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Raniere Sandro challenges Peter Crouch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson, clearance made by Geoff Cameron.
Jonathan Walters goes into the book for dissent.
A cross is delivered by Gareth Bale, clearance made by Geoff Cameron.
Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a shot. Brilliant save by Asmir Begovic.
Raniere Sandro takes a shot. Robert Huth gets a block in.
Gareth Bale takes a shot. Save made by Asmir Begovic.
Unfair challenge on Raniere Sandro by Steven Nzonzi results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Hugo Lloris.
Corner taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson, Asmir Begovic makes a save.
Foul by Geoff Cameron on Jermain Defoe, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Gareth Bale from the free kick, Glenn Whelan gets a block in.
Scott Parker comes on in place of Mousa Dembele.
Shot by Kyle Walker from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
The ball is sent over by Gylfi Sigurdsson, clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.
The official flags Jonathan Walters offside. Jan Vertonghen restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Gylfi Sigurdsson on Steven Nzonzi, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Robert Huth.
Mousa Dembele takes a shot. Save made by Asmir Begovic.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the left by-line, clearance by Peter Crouch.
Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.
Steven Nzonzi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Raniere Sandro. Booking for Steven Nzonzi for unsporting behaviour. Aaron Lennon leaves the field to be replaced by Gylfi Sigurdsson. Kyle Walker takes the free kick.
Foul by Geoff Cameron on Aaron Lennon, free kick awarded. Booking for Geoff Cameron for unsporting behaviour. Jan Vertonghen takes the direct free kick.
Gareth Bale takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.
The ball is sent over by Jonathan Walters, Jan Vertonghen manages to make a clearance.
Kyle Walker concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Crouch. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.
A cross is delivered by Gareth Bale, clearance made by Glenn Whelan.
Inswinging corner taken by Gareth Bale.
Raniere Sandro delivers the ball, clearance by Robert Huth.
Michael Dawson fouled by Peter Crouch, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Hugo Lloris.
Matthew Etherington goes off and Peter Crouch comes on.
Corner taken by Gareth Bale from the right by-line.
Dean Whitehead challenges Jan Vertonghen unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Dean Whitehead a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Cameron Jerome on for Kenwyne Jones. Direct free kick taken by Gareth Bale.
Dean Whitehead joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ryan Shotton.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale, Steven Nzonzi manages to make a clearance.
Gareth Bale delivers the ball.
Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Robert Huth gets a block in.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gareth Bale.
Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Geoff Cameron gets a block in.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Kenwyne Jones. Steven Caulker takes the free kick.
Ryan Shotton takes a shot. Save by Hugo Lloris.
The ball is delivered by Aaron Lennon, Close range headed effort by Gareth Bale clears the crossbar.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale.
Gareth Bale takes a shot. Robert Huth gets a block in.
Matthew Etherington fouled by Kyle Walker, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is crossed by Matthew Etherington, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Ryan Shawcross goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Jan Vertonghen takes a shot. Glenn Whelan gets a block in.
Jan Vertonghen takes a shot. Blocked by Glenn Whelan.
The official flags Emmanuel Adebayor offside. Indirect free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.
The ball is swung over by Matthew Etherington.
Jermain Defoe takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
Aaron Lennon fouled by Andy Wilkinson, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Andy Wilkinson. Kyle Walker takes the direct free kick.
Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Jermain Defoe goes wide of the left-hand post.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Lennon on Glenn Whelan. Glenn Whelan takes the free kick.
Shot from outside the area by Mousa Dembele misses to the left of the goal.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gareth Bale.
Gareth Bale takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Shawcross.
Effort from the edge of the box by Jermain Defoe goes wide of the left-hand post.
Jonathan Walters concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyle Walker. Hugo Lloris takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Etherington.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Emmanuel Adebayor on Steven Nzonzi. Glenn Whelan restarts play with the free kick.
Short corner taken by Glenn Whelan from the left by-line.
The referee blows for offside against Emmanuel Adebayor. Robert Huth restarts play with the free kick.
Gareth Bale delivers the ball, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Emmanuel Adebayor goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale played to the near post, Glenn Whelan makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Gareth Bale, Ryan Shawcross makes a clearance.
Jan Vertonghen takes a shot. Asmir Begovic makes a save.
Foul by Glenn Whelan on Jan Vertonghen, free kick awarded. Steven Caulker takes the direct free kick.
Jan Vertonghen challenges Glenn Whelan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jan Vertonghen is cautioned. Glenn Whelan takes the direct free kick.
Jonathan Walters crosses the ball.
Gareth Bale takes the inswinging corner, Asmir Begovic makes a save.
Robert Huth gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emmanuel Adebayor. Direct free kick taken by Kyle Walker.
Jan Vertonghen produces a cross.
Centre by Jan Vertonghen.
Ryan Shotton is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jan Vertonghen takes the free kick.
Robert Huth takes a shot from 25 yards. Blocked by Jermain Defoe.
Foul by Raniere Sandro on Jonathan Walters, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Glenn Whelan.
A cross is delivered by Jan Vertonghen, Asmir Begovic makes a save.
The ball is swung over by Aaron Lennon, clearance by Geoff Cameron.
Kenwyne Jones produces a cross, clearance by Raniere Sandro.
The ball is crossed by Gareth Bale, Robert Huth makes a clearance.
Gareth Bale crosses the ball, Andy Wilkinson makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Etherington played to the near post, Steven Caulker manages to make a clearance.
Andy Wilkinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Lennon. Raniere Sandro receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Michael Dawson.
Glenn Whelan takes a corner.
A cross is delivered by Aaron Lennon, Geoff Cameron manages to make a clearance.
Kenwyne Jones has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Villas-boas makes case for Stoke defence
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has warned his strikers they will have to be at the top of their game against Stoke as they will be lining up against one of the best defences in Europe.
Stoke are big underdogs for the Barclays Premier League clash at White Hart Lane despite the fact they travel to London on the back of a seven-match unbeaten run.
Villas-Boas raised a few eyebrows when he described the Potters defence as "among the best in Europe", but as per usual, it turns out the Spurs boss has done his research.
Of the top seven leagues in Europe, only seven teams - Paris St Germain, St Etienne, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Malaga, Benfica and Porto - have a better defensive record than Stoke this season. Excellent performances from the likes of Ryan Shawcross, Robert Huth and Asmir Begovic mean Stoke's record of conceding 13 goals in 17 games is better than that of European heavyweights Real Madrid, Barcelona and Ajax, not to mention the rest of the Barclays Premier League.
Although their footballing mantras could not be further apart, Villas-Boas has nothing but the utmost respect for the solid unit Pulis has built at the Britannia Stadium.
"They have been having an amazing year among the best defences in Europe so it will certainly be a very hard game," Villas-Boas said.
"They are a good, solid, organised team and they have a manager who has a specific philosophy that they have been very successful with.
"They believe in their football and they believe in what they do.
"Aesthetics can differ. You can interpret their game in one way and I can do it in another, but all of us respect it - because it is successful for them.
"They've been extremely successful in the Premier League so I compliment them for that.
"Tony has in some ways transformed the fortunes of Stoke. They are a competitive team, a really hard team to beat and it's not going to be easy for us."
Spurs are on a decent run of form themselves having won five of their last six matches.
Villas-Boas knows the festive period - when Spurs take on Aston Villa, Sunderland, Reading and QPR - could prove crucial to attaining his target of a top-four finish.
The Portuguese received a timely boost this week with the return of injury victims Gareth Bale, Michael Dawson, Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Scott Parker, who came off the bench for his first appearance under Villas-Boas last weekend.
The England man could be brought in to beef up Tottenham's midfield against the Potters, is expecting a difficult encounter against Pulis' team.
"It will be a tough game," Parker told Tottenham's website.
"We all know what Stoke will bring to White Hart Lane and how they play.
"They are a well-organised team and Tony Pulis is well known for that, his organisation is different class.
"Individually, they've got some good players and as a team, they are a tough team to break down. "We'll have to be at our best and I'm sure we'll do what we need to do to get the three points to continue our run."
Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam is set to miss the game.
Adam has been granted compassionate leave by the Potters following the death of his father this week.
Defender Ryan Shotton is available for selection again having completed a one-match suspension, but it is expected the Spurs game will come too soon for striker Michael Owen to make his first-team return after his recent injury problems.
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