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  • Date:29 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:White Hart Lane
  • Van der Vaart (46) Pavlyuchenko - pen (49)
    Pavlyuchenko - pen (63)
    Bale (84)
  • Chadli (55)
Goal!

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93:44 +3.44

The ball is swung over by Nacer Chadli, clearance made by Ledley King.

93:01 +3.01

Bryan Ruiz takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.

92:00 +2.00

The ball is swung over by Nacer Chadli, Ledley King fouled by Marc Janko, the ref awards a free kick. Heurelho Gomes takes the free kick.

91:14 +1.14

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Roberto Rosales played to the near post.

90:34 +0.34

Unfair challenge on Alan Hutton by Luuk de Jong results in a free kick. Alan Hutton takes the free kick.

88:04

The ball is swung over by Roberto Rosales, Close range header by Luuk de Jong goes wide of the left-hand post. Robbie Keane joins the action as a substitute, replacing Roman Pavlyuchenko.

84:55

Goal scored by Gareth Bale from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 4-1 FC Twente.

84:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Benoit Assou-Ekotto by Roberto Rosales. Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

83:27

The ball is sent over by Nacer Chadli, Roberto Rosales has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

83:10

Luuk de Jong has a mishit shot. Ledley King makes a clearance.

81:30

Aaron Lennon comes on in place of Luka Modric. Bryan Ruiz gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Hutton. Jermaine Jenas takes the direct free kick.

79:50

Shot from just outside the area by Nacer Chadli goes over the bar.

79:09

Unfair challenge on Roberto Rosales by Roman Pavlyuchenko results in a free kick. The referee shows Roberto Rosales a yellow card. Wout Brama takes the free kick.

78:32

Marc Janko has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

77:56

The ball is sent over by Nacer Chadli, Gareth Bale makes a clearance. Theo Janssen decides to take the corner short. Theo Janssen produces a cross, Ledley King makes a clearance.

75:27

Alan Hutton delivers the ball, clearance made by Luuk de Jong.

75:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luuk de Jong on Alan Hutton. Alan Hutton takes the direct free kick.

74:15

Luka Modric takes a shot. Douglas Franco gets a block in. Gareth Bale decides to take the corner short.

73:37

Centre by Nicky Kuiper, Sebastien Bassong manages to make a clearance.

71:57

Luuk de Jong takes a shot. Heurelho Gomes makes a comfortable save.

70:35

Wout Brama has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.

67:55

Foul by Nicky Kuiper on Roman Pavlyuchenko, free kick awarded. Denny Landzaat goes off and Luuk de Jong comes on. Luka Modric takes the free kick.

67:36

Nacer Chadli sends in a cross, save made by Heurelho Gomes.

65:58

Theo Janssen has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

65:03

(Tottenham) makes a substitution, with Jermaine Jenas coming on for Peter Crouch.

62:51

Denny Landzaat is penalised for a handball. Placed penalty scored by Roman Pavlyuchenko. Tottenham 3-1 FC Twente.

62:37

Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Denny Landzaat gets a block in.

61:28

Effort on goal by Nicky Kuiper from a long way out goes over the bar.

60:36

Unfair challenge on Roberto Rosales by Rafael Van der Vaart results in a free kick. Rafael Van der Vaart is shown a red card. Direct free kick taken by Theo Janssen.

60:11

Corner taken by Theo Janssen from the right by-line played to the near post, Gareth Bale manages to make a clearance.

59:37

Theo Janssen takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Ledley King.

58:41

Unfair challenge on Bryan Ruiz by Sebastien Bassong results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Theo Janssen from right wing, Gareth Bale manages to make a clearance.

57:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc Janko on Sebastien Bassong. Direct free kick taken by Sebastien Bassong.

57:30

Tom Huddlestone has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

56:45

Unfair challenge on Denny Landzaat by Gareth Bale results in a free kick. Theo Janssen takes the free kick.

54:37

Rafael Van der Vaart concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Kuiper. Theo Janssen delivers the ball, Nacer Chadli finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 2-1 FC Twente.

53:40

Close range header by Marc Janko goes over the bar.

53:28

Ledley King concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Janko. Theo Janssen takes the direct free kick.

52:56

Booking for Nicky Kuiper. Peter Crouch has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

52:24

Corner taken short by Nacer Chadli. Roberto Rosales sends in a cross, Peter Crouch makes a clearance.

52:13

Bryan Ruiz takes a shot. Ledley King gets a block in.

51:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rafael Van der Vaart by Roberto Rosales. Tom Huddlestone takes the direct free kick.

50:59

Theo Janssen takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Ledley King.

50:51

Centre by Nicky Kuiper, Alan Hutton gets a block in.

48:50

Roberto Rosales challenges Gareth Bale unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Penalty taken right-footed by Roman Pavlyuchenko and scored. Tottenham 2-0 FC Twente.Assist by Gareth Bale.

47:32 +2.32

The ball is crossed by Gareth Bale.

47:27

Unfair challenge on Luka Modric by Nacer Chadli results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Hutton. Sebastien Bassong fouled by Marc Janko, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

47:13 +2.13

Unfair challenge on Ledley King by Marc Janko results in a free kick. Alan Hutton takes the direct free kick.

46:04

Rafael Van der Vaart finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-0 FC Twente.Peter Crouch provided the assist for the goal.

45:38

The ball is sent over by Theo Janssen, Ledley King manages to make a clearance.

45:13 +0.13

Gareth Bale fouled by Roberto Rosales, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart from left channel, clearance by Roberto Rosales.

44:13

Foul by Peter Crouch on Douglas Franco, free kick awarded. Nikolay Mihailov restarts play with the free kick.

43:28

Shot by Rafael Van der Vaart. Save made by Nikolay Mihailov. Rafael Van der Vaart takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Denny Landzaat.

43:02

Corner taken left-footed by Theo Janssen from the left by-line, clearance by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

42:51

Theo Janssen takes a shot. Blocked by Tom Huddlestone.

41:47

Rafael Van der Vaart concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Kuiper. The referee shows Rafael Van der Vaart a yellow card. Free kick taken by Theo Janssen.

38:18

Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Nikolay Mihailov makes a save. Foul by Peter Wisgerhof on Peter Crouch, Penalty awarded. Nikolay Mihailov is shown a yellow card for time wasting. A save by Nikolay Mihailov from penalty by Rafael Van der Vaart. Tottenham 0-0 FC Twente.Corner from left by-line taken by Luka Modric.

36:54

Marc Janko is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Heurelho Gomes.

36:03

Gareth Bale sends in a cross, Rafael Van der Vaart produces a overhead kick left-footed shot from 20 yards. Save by Nikolay Mihailov. Nacer Chadli takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.

35:32

Gareth Bale delivers the ball.

33:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rafael Van der Vaart on Bryan Ruiz. Free kick taken by Roberto Rosales.

33:30

Centre by Alan Hutton, clearance made by Douglas Franco.

32:40

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand post.

31:22

Bryan Ruiz has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.

30:41

The ball is swung over by Rafael Van der Vaart, clearance made by Wout Brama.

28:59

Theo Janssen takes a shot. Rafael Van der Vaart gets a block in. Theo Janssen crosses the ball.

28:21

The ball is crossed by Nicky Kuiper, Marc Janko produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

27:55

A cross is delivered by Gareth Bale, Peter Wisgerhof manages to make a clearance.

27:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Wout Brama on Rafael Van der Vaart. Nacer Chadli joins the action as a substitute, replacing Emir Bajrami. Ledley King takes the direct free kick.

26:19

Gareth Bale crosses the ball, save made by Nikolay Mihailov.

25:39

Alan Hutton produces a cross. The ball is sent over by Rafael Van der Vaart, comfortable save by Nikolay Mihailov.

22:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Wout Brama on Rafael Van der Vaart. Free kick crossed left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart.

21:50

Emir Bajrami is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Hutton.

20:20

The ball is delivered by Gareth Bale, Douglas Franco makes a clearance.

18:46

Luka Modric gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emir Bajrami. Wout Brama takes the direct free kick.

17:50

Gareth Bale produces a cross, Nikolay Mihailov makes a comfortable save.

17:25

Alan Hutton sends in a cross.

17:09

The ball is sent over by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, clearance by Marc Janko.

16:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc Janko on Tom Huddlestone. Rafael Van der Vaart restarts play with the free kick.

14:52

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Save by Nikolay Mihailov. Foul by Nicky Kuiper on Gareth Bale, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Alan Hutton.

12:54

Roberto Rosales is penalised for a handball. Rafael Van der Vaart delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.

12:10

A cross is delivered by Alan Hutton, clearance by Wout Brama.

12:01

The ball is swung over by Gareth Bale.

11:35

Bryan Ruiz takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.

10:11

Shot from just outside the box by Roman Pavlyuchenko misses to the right of the goal.

8:59

Peter Crouch fouled by Peter Wisgerhof, the ref awards a free kick. Luka Modric takes the free kick. Gareth Bale produces a cross, save by Nikolay Mihailov.

8:19

The ball is sent over by Theo Janssen.

8:02

Centre by Gareth Bale, blocked by Peter Wisgerhof.

6:26

Ledley King challenges Marc Janko unfairly and gives away a free kick. Theo Janssen takes the free kick. Denny Landzaat takes a shot. Blocked by Sebastien Bassong. Bryan Ruiz takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

6:01

Gareth Bale produces a cross, save made by Nikolay Mihailov.

4:32

Foul by Theo Janssen on Luka Modric, free kick awarded. Luka Modric restarts play with the free kick.

3:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc Janko by Sebastien Bassong. Theo Janssen crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

2:51

Foul by Nicky Kuiper on Rafael Van der Vaart, free kick awarded. Tom Huddlestone restarts play with the free kick.

2:29

Bryan Ruiz takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.

2:05

Wout Brama concedes a free kick for a foul on Rafael Van der Vaart. Free kick taken by Gareth Bale.

1:27

Marc Janko is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Sebastien Bassong restarts play with the free kick.

0:39

Rafael Van der Vaart gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emir Bajrami. Free kick taken by Theo Janssen.

The match gets underway.

The second half begins.

The match has reached half-time.

The referee blows for the end of the match.

Match Preview

Harry Redknapp today backed the misfiring Aaron Lennon to shake off his slump in form ahead of Tottenham's Champions League clash with FC Twente.

England winger Lennon has failed to hit the heights since returning from almost four months out with a groin injury back in April, enduring a miserable World Cup and a poor start to the current season.

The 23-year-old has found himself substituted in most of his club's games this term, while he has also been frozen out by national team boss Fabio Capello.

Spurs manager Redknapp must decide whether to start Lennon in Wednesday night's Group A clash or play the in-form Rafael van der Vaart out wide. But regardless of his team selection against the Dutch champions, Redknapp is certain Lennon will eventually come good.

"He's had the injury and he had a quiet World Cup, really," Redknapp said.

"I think he's getting over the injury from last season. But he's a matchwinner on his day and it's very hard to be consistent when you play out in that wide position, when you've got to beat people every week and people expect you to get the ball and go whizzing past full-backs, cross balls.

"Full-backs now are as quick as wingers, they get tight, they stop you getting the ball. You've got to work very hard to get on the ball now when you play in that wide position. It's not always easy but he'll come good."

Despite his concerns over Lennon, Redknapp's real worry lies at the back, where he has just one fully fit recognised centre-half in Sebastien Bassong. He may risk captain Ledley King, but if not, Vedran Corluka will continue in the heart of defence.

Redknapp believes his current injury worries have not helped his side as they have struggled to balance their Champions League and Barclays Premier League commitments.

"The biggest problem you have is probably getting the players up for the Premier League games after the Champions League," said Redknapp, whose side have won just two of their six league matches this term.

"You have to juggle around your team, I've found and when you keep changing your team, it makes it difficult to get continuity.

"We've had to do that an awful lot - change the team - probably through injury more than anything, especially in the back."

Formation:442Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

Formation: 433Manager: Michel Preud'Homme

FC Twente

  • Heurelho Gomes
  • Alan Hutton
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Ledley King
  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto
  • Rafael Van der Vaart
  • Tom Huddlestone
  • Luka Modric
  • Gareth Bale
  • Roman Pavlyuchenko
  • Peter Crouch
  • SUBS
  • Carlo Cudicini
  • Aaron Lennon
  • Jermaine Jenas
  • Robbie Keane
  • Wilson Palacios
  • Niko Kranjcar
  • Vedran Corluka

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Match Report

Spurs hit four Tottenham's Champions League rollercoaster rattled on as a Jekyll-and-Hyde performance from both Rafael van der Vaart and the match officials saw them beat FC Twente 4-1. On a night of torrential rain and high drama at White Hart Lane, Van der Vaart missed a dubious penalty, broke the deadlock and then picked up a needless red card as Spurs threatened to blow a 2-0 lead for the second successive Group A game. But referee Terje Hauge's assistants came to the rescue with a mixture of correct and contentious spot-kick decisions, helping Harry Redknapp's men join European champions Inter Milan on four points at the top of the table. Van der Vaart's 47th-minute opener was quickly followed by the second penalty of the night, dispatched by Roman Pavyluchenko. Nacer Chadli then pulled a goal back before Van der Vaart saw red but another highly controversial Pavyluchenko penalty and Gareth Bale's late fourth got the 10 men out of trouble. As promised, Redknapp fielded a bold formation for what was the club's first home match in the European Cup proper for 48 years, including all four of Peter Crouch, Pavyluchenko, Van der Vaart and Luka Modric, while captain Ledley King was also fit enough to start. All-out attack had worked against Young Boys in the play-off round home leg but if the Spurs boss reckoned the more streetwise Dutch champions would fold in the same fashion, he was in for a shock. Indeed, Twente repeatedly exposed the holes in their opponents' game plan early on. Bryan Ruiz might even have had a quickfire hat-trick and should have scored in the 12th minute after exposing a gaping hole in the Spurs defence and racing clear. But his attempted lob was low enough to be clawed away by the fit-again Heurelho Gomes, who was making his first start for a month. At the other end, several crosses and free-kicks from Bale and Van der Vaart were also agonisingly close to finding their target. Twente lost the recalled Emir Bajrami to a hamstring injury, Chadli coming on in the 28th minute. Van der Vaart and then Pavyluchenko also tested Nikolay Mihailov moments before Tottenham were awarded a highly controversial penalty. Peter Wisgerhof was adjudged by the assistant referee behind the goal to have hauled down Crouch when the foul could potentially have gone the other way. Mihailov was booked for delaying the spot-kick but his gamesmanship worked as he clawed Van der Vaart's effort against the post and behind to safety. A frustrated Van der Vaart picked up his first yellow card for a late tackle on Nicky Kuiper before channelling his ire in the right fashion by racing onto Benoit Assou-Ekotto's brilliant defensive clearance and lashing in a volley Mihailov acrobatically turned behind. And he finally made amends just over a minute after the restart, Crouch climbing above his marker for the umpteenth time to nod Tom Huddlestone's ball back across goal for the Holland midfielder to control on his chest and volley expertly into the net. It got better for Spurs two minutes later when the flying Bale went over Roberto Rosales' challenge after bursting into the box, the penalty again awarded by the assistant behind the goal. Van der Vaart left the spot-kick to Pavyluchenko, who sent Mihailov the wrong way. But as in their Group A opener at Werder Bremen, Spurs were unable to sit on their lead and after Ruiz and Marc Janko both went close, Twente halved the deficit when their opponents failed miserably to deal with Theo Janssen's free-kick and Chadli poked home. Van der Vaart's topsy-turvy night then came to an end when he was shown a second yellow card for an over-eager shoulder charge on Rosales. Spurs were rocking but the 10 men were gifted back their two-goal lead when the assistant referee cruelly adjudged Kuiper had deliberately handled Pavyluchenko's blockbuster in the box. The Russia striker took full advantage of the gift, chipping the penalty straight down the middle. Redknapp immediately withdrew Crouch for Jermaine Jenas and both sides made full use of their substitutes. One of Twente's, Luuk de Jong, wasted three good chances to set up a grandstand finish, while Modric passed up one to kill the game when he was tackled by Douglas. Bale showed him the way five minutes from time by coolly slotting the ball past Mihailov to start the party at White Hart Lane.

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