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  • Date:07 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Arke Stadion
  • Landzaat - pen (21)
    Rosales (55)
    Chadli (63)
  • Peter Wisgerhof - og (11) Defoe (46) Defoe (59)
Goal!

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93mins

Nacer Chadli sends in a cross.

92mins

Peter Crouch concedes a free kick for a foul on Theo Janssen. Peter Wisgerhof takes the direct free kick.

91mins

Foul by Luuk de Jong on Benoit Assou-Ekotto, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

90mins

Dwight Tiendalli takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

88mins

Peter Crouch is penalised for a handball. Theo Janssen takes the indirect free kick.

87mins

Benoit Assou-Ekotto concedes a free kick for a foul on Dario Vujicevic. Wout Brama takes the direct free kick.

86mins

Peter Crouch comes on in place of Niko Kranjcar.

85mins

The ball is sent over by Dwight Tiendalli, Sebastien Bassong manages to make a clearance.

83mins

Nacer Chadli fouled by Wilson Palacios, the ref awards a free kick. Wout Brama restarts play with the free kick.

82mins

Gareth Bale delivers the ball, blocked by Roberto Rosales.

79mins

Roberto Rosales gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Bale. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the direct free kick.

78mins

Gareth Bale sends in a cross, save by Sander Boschker.

77mins

The ball is sent over by Nacer Chadli, Heurelho Gomes makes a save.

74mins

Unfair challenge on Benoit Assou-Ekotto by Dario Vujicevic results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

73mins

Wilson Palacios gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wout Brama. Wout Brama takes the direct free kick.

73mins

Robbie Keane joins the action as a substitute, replacing Roman Pavlyuchenko.

73mins

Marc Janko goes off and Dario Vujicevic comes on.

71mins

Theo Janssen takes a inswinging corner.

70mins

Theo Janssen takes a inswinging corner to the near post, save by Heurelho Gomes.

70mins

Shot from 20 yards by Wout Brama. Save by Heurelho Gomes.

69mins

A cross is delivered by Gareth Bale, Sander Boschker makes a save.

65mins

Aaron Lennon concedes a free kick for a foul on Dwight Tiendalli. Sander Boschker takes the free kick.

64mins

Marc Janko challenges Wilson Palacios unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sebastien Bassong.

64mins

Nacer Chadli finds the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. FC Twente 3-3 Tottenham.Marc Janko fouled by Aaron Lennon, the ref awards a free kick.

62mins

Foul by Gareth Bale on Roberto Rosales, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Denny Landzaat.

60mins

A goal is scored by Jermain Defoe from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. FC Twente 2-3 Tottenham.Wilson Palacios has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Save made by Sander Boschker.

58mins

Aaron Lennon fouled by Nacer Chadli, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Vedran Corluka.

57mins

Centre by Niko Kranjcar.

56mins

Roberto Rosales grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty box. FC Twente 2-2 Tottenham.Assist by Theo Janssen.

50mins

The official flags Luuk de Jong offside. Heurelho Gomes takes the free kick.

49mins

Centre by Nacer Chadli.

49mins

Marc Janko fouled by William Gallas, the ref awards a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Theo Janssen.

48mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Theo Janssen from the left by-line to the near post, Nacer Chadli takes a shot. Heurelho Gomes makes a save.

48mins

Marc Janko takes a shot. Blocked by William Gallas.

47mins

Jermain Defoe grabs a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. FC Twente 1-2 Tottenham.Assist by Aaron Lennon.

47mins

The ball is sent over by Gareth Bale.

47mins

A cross is delivered by Gareth Bale, Shot by Jermain Defoe from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

46mins

A cross is delivered by Nacer Chadli, save by Heurelho Gomes.

45mins

Unfair challenge on Gareth Bale by Roberto Rosales results in a free kick. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the free kick.

45mins

The ball is crossed by Aaron Lennon, clearance made by Wout Brama.

45mins

The ball is swung over by Gareth Bale, clearance made by Dwight Tiendalli.

43mins

The ball is swung over by Gareth Bale, save by Sander Boschker.

43mins

Wilson Palacios concedes a free kick for a foul on Theo Janssen. Theo Janssen takes the free kick.

41mins

Wout Brama gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wilson Palacios. Niko Kranjcar restarts play with the free kick.

41mins

A cross is delivered by Roberto Rosales, Marc Janko produces a mishit left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

40mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Theo Janssen, Heurelho Gomes makes a save.

40mins

A cross is delivered by Luuk de Jong, Benoit Assou-Ekotto gets a block in.

39mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Benoit Assou-Ekotto by Luuk de Jong. Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

38mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Bale by Roberto Rosales. Benoit Assou-Ekotto restarts play with the free kick.

38mins

Marc Janko sends in a cross.

38mins

Centre by Nacer Chadli, William Gallas makes a clearance.

37mins

Nacer Chadli crosses the ball, blocked by Vedran Corluka.

37mins

Niko Kranjcar produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

35mins

Niko Kranjcar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wout Brama. Direct free kick taken by Wout Brama.

35mins

Shot by Marc Janko. Save by Heurelho Gomes.

34mins

Jermaine Jenas goes off and Aaron Lennon comes on.

32mins

Jermaine Jenas goes into the book for dissent.

30mins

Shot by Nacer Chadli. Blocked by William Gallas.

29mins

The ball is crossed by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Douglas Franco makes a clearance.

29mins

Corner taken by Niko Kranjcar from the right by-line, Peter Wisgerhof manages to make a clearance.

28mins

Niko Kranjcar takes the outswinging corner, Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Save by Sander Boschker.

28mins

Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Save by Sander Boschker.

27mins

Nacer Chadli crosses the ball, Sebastien Bassong makes a clearance.

26mins

Roman Pavlyuchenko handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Douglas Franco takes the free kick.

25mins

Roberto Rosales sends in a cross, save by Heurelho Gomes.

24mins

Unfair challenge on Theo Janssen by Niko Kranjcar results in a free kick. Theo Janssen sends in a cross, Luuk de Jong takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.

24mins

Denny Landzaat produces a cross, clearance made by Sebastien Bassong.

24mins

The ball is delivered by Nacer Chadli, save made by Heurelho Gomes.

22mins

Denny Landzaat scores a penalty. FC Twente 1-1 Tottenham.The referee gives a against Benoit Assou-Ekotto for handball.

20mins

Roberto Rosales produces a volleyed left-footed shot from 25 yards. Blocked by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

18mins

Luuk de Jong gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Bale. Gareth Bale takes the free kick.

12mins

Peter Wisgerhof puts the ball into his own net from 18 yards. FC Twente 0-1 Tottenham.

11mins

The ball is swung over by Gareth Bale, save made by Sander Boschker.

10mins

A cross is delivered by Roberto Rosales, save made by Heurelho Gomes.

8mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Wilson Palacios on Denny Landzaat. Theo Janssen has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

7mins

Corner taken by Niko Kranjcar from the right by-line, Peter Wisgerhof manages to make a clearance.

6mins

The ball is swung over by Gareth Bale, Wout Brama gets a block in.

5mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Theo Janssen, clearance made by Roman Pavlyuchenko.

5mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Theo Janssen, clearance by Sebastien Bassong.

4mins

Shot by Wout Brama. Heurelho Gomes makes a save.

4mins

William Gallas challenges Denny Landzaat unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Denny Landzaat.

The match has kicked off.

The half-time whistle blows.

The referee gets the second half started.

The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

Match Preview

Harry Redknapp is destined to become England manager according to Tottenham stiker Peter Crouch.

England star Crouch joked the only way his club boss will not manage his country is if the Spurs players deliberately start losing games.

Redknapp has long been the favourite to succeed Fabio Capello, whose contract expires in a year and a half, and Football Association general secretary Alex Horne confirmed on Sunday the 63-year-old would be on a "not very long" long list when the job becomes vacant.

Redknapp has made no secret of his desire to take charge of his country but has always maintained he will cross that bridge when he comes to it. But Crouch is in no doubt where his manager's future lies.

"It's inevitable, to be honest," he said.

"He's been fantastic at Tottenham, ever since he came in. He took over a side that was struggling and now he's turned them into a team that's playing full of confidence and in the Champions League, and maybe expected now to finish in the top four.

"That's testament to the manager and it's only a matter of time, with him being English as well, that England come knocking on the door.

"But we want to keep him here for as long as possible, so maybe we should start losing a few games!"

An embarrassed Redknapp rejected Crouch's assessment, saying: "I don't know where Crouchie got that one from. It's not inevitable, that's for sure."

A Tottenham win on Tuesday in their final Champions League Group A game at FC Twente would simply add to the `Redknapp for England' clamour.

Victory for the already-qualified Spurs would see them finish top of a pool containing the Dutch champions, European champions Inter Milan and German heavyweights Werder Bremen in what has been their maiden season in the competition.

The outcome also is a far cry from being 3-0 down after 30 minutes of their qualifying-round tie at Young Boys.

Redknapp said: "If you'd have said to me when we were 3-0 down at Young Boys of Bern that we'd be sitting here definitely qualified, I'd have thought we were all off our heads.

"So it's been great to have done what we've done but we've got to come here on Tueday and try to finish the job if we can."

While Spurs prepare for the knock-out stages, Twente will drop into the Europa League. Having taken five points so far, coach Michel Preud'homme believes his side can hold their heads high.

"I think we can speak of a successful debut," he was quoted as saying on www.parool.nl.

"We already have five points and, apart from the match against Inter in Milan, we've always scored.

"In short, we have competed. They can't say that about all newcomers."

Formation:433Manager: Michel Preud'Homme

FC Twente

Formation: 442Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

  • Sander Boschker
  • Roberto Rosales
  • Peter Wisgerhof
  • Douglas Franco
  • Dwight Tiendalli
  • Wout Brama
  • Denny Landzaat
  • Theo Janssen
  • Luuk de Jong
  • Marc Janko
  • Nacer Chadli
  • SUBS
  • Nikolay Mihailov
  • Rasmus Bengtsson
  • Bernard Parker
  • Bart Buysse
  • Dario Vujicevic
  • Thilo Leugers
  • Ola John

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Match Report

Draw sees Spurs top group Tottenham capped an unforgettable Champions League Group A campaign with another thriller as they secured top spot despite a 3-3 draw at FC Twente. No matter how Harry Redknapp's men fare in the knockout stage, the manner in which they have gone about getting there is the stuff of Hollywood and it was no exception. Needing to win to be certain of finishing above Inter Milan, Spurs led three times through a calamitous Peter Wisgerhof own goal and Jermain Defoe's first strikes since August. Each advantage was quickly cancelled out, through a controversial twice-taken Denny Landzaat penalty and goals from Roberto Rosales and Nacer Chadli, but a draw proved enough as Inter lost at Werder Bremen. Harry Redknapp kept to his word to field some fringe players, with Vedran Corluka making his first appearance for more than two months and Niko Kranjcar handed a rare start, while there were recalls for the fit-again Jermaine Jenas and Roman Pavlyuchenko. Despite performing heroics in their maiden season in the competition, Tottenham had not recorded an away victory and Dutch champions Twente had lost only once at home in more than a year. And although already assured a Europa League spot, they had not forgotten September's controversial 4-1 defeat at White Hart Lane. They certainly began like they were out for vengeance, Wout Brama's volley forcing an acrobatic parry from Heurelho Gomes and Theo Janssen curling a free-kick narrowly over. But they shot themselves in the foot in spectacular fashion in the 12th minute when 40-year-old goalkeeper Sander Boschker produced a near air shot on Wisgerhof's backpass and watched in horror as the ball span into the net. The moment was celebrated by a pocket of Spurs fans Twente had housed near their own supporters, sparking a furious response from some behind the goal. They were much happier 10 minutes later as the hosts levelled in circumstances almost as bizarre as saw them concede. Rosales hit a rocket of a volley that smashed into Benoit Assou-Ekotto - and against his arm, according to referee Carlos Velasco Carballo, who pointed to the spot. Landzaat beat Gomes to his right but Velasco Carballo ordered a retake, which the midfielder put straight down the middle. There was more woe for Spurs when Jenas went down with what appeared a recurrence of his calf problem. He took his time leaving the field, giving the referee little option but to book him, meaning the midfielder will be suspended for the last-16 first leg. Aaron Lennon eventually came on to replace him for the final 10 minutes of the half, with Kranjcar moving into the middle. Twente might have taken the lead four minutes before the break after Marc Janko shanked a shot wide when Wisgerhof was much better placed. But Defoe also flicked over the top with the final kick of the half after a trademark run and cross from Gareth Bale. The striker put Spurs back ahead within two minutes of the restart after Douglas failed to clear Bale's cross. Lennon pounced with a delightful reverse pass which Defoe coolly clipped over Boschker. Chadli flicked a corner too close to Gomes, though it was looking good for Spurs as Werder Bremen took a 2-0 lead in their game with Inter. Yet again though, Tottenham's advantage lasted barely 10 minutes as Twente equalised in the 56th minute when Rosales bulleted a header past Gomes from Janssen's cross. This time parity lasted only three minutes as Wilson Palacios won the ball inside the Twente half, raced clear and saw his shot parried straight to Defoe, who made no mistake on the rebound. Chadli then made it three goals in eight minutes with a stunning 25-yard free-kick as the home side incredibly equalised for a third time. They nearly took the lead for the first time in the 70th minute, Brama's curler forcing a fine save from Gomes, who was then almost caught out by Janssen's near-post corner. Both sides made a change when Dario Vujicevic came on for Janko and Robbie Keane replaced Pavlyuchenko. Twente almost scored a second own goal when Douglas deflected Bale's low cross against the post. Kranjcar hobbled off with four minutes remaining to be replaced by Peter Crouch and there was an ugly finish to the game after Spurs refused to kick the ball out following an injury to Luuk de Jong.

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