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  • Date:18 Sep 2011
  • Kick-off:13:30
  • Venue:White Hart Lane
  • Attendance:36,129
  • Modric (6) Defoe (65)
    Adebayor (67) Adebayor (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:48 +3.48

Craig Bellamy has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the target.

92:46 +2.46

Emmanuel Adebayor grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Tottenham 4-0 Liverpool.Assist by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

91:54 +1.54

Short corner taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto from the left by-line.

90:15 +0.15

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a comfortable save.

88:59

The ball is sent over by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

88:09

Effort from just outside the area by Gareth Bale goes over the target.

85:36

Jay Spearing has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

82:59

Ledley King leaves the field to be replaced by Sebastien Bassong.

82:32

Dos Santos Giovani on for Jermain Defoe.

81:34

Effort on goal by Rafael Van der Vaart from 18 yards. Blocked by Jamie Carragher.

79:58

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jermain Defoe. Jose Reina takes the free kick.

78:08

Effort from inside the area by Rafael Van der Vaart misses to the right of the goal.

76:31

Gareth Bale takes a shot from 30 yards. Sanchez Jose Enrique gets a block in.

75:30

Rafael Van der Vaart fouled by Leiva Lucas, the ref awards a free kick. Rafael Van der Vaart takes the free kick.

74:47

Gareth Bale challenges Jose Reina unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jose Reina takes the direct free kick.

71:06

The referee gives a free kick against Scott Parker for handball. Craig Bellamy crosses the ball in from the free kick, Gareth Bale manages to make a clearance.

70:34

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jordan Henderson.

69:26

Luis Suarez goes off and Craig Bellamy comes on. Stewart Downing goes off and Jay Spearing comes on.

67:42

Shot by Jermain Defoe. Save made by Jose Reina.

67:39

Emmanuel Adebayor grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Tottenham 3-0 Liverpool.Assist by Jermain Defoe.

65:11

Jermain Defoe grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tottenham 2-0 Liverpool.Rafael Van der Vaart provided the assist for the goal.

64:22

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jermain Defoe. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.

64:05

Shot from 25 yards by Stewart Downing. Save by Brad Friedel.

62:53

Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

62:02

Foul by Martin Skrtel on Gareth Bale, free kick awarded. The referee shows Martin Skrtel a red card for second bookable offence.

60:02

Foul by Younes Kaboul on Luis Suarez, free kick awarded. Luis Suarez has an effort direct from the free kick.

58:33

Emmanuel Adebayor produces a drilled right-footed shot from 12 yards. Comfortable save by Jose Reina.

58:09

Effort from 6 yards by Luis Suarez. Younes Kaboul gets a block in.

56:55

Emmanuel Adebayor is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jose Reina.

56:02

Gareth Bale takes a shot from 18 yards. Comfortable save by Jose Reina.

54:52

Unfair challenge on Kyle Walker by Sanchez Jose Enrique results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart, Jose Reina makes a comfortable save.

53:37

Effort from outside the box by Gareth Bale goes wide right of the target.

52:04

Luis Suarez is ruled offside. Ledley King takes the indirect free kick.

51:34

Younes Kaboul concedes a free kick for a foul on Luis Suarez. Luis Suarez takes the direct free kick.

49:14

Drilled right-footed shot by Jermain Defoe. Jamie Carragher gets a block in.

49:09 +4.09

Luis Suarez booked for dissent.

48:18

Luka Modric challenges Jordan Henderson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Carragher restarts play with the free kick.

46:18 +1.18

Luka Modric takes the outswinging corner, Ledley King gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Skrtel. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.

46:07

Foul by Ledley King on Andy Carroll, free kick awarded. Jordan Henderson restarts play with the free kick.

45:39

The official flags Jermain Defoe offside. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.

45:31 +0.31

Leiva Lucas concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Parker. Emmanuel Adebayor restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

Niko Kranjcar leaves the field to be replaced by Rafael Van der Vaart.

43:19

The referee penalises Luka Modric for handball. Leiva Lucas takes the direct free kick.

42:02

Younes Kaboul has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

41:53

Short corner taken by Luka Modric.

41:37

Shot from 12 yards by Jermain Defoe. Blocked by Sebastian Coates.

41:00

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Luka Modric, Jordan Henderson manages to make a clearance.

39:14

Emmanuel Adebayor fouled by Sebastian Coates, the ref awards a free kick. Sebastian Coates receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Strike comes in from Luka Modric from the free kick, blocked by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

36:35

Niko Kranjcar has an effort at goal.

35:38

Martin Skrtel challenges Gareth Bale unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Skrtel goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Luka Modric crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Andy Carroll.

35:25

The ball is crossed by Sanchez Jose Enrique, comfortable save by Brad Friedel.

33:17

Jermain Defoe fouled by Leiva Lucas, the ref awards a free kick. Gareth Bale has an effort direct from the free kick.

29:27

Benoit Assou-Ekotto sends in a cross, Jamie Carragher manages to make a clearance.

27:39

Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Gareth Bale, Sebastian Coates gets a block in.

26:52

Unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Charlie Adam results in a free kick. Charlie Adam shown a red card.

26:24

Daniel Agger goes off and Sebastian Coates comes on.

23:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Emmanuel Adebayor on Andy Carroll. The referee cautions Emmanuel Adebayor for unsporting behaviour. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.

22:05

The official flags Martin Skrtel offside. Indirect free kick taken by Brad Friedel.

21:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by Ledley King. Free kick taken by Charlie Adam.

21:01

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

19:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Emmanuel Adebayor on Martin Skrtel. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.

17:58

The referee blows for offside against Luis Suarez. Free kick taken by Brad Friedel.

13:18

Luka Modric takes a shot from 18 yards. Fantastic save by Jose Reina.

13:05

Effort on goal by Niko Kranjcar from 20 yards. Jamie Carragher gets a block in.

11:42

Luka Modric fouled by Charlie Adam, the ref awards a free kick. Charlie Adam is given a yellow card. Free kick taken by Ledley King.

10:17

Emmanuel Adebayor is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the direct free kick.

8:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Emmanuel Adebayor on Sanchez Jose Enrique. Free kick taken by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

6:22

Luka Modric gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-0 Liverpool.

5:27

The assistant referee flags for offside against Andy Carroll. Brad Friedel takes the indirect free kick.

2:25

Shot from close range by Emmanuel Adebayor misses to the left of the target.

Match Preview

Walker: Adebayor is a `soft giant' Tottenham defender Kyle Walker has hailed the impact of "soft giant" Emmanuel Adebayor. Spurs' search for a goalscoring target man came to an end earlier this month when they signed Adebayor on loan from Manchester City. The 27-year-old was a controversial signing, and not just because of his previous three seasons at Spurs' bitter north London rivals Tottenham. Adebayor also arrived at White Hart Lane with a reputation for having a fiery temperament that at times could be hard to deal with. The Togo striker had a heated on-field spat with team-mate Nicklas Bendtner during his time at Arsenal and also publicly fell out with City boss Roberto Mancini, hastening his loan move to Real Madrid last year and subsequent switch to Tottenham. Adebayor's skills on the pitch have never been in question - that was evident last week when he scored on his debut - and Walker moved to play down concerns over the striker's temperament this week, saying: "Is he as fierce as he looks? No. He is a soft giant, I think. "We have seen throughout the years what a good player he is. He scores goals and he is a good guy. "I have had a few conversations with him. He speaks really good English and he is good to have around." After drawing 0-0 with PAOK Salonika in their opening Europa League Group A game in midweek, Spurs return to Barclays Premier League action tomorrow when they take on Liverpool at White Hart Lane. After a disappointing opening-day draw against Sunderland, Kenny Dalglish's new-look side looked in supreme form as they swept past Arsenal and Bolton before last weekend's shock defeat at Stoke. Walker, who was the only player to take part in the games at Molineux and PAOK, thinks the Reds will be looking to bounce back immediately but is sure that Spurs' quality will give them the edge. "It's a big game on Sunday," the full-back said. "Liverpool will be looking to prove a point after what happened at Stoke and they will come right at us but hopefully we can get the result." Injuries to Michael Dawson and William Gallas mean that Ledley King is likely to start in defence alongside Younes Kaboul. Midfielder Charlie Adam is satisfied with the start to his Liverpool career but knows he has to keep on improving to maintain his place in the side. The Scotland international has started every match this season - including the Carling Cup victory at Exeter - but last weekend's defeat at Stoke was probably his poorest performance of the five. Competition for midfield places is strong and about to get stronger with the impending return of captain Steven Gerrard, who has been sidelined for six months after a groin operation in March. And Adam, a #6.75million signing from relegated Blackpool in the summer, hopes he can go on impressing manager Kenny Dalglish to keep his place. "I'm happy with my form so far but obviously you want to do better," he said. "The manager makes that decision on whether he thinks you are doing well and deserve to stay in the team. "He gives you the confidence when it's needed and a rollicking when it's not. "I'm happy so far but I think the results maybe could have been a bit better in terms of a couple more points but we have had a good start. "We had a disappointing result at Stoke but overall I think we have done okay and can get better." The 1-0 reverse at the Britannia Stadium was the Reds' first of the season and they face another tough away game at Tottenham. Spurs tried to snatch Adam from under Liverpool's noses last January with a late bid. Neither club was able to succeed but, with the 25-year-old having his heart set on Anfield, he completed his move six months later. Harry Redknapp saw the situation reversed in the summer with Chelsea relentlessly pursuing Luka Modric but failing to tempt Spurs to part with their prized asset. And with the creative Croatian set to feature tomorrow alongside the likes of Rafael van der Vaart and Gareth Bale - all of whom were rested for Thursday's goalless Europa League tie against PAOK in Greece - Adam knows they are in for a similar test to last season when Tottenham beat them home and away to pip them to fifth place. "I played against them for Blackpool last season and at times they were unplayable but we've got good players here and hopefully we can cause them problems," Adam told liverpoolfc.tv. "You always expect to see Tottenham challenging for the top positions because of the quality they have in the squad."

Formation:442Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

Formation: 442Manager: Kenny Dalglish

Liverpool

  • Brad Friedel
  • Kyle Walker
  • Younes Kaboul
  • Ledley King
  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto
  • Niko Kranjcar
  • Scott Parker
  • Luka Modric
  • Gareth Bale
  • Emmanuel Adebayor
  • Jermain Defoe
  • SUBS
  • Carlo Cudicini
  • Roman Pavlyuchenko
  • Rafael Van der Vaart
  • Dos Santos Giovani
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Vedran Corluka
  • Jake Livermore

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Match Report

Adebayor at the double as Reds are crushed Emmanuel Adebayor scored twice on his home debut as Tottenham hammered four without reply past nine-man Liverpool to earn a morale-boosting first home win of the season. Luka Modric opened the scoring with a blistering 20-yard strike before Charlie Adam picked up a second yellow card for a late foul on Scott Parker. Martin Skrtel, who had a torrid afternoon at right-back thanks to Gareth Bale, was sent off for two bookings in the second half before Jermain Defoe calmly slotted home to make it 2-0 in the 66th minute. Adebayor, who scored on his debut against Wolves last week, scored a tap-in soon after before he volleyed past Jose Reina to seal the win in stoppage time. Fresh off the back of last week's first win of the season, Tottenham looked a class apart against their Champions League rivals, but their cause was helped by the two dismissals. Reds boss Kenny Dalglish, who met referees' chief Mike Riley this week after venting his anger at Mark Clattenburg's decisions against his team last weekend, was furious with Lee Probert's decision-making at times today, stopping the official as he went down the tunnel at half-time. Right from the kick-off it looked like there was only ever going to be one winner in this match. After his team's midweek trip to Greece, Harry Redknapp reverted to the same XI that beat Wolves and they stamped their dominance on the game from the whistle. Adebayor brushed past his marker to gain a yard in the box but miscued his volleyed wide from 10 yards. Daniel Agger then blocked Defoe's goal-bound shot before Modric brought White Hart Lane to its feet with his blistering opener after six minutes. The Croatian, who had been the subject of at least three bids from Chelsea this summer, picked up a loose ball 20 yards out and hammered his strike into the top left-hand corner of Reina's goal. Referee Probert handed out his first booking of the afternoon to Adam for a foul on the goal scorer. Liverpool were struggling to get in to the game and at times, their passing was poor. They thought they had equalised though when Luis Suarez tapped home after but the linesman ruled the Uruguayan was offside when he picked up the ball from Andy Carroll. Agger then hobbled off after slipping and injuring his chest. He was replaced by debutant Sebastian Coates. Liverpool's afternoon went from bad to worse just before the half hour when Adam caught Parker in the leg with his studs up as the England midfielder went for a volley. Probert reached for his pocket and issued the second yellow which reduced the visitors to 10 men. Skrtel, clearly struggling to keep up with Bale's electric pace, saw yellow for a cynical bodycheck on the Welshman. Younes Kaboul and Defoe both came close to making it 2-0 before the break as Spurs' dominance continued. Suarez was annoyed he did not get a foul on the stroke of half-time after a tussle with Benoit Assou-Ekotto and his protest at the referee earned him a booking. Reds boss Dalglish, who last week criticised Clattenburg for not giving his side a penalty at Stoke, was furious with Probert and remonstrated with the official as he went down the tunnel at half-time. Spurs almost scored a minute into the second half when Kyle Walker crossed for Adebayor, who played in the unmarked Defoe his poor shot dribbled wide from six yards. Liverpool were convinced they should have had a penalty when Carroll thought his jump in the box was impeded by Assou-Ekotto but Probert waved play on. Liverpool's miserable afternoon continued in the 63rd minute when Skrtel clipped Bale's heels as he turned to run down the flank. The former Southampton man punched the turf in apparent pain and Probert sent the Liverpool defender off with a second booking. Two minutes later it was 2-0. Substitute Rafael van der Vaart sent Defoe racing through the middle, and after holding off Jose Enrique's challenge, the England striker spun and shot low past Reina.. Just two minutes passed before Adebayor scored Tottenham's third. Reina spilled Defoe's shot and the former Gunners man reacted quickly, lifting the ball over the scrambling Spaniard before tapping in to an empty net. Liverpool could not get a touch of the ball as Spurs made their numerical advantage count. Van der Vaart tried a cheeky chip in injury time but Reina was equal to his effort. Adebayor then made it 4-0 in the final seconds when he picked up Assou-Ekotto's cross to control and calmly volley past Reina.

Form Guide

    LLW
  • Tottenham
  • VS
  • Liverpool
  • DWWL

Last Meetings

  • Liverpool
  • 0 - 2
  • Tottenham
  • 15/05/2011
  • Tottenham
  • 2 - 1
  • Liverpool
  • 28/11/2010
  • 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

Top Scorers

Tottenham

  • J Defoe 1
  • E Adebayor 1
  • Y Kaboul 1

Liverpool

  • L Suarez 2
  • M Skrtel 1
  • C Adam 1
  • J Henderson 1

Goals

Tottenham

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

Liverpool

    • Total goals 14
    • Goals per game 6
  • 2 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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