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  • Date:28 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:White Hart Lane
  • Martin Skrtel - og (64)
    Lennon (90)
  • Skrtel (41)
Goal!

Live Commentary

96mins

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Aaron Lennon goes wide of the right-hand upright.

95mins

Benoit Assou-Ekotto challenges Fernando Torres unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Raul Meireles.

94mins

Unfair challenge on Aaron Lennon by Paul Konchesky results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Luka Modric.

93mins

Jermain Defoe goes off and Raniere Sandro comes on.

92mins

Aaron Lennon scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool.Assist by Peter Crouch.

90mins

Shot on goal by Rodriguez Maxi from just inside the area goes over the target.

89mins

Jermain Defoe is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jose Reina takes the free kick.

88mins

The referee shows Glen Johnson a yellow card. Glen Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Bale. Benoit Assou-Ekotto restarts play with the free kick.

86mins

Sotirios Kyrgiakos on for Jamie Carragher.

84mins

Luka Modric produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

84mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gareth Bale, Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

83mins

Raul Meireles has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

82mins

Fernando Torres is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Heurelho Gomes.

81mins

Centre by Luka Modric, Jamie Carragher manages to make a clearance.

80mins

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save.

79mins

Fernando Torres concedes a free kick for a foul on William Gallas. Gareth Bale crosses the ball in from the free kick, Fernando Torres makes a clearance.

76mins

The ball is delivered by Fernando Torres, clearance made by William Gallas.

75mins

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

74mins

Fabio Aurelio is brought on as a substitute for David Ngog.

71mins

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Paul Konchesky gets a block in.

69mins

Fernando Torres fouled by Sebastien Bassong, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Raul Meireles.

68mins

The ball is swung over by Peter Crouch, Jamie Carragher manages to make a clearance.

68mins

Foul by David Ngog on Alan Hutton, free kick awarded. Luka Modric restarts play with the free kick.

67mins

Alan Hutton has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

67mins

A cross is delivered by Gareth Bale, Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

65mins

Martin Skrtel puts the ball into his own net. Tottenham 1-1 Liverpool.Assist by Luka Modric.

65mins

Martin Skrtel puts the ball into his own net. Tottenham 1-1 Liverpool.The assist for the goal came from Luka Modric.

64mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Rodriguez Maxi, Sebastien Bassong makes a clearance.

62mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wilson Palacios by Leiva Lucas. Free kick taken by Wilson Palacios.

60mins

Martin Skrtel is shown a yellow card for dissent. David Ngog is penalised for handball and concedes a . Penalty missed wide left by Jermain Defoe.

58mins

Foul by Jamie Carragher on Jermain Defoe, free kick awarded. Shot on goal comes in from Gareth Bale from the free kick.

57mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dirk Kuyt on Alan Hutton. Alan Hutton takes the direct free kick.

55mins

Outswinging corner taken by Raul Meireles.

53mins

Corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Fernando Torres.

53mins

Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes a shot. Martin Skrtel gets a block in.

52mins

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Clearance by Raul Meireles.

52mins

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

51mins

Foul by Fernando Torres on Aaron Lennon, free kick awarded. Luka Modric restarts play with the free kick.

51mins

Fernando Torres takes a shot. Blocked by Alan Hutton.

50mins

Corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale from the right by-line, Peter Crouch takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save.

50mins

Centre by Aaron Lennon, Martin Skrtel makes a clearance.

49mins

Raul Meireles challenges Luka Modric unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Luka Modric.

49mins

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.

49mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Crouch by Leiva Lucas. Alan Hutton takes the free kick.

48mins

The ball is crossed by Fernando Torres, clearance by Gareth Bale.

48mins

Wilson Palacios challenges Raul Meireles unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Skrtel takes the free kick.

48mins

Raul Meireles decides to take a short corner.

47mins

The ball is delivered by Gareth Bale, Martin Skrtel makes a clearance.

46mins

Foul by Alan Hutton on Paul Konchesky, free kick awarded. Paul Konchesky takes the direct free kick.

44mins

Wilson Palacios takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save.

42mins

Martin Skrtel grabs a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Tottenham 0-1 Liverpool.Sebastien Bassong challenges David Ngog unfairly and gives away a free kick. Assist by David Ngog.

42mins

Martin Skrtel scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Tottenham 0-1 Liverpool.Free kick awarded for a foul by Sebastien Bassong on David Ngog.

40mins

Booking for Jamie Carragher for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Jamie Carragher on Luka Modric, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Gareth Bale from the free kick.

40mins

Raul Meireles delivers the ball, clearance made by Peter Crouch.

40mins

Inswinging corner taken by Raul Meireles from the left by-line, clearance made by Alan Hutton.

39mins

Raul Meireles takes a shot. Heurelho Gomes makes a save.

36mins

(Tottenham) makes a substitution, with Sebastien Bassong coming on for Younes Kaboul.

34mins

Fernando Torres takes a shot. Younes Kaboul gets a block in.

33mins

Close range headed effort by David Ngog misses to the right of the goal.

32mins

A cross is delivered by Aaron Lennon, clearance by Jamie Carragher.

31mins

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Blocked by Jamie Carragher.

31mins

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Martin Skrtel gets a block in.

29mins

Paul Konchesky goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Gareth Bale fouled by Paul Konchesky, the ref awards a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Gareth Bale from the free kick.

26mins

Foul by David Ngog on Luka Modric, free kick awarded. Luka Modric restarts play with the free kick.

26mins

Fernando Torres challenges Benoit Assou-Ekotto unfairly and gives away a free kick. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the free kick.

25mins

Outswinging corner taken by Gareth Bale from the left by-line.

24mins

Raul Meireles goes into the referee's book. Free kick awarded for a foul by Raul Meireles on Gareth Bale. Free kick taken by Luka Modric.

23mins

Outswinging corner taken by Raul Meireles.

23mins

Dirk Kuyt takes a shot. Heurelho Gomes makes a save.

23mins

Raul Meireles crosses the ball, clearance by Wilson Palacios.

22mins

Corner taken by Raul Meireles, Glen Johnson takes a shot. Blocked by William Gallas.

22mins

Outswinging corner taken by Raul Meireles.

22mins

Leiva Lucas takes a shot. Blocked by Younes Kaboul.

21mins

Effort from just outside the area by Younes Kaboul goes over the bar.

20mins

Foul by Leiva Lucas on Peter Crouch, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Luka Modric.

18mins

Corner taken by Raul Meireles from the right by-line played to the near post.

18mins

Rodriguez Maxi takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.

17mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gareth Bale, Shot from inside the six-yard box by Peter Crouch goes wide right of the target.

15mins

Corner taken right-footed by Raul Meireles from the right by-line to the near post, Gareth Bale makes a clearance.

14mins

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save.

12mins

Jermain Defoe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rafael Van der Vaart.

9mins

Rodriguez Maxi produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

8mins

Rodriguez Maxi is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Heurelho Gomes.

5mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Lennon on Raul Meireles. Paul Konchesky restarts play with the free kick.

5mins

Luka Modric takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save.

The referee gets the match started.

The half-time whistle blows.

The game restarts for the second half.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

Match Preview

Spurs sweat on van der Vaart fitness Rafael van der Vaart was rated only "50-50" by Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp to return from an ankle knock in Sunday's Barclays Premier League game with Liverpool. Holland star Van der Vaart missed Wednesday's Champions League win over Werder Bremen with the problem and also sat out training. Jermaine Jenas was set to undergo a scan on the calf injury that forced him off against Bremen, which could determine his availability, Michael Dawson (ligament damage) is back in training, but Giovani dos Santos (groin) looks to be out, while captain Ledley King (groin), Jamie O'Hara (back) and Jonathan Woodgate (groin) are long-term absentees. Sunday sees them face a Liverpool side who are still considered one of the so-called 'big four', despite losing their Champions League place to Spurs. The Reds - arguably the last shock winners of the European Cup five years ago - made a terrible start to life under new manager Roy Hodgson but Roy Hodgson has transformed their fortunes to such an extent that they will go above sixth-placed Tottenham if they win by two goals or more at White Hart Lane on Sunday. "I still think they're a big threat," Redknapp said. "Last year, obviously, they were favourites to make the top four. "Then ourselves and Man City came along and pushed them back a bit. But I think (Fernando) Torres is back playing, looking sharp again, scoring goals. "Roy's had a chance to get in there and get them playing the way he wants to play. 2I think we'll see Liverpool get stronger and stronger as the season goes on." Midfielder Joe Cole is set to return to the squad for Liverpool's Barclays Premier League match against Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday. The England international has missed five games with a hamstring injury and although he is lacking match-sharpness he is likely to get a place on the bench. Jamie Carragher, on his 450th Premier League appearance, will continue to captain the side in the absence of Steven Gerrard (hamstring). "He looks quite good. It is going to be a question of whether or not the sports science people think he has enough minutes in him for us to risk playing him," said the Reds boss. "He has certainly recovered medically so now it is just a case of when we take the plunge, as it were."

Formation:4411Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

Formation: 442Manager: Roy Hodgson

Liverpool

  • Heurelho Gomes
  • Alan Hutton
  • Younes Kaboul
  • William Gallas
  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto
  • Aaron Lennon
  • Wilson Palacios
  • Luka Modric
  • Gareth Bale
  • Rafael Van der Vaart
  • Peter Crouch
  • SUBS
  • Carlo Cudicini
  • Roman Pavlyuchenko
  • Jermain Defoe
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Niko Kranjcar
  • Vedran Corluka
  • Raniere Sandro

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Match Report

Spurs leave it late Aaron Lennon scored deep into stoppage-time as Tottenham completed another amazing comeback to beat Liverpool 2-1 and stay in the Barclays Premier League title hunt. An incident-packed game looked certain to end in a 1-1 draw after Martin Skrtel netted at both ends and substitute Jermain Defoe also missed a penalty. Several other clear-cut chances went begging for both sides before Lennon became the hero to move Spurs to within a point of fourth-placed Manchester City and back to six of the summit. It was the second time in eight days, and the fifth time this season, Tottenham had come from behind to win a Premier League game. Today's match was the first meeting between the sides since Tottenham usurped Liverpool as a member of the top four and one of England's Champions League flag bearers, a mantle they have assumed with aplomb. They suffered a blow early on when they lost Rafael van der Vaart to injury in the 12th minute, the midfielder having been passed fit to play after an ankle injury. Replacement Defoe curled a left-foot volley at Jose Reina before the lively Maxi Rodriguez forced a fine fingertip stop from Heurelho Gomes, who then improvised a save to turn Dirk Kuyt's angled volley behind. Raul Meireles was cautioned midway through the half for felling Gareth Bale in full flight and referee Martin Atkinson had his yellow card out again for Paul Konchesky on the half-hour after a brilliant 40-yard run by the Tottenham winger. A minute later, Defoe should have put Spurs ahead when Reina spilt Luka Modric's cross to leave him with an open goal but Jamie Carragher threw himself in front of the ball to block. It was frantic stuff and David Ngog then powered a header wide from Kuyt's cross before Spurs suffered another blow when Younes Kaboul hurt himself after being hit by a Fernando Torres shot. Sebastien Bassong came on for the final nine minutes of the half, which saw Gomes almost fumble Meireles' speculative shot into his own net and Carragher carded for tripping Modric in full flight. Liverpool then snatched the lead when Spurs made a complete hash of trying to clear Meireles' flighted free-kick and Skrtel pounced to prod the ball past Gomes. Maxi and Torres could have doubled the deficit in stoppage-time but the former fell over his own feet with only the goalkeeper to beat and the latter was thwarted by a brilliant last-ditch Bassong tackle. Incredibly, Lucas Leiva sent Torres clean through again a minute after the restart and hesitated long enough to allow Bassong to challenge. But Spurs were unlucky not to level in the 52nd minute when Lennon's cross eventually dropped to Bale and his vicious shot somehow found the head of Meireles on the line. Atkinson was not interested when Peter Crouch went down in the box but did penalise Carragher for a challenge on Defoe which led to a 61st-minute Tottenham penalty. In a repeat of the spot-kick they were awarded at Arsenal the previous weekend, Bale blasted a free-kick which Ngog inexplicably handled. Skrtel was booked for disputing the award but it did not matter as Defoe dragged the penalty wide, Spurs' fourth miss from the spot this season. However, an inspirational run from Modric did see Spurs equalise four minutes later, the midfielder jinking his way into the box. Skrtel tried to cut out his cross but could only turn the ball past Reina. Kuyt was adamant he should have had a penalty following a strong challenge from Benoit Assou-Ekotto but Atkinson was unmoved. The visitors were forced to replace Ngog with Fabio Aurelio for the final 15 minutes. Neither side were settling for the draw and Bale saw another effort blocked when his volley crashed into a crowd of Liverpool players. The impressive Meireles also sent a beautifully-struck left-foot shot inches wide from 25 yards before the Reds lost Carragher for the final four minutes to a shoulder injury, Sotirios Kyrgiakos replacing him. Glen Johnson was booked after leaving Bale in a heap, with light snow beginning to fall in north London. Defoe then netted what he thought was a brilliant last-minute winner but he was offside lashing the ball home. But, two minutes into stoppage-time, Lennon sealed another incredible Spurs fightback when he raced onto Crouch's flick and fired past Reina. Defoe was immediately withdrawn for Sandro and Lennon almost made it 3-1 with another barnstorming run.

Form Guide

    DLLDWW
  • Tottenham
  • VS
  • Liverpool
  • WWWDLW

Last Meetings

  • Liverpool
  • 2 - 0
  • Tottenham
  • 20/01/2010
  • Tottenham
  • 2 - 1
  • Liverpool
  • 16/08/2009
  • Liverpool
  • 3 - 1
  • Tottenham
  • 24/05/2009
  • Tottenham
  • 2 - 1
  • Liverpool
  • 01/11/2008
  • Tottenham
  • 0 - 2
  • Liverpool
  • 11/05/2008
  • Liverpool
  • 2 - 2
  • Tottenham
  • 07/10/2007

Top Scorers

Tottenham

  • G Bale 5
  • R Van der Vaart 4
  • R Pavlyuchenko 4
  • A Hutton 2
  • P Crouch 1
  • T Huddlestone 1
  • L Modric 1
  • Y Kaboul 1

Liverpool

  • FJ Torres 5
  • S Gerrard 2
  • RR Maxi 2
  • S Kyrgiakos 2
  • D Kuyt 1
  • G Johnson 1
  • D Ngog 1

Goals

Tottenham

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

Liverpool

    • Total goals 35
    • Goals per game 16
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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