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  • Date:05 Jan 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:White Hart Lane
  • Attendance:35,766
  • Dempsey (13) Bale (32)
    Dempsey (36)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

Conor Thomas is caught offside. Brad Friedel takes the free kick.

90mins

The ball is crossed by Blair Adams.

89mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mousa Dembele on Jordan Clarke. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

89mins

Kyle Naughton sends in a cross, clearance by Jordan Clarke.

88mins

Andros Townsend produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

86mins

Leon Clarke challenges Steven Caulker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tom Huddlestone. Clint Dempsey has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

85mins

The ball is swung over by Jordan Clarke, clearance by Michael Dawson.

84mins

Andros Townsend has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

83mins

Andros Townsend produces a cross, William Edjenguele makes a clearance.

82mins

The ball is crossed by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, William Edjenguele manages to make a clearance.

79mins

(Tottenham) makes a substitution, with Tom Carroll coming on for Gylfi Sigurdsson. Scott Parker goes off and Mousa Dembele comes on.

77mins

Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball, Michael Dawson manages to make a clearance.

76mins

Leon Clarke is ruled offside. Brad Friedel takes the indirect free kick.

74mins

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Clint Dempsey misses to the left of the target.

73mins

The ball is delivered by Carl Baker, save made by Brad Friedel.

70mins

Andros Townsend replaces Gareth Bale. Steven Jennings goes off and John Fleck comes on.

69mins

Corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale, clearance by Leon Clarke.

69mins

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

67mins

Conor Thomas takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Caulker. Corner taken by Gary McSheffrey played to the near post, William Edjenguele takes a shot. Fantastic save by Brad Friedel.

65mins

Carl Baker challenges Steven Caulker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carl Baker booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Steven Caulker. Effort from the edge of the box by Leon Clarke goes wide of the right-hand upright.

63mins

Foul by Blair Adams on Scott Parker, free kick awarded. Gylfi Sigurdsson takes the direct free kick.

61mins

Benoit Assou-Ekotto concedes a free kick for a foul on Carl Baker. Free kick taken by Steven Jennings.

59mins

Jordan Clarke concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Bale. Gareth Bale produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

59mins

Conor Thomas replaces James Bailey.

57mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Bale by Carl Baker. Tom Huddlestone sends in a cross, Header from close in by Steven Caulker misses to the left of the goal.

57mins

Gylfi Sigurdsson sends in a cross.

56mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Clarke on Steven Caulker. Steven Caulker takes the direct free kick.

55mins

Carl Baker is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Steven Caulker.

55mins

Benoit Assou-Ekotto gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carl Baker. Richard Wood restarts play with the free kick.

54mins

Corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the right by-line played to the near post, Leon Clarke makes a clearance.

51mins

Shot by Tom Huddlestone. James Bailey gets a block in.

50mins

Adam Barton replaces Franck Moussa.

50mins

Carl Baker sends in a cross, clearance made by Michael Dawson.

47mins

Effort on goal by Clint Dempsey from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

46mins

Michael Dawson concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary McSheffrey. Gary McSheffrey takes the free kick. Carl Baker takes a shot. Scott Parker gets a block in.

44mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Caulker by Leon Clarke. Brad Friedel takes the direct free kick.

43mins

Franck Moussa produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Carl Baker from the left by-line, clearance by Michael Dawson.

42mins

Gareth Bale has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

41mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Steven Jennings goes wide of the right-hand post.

41mins

Jordan Clarke produces a cross, Steven Caulker makes a clearance.

40mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Carl Baker from the left by-line, save by Brad Friedel.

39mins

Steven Jennings takes a shot. Blocked by Tom Huddlestone.

37mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale, Clint Dempsey scores a headed goal from inside the box. Tottenham 3-0 Coventry.Assist by Gareth Bale.

33mins

Benoit Assou-Ekotto sends in a cross, save by Joe Murphy.

33mins

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Wood. Gareth Bale fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 2-0 Coventry.Clint Dempsey provided the assist for the goal.

31mins

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Richard Wood gets a block in.

29mins

Blair Adams concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Bale. Gareth Bale restarts play with the free kick.

27mins

The ball is sent over by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Blair Adams makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale, clearance by Carl Baker.

25mins

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Emmanuel Adebayor gets a block in.

24mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Gareth Bale goes wide of the right-hand post.

20mins

Shot by Gareth Bale from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

19mins

Centre by Blair Adams, Brad Friedel makes a save.

18mins

Kyle Naughton takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a save. Outswinging corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the right by-line, clearance made by James Bailey.

16mins

A cross is delivered by Emmanuel Adebayor, Richard Wood manages to make a clearance. Gareth Bale crosses the ball.

16mins

Gareth Bale produces a cross, save by Joe Murphy.

16mins

Foul by Tom Huddlestone on Steven Jennings, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Steven Jennings.

13mins

James Bailey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gylfi Sigurdsson. Direct free kick taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson, Clint Dempsey scores a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Tottenham 1-0 Coventry.Assist by Gareth Bale.

13mins

Gylfi Sigurdsson sends in a cross, clearance made by Steven Jennings.

12mins

The ball is swung over by Gylfi Sigurdsson, clearance by Gary McSheffrey.

12mins

Foul by James Bailey on Scott Parker, free kick awarded. James Bailey booked for unsporting behaviour. Benoit Assou-Ekotto restarts play with the free kick.

11mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carl Baker by Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Jordan Clarke takes the free kick.

11mins

Steven Jennings produces a cross.

10mins

Carl Baker takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.

9mins

Tom Huddlestone produces a left-footed shot from a long way out which goes wide right of the goal.

9mins

Gareth Bale crosses the ball, clearance made by Steven Jennings. Corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale, clearance by William Edjenguele.

8mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Naughton on Richard Wood. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

7mins

Effort from outside the penalty area by Scott Parker goes wide left of the goal.

6mins

Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Wood. Corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson played to the near post, James Bailey makes a clearance.

4mins

Gary McSheffrey challenges Emmanuel Adebayor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kyle Naughton restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Spurs ready for Coventry test - Freund Tottenham face npower League One side Coventry on Saturday as they look to reach their first final since they lifted their eighth cup in 1991. The Londoners came close to reaching the final last season, but they were undone by a 5-1 semi-final thrashing by Chelsea. With Spurs having climbed to third in the Barclays Premier League after finding their feet under Andre Villas-Boas, assistant boss Steffen Freund hopes the squad can transfer their form to the cup. "We are strong enough now as a club to say maybe it's time to win the FA Cup again," Freund said. "We have a fantastic history in the competition." Villas-Boas is expected to hand long-term injury absentees Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Scott Parker starts tomorrow and a number of squad players will also be given a chance. Their opponents beat Spurs in the 1987 final, but have fallen from grace since. Coventry now sit 11th in League One, 52 places below Spurs in the league ladder, but Freund insists they will not take the opposition lightly. He said: "I know they lost their last game (against Shrewsbury) but before that they were 10 unbeaten and that is why it will be a really hard game. "They will come to the Lane with nothing to lose." Left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto has overcome his knee injury and looks set to make his first Tottenham appearance in four months. Midfielder Scott Parker is likely to make his first start of the season and goalkeeper Brad Friedel could play as Villas-Boas looks to rotate his squad following a tiring festive period. Winger Gareth Bale is available following his one-match suspension but defender William Gallas (calf) is unlikely to feature and Younes Kaboul is out until mid-to-late February with his knee problem. Manager Mark Robins hopes Coventry will revive the spirit of 1987 by wearing replica shirts of their proudest day. The Sky Blues upset fancied Spurs 3-2 at Wembley in what was the club's first and still is their only domestic cup final, clinching the finest moment in their history. A Tottenham side boasting the likes of Ossie Ardiles, Glenn Hoddle, Clive Allen, Chris Waddle, Richard Gough and Ray Clemence, among others, were undone by Gary Mabbutt's injury-time own goal. And the romance of the FA Cup has not been lost 26 years on after the two sides were again paired together for a third-round tie at White Hart Lane. Robins has himself pushed the idea of donning the club's famous Sky Blue and white stripes from that day, and they will do so in front of around 5,000 travelling City supporters. "The thinking behind it is that it evokes the memories and it's special for the supporters," said Robins, who will be assisted in the City dugout by goalkeeping coach Steve Ogrizovic, an integral member of the club's FA Cup success. "It's not every day you play against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane, it's a great fixture for everybody involved at the club. "It's a big game, the FA Cup is always a big deal, we want to try and remain in all the competitions for as long as possible. We're realistic as well, we know we're going into the game as massive underdogs and if we can get something then fantastic." Coventry captain Carl Baker, 30, does not even remember City's skipper from 1987, Brian Kilcline, and admits to never having watched the final, although that may possibly change on the team coach travelling down to London. Talking about the change of strip, Baker added: "It's a nice little touch from the club, obviously it's a nice feeling for us to play in that kit and it brings the history back. I'm sure the fans will like to see that." Coventry will be without leading scorer David McGoldrick. The striker, who has bagged 17 goals in 25 appearances, returned to parent club Nottingham Forest before joining Ipswich. Loanees James Bailey and Blair Adams have both been cleared to play, with the latter due to make the final appearance of his stay although Coventry are keen to strike a new deal.

Formation:433Manager: Andre Villas-Boas

Tottenham

Formation: 4411Manager: Mark Robins

Coventry

  • Brad Friedel
  • Kyle Naughton
  • Michael Dawson
  • Steven Caulker
  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto
  • Tom Huddlestone
  • Scott Parker
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • Clint Dempsey
  • Emmanuel Adebayor
  • Gareth Bale
  • SUBS
  • Hugo Lloris
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Aaron Lennon
  • Jermain Defoe
  • Mousa Dembele
  • Andros Townsend
  • Tom Carroll

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