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  • Date:23 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:White Hart Lane
  • Attendance:36,160
  • Pavlyuchenko (26)
    Defoe (66)
  • Odemwingie (4) Cox (80)
Goal!

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93mins

Peter Crouch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Brunt. Scott Carson restarts play with the free kick.

93mins

Simon Cox produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

92mins

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Luka Modric from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jonas Olsson. Abdoulaye Meite gets a block in.

91mins

Peter Odemwingie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Michael Dawson takes the indirect free kick.

91mins

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Peter Odemwingie misses to the left of the target.

89mins

Michael Dawson challenges Peter Odemwingie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gonzalo Jara takes the free kick. The referee shows Michael Dawson a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

87mins

(Tottenham) makes a substitution, with Peter Crouch coming on for Roman Pavlyuchenko.

84mins

The ball is sent over by Gareth Bale, Abdoulaye Meite manages to make a clearance.

83mins

Gonzalo Jara concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Lennon. Rafael Van der Vaart crosses the ball in from the free kick.

81mins

Simon Cox scores a goal from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Tottenham 2-2 West Brom.Assist by Nicky Shorey.

80mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Chris Brunt goes wide right of the goal.

80mins

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Jonas Olsson gets a block in.

77mins

Gareth Bale has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target. Simon Cox joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul Scharner.

73mins

James Morrison takes a shot. Michael Dawson gets a block in.

69mins

Paul Scharner concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Bale. James Morrison on for Jerome Thomas. Free kick taken by Rafael Van der Vaart.

68mins

Rafael Van der Vaart has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

66mins

Jermain Defoe finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tottenham 2-1 West Brom.The assist for the goal came from Rafael Van der Vaart.

65mins

Chris Brunt handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Shot comes in from Rafael Van der Vaart from the free kick.

63mins

Foul by Raniere Sandro on Youssouf Mulumbu, free kick awarded. Chris Brunt crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, comfortable save by Heurelho Gomes.

62mins

Tom Huddlestone leaves the field to be replaced by Aaron Lennon.

61mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Raniere Sandro on Youssouf Mulumbu. Chris Brunt crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save by Heurelho Gomes. Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonas Olsson on Heurelho Gomes. Heurelho Gomes takes the direct free kick.

60mins

The ball is swung over by Gareth Bale, Paul Scharner manages to make a clearance. Gareth Bale takes the outswinging corner, Paul Scharner makes a clearance.

59mins

Peter Odemwingie concedes a free kick for a foul on Heurelho Gomes. William Gallas takes the free kick.

53mins

Peter Odemwingie produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

51mins

Peter Odemwingie takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes. Corner taken by Chris Brunt played to the near post.

50mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Younes Kaboul clears the crossbar.

49mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart, Paul Scharner makes a clearance.

49mins

Younes Kaboul delivers the ball, Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance. Raniere Sandro takes a shot. Paul Scharner gets a block in.

48mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth Bale on Jerome Thomas. Chris Brunt crosses the ball in from the free kick, comfortable save by Scott Carson.

47mins

Corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart from the left by-line, Paul Scharner manages to make a clearance.

46mins

Rafael Van der Vaart produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

46mins

(West Brom) makes a substitution, with Gonzalo Jara coming on for Steven Reid.

46mins

The ball is swung over by Gareth Bale, Nicky Shorey manages to make a clearance.

42mins

Corner taken short by Rafael Van der Vaart. Outswinging corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart from the left by-line.

41mins

Inswinging corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart from the right by-line, save by Scott Carson.

41mins

Carlos Alberto Vela is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Rafael Van der Vaart restarts play with the free kick.

40mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rafael Van der Vaart on Chris Brunt. Direct free kick taken by Abdoulaye Meite.

39mins

Gareth Bale produces a cross, Youssouf Mulumbu manages to make a clearance.

38mins

The ball is crossed by Younes Kaboul, clearance made by Jonas Olsson.

37mins

Tom Huddlestone takes a shot. Comfortable save by Scott Carson.

36mins

Luka Modric takes a shot. Blocked by Rafael Van der Vaart.

32mins

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Scott Carson makes a save. Shot from inside the area by Roman Pavlyuchenko clears the bar.

31mins

The offside flag is raised against Peter Odemwingie. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Dawson.

29mins

Foul by Abdoulaye Meite on Tom Huddlestone, free kick awarded. Gareth Bale fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

27mins

Roman Pavlyuchenko gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-1 West Brom.

22mins

Inswinging corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart from the right by-line, Abdoulaye Meite makes a clearance.

21mins

Headed effort on goal by Roman Pavlyuchenko from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

19mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Rafael Van der Vaart, clearance made by Steven Reid.

18mins

Carlos Alberto Vela fouled by Raniere Sandro, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Chris Brunt from left channel, clearance made by Younes Kaboul. Effort on goal by Chris Brunt from long range goes over the crossbar.

16mins

Foul by Youssouf Mulumbu on Roman Pavlyuchenko, free kick awarded. Rafael Van der Vaart delivers the ball, Header from close range by William Gallas clears the bar.

13mins

Chris Brunt is adjudged to have handled the ball. Tom Huddlestone takes the free kick.

13mins

A cross is delivered by Gareth Bale, Abdoulaye Meite manages to make a clearance.

11mins

Corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart from the right by-line, clearance by Youssouf Mulumbu.

9mins

Shot from just outside the box by Raniere Sandro misses to the right of the target. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart from the right by-line, save made by Scott Carson.

8mins

Unfair challenge on Rafael Van der Vaart by Jerome Thomas results in a free kick. Younes Kaboul takes the free kick.

7mins

(Tottenham) makes a substitution, with Raniere Sandro coming on for Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

5mins

Goal scored by Peter Odemwingie from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 0-1 West Brom.Assist on the goal came from Carlos Alberto Vela.

5mins

Centre by Gareth Bale, Youssouf Mulumbu manages to make a clearance.

3mins

Unfair challenge on Roman Pavlyuchenko by Paul Scharner results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Huddlestone.

2mins

Unfair challenge on Carlos Alberto Vela by William Gallas results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Chris Brunt, Gareth Bale manages to make a clearance.

1mins

Carlos Alberto Vela has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

Match Preview

Redknapp sees Champions League as bonus Harry Redknapp thinks Tottenham's fans should view qualification to next year's Champions League as a bonus rather than a necessity. Spurs fans may have enjoyed a remarkable debut season in the Champions League, but their place among Europe's elite in next year's competition is far from assured. Tottenham trail fourth-placed Manchester City by two points after Wednesday night's thrilling north London derby. Clashes with AC Milan, Inter Milan and Real Madrid will be remembered for a long time by the White Hart Lane faithful, who would love the club to qualify for a second year running. Redknapp realises that expectations have increased wildly since he dragged them off the foot of the table three years ago and believes dining at Europe's top table once again would be a remarkable achievement. "Getting in that top four is a bonus," Redknapp said. "Every year the same four teams got into the Champions League apart from the one year that Everton broke in and then we broke in ahead of Liverpool. "Now, suddenly, there's Man City and they want to be in there every year too. Getting in the top four is going to be harder and harder every season." Redknapp knows a tough run-in, which includes games against Chelsea, City and Liverpool, means that his team are underdogs. He is nevertheless determined to bring the continent's best teams to White Hart Lane next term. "We're in a position where we still have a chance," he said. "It's going to be tight but we have to keep going. We have the tougher run-in than Man City but it's a good end to the season, it's something we're looking forward to, we're fighting to achieve something, that's all you can ask." Gareth Bale is a major doubt for after sustaining a knee injury in Wednesday's north London derby. William Gallas and Vedran Corluka (ankle) also picked up knocks in the match and could miss out while Niko Kranjcar is struggling with a foot problem. Jonathan Woodgate (calf), Ledley King (groin), Wilson Palacios and Alan Hutton (both knee) are all out. Meanwhile, West Brom skipper Chris Brunt is targeting a top 10 finish to the Barclays Premier League season. The Baggies suffered their first defeat in seven games under new coach Roy Hodgson when beaten 3-1 at home by Chelsea last weekend. Brunt believes one more win should be sufficient to ensure Albion earn a second successive season in the top flight. But the Northern Ireland international has higher ambitions and hopes Spurs' midweek derby with Arsenal will have taken its toll physically. Brunt said: "I think one more win should be enough. It's tough to put a number on it this season because, over the last few seasons, we'd have been safe three or four weeks ago with our points tally. "It's a strange season but it's important for us to keep picking up positive results. "Since the new manager has come in, we've only lost one game and it would be nice to try and keep that going towards the end of the season. "The higher you finish up the league, the better for the football club as well." Brunt added: "We've seen Aston Villa in the last few weeks be on the verge of the relegation zone, win two games, and then they're on 40 points and in the top 10. "If we can pick up a couple of results in the next few weeks, there's no reason why we can't finish in the top half of the league." West Brom have no fresh injury concerns. Midfielder Graham Dorrans is the only absentee with the ankle problem which has sidelined him for the past seven weeks. Albion are unlikely to risk the Scottish international again this season unless he makes a complete recovery from the setback suffered in training. Hodgson's side will be looking to bounce back from the 3-1 home reversal against Chelsea after collecting 12 points from the previous six games since the ex Liverpool boss took charge.

Formation:442Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

Formation: 442Manager: Roy Hodgson

West Brom

  • Heurelho Gomes
  • Younes Kaboul
  • William Gallas
  • Michael Dawson
  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto
  • Rafael Van der Vaart
  • Tom Huddlestone
  • Luka Modric
  • Gareth Bale
  • Roman Pavlyuchenko
  • Jermain Defoe
  • SUBS
  • Carlo Cudicini
  • Aaron Lennon
  • Jermaine Jenas
  • Peter Crouch
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Raniere Sandro
  • Steven Pienaar

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Match Report

Defoe landmark falls flat A late equaliser from West Brom substitute Simon Cox ruined Tottenham's attempt to move ahead of Manchester City as Harry Redknapp's side had to settle for a frustrating 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane. Jermain Defoe's 100th goal for Tottenham looked to have given the home side the win after Roman Pavlyuchenko had equalised Peter Odemwingie's fifth-minute opener. But with nine minutes remaining, Cox dipped a wonderful 20-yard shot over Heurelho Gomes' head to steal a point and leave Spurs one point behind fourth-place City, who play their match in hand against Blackburn on Monday. The result was a bitter blow for Redknapp and his men, who had their tails up after Wednesday night's thrilling comeback against Arsenal. Spurs will now hope that relegation-threatened Rovers will surprise Roberto Mancini's men and it may be that the Londoners have to win all five of their remaining matches - which include tough fixtures against City, Chelsea and Liverpool - to make it into the Champions League for the second year running. Gareth Bale handed Redknapp a boost before the kick-off when he overcame a knee injury to make a starting XI that also included Younes Kaboul and Defoe, who had moved onto 99 goals on March 6. Wednesday's north London derby may have been a thrilling encounter, but the two points dropped gave today's clash added importance, especially given that City were not in action until Monday. Theo Walcott's strike had put Spurs behind five minutes into Wednesday's 3-3 draw and it was the same scenario today as Odemwingie latched on to Carlos Vela's pass to outmuscle Benoit Assou-Ekotto and curl a delightful 20-yard shot past Gomes for his 13th of the season. Assou-Ekotto picked up what looked to be a muscle strain in the challenge and was replaced by Sandro as Bale dropped to left-back. Harry Redknapp urged his side to find an instant reply but the hosts' play bore no hallmarks of the high-tempo style they deployed to such good effect in Wednesday's comeback. Inconsistency in front of goal was also a problem. William Gallas spooned a header over from five yards before Pavlyuchenko miscued a diving header from the same distance moments later. Redknapp cut a frustrated figure on the touchline but he was punching the air after 26 minutes when Pavlyuchenko equalised. The Russian stole the ball off a West Brom defender and rifled past Scott Carson with a 20-yard strike that went in off a post. Spurs then upped the pressure on their opponents as they looked to take the lead. First Bale curled a 25-yard free-kick just over before Van der Vaart stung Carson's palms with a fierce drive. The rebound fell to Pavlyuchenko, but he blazed over from 18 yards while the Baggies goalkeeper was struggling to get to his feet. Sandro was putting in a steely performance since his introduction, breaking up West Brom's play as the hosts looked for a second. Defoe was struggling to get into the game but skipped past two Baggies defenders before being shrugged off the ball in the box. Five minutes into the second half Nicky Shorey found Odemwingie unmarked in the box but Gomes pulled off a top-class save to tip his header around the post. The home crowd demanded the introduction of Aaron Lennon and Redknapp heeded their advice and brought on the England winger for Huddlestone just after the hour. Luka Modric slipped in the box as he wriggled past his marker and Tottenham did not have the same fluency that they displayed towards the end of the first period. Lennon won a free-kick on the edge of the box but Van der Vaart's 25-yard effort sailed over. The home side's frustration at not finding a second ended after 66 minutes when West Brom paid the price for backing off Defoe, who found the bottom right-hand corner of Carson's goal with a well-placed strike. Every one of Defoe's team-mates aside from Gomes ran across the pitch to congratulate the striker on reaching his ton for the club. The strike was also his 100th Premier League goal and was the club's 1000th in the division. The ball appeared to strike Michael Dawson's arm as he blocked James Morrison's shot in the box in the 73rd minute but Stuart Attwell did not give a penalty. Defoe breezed past three Baggies defenders before being shrugged off the ball in the box. Christ Brunt then picked the ball up at the other end before smashing a 35-yard drive inches wide, with Gomes well-beaten. West Brom had the shock equaliser nine minutes from the end when Cox curled a shot that flew over Gomes' head to make it 2-2 with his first strike since October. Redknapp replaced Pavlyuchenko with Crouch with three minutes left as Spurs desperately sought the winner they needed to leapfrog City. Dawson's frustration boiled over just a minute later when he was booked for a rash challenge on Odemwingie and the home side's push for a winner petered out, much to Redknapp's frustration.

Form Guide

    LDDDWD
  • Tottenham
  • VS
  • West Brom
  • DWDWWL

Last Meetings

  • West Brom
  • 1 - 1
  • Tottenham
  • 11/09/2010
  • Tottenham
  • 1 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 02/05/2009
  • West Brom
  • 2 - 0
  • Tottenham
  • 28/12/2008
  • Tottenham
  • 2 - 1
  • West Brom
  • 27/03/2006
  • West Brom
  • 2 - 0
  • Tottenham
  • 28/12/2005
  • Tottenham
  • 1 - 1
  • West Brom
  • 20/04/2005

Top Scorers

Tottenham

  • R Van der Vaart 8
  • R Pavlyuchenko 7
  • G Bale 7
  • P Crouch 4
  • A Lennon 3
  • J Defoe 2
  • N Kranjcar 2
  • T Huddlestone 2
  • A Hutton 2
  • L Modric 2
  • M Dawson 1
  • Y Kaboul 1
  • S Bassong 1

West Brom

  • PO Odemwingie 11
  • Y Mulumbu 5
  • P Scharner 4
  • J Morrison 4
  • J Thomas 3
  • S Tchoyi 3
  • M Fortune 2
  • C Brunt 2
  • CG Vela 2
  • S Reid 1
  • IT Pablo 1
  • GA Jara 1
  • J Olsson 1
  • G Dorrans 1

Goals

Tottenham

    • Total goals 86
    • Goals per game 47
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

West Brom

    • Total goals 86
    • Goals per game 47
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 12 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 9 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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