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16 May 2009 16:37:00

City undone by late Keane winner

Tottenham skipper Robbie Keane netted a late penalty against Manchester City to secure a 2-1 victory and keep alive his side's hopes of a European place. Jermain Defoe had opened the scoring from close range in the 29th minute at White Hart Lane, but Valeri Bojinov look to have grabbed a share of the spoils for City when he equalised with a well-taken finish just after the hour mark. Yet Keane scored the winner from the penalty spot in the 86th minute, meaning the race for seventh place in the Premier League will go to the wire. By only conceding one goal, Spurs also established a new league club record for least goals conceded at home in a season - but it was the fact that they edged an action-packed encounter that really mattered. After scoring the opener, Defoe was involved in the bizarre incident with the assistant referee on the stroke of half-time. Nedum Onuoha challenged him on the touchline and as he rolled off the floor Defoe must have felt a touch. The England striker may have felt it was his opponent but it was actually assistant referee Trevor Massey, with Defoe instinctively flicking out. It did not appear deliberate but Massey still required treatment and was replaced by Stuart Attwell at the interval.


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