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  • Date:2010-01-16
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:White Hart Lane
  • Attendance:35729
  • Referee:Atkinson, M

Live Commentary

90mins

The referee blows for full-time.

90mins

Boaz Myhill is alert to the danger as Jermain Defoe bursts into the area.

90mins

The crowd appeal for a penalty as Peter Crouch goes down in the area but again the referee waves the appeals away.

90mins

Hull are camped in their own half with Spurs piling on the pressure.

90mins

There are six minutes of added time.

90mins

Boaz Myhill makes a fine save at his near post from a Peter Crouch header.

88mins

Sebastien Bassong does well to prevent George Boateng pulling the trigger as Hull look for a late winner.

87mins

Jermaine Jenas is booked for pulling back Kevin Kilbane as Hull break.

86mins

Craig Fagan is booked for shirt-pulling.

84mins

Luka Modric has a low left-foot shot which goes just wide.

83mins

Richard Garcia is replaced by Steven Mouyokolo.

82mins

Gareth Bale's free-kick just outside the area hits the wall as does Tom Huddlestone's follow-up.

80mins

Niko Kranjcar's shot is blocked by a mass of Hull bodies and the crowd appeal for handball but nothing is given.

78mins

Michael Dawson almost lets Stephen Hunt in on goal but recovers well to deny the Irishman.

77mins

The Spurs fans aren't happy with what they see as Hull's timewasting.

75mins

Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink is on for Deiberson Geovanni.

74mins

Boaz Myhill saves from Luka Modric's header.

72mins

Kamil Zayatte is back on the field and seems okay.

70mins

Kamil Zayatte has landed awkwardly and is down receiving treatment.

69mins

Deiberson Geovanni's free-kick hits the wall and is cleared by Spurs.

68mins

Tom Huddlestone is booked for his foul on Stephen Hunt and Hull have a free-kick 35 yards out.

68mins

Stephen Hunt and Tom Huddlestone exchange words after a challenge .

67mins

Deiberson Geovanni has a volley which goes wide and Spurs can build again from the back.

65mins

Nicky Barmby is replaced by Kevin Kilbane.

64mins

Gareth Bale is down injured.

64mins

Boaz Myhill makes the save from the corner.

63mins

Tom Huddlestone has a low shot which is deflected wide for another corner.

62mins

Peter Crouch comes on for Robbie Keane.

61mins

Frantic defending from Hull as Jermain Defoe and Tom Huddlestone both have efforts cleared.

60mins

Stephen Hunt sends in a free-kick but George Boateng's shot is blocked by Michael Dawson.

59mins

Sebastien Bassong goes into the book after catching Craig Fagan.

58mins

Richard Garcia is flagged offside as Hull grow in attacking confidence.

57mins

Nicky Barmby hits the side netting to the relief of White Hart Lane.

55mins

Jermaine Jenas replaces Wilson Palacios.

54mins

Another fabulous double save from Boaz Myhill to deny Luka Modric and then Robbie Keane.

52mins

Wilson Palacios scythes down Deiberson Geovanni and is booked.

50mins

Sebastien Bassong's effort from the corner is high and wide.

49mins

Robbie Keane fires a shot goalwards which is deflected wide for a corner.

48mins

Andy Dawson does well against Jermain Defoe and concedes a corner, which again is well defended by Hull.

47mins

The onus is on Spurs to try and break Hull down in this second half.

46mins

The second half gets underway with no changes for either side.

45mins

The whistle goes for half-time.

45mins

Boaz Myhill makes another great save from Jermain Defoe from close range, tipping the ball round the post.

45mins

Spurs have an injury-time corner but Hull defend it well.

45mins

There are four minutes of added time.

44mins

Paul McShane and Nicky Barmby combine well to set up Richard Garcia but his effort goes out for a throw-in.

43mins

Niko Kranjcar sends an effort wide from outside the box.

42mins

George Boateng volleys a shot but it's well wide.

40mins

Boaz Myhill makes another good save from a Spurs free-kick.

39mins

It's all Spurs but Hull are working hard to keep them from scoring.

38mins

Boaz Myhill makes a stunning save from Robbie Keane who fired in a shot from 12 yards out.

37mins

The Spurs fans are urging their side on as Tom Huddlestone motors forward.

35mins

Boaz Myhill manages to paw away a Spurs corner as the pressure grows.

33mins

Robbie Keane is caught offside.

32mins

Luka Modric sends in a cross but it's overhit and out for a goal-kick.

31mins

There's a lot of Spurs pressure at the moment but Hull are defending stoutly.

29mins

Nicky Barmby is booked for timewasting after the referee loses patience over the time taken for a throw-in.

26mins

The crowd are getting a little impatient as Hull pressure forces Spurs into a giving away possession.

24mins

Richard Garcia has to leave the field after he suffers a head injury but it looks like he'll be fine to continue.

23mins

Craig Fagan's cross is headed wide by Richard Garcia after some good play from Hull.

21mins

Spurs have their first corner but it's well defended by Hull.

20mins

Craig Fagan is back on the pitch and looks okay.

19mins

Craig Fagan is still down receiving treatment.

17mins

Craig Fagan is down with a head injury and the Hull physio rushes onto the pitch.

16mins

Stephen Hunt's corner is punched out by Heurelho Gomes and Spurs have a free-kick, and there's a bit of a confrontation between the two sets of players.

15mins

Hull have their first corner of the game.

14mins

Gareth Bale sends in a cross but it's too deep and goes out for a goal-kick.

12mins

Hull are working hard to stop Spurs playing and are looking organised.

10mins

Spurs work the ball from side to side and Niko Kranjcar has a shot which flies into the crowd.

9mins

Luka Modric has a shot which is blocked by the Hull defence.

8mins

Niko Kranjcar's kick is easily dealt with by Anthony Gardner.

7mins

Vedran Corluka's cross is handled by Stephen Hunt just outside the box and Spurs have a free-kick.

6mins

It's a great atmosphere at White Hart Lane with both sets of supporters making themselves heard.

5mins

Nicky Barmby is working hard as he faces his old side and harries the Spurs defence.

3mins

Hull have an early free-kick which is swung into the area by Andy Dawson but Gareth Bale watches the ball go out of play for a goal-kick.

1mins

The game gets underway.

0mins

Hull boss Phil Brown plays his strongest team after the cup defeat to Wigan, looking to avenge the 5-1 defeat at the KC Stadium in August.

0mins

Harry Redknapp makes one change, Vedran Corluka coming in for the injured Alan Hutton.

Match Preview

Tottenham's top-four hopes should be cemented with victory against Phil Brown's struggling Hull City side at White Hart Lane.

Although Spurs slipped to fifth place after their game at Liverpool was postponed on Sunday and Manchester City thrashed Blackburn Rovers 4-1, Harry Redknapp's side remain well-placed to win a place in next season's Champions League.

They have not conceded a goal in five matches in all competitions and have scored 26 times in their ten league games at White Hart Lane, including nine against a hapless Wigan Athletic side in November.

They have won seven of those ten matches while Hull have failed to win on the road this term, securing only three points in their ten encounters away from the KC Stadium.

The Tigers have failed to win any of their last seven games in all competitions, although they did show some spirit in their last league clash when they battled back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Bolton Wanderers.

Hull will once again be without Jimmy Bullard who has been sidelined since limping out of last month's 3-0 defeat at Aston Villa, while there remains talk of an exodus of fringe first-team players in January in a bid to improve the club's perilous finances.

Brown will also be without Daniel Cousin and Seyi Olofinjana as they are currently taking part in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Redknapp will be without Aaron Lennon and Benoit Assou-Ekotto who are both struggling to recover from groin problems, while long-term injury victims Jonathan Woodgate (groin) and Carlo Cudicini (broken wrist) remain on the treatment table.


Match Report

Boaz Myhill produced one of the best performances of his career to help Hull City come away from White Hart Lane with a goalless draw and dent Spurs' Champions League hopes.

The Hull keeper made six world-class saves to help his side move out of the bottom three and give them a major confidence boost as they look to beat the drop.

For Harry Redknapp, this was a disappointing way to celebrate his 500th Premier League game in charge and Tottenham are struggling to take points off the bottom teams at White Hart Lane after already suffering home defeats against Stoke and Wolves.

The one consolation for Redknapp was seeing his side keep their fifth successive clean sheet in the Premier League which equals their club record going back to 2001.

Tottenham started brightly and could have opened the scoring after nine minutes.

Luka Modric was filling in for the injured Aaron Lennon on the right-hand side and he played the perfect lay-off to his Croatian team-mate Niko Kranjcar on the edge of the box and he fired the ball over the bar.

Hull needed their back-line to be at their best if they were to get anything from the game, but it was Myhill who stole all the headlines with one of the best performances of his career.

Myhill made two fantastic saves to keep his side in the game on 37 minutes.

Wilson Palacios saw his low shot parried away by the Welsh keeper. The rebound fell to Robbie Keane whose left-foot shot forced a world-class save from Myhill.

Keane must still be wondering how his shot failed to hit the back of the net.

The home side came close again on 42 minutes. Tom Huddlestone played a clever ball Kranjcar who fired his shot just past the post.

The home fans were becoming angry with Hull's persistent time-wasting, but it was Myhill who was keeping his side in the game with another top-class save on the stroke of half-time.

Modric played a through ball to Jermain Defoe who was clean through on goal, but his shot was well saved by Myhill once again.

Myhill came to Hull's rescue once again when he made another superb double save on 53 minutes.

Modric saw his low shot force a superb one-handed save from the Hull keeper diving low to his left.

The ball came out to Robbie Keane who had the easy task of knocking the loose ball home, but his shot was somehow kept out by Myhill.

Hull's first attempt on the Tottenham goal came on 56 minutes and it was former Spurs favourite Nick Barmby who burst clear into the box but drilled his shot just past the post.

The Tottenham strikers must have been wondering how they would find a way past the unstoppable Myhill, who made another fantastic save to deny Modric on 78 minutes.

No guessing who came to Hull's rescue once again in injury time when Kranjcar's ball picked out Peter Crouch and his close-range header was kept out once again by Myhill.

Tottenham Hotspur

Hull City

Corners

141

Fouls

1312

Goal attempts

195

Shots off target

85

Offsides

41

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