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  • Date:19 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:White Hart Lane
  • Attendance:36,010
Goal!

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94mins

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

93mins

Gary O'Neil concedes a free kick for a foul on Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the direct free kick.

92mins

Roman Pavlyuchenko produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

90mins

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Wayne Bridge gets a block in.

89mins

Jermain Defoe produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

86mins

Inswinging corner taken by Luka Modric from the left by-line, clearance by Matthew Upson.

85mins

Luka Modric fouled by Matthew Upson, the ref awards a free kick. Gareth Bale has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Robert Green.

84mins

The ball is swung over by Alan Hutton, Manuel da Costa manages to make a clearance.

84mins

Corner taken by Luka Modric from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Wayne Bridge.

84mins

The ball is sent over by Aaron Lennon, clearance made by Matthew Upson.

81mins

Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.

81mins

Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Save by Robert Green. The ball is swung over by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Matthew Upson makes a clearance.

80mins

Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Blocked by Manuel da Costa.

79mins

A cross is delivered by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, clearance made by Matthew Upson.

78mins

Carlton Cole leaves the field to be replaced by Victor Obinna.

77mins

Vedran Corluka leaves the field to be replaced by Alan Hutton.

76mins

Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Blocked by Manuel da Costa.

75mins

Aaron Lennon crosses the ball, clearance by Manuel da Costa.

73mins

Foul by William Gallas on Demba Ba, free kick awarded. Mark Noble crosses the ball, Matthew Upson takes a shot.

73mins

Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.

71mins

Roman Pavlyuchenko joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rafael Van der Vaart. Effort from inside the area by Mark Noble misses to the left of the goal.

69mins

Foul by Raniere Sandro on Scott Parker, free kick awarded. Scott Parker restarts play with the free kick.

68mins

Matthew Upson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermain Defoe by Matthew Upson. William Gallas takes the free kick.

66mins

Effort from outside the area by Raniere Sandro goes wide right of the goal.

65mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Thomas Hitzlsperger, Matthew Upson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Heurelho Gomes. Heurelho Gomes restarts play with the free kick.

64mins

Demba Ba takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.

64mins

Luka Modric takes a shot. Robert Green makes a save.

62mins

Carlton Cole handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Luka Modric from left wing, clearance made by Lars Jacobsen.

60mins

The ball is sent over by Lars Jacobsen, Raniere Sandro manages to make a clearance.

56mins

Carlton Cole booked. Carlton Cole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Raniere Sandro. Free kick taken by William Gallas.

55mins

Centre by Gary O'Neil, clearance by Michael Dawson. Mark Noble produces a overhead kick right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

54mins

Rafael Van der Vaart concedes a free kick for a foul on Carlton Cole. Matthew Upson takes the direct free kick.

52mins

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Matthew Upson gets a block in.

51mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Carlton Cole goes wide right of the target.

50mins

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Robert Green makes a save.

50mins

Mark Noble goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Bale by Mark Noble. Rafael Van der Vaart crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance by Manuel da Costa.

47mins

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.

46mins

Carlton Cole takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.

45mins

The referee books Scott Parker for unsporting behaviour. Scott Parker concedes a free kick for a foul on Rafael Van der Vaart. Rafael Van der Vaart produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Robert Green.

44mins

Demba Ba takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.

43mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Noble.

41mins

Foul by Carlton Cole on Raniere Sandro, free kick awarded. Vedran Corluka restarts play with the free kick.

40mins

Effort from inside the six-yard box by Jermain Defoe goes wide right of the goal.

40mins

Aaron Lennon produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area and hits the post.

37mins

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Save made by Robert Green.

37mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Upson on Rafael Van der Vaart. Free kick taken by Rafael Van der Vaart.

36mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary O'Neil by Gareth Bale. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Thomas Hitzlsperger, clearance made by Vedran Corluka.

35mins

The offside flag is raised against Jermain Defoe. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Green.

33mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Luka Modric goes wide of the left-hand upright.

29mins

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

28mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Noble on Jermain Defoe. Rafael Van der Vaart takes the free kick.

27mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart played to the near post, Matthew Upson manages to make a clearance.

26mins

Gareth Bale concedes a free kick for a foul on Lars Jacobsen. Direct free kick taken by Mark Noble.

22mins

Demba Ba fouled by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Thomas Hitzlsperger, clearance by Michael Dawson. Manuel da Costa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Dawson. Direct free kick taken by Heurelho Gomes.

21mins

Gareth Bale sends in a cross, clearance by Wayne Bridge.

19mins

Carlton Cole takes a shot. Heurelho Gomes makes a save.

19mins

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Rafael Van der Vaart misses to the left of the target.

19mins

Luka Modric decides to take the corner short.

16mins

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Luka Modric misses to the left of the target.

16mins

Rafael Van der Vaart decides to take a short corner.

14mins

Scott Parker concedes a free kick for a foul on Rafael Van der Vaart. Rafael Van der Vaart crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Thomas Hitzlsperger manages to make a clearance.

13mins

Effort on goal by Carlton Cole from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

12mins

Carlton Cole takes a shot. Heurelho Gomes makes a save.

9mins

Aaron Lennon produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

8mins

Raniere Sandro takes a shot. Manuel da Costa gets a block in. Corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart from the left by-line to the near post.

6mins

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

4mins

Michael Dawson takes a shot.

3mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Bale by Scott Parker. Free kick crossed by Rafael Van der Vaart, clearance made by Manuel da Costa.

Match Preview

Redknapp: Jordan ban utterly wrong Harry Redknapp has slammed UEFA for banning Joe Jordan from the first leg of Tottenham's Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid. Spurs were shocked to hear that the Scot would be barred from the first leg of next month's Champions League clash - the draw for which paired Tottenham with Jose Mourinho's side. UEFA confirmed that Jordan had been charged with improper conduct for his clash with AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso during Spurs' 1-0 win in the San Siro on February 15. The pair were involved in a heated touchline exchange during the match and Gattuso headbutted the 59-year-old as tempers frayed after. Gattuso received a four-match ban for his actions, and claims he headbutted Jordan because he racially insulted him - an accusation that the Scot denies. Jordan's refusal to physically respond to Gattuso's rage while the two squared up earned him praise and Redknapp is adamant that he does not deserve to be banned. "How Joe has got a one match man, I don't know. What has he done?" Redknapp said. "It just doesn't make sense to me. The man's done nothing wrong." Jordan has until Sunday evening to appeal against the ban, which under UEFA rules, means that he must watch the game from the stands and not communicate with the team during the match. "Others have been banned for one game for arguing with referees and Joe's done nothing. He doesn't deserve that," Redknapp added. "It's completely and utterly wrong and if there is an appeal system we should appeal." Tottenham may have seen off Inter and AC Milan, but they could hardly have been paired with a tougher opponent in the last eight than nine-time European champions Real. With the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Iker Casillas among their ranks, they will surely provide Redknapp's team with their sternest test of the competition so far. To make matters worse for the Londoners, should they upset the odds and beat Real, they are likely to meet favourites Barcelona in the semi-finals. But for Redknapp, who inherited a team at the bottom of the league when he took over two and a half years ago, the two legs are something he is looking forward to. "It's a fantastic draw, what a game to look forward to," he said. "Real Madrid are one of the greatest names in world football. "They are a great side and these are great days to have in your life and they are great days in Tottenham Hotspur's history. You want to manage in these games and play in these games. The fans want them too so it couldn't be better." Spurs have been boosted by the news that Gareth Bale is likely to make his first start in two months against West Ham. West Ham boss Avram Grant believes fellow managers will stop giving honest answers if they continue to be reprimanded by governing bodies. The Israeli was charged with improper conduct by the Football Association on Wednesday following comments he made about match official Mike Jones after his side's 2-1 FA Cup defeat to Stoke last weekend. Grant was left disappointed after seeing his side crash out of the competition at the quarter-final stage, and claimed afterwards that the Hammers should have been awarded a penalty in the second half. The charge was made on the same day that Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was given a five-match touchline ban and a #30,000 fine for his verbal attack on referee Martin Atkinson at Chelsea last month. Ferguson rued that "football is the only industry you can't tell the truth in" and his comments echoed by Grant. "I don't have much to say," said Grant. "I can say only that after the game in the interview I did not speak about the referee. "Then one of the journalists asked me about the referee - ask him why he asked me - and I gave an honest opinion. "I didn't put a question mark on the integrity of the referee or anything because I spoke with the referee, I shook his hand after the game. "And again I gave an honest answer. If it is against the rules, I don't know." He added: "One thing for sure is I don't think the managers will give an honest opinion about [football decisions if this continues]. I am sure about this." This weekend the Hammers boss leads his side into a London derby against friend and fellow manager Harry Redknapp. The Tottenham boss worked with Grant during the pair's spell at Portsmouth and now go head to head in a vitally important clash at opposite ends of the table. "I prefer to eat lunch or dinner with Harry Redknapp but we are managers," he said.

Formation:442Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

Formation: 442Manager: Avram Grant

West Ham

  • Heurelho Gomes
  • Vedran Corluka
  • William Gallas
  • Michael Dawson
  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto
  • Aaron Lennon
  • Raniere Sandro
  • Luka Modric
  • Gareth Bale
  • Rafael Van der Vaart
  • Jermain Defoe
  • SUBS
  • Stipe Pletikosa
  • Alan Hutton
  • Jermaine Jenas
  • Roman Pavlyuchenko
  • Peter Crouch
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Niko Kranjcar

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Match Report

Green stars as Spurs are held Tottenham lost further ground in the race for fourth place as they were held to a frustrating goalless draw in the London derby against West Ham at White Hart Lane. Just 24 hours after being paired with Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals, Spurs' chances of qualifying for next year's competition took a big blow despite dominating for large parts of the match. Michael Dawson, Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon all rattled the woodwork and Jermain Defoe was guilty of missing several good opportunities to break the deadlock, while West Ham stopper Robert Green performed superbly. It is the sixth time that Spurs have failed to take all three points following a Champions League game and last week's aggregate win over Milan now seems a distant memory. The result means Tottenham trail Chelsea by two points ahead of their match against Manchester City while a rejuvenated West Ham are now out of the relegation zone. Hope was high for Spurs before kick off after Bale was passed fit to make his first start in two months while Harry Redknapp sprung a surprise by dropping Peter Crouch for Defoe, who was looking to score his 100th Spurs goal. Avram Grant recalled Demba Ba and handed Lars Jacobsen the task of shackling Bale at right-back. The Hammers went in to the match looking for their first win at White Hart Lane since April 1999 when Redknapp was in the opposition dugout. Three minutes had elapsed when Dawson picked up a Modric pass and rattled the bar with a superb curling effort. Bale then cut a low cross inside the box for Defoe, who flicked a shot inches wide of Green's far post to deny the former West Ham man. West Ham continued to struggle as Modric and Rafael Van der Vaart both went close before Demba Ba slid Carlton Cole through against the run of play, but the former Chelsea man's weak shot was easily gathered by Heurelho Gomes. Modric's trickery allowed him to sneak past his marker soon after but the 20-yard shot he aimed at goal slipped a matter of centimetres past Green's right-hand post. With five minutes of the first half left, Lennon struck a post after racing down the right but the rebound off the woodwork caught Defoe by surprise and the striker's improvised six-yard effort went two yards wide of goal with Green stranded at the near post. Carlton Cole turned William Gallas on the edge of the box and drew a good one-handed save from Heurelho Gomes at the start of the second period as West Ham looked to shock the hosts with an early strike. Noble then drew the fury of the home bench after sliding in let with a two-footed challenge on Bale. Referee Mike Dean gave the midfielder a yellow card. Green kept the scores level with a quick reaction save with his legs from Defoe's six-yard stab after Redknapp chose to switch Bale and Lennon. Gary O'Neil tricked his way past Benoit Assou-Ekotto and his cross flew into Noble's path but his overhead kick flew a foot wide. Cole's mis-timed challenge saw him plunge his studs into Sandro's shin. The Brazilian needed treatment but returned to the pitch soon after and the striker was booked. West Ham performed much better in the second half and looked far more comfortable on the ball. Cole had an appeal for a penalty turned down on the hour after Dawson appeared to push the striker as he went up for a header. Ba then unleashed a 25-yard piledriver that Gomes saved magnificently with a diving one-handed save. Pavlyuchenko fluffed a chance to put Tottenham ahead from eight yards, but then almost immediately made up for his failure, drawing a top save from Green with a 25-yard drive. Upson hacked down Modric on the edge of the box with six minutes left, handing the hosts a good opportunity to snatch the win. Bale stepped up and bent a left-foot shot destined for the top corner that Green somehow tipped onto the bar. The ball dropped down and Jacobsen hooked clear, much to the visitors' relief. Pavlyuchenko played Defoe in with two minutes left but he blasted high and wide before Modric did the same in the last minute of injury time.

Form Guide

    DWWWLD
  • Tottenham
  • VS
  • West Ham
  • DWLDWW

Last Meetings

  • West Ham
  • 1 - 0
  • Tottenham
  • 25/09/2010
  • Tottenham
  • 2 - 0
  • West Ham
  • 28/12/2009
  • West Ham
  • 1 - 2
  • Tottenham
  • 23/08/2009
  • Tottenham
  • 1 - 0
  • West Ham
  • 11/04/2009
  • West Ham
  • 0 - 2
  • Tottenham
  • 08/12/2008
  • Tottenham
  • 4 - 0
  • West Ham
  • 09/03/2008

Top Scorers

Tottenham

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

West Ham

  • S Parker 5
  • F Piquionne 5
  • C Cole 5
  • D Ba 4
  • VN Obinna 3
  • R Keane 1
  • T Hitzlsperger 1
  • J Spector 1
  • J Tomkins 1
  • MT da Costa 1
  • J Stanislas 1
  • F Sears 1

Goals

Tottenham

    • Total goals 75
    • Goals per game 41
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

West Ham

    • Total goals 70
    • Goals per game 36
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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