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Crouch keeps Spurs on course

02 Feb 2011 23:30:07

Crouch keeps Spurs on course

Peter Crouch`s fourth-minute goal was enough to keep Tottenham in sight of a Champions League place with a 1-0 victory against Blackburn.It was a huge boost for manager Harry Redknapp given how many of his players were either injured or suspended.Crouch got the all-important goal when he rose above Chris Samba and headed Rafael van der Vaart`s cross into the corner.Tottenham were without new signing Steven Pienaar after he suffered concussion during a training session, but despite their injury problems the visitors made a perfect start and took the lead in the fourth minute.David Dunn then came close to scoring for Rovers in the 36th minute, clipping his effort wide of the post following a sweeping move involving Martin Olsson and Jason Roberts.Blackburn stepped up the pace in the second half and Heurelho Gomes came to Tottenham`s rescue twice in quick succession. He kept out a powerful effort by Diouf in the 72nd minute and blocked a driven free-kick from Pedersen. Then Jenas got a vital touch in stoppage time to divert Samba`s goalbound header to safety.


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