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  • Date:02 Mar 2014
  • Kick-off:16:30
  • Venue:White Hart Lane
  • Attendance:35,512

Live Commentary

94:20 +4.20

Booking for Juan Cala.

The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

93:47 +3.47

The ball is crossed by Declan John.

92:46 +2.46

The ball is sent over by Juan Cala.

91:49 +1.49

Unfair challenge on Bo-Kyung Kim by Emmanuel Adebayor results in a free kick.

90:28 +0.28

Juan Cala makes a clearance.


Clearance made by Michael Dawson.


Harry Kane takes the chance to get an effort at goal. A parry by David Marshall prevents the goal.


Raniere Sandro gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bo-Kyung Kim.


Ben Turner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Harry Kane.


Zeki Fryers manages to make a clearance.


Nacer Chadli restarts play with the free kick.


Juan Cala challenges Emmanuel Adebayor unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Harry Kane replaces Roberto Soldado.


Shot on goal comes in from Jordon Mutch from the free kick. Blocked by Emmanuel Adebayor.


Unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell by Raniere Sandro results in a free kick.


Clearance by Gary Medel.


David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.


The official flags Nacer Chadli offside.


Emmanuel Adebayor takes the chance to get an effort at goal. David Marshall makes a block.


Nacer Chadli takes a shot. Steven Caulker gets a block in.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Mousa Dembele on Bo-Kyung Kim.


Clearance made by Jan Vertonghen.


Kenwyne Jones replaces Fabio Da Silva.


Joe Paulo Paulinho leaves the field to be replaced by Raniere Sandro.


Unfair challenge on Zeki Fryers by Fraizer Campbell results in a free kick.


Kyle Naughton delivers the ball.


Andros Townsend goes off and Nacer Chadli comes on.


The ball is swung over by Andros Townsend.


Jan Vertonghen restarts play with the free kick.


Juan Cala makes a clearance.


Free kick crossed by Andros Townsend.


Ben Turner challenges Roberto Soldado unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Jordon Mutch comes on in place of Craig Bellamy.


Mats Daehli replaces Aron Gunnarsson.


Andros Townsend takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.


A cross is delivered by Andros Townsend.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Dawson by Fraizer Campbell.


Gary Medel takes the free kick.


Unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson by Andros Townsend results in a free kick.


Joe Paulo Paulinho manages to make a clearance.


Andros Townsend concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabio Da Silva.


Clearance by Steven Caulker.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Declan John on Aaron Lennon.


Clearance by Ben Turner.


Corner taken by Bo-Kyung Kim.


Gary Medel restarts play with the free kick.


Foul by Joe Paulo Paulinho on Bo-Kyung Kim, free kick awarded.

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

The ref blows to end the first period.


Zeki Fryers takes the free kick.


Fabio Da Silva is ruled offside.


Mousa Dembele takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.


Hugo Lloris manages to make a clearance.


Declan John takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Hugo Lloris parries the ball but the danger is not over.


Ben Turner makes a clearance.


Juan Cala gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emmanuel Adebayor.


Michael Dawson manages to make a clearance.


The ball is sent over by Fabio Da Silva.


Juan Cala takes a shot. Blocked by Jan Vertonghen.


Header by Steven Caulker against the bar.


The ball is sent over by Craig Bellamy.


Roberto Soldado scores with a right foot finish. Spurs 1-0 Cardiff.Assist on the goal came from Emmanuel Adebayor.


Declan John takes the free kick.


Kyle Naughton challenges Fraizer Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Free kick taken by David Marshall.


The ball is swung over by Mousa Dembele.


Jan Vertonghen makes a clearance.


Joe Paulo Paulinho has an effort at goal. Gary Medel gets a block in.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell by Roberto Soldado.


Corner taken by Kyle Naughton.


Zeki Fryers delivers the ball.


Clearance by Juan Cala.


Corner from the left by-line taken by Kyle Naughton.


Bo-Kyung Kim challenges Andros Townsend unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Unfair challenge on Joe Paulo Paulinho by Bo-Kyung Kim results in a free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Mousa Dembele on Bo-Kyung Kim.


Clearance by Fabio Da Silva.


Shot by Andros Townsend.


The ball is crossed by Zeki Fryers.


Jan Vertonghen restarts play with the free kick.


Foul by Bo-Kyung Kim on Zeki Fryers, free kick awarded.


Shot on goal comes in from Emmanuel Adebayor from the free kick. Fraizer Campbell gets a block in.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andros Townsend by Fabio Da Silva.


The ball is sent over by Kyle Naughton.


Centre by Fabio Da Silva.


The ball is sent over by Andros Townsend.


Fabio Da Silva takes a shot. Michael Dawson gets a block in.


Craig Bellamy has an effort direct from the free kick that flies over the crossbar.


Fraizer Campbell fouled by Michael Dawson, the ref awards a free kick.


Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.


Jan Vertonghen fouled by Aron Gunnarsson, the ref awards a free kick.


Clearance made by Jan Vertonghen.


Zeki Fryers produces a cross.


Steven Caulker makes a clearance.


Fabio Da Silva makes a clearance.

The match gets underway.

Match Preview

Ade leaving Benfica on back burner Emmanuel Adebayor is refusing to let his mind wander towards the mouth-watering last-16 Europa League tie with Benfica as the striker looks to fire Tottenham into the Barclays Premier League's top four. The 30-year-old is enjoying a new lease of life at White Hart Lane under head coach Tim Sherwood, netting five goals in his last four appearances including a crucial brace in Tottenham's Europa League victory over Dnipro on Thursday. That 3-2 aggregate success has secured a clash with Portuguese giants Benfica but, for Adebayor, it is a case of getting back to domestic business when Spurs welcome Premier League strugglers Cardiff to north London on Sunday. "I'm not thinking about Benfica yet," he said. "I'm thinking about Cardiff and Chelsea, then Benfica. Right now, my head is on Cardiff on Sunday. "We are playing well and playing for a place in the Champions League, Cardiff are playing to survive. They will be up for it and we have to want it more." An unexpected defeat at Norwich last weekend means Sherwood's side are now six points adrift of Liverpool in the final Champions League position. Midfielder Mousa Dembele is hoping the feel-good factor of securing safe passage in Europe can help get Spurs back on track in their hunt for the top four. "It is a very important game," he said. "It is the right time for us to get them (Cardiff) at home after our recent results at White Hart Lane and I think everybody is very happy and maybe a bit more confident after the Dnipro win. "We hope now that we can see off Cardiff correctly and professionally. It was an important thing for us to beat Dnipro. "Some people say that for English teams, the Europa League is not so important. But for us I think it's very important. "We want to achieve something this year and making progress in Europe is a big help." Sherwood has no fresh injury concerns heading into the clash with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Bluebirds, with England defender Kyle Walker in contention to make his return from a hip problem. Sandro could make his first Premier League start under Sherwood having recovered from a calf injury which had sidelined him since December - the Brazil midfielder played 75 minutes of the Dnipro win and is likely to retain his place. Craig Bellamy believes keeping Cardiff in the Premier League would provide the perfect swansong to his career. Bellamy returns to the side for Sunday's trip to Tottenham after serving a three-match suspension, handed out retrospectively by the Football Association. That arose after Bellamy accepted a charge of violent conduct for striking Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman with his arm during Cardiff's south Wales derby defeat on February 8. In his absence, Cardiff have been knocked out of the FA Cup by Wigan, held to a goalless draw by Aston Villa, and embarrassingly hammered 4-0 by Hull. City are now one place off the foot of the table and three points shy of safety, and with a far inferior goal difference to the sides above them. Bellamy, though, has the bit between his teeth and is relishing the prospect of the scrap to keep City in the top flight that lies ahead. "This is quite a good challenge. If I'm really honest, it really is," said 34-year-old Bellamy, who is approaching the 17th anniversary of his debut he made for Norwich in 1997. "It's very easy to play well when you're winning games, morale is high and everything looks good. "But when you're up against it then you see who your good players are, who can really play, and when the pressure is on, who wants the ball and wants to do something with it. "When things aren't going well you find out who the real people are in the club, and that for me is the challenge. "So what a great achievement it would be to get out of this, and I'm really motivated. "Who knows where my career will go at the end of the season, so for me, what a nice way to end - if it is the finish - by keeping this club up in the Premier League. "That would be a fitting end, a great achievement like last year (when the club won promotion) that I've left the club in a real healthy state." Bellamy is also fired up following his ban, although it is a sign of his maturity these days he first spoke to De Guzman before deciding of his own volition to accept the punishment. "I was disappointed with the suspension. The club wanted to appeal, but it was me who chose not to," Bellamy added. "I didn't want my name dragged through anything, or to accuse anyone of anything. I spoke to De Guzman, had a good conversation with him. "For me personally, it (the incident) wasn't the cleverest thing I've done, but it wasn't the worst either. "So it was a case of get on with it, take the ban and look forward to the games coming up. Unfortunately the three games I have missed were difficult games to watch. "Hopefully I've an opportunity to make up for it from now until the end of the season." Bellamy feels the loss to Hull has galvanised the players over the past few days, and made them realise what is at stake. "The reaction has been positive, as you would want it to be," he said. "It was obviously a difficult result, but we got what we deserved. Hull were worthy winners. "In a lot of games we've been competitive this season, but that was one in which we weren't, so that left us really disappointed. "But the best thing about football is there's always another opportunity the next week. "We just have to go there (to Tottenham) with high energy and in a positive frame of mind, which is what we were lacking against Hull." Along with Bellamy, manager Solskjaer should have Jordon Mutch available after his recovery from a hamstring problem, while fellow midfielder Gary Medel could figure as he is back in training following a lay-off with a thigh injury.

Formation:442Manager: Tim Sherwood


Formation: 532Manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer


  • Hugo Lloris
  • Kyle Naughton
  • Michael Dawson
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Zeki Fryers
  • Aaron Lennon
  • Mousa Dembele
  • Joe Paulo Paulinho
  • Andros Townsend
  • Emmanuel Adebayor
  • Roberto Soldado
  • SUBS
  • Nacer Chadli
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • Brad Friedel
  • Raniere Sandro
  • Harry Kane
  • Nabil Bentaleb
  • Milos Veljkovic



Match Report

Form Guide

  • Spurs
  • VS
  • Cardiff

Last Meetings

  • Cardiff
  • 0 - 1
  • Spurs
  • 22/09/2013
  • Cardiff
  • 1 - 1
  • Spurs
  • 13/01/1962
  • Spurs
  • 3 - 2
  • Cardiff
  • 02/09/1961
  • Cardiff
  • 3 - 2
  • Spurs
  • 11/03/1961
  • Spurs
  • 3 - 2
  • Cardiff
  • 02/11/1960
  • Cardiff
  • 0 - 3
  • Spurs
  • 20/04/1957

Top Scorers


  • E Adebayor 8
  • JB Paulinho 4
  • GT Sigurdsson 3
  • C Eriksen 3
  • A Lennon 1
  • RR Soldado 1
  • M Dembele 1
  • E Capoue 1
  • A Townsend 1
  • K Walker 1
  • N Chadli 1
  • RG Sandro 1
  • V Chiriches 1


  • F Campbell 5
  • J Mutch 4
  • P Whittingham 2
  • S Caulker 2
  • C Bellamy 1
  • K Jones 1
  • AE Gunnarsson 1
  • C Noone 1
  • B Kim 1



    • Total goals 69
    • Goals per game 36
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 52
    • Goals per game 19
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins