeks of the season. Adam has been one of the Seasiders' star performers in their maiden Barclays Premier League campaign and was among the shortlisted nominees for the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award won by Tottenham's Gareth Bale last month. However, the Scotland midfielder admitted recently that his form has taken a dip of late, and Holloway is advising Adam to focus less on elaborate cross-field balls and efforts on goal and more on getting the basics right as Blackpool go into the final three games of their relegation battle. "He's that important to us that if he plays well, we play well," Holloway said. "But luckily some of the lads, particularly in the last two games, have raised their level and made up for him not being quite up to his normal level. "It will always be difficult for Charlie to be able to play to his level and stand out. "What he has got to do is make sure he plays simply, quickly, nicely and neatly, and forgets all these shots from the halfway line because that is not really going to help anybody when you are not on form. That's not the way to get back in the game. "We have spoken about it and I've put on some training this week for him and the rest of them to get it into their minds what is important. "For 75% of the time you should be playing it nice and simple to your team-mates and 25% of the time you should be looking for a long diagonal if one is on. "At the moment I would suggest that he is getting that balance slightly wrong." Holloway has no new injury concerns. James Beattie has recovered from the illness that kept him out of the goalless draw with Stoke last weekend, meaning Holloway should have a virtually full squad to choose from for the game at White Hart Lane.

Formation:442Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

Formation: 442Manager: Ian Holloway

Blackpool

  • Heurelho Gomes
  • Younes Kaboul
  • William Gallas
  • Michael Dawson
  • Gareth Bale
  • Rafael Van der Vaart
  • Luka Modric
  • Raniere Sandro
  • Danny Rose
  • Roman Pavlyuchenko
  • Jermain Defoe
  • SUBS
  • Carlo Cudicini
  • Aaron Lennon
  • Jermaine Jenas
  • Peter Crouch
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Niko Kranjcar
  • Vedran Corluka

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Match Report

Defoe leaves it late for Spurs Jermain Defoe's late equaliser grabbed a point for Tottenham against Blackpool but they now face a huge mountain to climb to make next year's Champions League after Heurelho Gomes' latest howler had gifted the Tangerines the lead at White Hart Lane. Just a week after spilling Frank Lampard's routine 35-yard shot, the Brazilian produced another clanger to gift Blackpool the lead with just 15 minutes left. Moments after saving Charlie Adam's first penalty, the former PSV Eindhoven goalkeeper suffered a rush of blood to the head to barge over Gary Taylor-Fletcher in the box to give the Scot his second opportunity from the spot. He did not miss, and Spurs seemed destined for only their second home league defeat of the season. Defoe spared the goalkeeper's blushes as he fired home with under two minutes left, but in reality the draw will mean little if anything to Harry Redknapp, who takes his team to Eastlands on Tuesday with a six-point gap behind Manchester City with three matches left. Gomes' error will also lead to more questions about his future. The White Hart Lane faithful were quick to heed Redknapp's call to rally round their number one after last week's mistake, but they are likely to not be so forgiving this time. Blackpool fought well for the draw and had chances to claim all three points, but they will be satisfied with the point that edges them out of the relegation zone. Tottenham, who included Danny Rose in their XI for the first time since he scored a screamer against Arsenal 13 months ago, were made to endure a difficult first half as they failed to convert a number of chances. Michael Dawson's early deflected 25-yard strike crept just over the bar before Sandro's clinical interception took the ball off DJ Campbell's toes at the other end. Shouts of "shoot" echoed around the ground as Rose ventured forward on his first surge down the left, but the youngster's goal-bound strike was deflected wide. Gareth Bale brought the best out of Matthew Gilks moments later with a stinging 25-yard effort before Younes Kaboul just failed to get on the end of a cross while six yards out. Ian Evatt then threw himself in the way of Defoe's volley after 15 minutes before Luka Modric's deflected 18-yard volley flew a foot wide of Gilks' goal, with the stopper well beaten. Blackpool, perhaps sensing Spurs' shortcomings in front of goal, grew in confidence. Gomes pulled off a world-class save to deny Adam from eight yards before Sergey Kornilenko planted a free header over from the same distance. Spurs hit back on the half hour through Bale, who picked up the ball on the left and drove in a low cross that flashed just past the outstretched legs of Rafael van der Vaart and Defoe. Defoe had the ball in the net 35 minutes in but he was rightly ruled out for offside after being played in by Van der Vaart. Redknapp looked to the out-of-favour Aaron Lennon for inspiration as he came on for the ineffective Roman Pavlyuchenko at half time. The winger made an immediate impact, finding Van der Vaart in the box but he blazed over under pressure. Bale became the next player to be guilty of failing to test Gilks as he skied a 20-yard strike while in space, but he almost made amends moments later with a screaming low drive that flew inches past Gilks' far post. Tottenham ploughed on but they were hit by the withdrawal of Bale, who went down clutching his left ankle after being sandwiched by two tackles from Adam and Keith Southern. The winger was carried off on a stretcher with what looked to be a serious injury just after the hour to be replaced by Peter Crouch. Gomes pulled off a brilliant save to clip over Campbell's shot before Blackpool earned a penalty when Dawson handled a cross while jumping for a header. Gomes dove brilliantly to deny Adam from the spot-kick, but the Brazilian soon went from hero to villain as he bundled over Taylor-Fletcher in the box after dropping a Blackpool corner. Adam beat Gomes to his right this time and celebrated in front of the Blackpool supporters while Gomes was left to reflect on the moment of madness that had cost his team so dearly. Tensions boiled over as Crouch and Van der Vaart clashed heads after being shrugged off a challenge in the air by opponents and Defoe was accused of elbowing Ian Evatt while jumping for a header moments later. Spurs pushed for an equaliser and with less than two minutes of time remaining it came through Defoe, who moved into space before firing into Gilks' net. The England striker came close to winning it with a volley in the sixth minute of injury time but Spurs had to settle for the point which moves them into fifth but means anything but a win at Eastlands will mean they are effectively ruled out of the race for the top four.

Form Guide

    DDWDDL
  • Tottenham
  • VS
  • Blackpool
  • DLLLDD

Last Meetings

  • Blackpool
  • 3 - 1
  • Tottenham
  • 22/02/2011
  • Blackpool
  • 0 - 0
  • Tottenham
  • 12/04/1971
  • Tottenham
  • 3 - 0
  • Blackpool
  • 12/09/1970
  • Blackpool
  • 2 - 2
  • Tottenham
  • 05/11/1966
  • Tottenham
  • 1 - 3
  • Blackpool
  • 15/10/1966
  • Blackpool
  • 0 - 0
  • Tottenham
  • 05/02/1966

Top Scorers

Tottenham

  • R Van der Vaart 8
  • R Pavlyuchenko 8
  • G Bale 7
  • P Crouch 4
  • J Defoe 3
  • A Lennon 3
  • N Kranjcar 2
  • T Huddlestone 2
  • A Hutton 2
  • L Modric 2
  • M Dawson 1
  • Y Kaboul 1
  • S Bassong 1
  • RG Sandro 1

Blackpool

  • D Campbell 11
  • G Taylor-Fletcher 5
  • L Varney 5
  • C Adam 3
  • DO Vaughan 2
  • A Baptiste 2
  • J Puncheon 2
  • B Ormerod 1
  • I Evatt 1
  • E Grandin 1
  • C Cathcart 1
  • N Eardley 1
  • M Phillips 1

Goals

Tottenham

    • Total goals 93
    • Goals per game 50
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Blackpool

    • Total goals 91
    • Goals per game 48
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 11 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 9 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 15 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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