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  • Date:03 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:White Hart Lane
  • Attendance:35,896
  • Bale (6) Lennon (49)
    Defoe (59)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

David Ngog takes a shot. Younes Kaboul gets a block in.

93mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jake Livermore on Paul Robinson. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.

93mins

Benoit Assou-Ekotto crosses the ball, clearance by Gretar Rafn Steinsson.

92mins

Kyle Walker sends in a cross, clearance by Dedryck Boyata.

92mins

The ball is crossed by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, clearance by Nigel Reo-Coker.

91mins

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save.

86mins

The official flags David Ngog offside. Free kick taken by William Gallas.

85mins

Jake Livermore joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott Parker.

82mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Eagles from the right by-line, Zat Knight takes a shot. Luka Modric makes a clearance.

78mins

Shot from just outside the area by Nigel Reo-Coker misses to the left of the target.

77mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart, Dedryck Boyata makes a clearance.

77mins

Jermain Defoe has an effort at goal from close in that bounces off the post.

76mins

The referee penalises Benoit Assou-Ekotto for handball. Direct free kick taken by Gretar Rafn Steinsson.

75mins

Chris Eagles decides to take the corner short.

74mins

Scott Parker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Eagles. Chris Eagles crosses the ball, Zat Knight takes a shot. Kyle Walker gets a block in.

72mins

David Ngog comes on in place of Ivan Klasnic. Rafael Van der Vaart replaces Aaron Lennon.

72mins

Luka Modric has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

70mins

Outswinging corner taken by Chris Eagles, clearance by Younes Kaboul.

69mins

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Robinson.

69mins

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save.

67mins

Scott Parker takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

65mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Luka Modric, clearance made by Paul Robinson. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Luka Modric, Dedryck Boyata makes a clearance.

65mins

Luka Modric takes a shot. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save.

63mins

Darren Pratley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the free kick.

62mins

Darren Pratley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kevin Davies.

60mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Luka Modric from the right by-line to the near post. Jermain Defoe gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Tottenham 3-0 Bolton.Assist by Gareth Bale.

59mins

Younes Kaboul takes a shot. Blocked by Nigel Reo-Coker.

59mins

Unfair challenge on Luka Modric by Dedryck Boyata results in a free kick. Dedryck Boyata goes into the referee's book. Luka Modric restarts play with the free kick.

57mins

Luka Modric takes a shot. Jermain Defoe gets a block in.

57mins

Shot from outside the penalty box by Kyle Walker goes wide right of the goal.

56mins

Corner taken short by Luka Modric.

55mins

William Gallas challenges Nigel Reo-Coker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.

52mins

Gretar Rafn Steinsson fouled by Aaron Lennon, the ref awards a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.

50mins

Aaron Lennon gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 2-0 Bolton.Assist on the goal came from Jermain Defoe.

50mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Eagles from the right by-line, Kyle Walker manages to make a clearance.

49mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Davies by Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Gretar Rafn Steinsson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

49mins

The referee blows for offside against Jermain Defoe. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the indirect free kick.

46mins

Ivan Klasnic is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

45mins

Mark Davies takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.

45mins

Ivan Klasnic takes a shot. Kyle Walker gets a block in.

44mins

Paul Robinson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

43mins

Close range shot by Scott Parker goes wide of the right-hand upright.

42mins

Benoit Assou-Ekotto challenges Kevin Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Centre by Gretar Rafn Steinsson, Dedryck Boyata takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.

42mins

Gareth Bale crosses the ball, Zat Knight makes a clearance.

40mins

Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

36mins

Unfair challenge on Gretar Rafn Steinsson by Luka Modric results in a free kick. Gretar Rafn Steinsson takes the direct free kick. Emmanuel Adebayor produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

36mins

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Benoit Assou-Ekotto misses to the left of the target.

35mins

Corner taken by Luka Modric from the left by-line, Zat Knight makes a clearance. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes a shot. Blocked by Zat Knight.

34mins

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

33mins

Shot from just outside the box by Gareth Bale goes over the bar.

32mins

Chris Eagles takes a shot. Brad Friedel makes a save.

30mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gretar Rafn Steinsson on Emmanuel Adebayor. Free kick taken by Emmanuel Adebayor.

29mins

Luka Modric is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

29mins

Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

28mins

Kyle Walker produces a cross, Zat Knight makes a clearance.

27mins

Gretar Rafn Steinsson on for Fabrice Muamba.

26mins

Fabrice Muamba produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

26mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Eagles from the left by-line, clearance made by Younes Kaboul.

26mins

Chris Eagles takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.

24mins

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

22mins

Scott Parker produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

22mins

Kyle Walker sends in a cross, clearance made by Nigel Reo-Coker.

21mins

Centre by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Dedryck Boyata manages to make a clearance.

20mins

Aaron Lennon concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Eagles. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

17mins

Unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Gary Cahill results in a free kick. The referee shows Gary Cahill a red card for professional foul. Benoit Assou-Ekotto crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Zat Knight.

15mins

A cross is delivered by Jermain Defoe, clearance made by Gary Cahill.

13mins

The ball is sent over by Gareth Bale, clearance made by Gary Cahill.

11mins

Chris Eagles has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

10mins

Effort on goal by Jermain Defoe from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

9mins

Chris Eagles takes a outswinging corner.

9mins

Ivan Klasnic takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Parker.

8mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Eagles by Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Free kick taken by Chris Eagles.

7mins

Corner taken by Luka Modric from the right by-line played to the near post, Goal scored by Gareth Bale from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-0 Bolton.The assist for the goal came from Luka Modric.

4mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Parker on Nigel Reo-Coker. Paul Robinson sends in a cross, Gary Cahill produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

4mins

Emmanuel Adebayor is caught offside. Gary Cahill takes the free kick.

3mins

Paul Robinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Lennon. Direct free kick taken by Luka Modric.

Match Preview

Don't name Capello successor during season - Redknapp Harry Redknapp thinks the Football Association should wait until the end of the season before considering who will take over from Fabio Capello as England manager. Tottenham boss Redknapp is favourite to succeed Capello, who confirmed on Friday morning that he intends to stick to his pledge of leaving his post after the European Championships next summer. The FA are thought to be considering Redknapp as the next Three Lions manager, but he is likely to face competition from Roy Hodgson and other foreign candidates for the position. If the FA do decide that Redknapp is the man they want, the man himself would prefer it if they did not approach him until the end of the season as he thinks it could derail Tottenham's push for a top-four finish. "It's very difficult for them to choose another manager if he's already working," Redknapp said. "It's difficult for a manager to agree to take over if he knows he'll be leaving his club at the end of the year. It wouldn't be fair to the club. "When managers say they'll quit at the end of the season, their form normally dips because of that. That wouldn't be an ideal situation. "You can't do it during the season. To give it to someone who's working at a club is unfair to the club he works for." Bookmakers have shortened the odds on Redknapp taking the job after he took Spurs on a remarkable winning streak that put them within striking distance of second-place Manchester United. Redknapp's men have dropped just two points in their last 10 matches and a sixth straight win against Bolton will set a new record in the Premier League era for the north London club. Rafael van der Vaart missed last week's victory at West Brom with a hamstring injury, but is available, giving Redknapp a selection headache after Jermain Defoe scored at the Baggies alongside first-choice striker Emmanuel Adebayor. Meanwhile, Bolton manager Owen Coyle has called on his players to stamp out the ill-discipline that has blighted their campaign. For the fourth time this season Wanderers had a player sent off last weekend when David Wheater saw red against Everton. Each match in which Bolton have gone a man down has ended in defeat, and Coyle believes improved decision-making on the pitch will see them pull clear of the relegation zone. "Sometimes there are uncontrollables that, as a manager, you can't do anything about," Coyle said. "It is important we keep 11 on the park. You can train all week and prepare players but when it comes to an individual decision they have to have that self-discipline to make sure we have everyone available. "What is important, and what I have stressed to the players, is the decision-making has to be spot-on. The speed and the intensity the game is played at means you have a millisecond to make a decision. "The margins in our league are so fine and unfortunately for us we have come out the wrong side of that for a number of reasons - going down to 10 men every second week hasn't helped us. "We don't plan to play a game with 10 men and that is where the individuals concerned have to recognise their self-discipline in making sure they make the right decision at the right time. "These are huge turning points. If I look back at the games we've finished with 10 men, normally you have five or 10 minutes to ride out the storm but our minimum period is something like 45 minutes. "We have given ourselves a real mountain to climb. Ivan (Klasnic) was sent off early in the second half against Norwich at home, David Wheater after 19 minutes against Everton and Ricardo Gardner after about 47 minutes at Swansea. "If we had taken a point out of each of those games I think we'd be 14th or 15th in the table - that is how fine the margins are." Wheater is now banned for four matches, as a result of a second red card this season.

Formation:442Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

Formation: 442Manager: Owen Coyle

Bolton

  • Brad Friedel
  • Kyle Walker
  • William Gallas
  • Younes Kaboul
  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto
  • Aaron Lennon
  • Luka Modric
  • Scott Parker
  • Gareth Bale
  • Emmanuel Adebayor
  • Jermain Defoe
  • SUBS
  • Carlo Cudicini
  • Roman Pavlyuchenko
  • Rafael Van der Vaart
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Vedran Corluka
  • Jake Livermore
  • Steven Pienaar

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Match Report

Spurs seal sixth straight win Tottenham claimed a club record-equalling sixth successive Barclays Premier League win as they eased to a 3-0 victory over 10-man Bolton at White Hart Lane. Gareth Bale tapped home a Luka Modric corner to open the scoring after six minutes and then removed his boot in front of the Bolton fans as a tribute to former Wales manager and Trotters player Gary Speed. Gary Cahill was given a very harsh red card for a foul on Scott Parker in the 17th minute and Spurs dominated from then on, adding second-half goals from Jermain Defoe and Aaron Lennon to seal the comfortable win which stretched their unbeaten run to 11 matches. The result further enhanced Tottenham's chances of claiming a top-four place and kept them within seven points of leaders Manchester City, who have played one more game. Bolton had Jussi Jaaskelainen to thank for preventing the home side from running riot, and the likes of Bale, Modric and Parker excelled. On paper, the match seemed a home banker, with Tottenham having dropped just two points in their previous 10 matches. Bolton, on the other hand, had won only one match in their last five and were languishing deep inside the relegation zone. After a minute's applause for former Trotters player Speed, Spurs showed their class from the start and took just six minutes to score. Zat Knight's sliding block on Aaron Lennon deflected the winger's shot behind and Bale sneaked ahead of his marker to tap home at the near post from the resulting corner. The winger took his left boot, which had a tribute to his former national manager stitched into it, aloft in front of the away fans. Bolton's afternoon went from bad to worse in the 18th minute when Cahill was sent off for a foul on Parker. Parker dispossessed Cahill on the halfway line and ran 20 yards down the left flank before the defender clattered into him from behind. Referee Stuart Attwell ruled that Parker was in a goalscoring position, and gave the centre-half a straight red despite Bolton having plenty of cover in the box. Owen Coyle was furious at the decision, and his side looked even more vulnerable with 10 men. Jaaskelainen pulled off a brilliant save to deny Defoe from eight yards before a rare Bolton attack saw Brad Friedel tip over Chris Eagles' deflected effort. Spurs were dominating the game and would have gone further ahead, but they were wasteful in front of goal, and Jaaskelainen was playing brilliantly. The stopper blocked Emmanuel Adebayor's drive before Bale blazed over. Jaaskelainen then pulled off a brilliant double save to deny Bale and Defoe in quick succession before Adebayor fired wide after getting on the end of a 50-yard inch-perfect pass from the Welshman. Harry Redknapp threw his hands in the air in frustration five minutes before half-time when Lennon squared to Adebayor, but Jaaskelainen once again pulled off a good save to keep the score 1-0. Bale flashed a ball across the box in injury time, but Defoe missed the tap-in by a matter of centimetres. Trotters boss Coyle made his anger at Cahill's dismissal clear when he marched across the pitch to remonstrate with the referee after he had blown the whistle for half-time. Modric would have made it 2-0 three minutes after the break had Defoe not got in the way of the Croatian's goalbound shot when Jaaskelainen was stranded. Spurs hit Bolton on the counter-attack in the 50th minute to make it 2-0. Lennon cut in from the right flank and jinked past two defenders before firing past Jaaskelainen. Tottenham should have had a penalty five minutes later when Kevin Davies pushed over Benoit Assou-Ekotto in the Bolton box, but Attwell waved play on. Moments later it was 3-0 thanks to Defoe's eighth of the season. Bale flicked on Modric's corner at the near post and the England striker beat his marker to score from four yards. Modric then went close with a blistering 20-yard shot which Jaaskelainen tipped over. The Finn was on hand soon after to save from Parker and Bale as Spurs continued to lay siege to the away goal in search of a fourth. Modric curled a shot just wide before Coyle grimaced at the sight of Rafael van der Vaart coming on for Lennon with 17 minutes left. The Dutchman made an instant impact, playing in Defoe, whose shot smacked against the post before bouncing out to safety. Parker, named Premier League player of the month, received a huge standing ovation when he came off for Jake Livermore with five minutes left as Spurs took their foot off the accelerator knowing the game was already well won. Modric blocked Zat Knight's effort with 10 minutes left, but Bolton's push for a consolation petered out without success.

Form Guide

    DWWWWW
  • Tottenham
  • VS
  • Bolton
  • WLLWLL

Last Meetings

  • Tottenham
  • 2 - 1
  • Bolton
  • 05/02/2011
  • 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

Top Scorers

Tottenham

  • E Adebayor 7
  • J Defoe 5
  • R Van der Vaart 5
  • G Bale 4
  • A Lennon 1
  • L Modric 1
  • Y Kaboul 1
  • K Walker 1

Bolton

  • I Klasnic 5
  • C Eagles 3
  • KC Davies 2
  • N Reo-Coker 1
  • G Cahill 1
  • F Muamba 1
  • D Ngog 1
  • D Boyata 1

Goals

Tottenham

    • Total goals 42
    • Goals per game 26
  • 3 (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
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (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

Bolton

    • Total goals 35
    • Goals per game 19
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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