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  • Date:28 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:White Hart Lane
Goal!

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94:39 +4.39

Unfair challenge on Steve Gohouri by Roman Pavlyuchenko results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Gohouri.

94:39 +4.39

Steve Gohouri fouled by Roman Pavlyuchenko, the ref awards a free kick. Antolin Alcaraz restarts play with the free kick.

93:48 +3.48

Inswinging corner taken by Niko Kranjcar from the left by-line, Steve Gohouri manages to make a clearance.

93:03 +3.03

Younes Kaboul has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

92:43 +2.43

Dos Santos Giovani fouled by Maynor Figueroa, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Niko Kranjcar.

89:13

Hugo Rodallega fouled by Niko Kranjcar, the ref awards a free kick. Jordi Gomez takes the free kick.

88:38

Jordi Gomez decides to take the corner short. Short corner taken by Jordi Gomez from the right by-line.

88:14

Short corner taken by Jordi Gomez from the right by-line.

87:43

Roman Pavlyuchenko handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.

87:33

The ball is swung over by Gareth Bale.

86:34

Michael Dawson takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.

85:47

Niko Kranjcar takes a shot. Short corner taken by Niko Kranjcar, save made by Ali Al Habsi. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gareth Bale. Ronnie Stam goes off and James McArthur comes on. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

85:47

Niko Kranjcar takes a shot. Niko Kranjcar takes a short corner, Ali Al Habsi makes a save. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gareth Bale. Ronnie Stam goes off and James McArthur comes on.

85:05

The assistant referee signals for offside against Hugo Rodallega. Free kick taken by Gareth Bale.

84:34

Short corner taken by Jordi Gomez from the right by-line.

83:46

Jermain Defoe has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

82:10

Niko Kranjcar takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Emmerson Boyce makes a clearance.

81:53

Hugo Rodallega challenges Ledley King unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ledley King.

81:15

Effort from the edge of the area by Tom Huddlestone goes wide of the right-hand post.

79:52

Hugo Rodallega finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 0-1 Wigan.Mohamed Diame provided the assist for the goal.

79:18

The ball is crossed by Hugo Rodallega, Shot from deep inside the area by Jordi Gomez clears the crossbar.

78:38

Hugo Rodallega sends in a cross, Shot by Antolin Alcaraz from deep inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

76:41

Unfair challenge on Niko Kranjcar by Antolin Alcaraz results in a free kick. Maynor Figueroa goes into the book for dissent. Tom Huddlestone has an effort direct from the free kick.

75:13

Corner taken by Niko Kranjcar from the right by-line to the near post, Jordi Gomez makes a clearance.

75:01

Gareth Bale decides to take the corner short.

73:31

Unfair challenge on Hendry Thomas by Niko Kranjcar results in a free kick. Niko Kranjcar receives a caution. Hendry Thomas takes the direct free kick.

72:18

Dos Santos Giovani is brought on as a substitute for Aaron Lennon.

72:05

Jordi Gomez has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

71:30

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Hendry Thomas.

69:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordi Gomez by Wilson Palacios. Maynor Figueroa takes the free kick.

68:25

The ball is swung over by Ronnie Stam.

67:18

Mauro Boselli leaves the field to be replaced by Jordi Gomez.

62:32

Niko Kranjcar takes the inswinging corner, Maynor Figueroa manages to make a clearance.

61:12

Inswinging corner taken by Gareth Bale from the right by-line, clearance by Steve Gohouri.

59:53

The ball is delivered by Aaron Lennon, Maynor Figueroa gets a block in.

58:44

Hendry Thomas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Lennon. Gareth Bale produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Hendry Thomas. Corner taken by Gareth Bale from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Mohamed Diame.

58:24

Younes Kaboul takes a shot. Blocked by Maynor Figueroa.

57:21

Hendry Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on Niko Kranjcar. Free kick taken by Niko Kranjcar.

56:51

The ball is sent over by Aaron Lennon, Steve Gohouri makes a clearance.

55:11

The ball is sent over by Aaron Lennon, clearance by Steve Gohouri.

54:05

The ball is sent over by Younes Kaboul.

52:40

Gareth Bale crosses the ball, Steve Gohouri makes a clearance.

51:26

Roman Pavlyuchenko produces a cross, Ali Al Habsi makes a save.

50:14

Aaron Lennon produces a cross, Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi makes a comfortable save.

49:59

Maynor Figueroa takes a shot. Save made by Carlo Cudicini.

48:29

Ledley King concedes a free kick for a foul on Mauro Boselli. Hugo Rodallega has an effort direct from the free kick, Gareth Bale gets a block in.

47:45

Corner taken short by Niko Kranjcar.

45:47

The ball is sent over by Ronnie Stam, Wilson Palacios makes a clearance.

45:35 +0.35

Mauro Boselli gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ledley King. Tom Huddlestone takes the free kick.

45:01

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

45:01

Roman Pavlyuchenko is brought on as a substitute for Peter Crouch.

42:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Lennon by Hendry Thomas. Hendry Thomas shown a yellow card. Tom Huddlestone receives a caution. Michael Dawson takes the direct free kick.

40:16

Hendry Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Crouch. Gareth Bale delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Emmerson Boyce.

39:11

Jermain Defoe has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

37:53

Hugo Rodallega produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

36:52

Handball decision goes against Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Indirect free kick taken by Hendry Thomas.

35:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Huddlestone on Mohamed Diame. Free kick taken by Hugo Rodallega.

34:26

Aaron Lennon crosses the ball, clearance made by Emmerson Boyce.

34:14

Corner taken short by Gareth Bale.

33:40

Corner taken by Gareth Bale from the left by-line played to the near post, Ali Al Habsi makes a clearance.

33:35

Younes Kaboul crosses the ball, Steve Gohouri manages to make a clearance.

32:29

Gareth Bale fouled by Emmerson Boyce, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Younes Kaboul from left wing, save by Ali Al Habsi.

31:34

Centre by Gareth Bale, save made by Ali Al Habsi.

30:26

Gareth Bale takes the inswinging corner, Steve Gohouri manages to make a clearance.

28:55

Foul by Michael Dawson on Mohamed Diame, free kick awarded. Michael Dawson is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Hugo Rodallega has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Younes Kaboul gets a block in.

27:37

A cross is delivered by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

26:45

Corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale, Maynor Figueroa manages to make a clearance.

25:28

Peter Crouch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hendry Thomas. Hendry Thomas restarts play with the free kick.

24:49

Shot by Hugo Rodallega from outside the box goes high over the target.

24:31

Mauro Boselli takes a shot. Save by Carlo Cudicini.

22:54

Drilled right-footed shot by Jermain Defoe. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

19:54

A cross is delivered by Gareth Bale, Ali Al Habsi makes a save.

17:28

Unfair challenge on James McCarthy by Tom Huddlestone results in a free kick. Ali Al Habsi takes the direct free kick.

14:17

Corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Emmerson Boyce.

14:01

The ball is crossed by Aaron Lennon, clearance by Steve Gohouri.

13:23

Corner taken by Gareth Bale from the left by-line to the near post.

13:04

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Steve Gohouri gets a block in.

12:04

Corner taken by Ronnie Stam from the right by-line.

8:56

Hendry Thomas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermain Defoe. Direct free kick taken by Michael Dawson.

7:04

Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Blocked by Tom Huddlestone. Inswinging corner taken by Hugo Rodallega from the left by-line, volleyed right-footed shot by Steve Gohouri.

4:07

Jermain Defoe is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.

2:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Emmerson Boyce on Gareth Bale. Gareth Bale restarts play with the free kick.

1:14

Shot from outside the area by Hugo Rodallega misses to the left of the target.

0:34

Inswinging corner taken by Hugo Rodallega from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Michael Dawson.

0:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Dawson on Hugo Rodallega. Direct free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

The match restarts for the second half.

The referee ends the match.

Match Preview

Gomes missing for Spurs Tottenham will be without goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes for their Barclays Premier League game with Wigan. Gomes faces a short spell on the sidelines after injuring his groin in Wednesday night's Champions League play-off round second leg against Young Boys, meaning Carlo Cudicini will deputise. Manager Harry Redknapp must decide whether to play captain Ledley King after his midweek exertions, Luka Modric (groin) is still out, Jamie O'Hara (back) and Jonathan Woodgate are long-term absentees, but David Bentley (ankle) is set to return to training on Monday. Having demolished the Latics 9-1 in last season's corresponding fixture and facing a side who have conceded 10 goals in their opening two games, complacency can hardly ever have been a greater danger. Redknapp, who praised Wigan chairman Dave Whelan for backing under-fire manager Roberto Martinez, said: "We've been down this road lots of times before, where people expect you to win, and these are always the most difficult games." He added: "That's what the good teams do. Good teams play in Europe - Champions League - and they come out and play in the league as well." Victor Moses will miss Wigan's trip after damaging ankle ligaments in his side's midweek Carling Cup victory over Hartlepool. The England Under-21 international is set to be out of action for two to three weeks, having only just returned after a calf injury. Steven Caldwell is set to make his Barclays Premier League debut for the club at White Hart Lane but his brother Gary remains sidelined following hip surgery. Wigan manager Roberto Martinez admits his side must improve on their "naive" defending so far this season as they prepare to head to a ground where they conceded nine goals last year. The Latics have started the 2010-11 Barclays Premier League campaign with 4-0 and 6-0 home defeats to Blackpool and Chelsea respectively, following on from an 8-0 hammering at the hands of Carlo Ancelotti's team on the final day of last season. They kept a clean sheet in midweek - albeit at npower League One side Hartlepool in the Carling Cup - but now face a return to Tottenham, where they were crushed 9-1 last season. Martinez refuses to compromise on playing positive football but insists his men must wise up at the back. "I never go for a damage-limitation result, I always want to win and sometimes you are more exposed in that way," he said. "We are very naive and we are still not ready in that department, and it is something we need to sort out very quickly. We need to be a bit different off the ball, a bit more ruthless and a bit more focused. "You cannot concede cheap goals in the manner that we are doing at the moment. "We are not far away from becoming a very good side but that has to come with hard work on the training ground and with commitment and focus. We have got that in abundance so I am excited, I am really looking forward to the challenge."

Formation:442Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

Formation: 4231Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

  • Carlo Cudicini
  • Younes Kaboul
  • Michael Dawson
  • Ledley King
  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto
  • Aaron Lennon
  • Tom Huddlestone
  • Wilson Palacios
  • Gareth Bale
  • Peter Crouch
  • Jermain Defoe
  • SUBS
  • Ben Alnwick
  • Jermaine Jenas
  • Roman Pavlyuchenko
  • Robbie Keane
  • Dos Santos Giovani
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Niko Kranjcar

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Match Report

Rodallega lifts Latics Wigan put their horrendous start to the Barclays Premier League season behind them with a smash-and-grab 1-0 victory at Tottenham. Hugo Rodallega scored the winner 10 minutes from full-time after Carlo Cudicini allowed the striker tame shot to squirm past him in what was the goalkeeper's first start since his horrific motorcycle accident. It was a remarkable result for a Latics side who had conceded 10 goals in their opening two Premier League games and nine in the corresponding fixture last season. It also cast doubt on Spurs boss Harry Redknapp's claim that he has a squad capable of competing both domestically and in the Champions League. Indeed, Redknapp's fears about complacency following last season's goal glut against the Latics and Wednesday night's historic European victory against Young Boys appeared to have been realised. Spurs made a sluggish start and Rodallega flashed an early warning shot wide before poor defending from an eighth-minute corner saw Steve Gohouri smash the ball against the crossbar from Mauro Boselli's knockdown. Tottenham were conceding possession in dangerous areas, while a clumsy defensive clearance nearly ricocheted past Cudicini. The home side eventually got going and Jermain Defoe was given the freedom of the Wigan penalty box to fire a low shot which brought the best out of Ali Al Habsi, the on-loan Bolton keeper starting ahead of Chris Kirkland, who was not in the squad. On the half hour mark, Michael Dawson became the first player booked for cutting down Mohamed Diame 25 yards from goal. The visitors were demonstrating the kind of defensive nous sadly lacking in their opening two Premier League thrashings, with Peter Crouch effectively shackled by Gohouri and Antolin Alcaraz. Crouch did clip a ball through to Defoe five minutes before the break, which the latter poked narrowly wide with the outside of his right foot. Hendry Thomas joined Dawson in the book after felling Aaron Lennon shortly before a disappointing half drew to a close. Spurs made a double-substitution at half-time, bringing on Roman Pavyluchenko and Niko Kranjcar for Crouch and Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Despite a comfortable first half, Wigan would have been wary it was only 1-0 at the same stage of the corresponding fixture last season. However, although Pavyluchenko mistimed a header from Lennon's cross, the Latics' blanket defence was holding firm. Spurs began to throw both Ledley King and Dawson forward as a breakthrough began to look less and less likely. The visitors replaced lone front man Boselli with Jordi Gomez midway through the half, while Spurs soon followed suit by bringing on Giovani Dos Santos for Lennon. Kranjcar saw yellow for sending Thomas tumbling 16 minutes from time, before he himself got Maynor Figueroa cautioned. Having spent almost the entire half penned in, Wigan suddenly went on the attack. Alcaraz somehow missed the target from point-blank range after the assistant referee wrongly kept his flag down and Gomez also volleyed over the top. Both chances came from crosses by Rodallega, who found the net himself 10 minutes from time after Cudicini fumbled his weak shot into the net. Tottenham poured forward in search of an equaliser and Tom Huddlestone volleyed just wide, Defoe found the side-netting and Kranjcar and Dawson both forced acrobatic saves from Al Habsi. Wigan brought on James McArthur for Ronnie Stam in the closing moments, while Spurs screams for handball against Alcaraz were ignored by referee Phil Dowd. Younes Kaboul wasted a glorious chance to equalise in stoppage-time when he glanced Kranjcar's free-kick wide.

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