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  • Date:11 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:White Hart Lane
  • Attendance:36,132
  • Lennon (34) Assou-Ekotto (62)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:05 +2.05

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a short corner.

91:53 +1.53

Kyle Walker takes a shot. Blocked by Shane Duffy.

91:17 +1.17

Tim Cahill takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.

89:57

Louis Saha takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

87:42

Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Blocked by Shane Duffy.

87:29

The ball is crossed by Steven Pienaar, clearance by Shane Duffy.

85:49

Unfair challenge on Steven Pienaar by Leighton Baines results in a free kick. Roman Pavlyuchenko joins the action as a substitute, replacing Emmanuel Adebayor. Luka Modric takes the direct free kick.

84:16

Steven Pienaar fouled by Marouane Fellaini, the ref awards a free kick. Marouane Fellaini is booked. Free kick taken by Kyle Walker.

83:21

Emmanuel Adebayor is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.

82:52

Luka Modric fouled by Tim Cahill, the ref awards a free kick. Tim Cahill is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Brad Friedel takes the direct free kick.

82:43

Louis Saha takes a shot. Kyle Walker gets a block in.

82:06

Benoit Assou-Ekotto challenges Royston Drenthe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Johnny Heitinga delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

81:14

Magaye Gueye is brought on as a substitute for Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.

79:34

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Johnny Heitinga.

78:35

Luka Modric takes a shot. Tim Howard makes a save.

76:55

(Tottenham) makes a substitution, with Steven Pienaar coming on for Aaron Lennon.

73:50

Aaron Lennon challenges Royston Drenthe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Aaron Lennon for unsporting behaviour. Phil Neville takes the free kick.

73:10

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Luka Modric from the left by-line, save by Tim Howard.

73:06

Benoit Assou-Ekotto produces a cross, clearance by Shane Duffy.

71:50

Royston Drenthe handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Gareth Bale restarts play with the free kick.

71:22

Corner from the left by-line taken by Rafael Van der Vaart, Tim Howard makes a save.

70:59

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Blocked by Johnny Heitinga.

70:49

Aaron Lennon sends in a cross, Johnny Heitinga manages to make a clearance.

70:24

Jake Livermore concedes a free kick for a foul on Royston Drenthe. Phil Neville delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Michael Dawson.

69:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Bale by Royston Drenthe. Gareth Bale takes the free kick.

67:21

(Everton) makes a substitution, with Royston Drenthe coming on for Victor Anichebe.

66:50

Corner from the right by-line taken by Landon Donovan, Shane Duffy has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

66:20

Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Dawson.

66:13

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov delivers the ball, clearance by Younes Kaboul.

65:55

Phil Neville crosses the ball, Kyle Walker makes a clearance.

65:08

Effort on goal by Gareth Bale from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

62:38

Benoit Assou-Ekotto fires in a goal from long distance to the top left corner of the goal. Tottenham 2-0 Everton.Rafael Van der Vaart provided the assist for the goal.

61:17

Gareth Bale crosses the ball, Shane Duffy manages to make a clearance.

59:34

Marouane Fellaini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rafael Van der Vaart. Luka Modric restarts play with the free kick.

58:43

Sylvain Distin goes off and Shane Duffy comes on.

57:09

Landon Donovan crosses the ball, Marouane Fellaini produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

54:52

The ball is crossed by Leighton Baines, Foul by Sylvain Distin on Brad Friedel, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Brad Friedel.

54:39

Landon Donovan delivers the ball, clearance by Michael Dawson.

54:19

Corner taken right-footed by Landon Donovan from the left by-line, Younes Kaboul manages to make a clearance.

53:58

Leighton Baines crosses the ball, Louis Saha takes a shot. Michael Dawson gets a block in.

52:34

The ball is crossed by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Aaron Lennon takes a shot.

50:10

Corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart.

50:06

The ball is crossed by Kyle Walker, clearance by Sylvain Distin.

49:27

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.

49:18

The ball is delivered by Leighton Baines, Michael Dawson manages to make a clearance.

48:25

A cross is delivered by Kyle Walker, Sylvain Distin makes a clearance.

48:21

The ball is sent over by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

46:39 +1.39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Landon Donovan on Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Landon Donovan receives a caution. Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

46:22

Kyle Walker fouled by Marouane Fellaini, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kyle Walker.

44:43

Landon Donovan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Direct free kick taken by Brad Friedel.

43:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leighton Baines on Emmanuel Adebayor. Kyle Walker takes the free kick.

42:35

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

41:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Landon Donovan by Younes Kaboul. Leighton Baines crosses the ball in from the free kick, Younes Kaboul manages to make a clearance.

41:04

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov produces a cross, clearance by Younes Kaboul.

38:49

Marouane Fellaini produces a cross, clearance by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

38:16

The ball is delivered by Landon Donovan, clearance made by Michael Dawson.

36:11

Rafael Van der Vaart produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

35:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Johnny Heitinga on Emmanuel Adebayor. Direct free kick taken by Younes Kaboul.

34:13

A goal is scored by Aaron Lennon from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-0 Everton.Assist on the goal came from Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

33:22

Shot from just outside the area by Rafael Van der Vaart goes over the bar.

31:48

Shot from outside the box by Landon Donovan misses to the left of the target.

31:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marouane Fellaini on Rafael Van der Vaart. Luka Modric restarts play with the free kick.

31:12

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

30:49

The ball is crossed by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov makes a clearance.

30:18

Landon Donovan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luka Modric. Free kick taken by Kyle Walker.

29:38

Effort on goal by Emmanuel Adebayor from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

29:03

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov concedes a free kick for a foul on Jake Livermore. Direct free kick taken by Jake Livermore.

24:28

Kyle Walker concedes a free kick for a foul on Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. Direct free kick taken by Leighton Baines.

23:06

Effort on goal by Luka Modric from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

22:57

The ball is crossed by Gareth Bale, clearance by Johnny Heitinga.

21:11

Leighton Baines sends in a cross, Kyle Walker manages to make a clearance.

21:05

Leighton Baines crosses the ball, clearance made by Kyle Walker.

20:26

Inswinging corner taken by Landon Donovan from the left by-line, Michael Dawson manages to make a clearance.

16:53

Corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart, Marouane Fellaini manages to make a clearance.

13:39

Corner taken by Landon Donovan from the left by-line to the near post.

11:32

Emmanuel Adebayor produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

8:14

The ball is delivered by Emmanuel Adebayor, Leighton Baines manages to make a clearance.

6:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marouane Fellaini on Gareth Bale. Free kick taken by Rafael Van der Vaart.

1:47

The referee blows for offside. Tim Howard takes the free kick.

0:50

Effort from the edge of the area by Louis Saha goes wide of the right-hand post.

Match Preview

Redknapp cherishes community connection Harry Redknapp would love to give more back to the Tottenham community as his side look to close in on the Barclays Premier League leaders with victory over Everton on Wednesday. Spurs could move level with second-placed Manchester United and just three behind Manchester City if they win the game in hand, which was rearranged from the opening day of the new season on August 13 following civil unrest which had started just yards from White Hart Lane after peaceful protests about the police killing of 29-year-old local man Mark Duggan and then swept across the country. Like all clubs, Tottenham have a strong sense of community spirit. Redknapp, 64, grew up in London's East End, and the former West Ham boss feels the modern game can learn lessons from the past. He said: "Hopefully we can still keep doing things in the community, all football clubs really. I think we should be getting back into the schools in the afternoons with the kids. "I would like to see the players do it, and I would certainly do it, spend a couple of hours there. "When I was at West Ham, [manager] Ron Greenwood got us all coaching the kids in the schools, we used to do four or five afternoons a week in Canning Town and West Ham. "We all loved it and that is how we all got into coaching really. "The players would do it and it would be great for the kids, to bring them something to look forward to. "I went to a rough old school, but the highlight of our week was having Clive Allen's dad, Les, coming in to take us for football." Midfielder Scott Parker (knee) remains a doubt for Wednesday's clash. Centre-half Ledley King (hamstring) is also not match fit. Defender William Gallas and midfielder Sandro are once again out with calf strains. Everton manager David Moyes admits it is "sad" his club have not been able to keep pace with the progress made by Tottenham. The Scot believes Harry Redknapp's side are genuine title contenders, but remembers a time not so long ago when the two clubs were battling it out for European qualification. But while Tottenham have built on their Champions League debut last season and can move within three points of Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester City with a win on Wednesday, Everton are mid-table and 18 points behind their hosts. And Moyes knows counterpart Harry Redknapp has benefited from having access to one thing he has not - money. "It is a little bit sad they are starting to pull away from us a little bit more than I would like," Moyes said. "I think it was only three or four years ago us and Tottenham were competing neck-and-neck for European places. "It is frustrating because all managers will tell you when you are close and competing with teams you never like to see them go away from you, but we are looking at them going away from us at this present time. "They have continued to kick on and over the years they have got in some really good players. Rafael Van der Vaart is one and Scott Parker another recently. "Tottenham, arguably, might be the biggest spenders in the Premier League - they have always supported whoever the manager has been. "Football will always come back around sometime and some day hopefully they will be looking at the back of us. "At the moment it unfortunately looks as if you need a bit of finance to get it back, but it would be nice to think we could do it the way we have done it. "We will work really hard and try to bring in players, produce our own players here, work with them, develop them and try to make them better. "That is how we do it at Everton, we don't do it any other way." Midfielder Seamus Coleman is Everton's latest injury doubt. The Irishman limped out of the FA Cup victory over Tamworth to join the growing ranks of injured players. Phil Jagielka (knee), Leon Osman (foot), Jack Rodwell (hamstring), Tony Hibbert (groin), Tim Cahill (groin) and Ross Barkley (knee) were absent on Saturday and all six are likely to be missing again.

Formation:442Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

Formation: 442Manager: David Moyes

Everton

  • Brad Friedel
  • Kyle Walker
  • Younes Kaboul
  • Michael Dawson
  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto
  • Aaron Lennon
  • Jake Livermore
  • Luka Modric
  • Gareth Bale
  • Rafael Van der Vaart
  • Emmanuel Adebayor
  • SUBS
  • Carlo Cudicini
  • Roman Pavlyuchenko
  • Jermain Defoe
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Niko Kranjcar
  • Danny Rose
  • Steven Pienaar

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Match Report

Spurs coast past Toffees Tottenham moved within striking distance of Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester City after coasting to a 2-0 victory over Everton thanks to goals from Aaron Lennon and Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Knowing a win would put them level with second-place Manchester United, Tottenham started nervously, but Lennon cut in from the right after getting on the end of Assou-Ekotto's brilliant crossfield pass and slotted past Tim Howard to settle the home crowd's nerves. The full-back then added a second just after the hour when he blasted a 30-yard shot which flew past Howard off Tim Cahill's backside to seal the success. The win marks another chapter in a remarkable resurgence for Spurs, who began the season with two hidings but have recovered to go on a run of one defeat in 18 games. They are now level with United and within three points of leaders Manchester City. Indeed, Spurs have a real chance of cracking the Manchester clubs' grip on the league this weekend when they will move joint top if they beat Wolves, with City not playing until Monday. Scott Parker's was again missing for Spurs due to a knee injury, and Everton - boosted by Cahill's inclusion - started brightly. The Toffees could have gone ahead in the first minute had Louis Saha not shot wide. It took 10 minutes before Emmanuel Adebayor had Tottenham's first chance, which he blazed over. Luka Modric found Adebayor in the box in another Spurs attack, but his first touch let him down and Howard gathered. Adebayor's touch let him down again in the 25th minute as he wasted a golden opportunity. Gareth Bale galloped through after a brilliant ball from Rafael van der Vaart and squared to the unmarked Adebayor - but he miscontrolled. Keen to make amends, Adebayor sprinted in to the box to collect Modric's flick-on and he went down claiming he had been pushed by Sylvain Distin. Martin Atkinson waved play on and replays showed he was right to do so. Cahill's clumsy challenge on Modric had Spurs appealing for another spot-kick, but Atkinson gave nothing. Van der Vaart curled a wicked shot on to the roof of the net in the 34th minute as Spurs upped the pressure and that pressure paid off a minute later when Lennon scored his fourth goal of the season. The winger picked up Assou-Ekotto's cross-field pass, drifted past two Everton players and squirted a shot that beat the wrong-footed Howard. Michael Dawson and Younes Kaboul both put in telling interceptions as Everton pushed for an equaliser before the break and Landon Donovan earned a yellow card in injury time for a late tackle on Assou-Ekotto. Modric was cut down by Phil Neville just after the restart but Spurs played on. With the Croatian lying on the floor, Bale picked the ball up five yards inside his half and charged at the Everton defence. They backed off but the Welshman's deflected shot bounced kindly in to Howard's arms. With Modric back on his feet, Assou-Ekotto found Lennon at the back post with a clever pass but the winger headed wide. Marouane Fellaini headed over and moments later was then lucky to escape a booking for using knocking Van der Vaart in the head with his forearm. David Moyes' injury concerns grew soon after when Distin was replaced by Shane Duffy. Spurs doubled their lead in the 63rd minute through Assou-Ekotto's first goal since the opening day of the 2009-10 season. The full-back cut inside from the wing and after being given time by the Everton defence, cracked a 30-yard shot which deflected off Cahill and flew in. Leighton Baines flung himself in front of Adebayor to deny the striker as Spurs kicked in to top gear. A silly tug on Royston Drenthe's shirt saw Lennon enter the book before he was substituted for former Everton player Steven Pienaar. Drenthe thought he should have had a penalty after he went down under pressure from Pienaar but Atkinson disagreed. A clumsy tackle from Kaboul on Drenthe led to another penalty shout but again the referee waved play on, summing up Everton's night.

Form Guide

    LWDWDW
  • Tottenham
  • VS
  • Everton
  • LDWDWL

Last Meetings

  • Everton
  • 2 - 1
  • Tottenham
  • 05/01/2011
  • Tottenham
  • 1 - 1
  • Everton
  • 23/10/2010
  • Tottenham
  • 2 - 1
  • Everton
  • 28/02/2010
  • Everton
  • 2 - 2
  • Tottenham
  • 06/12/2009
  • Everton
  • 0 - 0
  • Tottenham
  • 09/05/2009
  • Tottenham
  • 0 - 1
  • Everton
  • 30/11/2008

Top Scorers

Tottenham

  • E Adebayor 8
  • J Defoe 7
  • G Bale 7
  • R Van der Vaart 6
  • A Lennon 2
  • R Pavlyuchenko 1
  • L Modric 1
  • Y Kaboul 1
  • K Walker 1

Everton

  • L Osman 3
  • A Vellios 3
  • P Jagielka 2
  • RR Drenthe 2
  • J Rodwell 2
  • L Saha 1
  • T Howard 1
  • V Anichebe 1
  • M Fellaini 1

Goals

Tottenham

    • Total goals 56
    • Goals per game 36
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Everton

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

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