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  • Date:06 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:Molineux Stadium
  • Attendance:28,669
  • Doyle (19) Doyle - pen (39)
    Fletcher (86)
  • Defoe (29)
    Defoe (34) Pavlyuchenko (47)
Goal!

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93:30 +3.30

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Niko Kranjcar from the left by-line, save by Wayne Hennessey.

91:18 +1.18

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

88:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Raniere Sandro by Steven Fletcher. Alan Hutton restarts play with the free kick.

86:49

Steven Fletcher finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Wolverhampton 3-3 Tottenham.Matthew Jarvis provided the assist for the goal.

85:57

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Stearman.

85:18

Gareth Bale decides to take the corner short.

85:09

Aaron Lennon takes a shot. Richard Stearman gets a block in.

83:59

Niko Kranjcar joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luka Modric. Foul by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake on Alan Hutton, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by William Gallas.

83:17

Jermain Defoe produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area and strikes the post.

82:02

Karl Henry takes a shot. Blocked by Alan Hutton.

79:46

Foul by Richard Stearman on Heurelho Gomes, free kick awarded. Heurelho Gomes restarts play with the free kick.

79:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Fletcher by Michael Dawson. Free kick crossed left-footed by Nenad Milijas from right wing, save made by Heurelho Gomes.

78:30

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.

77:41

Corner taken by Matthew Jarvis from the left by-line, Heurelho Gomes makes a save.

76:35

William Gallas shown a yellow card. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sylvan Ebanks-Blake by William Gallas. Steven Fletcher takes the direct free kick.

75:15

Nenad Milijas has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

73:28

Roman Pavlyuchenko goes off and Aaron Lennon comes on.

72:57

Steven Fletcher comes on in place of Adam Hammill.

72:39

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

70:11

Gareth Bale fouled by George Elokobi, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Hutton.

69:19

Gareth Bale is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.

68:13

Gareth Bale on for Steven Pienaar.

66:57

Raniere Sandro challenges Nenad Milijas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nenad Milijas takes the direct free kick.

65:03

Matthew Jarvis decides to take the corner short.

64:51

Nenad Milijas takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.

63:09

Nenad Milijas takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

59:18

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is brought on as a substitute for Stephen Ward. William Gallas challenges Kevin Doyle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nenad Milijas produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

58:51

Roman Pavlyuchenko has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

57:41

Unfair challenge on Richard Stearman by Roman Pavlyuchenko results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

57:09

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

55:20

The ball is delivered by Matthew Jarvis.

54:15

Michael Dawson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Michael Dawson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Hammill. Nenad Milijas crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

53:11

Unfair challenge on Nenad Milijas by Raniere Sandro results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Ward.

49:34

The ball is sent over by Matthew Jarvis, Headed effort from inside the area by Stephen Ward misses to the right of the goal.

47:42

Roman Pavlyuchenko fires in a goal from just inside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Wolverhampton 2-3 Tottenham.The assist for the goal came from Jermaine Jenas.

46:53 +1.53

Karl Henry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Jenas. William Gallas restarts play with the free kick.

46:13

Foul by Kevin Doyle on Benoit Assou-Ekotto, free kick awarded. Heurelho Gomes restarts play with the free kick.

45:36

Benoit Assou-Ekotto challenges Adam Hammill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.

45:31 +0.31

Effort from the edge of the area by Nenad Milijas goes wide of the left-hand post.

43:47

Corner taken by Steven Pienaar from the right by-line, Michael Dawson takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.

41:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Karl Henry on Luka Modric. Luka Modric restarts play with the free kick.

39:18

Alan Hutton receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Penalty scored by Kevin Doyle. Wolverhampton 2-2 Tottenham.Nenad Milijas fouled by Alan Hutton, the ref awards a Penalty. Nenad Milijas provided the assist for the goal.

35:52

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.

34:05

Jermain Defoe scores a goal from just inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 1-2 Tottenham.

29:44

Jermain Defoe finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 1-1 Tottenham.Roman Pavlyuchenko provided the assist for the goal.

28:44

Jermaine Jenas takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.

28:00

Foul by Stephen Ward on Steven Pienaar, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Michael Dawson.

26:22

Corner taken by Luka Modric from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Christophe Berra.

26:01

The referee gives a free kick against Adam Hammill for handball. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the free kick.

24:52

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

24:17

Foul by Christophe Berra on Roman Pavlyuchenko, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Raniere Sandro.

23:52

Karl Henry concedes a free kick for a foul on Luka Modric. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the free kick.

21:17

Steven Pienaar produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

19:29

Kevin Doyle finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Wolverhampton 1-0 Tottenham.Nenad Milijas provided the assist for the goal.

19:18

Corner taken left-footed by Nenad Milijas to the near post, clearance made by William Gallas.

18:55

Matthew Jarvis takes a shot. Michael Dawson gets a block in.

18:09

Corner from the left by-line taken by Matthew Jarvis, save by Heurelho Gomes.

17:39

Unfair challenge on Karl Henry by Jermain Defoe results in a free kick. Nenad Milijas crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by William Gallas.

17:08

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Nenad Milijas from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

16:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Dawson on Kevin Doyle. Direct free kick taken by Nenad Milijas.

15:53

Headed effort from inside the area by Nenad Milijas misses to the left of the target.

13:02

The referee blows for offside against Jermain Defoe. Richard Stearman restarts play with the free kick.

10:53

Centre by Matthew Jarvis, save by Heurelho Gomes.

4:40

Nenad Milijas has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

4:14

Corner from the left by-line taken by Adam Hammill, Heurelho Gomes makes a save.

0:59

Effort from deep inside the area by Roman Pavlyuchenko misses to the right of the goal.

Match Preview

Bench duty for Bale Harry Redknapp plans to hand Gareth Bale a place on the Tottenham bench for Sunday's match against Wolves in order for the Welshman to prove his fitness ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash with AC Milan. The winger has been out for seven weeks with a back injury but could come on for the last 30 minutes of the game at Molineux, according to Redknapp. The Spurs boss is without Rafael van der Vaart (calf) for Sunday's game, while Vedran Corluka (ankle), Jonathan Woodgate (groin), Younes Kaboul (knee) and Tom Huddlestone (ankle) remain sidelined. Jermain Defoe picked up a minor ankle knock during the club's warm-weather training camp in Dubai this week but he is now back in training and is available for selection, though Ledley King (groin) is unlikely to feature. Redknapp will urge his team not to restrict their attacking principles and insist they throw everything they have got at AC Milan when they take on the Italian giants on Wednesday. Redknapp's team hold a 1-0 lead over Milan thanks to Peter Crouch's late strike in the first leg of the last-16 tie in the San Siro two weeks ago. The club's debut season in the Champions League has been characterised by a series of stunning attacking performances which has seen them rack up 25 goals in nine pulsating matches. At the same time, they have shipped 14 goals at the other end, leading to suggestions they will find it hard not to concede an away goal on Wednesday night despite the first-leg shut-out. But Redknapp insists that with a squad blessed with the attacking talents of Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Rafael van der Vaart, he will find it impossible to tell his side to sit back and hold out for a goalless draw. "When you have that advantage in a two-legged game, if you sit back and think you have the lead then you find yourself in trouble," Redknapp said. "We have to treat it as a one-off and we have to go for it. "We're at home and we have to go and try to win the game. It's not natural for us to sit on a 1-0 lead for 90 minutes. "We will pick an attacking team and have a go at them, that's how we have got to play." The first leg of the match was marred by ugly scenes which included a horror tackle from Matthieu Flamini on Vedran Corluka and a Gennaro Gattuso headbutt on Spurs' assistant Joe Jordan. Gattuso received a four-match ban for his actions, but Flamini will play at White Hart Lane, where the former Arsenal man is guaranteed to get a hostile reception. Gattuso's agent claimed his client clashed with Jordan after the Scot made a "racist" comment towards him - an accusation which Jordan vehemently denies. Gattuso will not travel to London for Wednesday's game and Redknapp now believes the matter has been closed. "I think Joe has moved on from it now," he said. Wolves have a number of injury concerns. Dave Edwards and Dave Jones both have leg injuries, although the latter may recover by Sunday. Steven Mouyokolo is out after hurting his knee in training. Ronald Zubar is also out with a sore back, while Stephen Hunt has not recovered from a calf strain. Long-term absentee Michael Kightly played 45 minutes of a reserve match on Thursday, but no date has been set for his return, and on-loan midfielder Jamie O'Hara is ineligible to play against his parent club. Wolves manager Mick McCarthy believes the team that gets relegated in 18th place could do so with the highest ever points score since the division slimmed down to 20 teams in 1995/96. He said: "It's 10 in a bed at the moment, so it could happen," he said. "It could be a silly one. "Nobody knows what the last knockings of the season will bring." West Ham were relegated in 2002/03 with 42 points, 12 more than Burnley, who finished in 18th place last season. And with six points currently separating 19th and 10th positions, McCarthy believes that any number of sides could find themselves in a relegation battle as the season draws to a close. "I'm not even convinced it's between the bottom three or four teams," he said. "I think there's somebody above that might just slide into it. "You lose a couple on the bounce then all of sudden you're in the bottom three and you wonder how it's happened. "I think it's going to be more than ever."

Formation:451Manager: Mick McCarthy

Wolverhampton

Formation: 442Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

  • Wayne Hennessey
  • Kevin Foley
  • Richard Stearman
  • Christophe Berra
  • George Elokobi
  • Adam Hammill
  • Karl Henry
  • Stephen Ward
  • Nenad Milijas
  • Matthew Jarvis
  • Kevin Doyle
  • SUBS
  • Marcus Hahnemann
  • Jody Craddock
  • Sylvan Ebanks-Blake
  • Steven Fletcher
  • Steven Mouyokolo
  • Leigh Griffiths
  • Matt Doherty

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Match Report

Wolves leave it late in thriller Steven Fletcher rescued a deserved point for Wolves with a late equaliser in a pulsating 3-3 draw with Tottenham at Molineux. Kevin Doyle and Jermain Defoe shared four first-half goals before Roman Pavlyuchenko looked to have wrapped up victory for Spurs. But substitute Fletcher headed home the leveller in the 87th minute to earn his side a vital point in the battle for survival. It also prevented Spurs from climbing above Chelsea into the fourth Champions League spot. Defoe had the satisfaction of scoring his first Premier League goals of the campaign in his 14th appearance and he now has 99 in total. But Wolves produced some of their best football of the season. Nenad Milijas was a constant threat playing behind Doyle while Matt Jarvis delivered a series of menacing crosses. Before kick-off there was a minute's applause from supporters in honour of former Wolves and Tottenham defender Dean Richards who died last week aged 36. Spurs made a bright start and were the first to threaten on a bobbly pitch. Luka Modric teed up Pavlyuchenko 20 yards out but he opted to place his shot and did not seriously test Wayne Hennessey. Hennessey needed to react quickly in racing out of his area to hack the ball clear from Defoe after he chased down a long clearance from Benoit Assou-Ekotto. But Wolves enjoyed a sustained spell of possession and Adam Hammill then picked out the run of Milijas into the Spurs box but he could not keep his header down. Jarvis had a first time shot deflected by William Gallas into the side netting but it came as no surprise when Doyle put them ahead. Milijas delivered another quality cross and Doyle got in front of Gomes and flicked his header into the net. Spurs responded and after 30 minutes a superb strike from Defoe brought Spurs back on level terms. He had time to line up a shot 25 yards out but he caught hold of it perfectly as it flew past the drive of Hennessey. Five minutes later another brilliant effort by Defoe put Spurs in front. Modric's pass, cut out by Ward, rebounded fortuitously to Defoe and from the left of the area he curled a shot past Hennessey inside the far post. Wolves hit back and after 39 minutes Doyle made it 2-2 from the penalty spot. Milijas had his shirt tugged by Hutton who appeared to be the last defender as he chased down a deflected shot by Doyle. But referee Mark Halsey opted to yellow card Hutton before Doyle sent Gomes the wrong way from the sot. Spurs needed only two minutes of the second half to regain the lead through Pavlyuchenko. Jenas was allowed to run unchallenged to the edge of the Wolves box before slipping the ball to Pavlyuchenko. He turned inside before drilling a 15 yard shot past Hennessey. It was his 11th goal of the campaign. Wolves came close to equalising and Ward glanced a header just wide from Jarvis' inswinging centre. Michael Dawson was yellow-carded for up-ending Hammill in full flight. McCarthy made his first change after 58 minutes with Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, who netted twice last week against Blackpool, replacing Ward. Wolves started to build some momentum and Gomes made a fine save to turn Milijas' low drive onto a post. Hennessey had to be alert in saving at the feet of Defoe who raced onto Modric's ball over the top. Gareth Bale made his return after a back injury in place of Pienaar. Ebanks-Blake could have made it 3-3 but he dragged his shot wide from 12 yards wide after Jarvis had cut the ball back from the by-line. Milijas poked the ball over the bar at full stretch when meeting a cross from Doyle. Gallas was yellow carded for bringing down Ebanks-Blake. Bale could have wrapped the points up but shot wide from close range. Stearman had the ball in the net from a Milijas cross but referee Mark Halsey adjudged Gomes had been fouled. Defoe came close to completing his hat-trick when his shot hit the post. But in the 87th minute Fletcher levelled with a header from Jarvis' cross.

Form Guide

    LLWLDW
  • Wolverhampton
  • VS
  • Tottenham
  • DDWWWL

Last Meetings

  • Tottenham
  • 3 - 1
  • Wolverhampton
  • 18/09/2010
  • Wolverhampton
  • 1 - 0
  • Tottenham
  • 10/02/2010
  • Tottenham
  • 0 - 1
  • Wolverhampton
  • 12/12/2009
  • Wolverhampton
  • 0 - 2
  • Tottenham
  • 15/05/2004
  • Tottenham
  • 5 - 2
  • Wolverhampton
  • 06/12/2003
  • Tottenham
  • 1 - 0
  • Wolverhampton
  • 31/03/1984

Top Scorers

Wolverhampton

  • S Ebanks-Blake 6
  • S Fletcher 4
  • M Jarvis 3
  • S Hunt 2
  • N Milijas 2
  • J O'Hara 2
  • K Foley 2
  • K Doyle 2
  • R Zubar 1
  • D Jones 1
  • D Edwards 1
  • S Ward 1
  • G Elokobi 1

Tottenham

  • R Van der Vaart 7
  • G Bale 7
  • R Pavlyuchenko 6
  • A Lennon 3
  • P Crouch 2
  • N Kranjcar 2
  • A Hutton 2
  • M Dawson 1
  • T Huddlestone 1
  • L Modric 1
  • Y Kaboul 1
  • S Bassong 1

Goals

Wolverhampton

    • Total goals 77
    • Goals per game 31
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Tottenham

    • Total goals 84
    • Goals per game 38
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (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) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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