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  • Date:05 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:White Hart Lane
  • Attendance:36,197
  • Van der Vaart - pen (5) Van der Vaart - pen (5)
    Kranjcar (90)
  • Sturridge (54)
Goal!

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94mins

Niko Kranjcar concedes a free kick for a foul on Samuel Ricketts. Martin Petrov restarts play with the free kick.

92mins

Niko Kranjcar scores a goal from just outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Tottenham 2-1 Bolton.Assist by Roman Pavlyuchenko.

92mins

The ball is crossed by Kevin Davies, Michael Dawson makes a clearance.

89mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Martin Petrov, Heurelho Gomes makes a save.

87mins

Fabrice Muamba on for Stuart Holden. Vedran Corluka takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Robinson.

83mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Niko Kranjcar.

80mins

Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Blocked by Zat Knight.

79mins

Martin Petrov produces a cross, Michael Dawson makes a clearance.

78mins

Niko Kranjcar is brought on as a substitute for Wilson Palacios.

77mins

Matthew Taylor leaves the field to be replaced by Martin Petrov.

77mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Stuart Holden goes wide left of the target.

76mins

Daniel Sturridge takes a shot. Michael Dawson gets a block in.

76mins

A cross is delivered by Stuart Holden, clearance by William Gallas.

74mins

The ball is delivered by Steven Pienaar, clearance by Zat Knight.

73mins

Roman Pavlyuchenko is brought on as a substitute for Peter Crouch. Peter Crouch challenges Zat Knight unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.

71mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Cahill on Peter Crouch. Jermaine Jenas crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

70mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Vedran Corluka by Kevin Davies. Direct free kick taken by Heurelho Gomes.

69mins

The referee shows Jermaine Jenas a yellow card. Foul by Jermaine Jenas on Chung-Yong Lee, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

68mins

(Bolton) makes a substitution, with Chung-Yong Lee coming on for Johan Elmander.

67mins

The offside flag is raised against Jermain Defoe. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.

66mins

Benoit Assou-Ekotto gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Samuel Ricketts. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

65mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Aaron Lennon from the right by-line, clearance by Zat Knight.

65mins

Steven Pienaar takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

64mins

The referee cautions Mark Davies for unsporting behaviour. Jermaine Jenas fouled by Mark Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Jermaine Jenas shoots direct from the free kick.

59mins

Shot from outside the penalty box by Daniel Sturridge goes wide right of the goal.

59mins

Jermain Defoe has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

58mins

The referee shows Gary Cahill a yellow card. Heurelho Gomes takes the free kick.

57mins

Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line.

55mins

A goal is scored by Daniel Sturridge from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Tottenham 1-1 Bolton.Mark Davies provided the assist for the goal.

55mins

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Gary Cahill gets a block in.

54mins

Corner taken right-footed by Stuart Holden from the left by-line, save by Heurelho Gomes.

54mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Benoit Assou-Ekotto on Samuel Ricketts. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.

52mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Johan Elmander on Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Free kick crossed left-footed by Benoit Assou-Ekotto from right wing, clearance made by Samuel Ricketts.

49mins

Vedran Corluka delivers the ball, clearance by Gary Cahill. Aaron Lennon decides to take a short corner.

48mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Daniel Sturridge. Free kick taken by Heurelho Gomes.

47mins

Effort by Benoit Assou-Ekotto from a long way out goes over the crossbar.

47mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Peter Crouch. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.

47mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Aaron Lennon from the left by-line to the near post, Johan Elmander manages to make a clearance.

46mins

Jermain Defoe produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

46mins

Steven Pienaar joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rafael Van der Vaart.

45mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Dawson on Daniel Sturridge. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.

44mins

Corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart from the right by-line to the near post, Gary Cahill makes a clearance.

41mins

Unfair challenge on Jermain Defoe by Samuel Ricketts results in a free kick. Rafael Van der Vaart produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

41mins

Corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart from the right by-line to the near post, Effort from inside the area by Vedran Corluka misses to the right of the goal.

41mins

The ball is swung over by Vedran Corluka, clearance by Gary Cahill.

40mins

Peter Crouch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Davies. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Holden.

37mins

Corner taken by Matthew Taylor played to the near post, clearance made by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

37mins

The ball is swung over by Samuel Ricketts, clearance by Michael Dawson.

34mins

Wilson Palacios takes a shot. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

32mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Davies on Jermain Defoe. Direct free kick taken by Michael Dawson.

31mins

Vedran Corluka concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Davies. Free kick crossed by Matthew Taylor, Aaron Lennon makes a clearance.

30mins

Aaron Lennon fouled by Paul Robinson, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Dawson takes the free kick.

29mins

The official flags Jermain Defoe offside. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

27mins

Unfair challenge on Daniel Sturridge by Rafael Van der Vaart results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Samuel Ricketts.

25mins

Foul by Vedran Corluka on Matthew Taylor, free kick awarded. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.

24mins

Daniel Sturridge has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

23mins

Centre by Wilson Palacios, clearance by Paul Robinson.

22mins

Daniel Sturridge is ruled offside. Rafael Van der Vaart takes the free kick.

21mins

Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor, Johan Elmander takes a shot.

20mins

Jermaine Jenas is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.

20mins

Gary Cahill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Crouch. Free kick taken by Jermaine Jenas.

18mins

Wilson Palacios gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Taylor. Stuart Holden crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Peter Crouch.

17mins

Inswinging corner taken by Stuart Holden from the left by-line played to the near post, Vedran Corluka makes a clearance.

15mins

Wilson Palacios concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Davies. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Matthew Taylor from right channel.

15mins

Aaron Lennon has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

14mins

The ball is crossed by Vedran Corluka, Gary Cahill manages to make a clearance.

13mins

Unfair challenge on Kevin Davies by Michael Dawson results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Samuel Ricketts from right channel, save made by Heurelho Gomes.

13mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Johan Elmander goes wide left of the target.

10mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kevin Davies. Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

8mins

The referee books Samuel Ricketts for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Samuel Ricketts on Aaron Lennon, Penalty awarded. Penalty missed by Rafael Van der Vaart.

5mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermain Defoe by Gary Cahill. Rafael Van der Vaart delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, The referee gives a against Mark Davies for handball. Penalty taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart and scored. Tottenham 1-0 Bolton.Assist on the goal came from Vedran Corluka.

4mins

Corner taken by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line, save made by Heurelho Gomes.

3mins

Johan Elmander takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Dawson.

3mins

The ball is delivered by Aaron Lennon, clearance by Gary Cahill.

2mins

Jermain Defoe fouled by Zat Knight, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Dawson.

Match Preview

Redknapp wants forwards firing Harry Redknapp has warned that Tottenham risk losing ground in the push for Champions League qualification unless his strikers start delivering. With almost two thirds of the season gone, Tottenham have only scored 37 goals in 24 matches compared to the 49 they had amassed at the same stage last term. While Rafael van der Vaart has made an excellent start to his first season by scoring nine league goals, Jermain Defoe, Roman Pavlyuchenko and Peter Crouch have struck just seven times between them. Defoe, who scored 28 goals for club and country last season, has seen his form dip this year and is yet to find the net in the Barclays Premier League. After seeing a deadline-day bid for Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi fail, and sending Robbie Keane on loan to West Ham, Redknapp is keen for Defoe, Crouch and Pavlyuchenko to start delivering fast. "They are our strikeforce now," Redknapp said. "We are relying on those three to produce the goals. Van der Vaart is the only man who has got his ratio of goals. "We need the strikers to start scoring regularly as well." Defoe's failure to find the net is the most alarming for Redknapp, who has also been able to rely on the 28-year-old during his spells at West Ham and Portsmouth. Defoe's progress has not been helped by an ankle ligament injury he picked up on international duty in September that ruled him out of action for two months. His manager insists he is not too concerned about the striker's goal drought and is sure that he is capable of helping keep alive Spurs' dreams of making the Champions League for a second successive season. "We are waiting for him to suddenly have that burst of goals that could make the difference to us," Redknapp said. "If he can go on a run and score some goals he can take us where we want to go. We are relying on him. He is a fantastic finisher. "Goalscorers need confidence. The other night he had a couple of one on ones that he would normally score (but) once they do start going in for him he will start going on a run." Despite being linked with a host of big names, January ended up being a quiet month in the transfer window for Redknapp, with Steven Pienaar and Bongani Khumalo the only arrivals at White Hart Lane. Much talk at the start of the month had centred on a potential loan deal for the Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham during the MLS off season. The former England skipper has been training with the north London club for the last month but negotiations over a two-month loan deal broke down, much to Redknapp's frustration. Beckham will be able to talk to clubs this summer about a potential move when his contract expires in November and Redknapp revealed that he has spoken to the 35-year-old about a permanent move back to the club where he trained as a youngster. "I have spoken to him. It's not an impossibility," Redknapp said. "We'll see what happens. Who knows what the future will bring. He can still play at the top level. There is no doubt about it in my mind. "David is due back on in LA on Wednesday. He'll be missed. He has been great - not only is he a fantastic footballer but having had him around the place, he's a great lad." Redknapp takes his team to Bolton on Saturday knowing that a win will move Spurs level with fourth-place Chelsea, who take on Liverpool on Sunday. A series of injuries meant Redknapp was forced to field two goalkeepers on his bench for Wednesday's 1-0 win at Blackburn, but he has been boosted by the return of Michael Dawson and Steven Pienaar from suspension and injury respectively for Saturday's game. Ledley King had to postpone an operation on his groin injury after losing his passport earlier this week but Redknapp revealed that the defender has found it and will now go under the knife on either Monday or Tuesday. Meanwhile, Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden is not getting carried away by Tottenham's growing injury list and still expects their Barclays Premier League opponents to field a strong side. "They have got players out but, when you look at the squad that Harry has assembled, they have got so much talent to draw on," Holden told his club's official website, www.bwfc.co.uk. "They have so many options, pace on the wings and I think they pose a really strong threat even though they are missing some important players. "It will be tough because they showed at Blackburn (where Spurs triumphed 1-0) they are playing well and riding high." Holden made his Wanderers debut at White Hart Lane last season and played in the 4-2 home victory in November. Despite being eight points shy of fifth-placed Tottenham in the league, Holden believes his side can take heart from that result. "We haven't had the best of results at White Hart Lane but we played really well against them at the Reebok earlier in the season, so there's no reason why we can't go and get the points," he added. "It's a new month now and we are looking to start with a clean slate. The Wolves win is a good stepping stone for us. I think it was the bit of luck that we needed. "It comes back to that team spirit that we have here. We kept plugging away like we did when we got late results against Blackburn and Stoke. "We showed that spirit and hopefully Wednesday's win will give us confidence to push on."

Formation:4312Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

Formation: 442Manager: Owen Coyle

Bolton

  • Heurelho Gomes
  • Vedran Corluka
  • William Gallas
  • Michael Dawson
  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto
  • Aaron Lennon
  • Wilson Palacios
  • Jermaine Jenas
  • Rafael Van der Vaart
  • Peter Crouch
  • Jermain Defoe
  • SUBS
  • Carlo Cudicini
  • Alan Hutton
  • Roman Pavlyuchenko
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Niko Kranjcar
  • Raniere Sandro
  • Steven Pienaar

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Match Report

Kranjcar stuns Bolton Substitute Niko Kranjcar struck in injury time to give Tottenham a 2-1 win over Bolton at White Hart Lane. A spectacular 25-yard strike from the Croatian, who has struggled this season to impress manager Harry Redknapp, gave the hosts all three points. The victory keeps Tottenham in the chase for a Champions League place, but it was harsh on Bolton, who deserved something after levelling through Daniel Sturridge 10 minutes into the second half following a first period that saw Tottenham handed two penalties within 60 seconds. Dutchman Rafael van der Vaart netted the first but missed the second after being ordered to retake it by referee Mark Clattenburg, who had spotted players encroaching into the area. But that hardly tells the story of a game that saw two teams intent on attacking at all cost. The match could hardly have begun in more spectacular fashion with referee Clattenburg pointing to the spot after just five minutes. It was a bizarre incident. Peter Crouch rose high to send a header goalwards, which Bolton goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen managed to scramble away but only to Vedran Corluka on the ground. The Croatian tried to play the ball in but it struck Kevin Davies, who was also in a prone position, on the hand. Van der Vaart stepped up to coolly plant the spot-kick past Jaaskelainen. Less than 60 seconds later, the referee was pointing to the spot again after Sam Ricketts had hacked down the speeding Aaron Lennon as he slalomed into the area. Up stepped Van der Vaart once more and once again he planted the ball high to Jaaskelainen's right to send the net rippling. Unfortunately, this time Clattenburg had spotted Wilson Palacios, among others, encroaching into the area. He ordered the kick to be retaken and this time Van der Vaart went for the same spot sent the ball the wrong side of the post. To say that the first half was lively was something of an understatement. The teams could easily have gone in 4-2 at the break after Bolton's Johan Elmander rattled the Tottenham crossbar with a powerful header. Crouch, too, had several chances to extend Tottenham's lead and in injury time he was the focal point of another penalty decision. This time it was Bolton's Mark Davies who was adjudged to have handled the ball in the area from a Crouch header and the referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot once more. Fortunately for Bolton, the assistant referee's flag was raised, having spotted Crouch in an offside position before the hand ball offence had occurred. Judging by penalty calls and chances alone it would be easy to think it was all Tottenham. It wasn't. There is more culture to Bolton these days under Owen Coyle. They are much more than a long-ball team, even if much of their attacking threat still goes through big striker Kevin Davies. The arrival of Sturridge from Chelsea promises even more enterprise and the striker was a constant menace to Tottenham's defenders. It was no surprise when he came up with the equaliser. It was a neat, flowing move with Davies carrying the ball deep into the Tottenham half before feeding Sturridge, who opened up his body to send a left-foot shot swerving under goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, who might have done better. There were yet more appeals for a penalty when Gary Cahill went tumbling in the Tottenham area under a challenge from Steven Pienaar. Bolton appealed for the penalty and there did appear to be contact, but the referee instead booked Cahill for diving. Jermaine Jenas hit the Bolton post with a stinging free-kick after 63 minutes and Tottenham would have retaken the lead but for a superb point-blank save by Jaaskelainen from new signing Pienaar, who had come on at half-time. It looked as though Tottenham would have to settle for a point, until Kranjcar stepped up to smash home a winner which might yet be worth millions to Tottenham.

Form Guide

    WWLDDW
  • Tottenham
  • VS
  • Bolton
  • LLDLLW

Last Meetings

  • Bolton
  • 4 - 2
  • Tottenham
  • 06/11/2010
  • Tottenham
  • 1 - 0
  • Bolton
  • 01/05/2010
  • Bolton
  • 2 - 2
  • Tottenham
  • 03/10/2009
  • Bolton
  • 3 - 2
  • Tottenham
  • 31/01/2009
  • Tottenham
  • 2 - 0
  • Bolton
  • 26/10/2008
  • Tottenham
  • 1 - 1
  • Bolton
  • 26/04/2008

Top Scorers

Tottenham

  • R Van der Vaart 7
  • G Bale 7
  • R Pavlyuchenko 5
  • A Lennon 3
  • P Crouch 2
  • A Hutton 2
  • T Huddlestone 1
  • L Modric 1
  • Y Kaboul 1
  • S Bassong 1

Bolton

  • J Elmander 9
  • KC Davies 3
  • M Petrov 3
  • I Klasnic 2
  • S Holden 2
  • C Lee 2
  • R Blake 1
  • M Taylor 1
  • Z Knight 1
  • G Steinsson 1
  • M Davies 1
  • F Muamba 1
  • D Sturridge 1
  • RM Moreno 1

Goals

Tottenham

    • Total goals 59
    • Goals per game 33
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Bolton

    • Total goals 61
    • Goals per game 35
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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