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  • Date:07 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:19:30
  • Venue:White Hart Lane
  • Attendance:35,757
  • Defoe (25) Defoe (25)
    Adebayor - pen (54) Defoe (74)
  • Byrom - pen (3) Byrom - pen (3)
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93mins

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Save by Chris Day.

92mins

Michael Bostwick has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

90mins

Ronnie Henry delivers the ball, clearance made by Ryan Nelsen.

89mins

Unfair challenge on Lawrie Wilson by Danny Rose results in a free kick. Michael Bostwick takes the direct free kick.

87mins

Craig Reid takes a shot. Carlo Cudicini makes a save.

87mins

Jennison Myrie-Williams takes a shot. Jake Livermore gets a block in.

85mins

Shot from just outside the box by Emmanuel Adebayor misses to the right of the goal.

82mins

Scott Laird delivers the ball, clearance made by Younes Kaboul.

81mins

Scott Parker concedes a free kick for a foul on Joel Byrom. Jake Livermore comes on in place of Niko Kranjcar. Scott Laird restarts play with the free kick.

80mins

Corner taken right-footed by Niko Kranjcar, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Gareth Bale goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

78mins

Effort on goal by Emmanuel Adebayor from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

76mins

Michael Bostwick produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

75mins

Goal scored by Jermain Defoe from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tottenham 3-1 Stevenage.Gareth Bale provided the assist for the goal.

73mins

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Jon Ashton gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Rafael Van der Vaart.

72mins

Mark Roberts takes a shot. Ryan Nelsen gets a block in.

71mins

Scott Laird produces a cross, clearance made by Younes Kaboul. Michael Bostwick takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Parker.

69mins

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Save made by Chris Day.

67mins

Centre by Jennison Myrie-Williams, clearance made by Scott Parker.

66mins

Outswinging corner taken by Joel Byrom from the left by-line.

65mins

Unfair challenge on Michael Bostwick by Niko Kranjcar results in a free kick. Scott Laird takes the free kick.

64mins

Michael Bostwick takes a shot. Save made by Carlo Cudicini. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Joel Byrom, clearance made by Younes Kaboul. Corner from the right by-line taken by Joel Byrom, Mark Roberts takes a shot.

62mins

Craig Reid replaces Chris Beardsley. (Stevenage) makes a substitution, with Jennison Myrie-Williams coming on for Darius Charles.

62mins

Shot from just outside the area by Niko Kranjcar misses to the right of the target.

61mins

Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Save by Chris Day. Corner from the left by-line taken by Rafael Van der Vaart, clearance by Jon Ashton.

60mins

Gareth Bale takes a shot.

55mins

Chris Beardsley is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Niko Kranjcar restarts play with the free kick.

54mins

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Bale by Mark Roberts. Mark Roberts is booked. Placed penalty scored by Emmanuel Adebayor. Tottenham 2-1 Stevenage.Assist by Gareth Bale.

52mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart played to the near post, Header by Gareth Bale from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

51mins

Chris Beardsley is caught offside. Carlo Cudicini takes the indirect free kick.

50mins

Joel Byrom takes a outswinging corner to the near post. Mark Roberts takes a shot. Carlo Cudicini makes a fantastic save.

48mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart played to the near post, Jon Ashton makes a clearance. Rafael Van der Vaart takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Michael Bostwick makes a clearance.

48mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Bostwick on Danny Rose. Michael Bostwick goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Niko Kranjcar. Jermain Defoe is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.

47mins

Short corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart from the right by-line. Jermain Defoe crosses the ball, clearance made by Chris Beardsley.

46mins

Michael Bostwick produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

45mins

The ball is swung over by Younes Kaboul, Jon Ashton manages to make a clearance.

44mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joel Byrom from the right by-line, Darius Charles takes a shot. Carlo Cudicini makes a save.

43mins

Rafael Van der Vaart has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

41mins

Gareth Bale has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

40mins

Gareth Bale produces a cross, Jon Ashton manages to make a clearance.

40mins

Centre by Scott Laird, Danny Rose manages to make a clearance.

38mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Joel Byrom, Aaron Lennon goes off and Emmanuel Adebayor comes on. Younes Kaboul manages to make a clearance.

30mins

Joel Byrom concedes a free kick for a foul on Rafael Van der Vaart. Direct free kick taken by Scott Parker.

30mins

Centre by Jermain Defoe, save made by Chris Day.

29mins

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Chris Day makes a save.

27mins

Jermain Defoe is ruled offside. Chris Day takes the free kick.

25mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Niko Kranjcar on Lawrie Wilson. Joel Byrom sends in a cross, Header from close in by Chris Beardsley misses to the right of the goal. Jermain Defoe gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-1 Stevenage.The assist for the goal came from Gareth Bale.

23mins

Jermain Defoe concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Beardsley. Chris Day takes the free kick.

23mins

Outswinging corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart, clearance by Jon Ashton.

21mins

The ball is sent over by Aaron Lennon, clearance made by Jon Ashton.

18mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Michael Bostwick goes wide left of the goal.

17mins

Kyle Walker sends in a cross, clearance made by Mark Roberts.

16mins

Danny Rose produces a cross, Michael Bostwick manages to make a clearance.

13mins

Jermain Defoe is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

11mins

Joel Byrom produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

6mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Dawson by Chris Beardsley. Kyle Walker comes on in place of Michael Dawson. Free kick taken by Gareth Bale.

6mins

The ball is delivered by Younes Kaboul, clearance by Mark Roberts.

3mins

Assist on the goal came from Michael Bostwick.

3mins

Foul by Ryan Nelsen on Joel Byrom, Penalty awarded. Penalty taken left-footed by Joel Byrom and scored. Tottenham 0-1 Stevenage.

1mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Rose by Lawrie Wilson. Niko Kranjcar takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Redknapp sees England potential in Livermore Harry Redknapp is convinced that Tottenham's rising star Jake Livermore has all the makings of an England international of the future. Injuries to Sandro and Tom Huddlestone at the start of the season meant Livermore was thrust in to first-team action ahead of schedule and the 22-year-old has not looked back since. Livermore's only previous experience of senior football at Spurs came in the form of a one-minute cameo against Stoke in 2010 and a Carling Cup start against Arsenal, but he has made 29 appearances this season - 17 of which have been starts. Spurs boss Redknapp has talked regularly over the last few years about how disappointed he is that so few of the club's academy products have gone on to become first team regulars and star at international level. Ledley King is the only player who has fulfilled that ambition in recent years, but Redknapp is sure that Livermore can follow in the Spurs captain's footsteps if he continues to progress at his current rate. "He (Livermore) could be (an England international)," the Spurs boss said. "The sky is the limit for Jake. His attitude is so good. He wants to get to the top and when you have that type of attitude there is no reason why he can't do it. "He has the ability as well so he has a good chance." Livermore showed maturity beyond his years to command Tottenham's midfield against a Manchester United team that contained experienced Barclays Premier League campaigners Paul Scholes and Michael Carrick on Sunday. The Enfield-born midfielder was shipped out on loan no fewer than five times before moving up to the first team, and Redknapp admits his predecessors thought Livermore was a lost cause. "When I cam here people weren't sure that he was ever going to make it," Redknapp said. "He had his injuries. Some people were tending to write him off, but when I came here but from day one I just found him to be a fantastic boy. "He did ever so well the other day in there with Sandro against Manchester United. I was pleased with those two. They were so good." Livermore is likely to keep his place in the Spurs line-up for the FA Cup fifth round replay against Stevenage at White Hart Lane. Despite having crucial league games against Everton, Stoke and Chelsea coming up, Redknapp will resist the temptation to make wholesale changes to his line-up even though Stevenage sit 48 places below them in the league ladder. Gareth Bale looks set to start after missing the United game through illness and Scott Parker is also available after completing a one-match suspension. William Gallas could also make an appearance after missing the last two months with a calf strain. Stevenage manager Gary Smith believes his side are capable of causing one of the biggest upsets in FA Cup history by beating Spurs. Boro were a non-league club this time two years ago but have won successive promotions from the Blue Square Bet Premier. Smith believes that shows the squad he inherited from Graham Westley in January has the necessary strength of character to record a famous victory. "Nobody will give us a chance of getting a result," former Arsenal scout Smith said. "We are away from home. Nobody expects us to get anything out of the game and the bookmakers will have us well and truly odds against for getting any sort of result. "But this group of players differs from others. There will be a hell of a lot of belief that one, they can hold this Tottenham side at bay, and two, they can somehow scramble a result. "Whether it be in 90 minutes, extra-time or penalties, they will be there until their last breath trying to get as much out of the game as they can. "So it may be worth a pound or two if you fancy a flutter for us to get something out of the game. We are going there with all the right credentials to make it a tough test for Spurs. "And if they can do it, I think it will be one of the biggest shocks ever. There is no doubt about that." Chris Beardsley is a doubt for the clash. Boro's leading scorer missed the 1-1 draw at Exeter over the weekend after suffering a hamstring injury against Charlton on February 25. Should the striker fail to recover in time, Blackburn loanee Jordan Slew is likely to continue to lead the line alongside Craig Reid after making his debut against the Grecians.

Formation:442Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

Formation: 442Manager: Gary Smith

Stevenage

  • Carlo Cudicini
  • Ryan Nelsen
  • Michael Dawson
  • Younes Kaboul
  • Danny Rose
  • Aaron Lennon
  • Scott Parker
  • Niko Kranjcar
  • Gareth Bale
  • Rafael Van der Vaart
  • Jermain Defoe
  • SUBS
  • Brad Friedel
  • Emmanuel Adebayor
  • William Gallas
  • Luka Modric
  • Dos Santos Giovani
  • Kyle Walker
  • Jake Livermore

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Match Report

Spurs see off Stevenage Tottenham survived a scare to move one step closer to Wembley by beating minnows Stevenage in a fifth round replay at White Hart Lane. The npower League One side started as huge underdogs but took just two minutes to take the lead through Joel Byrom, who converted a penalty after being upended by Ryan Nelsen. Jermain Defoe levelled for Spurs and the Barclays Premier League side moved into the last eight thanks to Emmanuel Adebayor's penalty and another well-taken strike from the impressive Defoe. Stevenage showed glimpses of creativity which showed why they have achieved back-to-back promotions, but the gulf in ability between the two sides ultimately showed in the second half, with Defoe notching two extra strikes to push his claims for a recall. The win came at a cost for the hosts, however, as Michael Dawson was carried off on a stretcher with what looked like a serious injury, while Aaron Lennon also hobbled off. Willed on by their 4,200 travelling fans, the visitors earned a shock early penalty when Nelsen upended Byrom with a clumsy challenge. The winger kept his nerve to slot home to Carlo Cudicini's right and give Stevenage a surprise lead. Tottenham's night went from bad to worse shortly after when Dawson injured himself going for a challenge with Chris Beardsley. The defender, clearly in agony, came off and Kyle Walker replaced him. Michael Bostwick fired wide for Stevenage before Aaron Lennon sneaked inside the box at the other end after beating two defenders but his low cross could only find a Stevenage defender. Spurs almost went 2-0 down in the 25th minute when Jon Ashton met Byrom's cross but he headed just over. Stevenage paid the price for the miss as they conceded soon after through Defoe's first. The England international deftly took down Gareth Bale's 60-yard pass before rifling home a sweet left-foot volley. Danny Rose had a penalty appeal turned down and Tottenham continued to be frustrated. Their injury woes worsened eight minutes before the break when Lennon hobbled off and was replaced by Adebayor. Bale slipped Adebayor in in first-half injury time - but Mark Roberts put in a crucial tackle just as the former Arsenal man was about to shoot. Defoe thought he had scored just after the break when he turned in Younes Kaboul's cross but the linesman flagged for offside. Stevenage were still holding their own and came close to a second goal when Bostwick's shot ricocheted straight into the path of Roberts - but he shot straight at Cudicini. Once again, the minnows were immediately made to pay for their profligacy as Spurs took the lead. Roberts brought down Bale in the box as he attempted to pull a cross back, Michael Oliver pointed to the spot and Adebayor stroked home the spot-kick before running over to Harry Redknapp to shake his hand in celebration. Stevenage then backed off Bale to almost deadly consequences as he fired a 30-yard shot which dipped over goalkeeper Chris Day and rattled the bar. Boro hit back, with Bostwick firing a blistering 30-yard drive which Cudicini did well to tip around a post. Roberts met Byrom's cross from the resulting corner but the defender's header crashed off the bar and bounced to safety. Defoe wasted a glorious chance to kill the tie as he headed weakly at Day from Bale's pinpoint cross. The England striker did not waste his next chance, however. He raced onto Bale's long throw, turned Ashton inside out and curled a shot into the far corner past the sprawling Day. Stevenage looked for one more goal for their raucous support, who had not stopped chanting all night. Lawrie Wilson found Craig Reid in the box but the striker's shot cannoned into Cudicini's arms. Bale found space with his blistering pace on the counter but Van der Vaart somehow failed to connect with the cross. The Welshman stung Day's palms in the final minute of injury time as both sides pushed for another goal but it did not came and Spurs marched on to set up a home quarter-final against Bolton.

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