Thursday July 24, 2014 July Finished

Toronto FC 2 - 3 Tottenham Hotspur

  • Wiedeman 65’
  • Hamilton 73’
  • Lamela 16’, 40’
  • Townsend 86’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Toronto FC
    • Tottenham Hotspur
    • 90' FULL TIME: Toronto FC 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur. Thanks for joining us!
    • 89' Into the final minute and we’re not expecting any additional time. Tough on Toronto, they’ve played really well after going 2-0 down.
    • 88' Another good run from Hamilton but he then loses the ball before catching Danny Rose late.
    • 87' THREE MINUTES REMAINING: TORONTO FC 2-3 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
    • 86' GOAL TOTTENHAM! And it’s Andros Townsend who may have given Mauricio Pochettino his first win from Holtby’s good pass.
    • 85'
    • 84' Toronto force a corner but Spurs scramble clear. They look under pressure.
    • 83' First time shot from Townsend from Rose’s cross but it’s straight at Roberts and a smart save.
    • 82' Great chance for Ceballos but it’s an equally good block from Hagglund.
    • 81' Toronto actually look the more likely and Morgan squares for Hamilton but he can’t engineer his shot on target.
    • 80' Ten minutes for Spurs to rescue a first win under their new manager but it doesn’t look likely.
    • 79' Lovely first touch from Holtby for Ceballos overlapping on the left but the flag is up for offside.
    • 78' Back come Spurs. Walker cuts in from the right but drills it into the side-netting. He shows his frustration by booting the ball away.
    • 77' Bad challenge from Ceballos on De Rosario. No card given due to the nature of the match but should have been.
    • 76'
    • 75' Spurs were 2-0 up at half-time and now face yet another game without victory.
    • 74' 18-year-old Hamilton scores past a keeper 25 years his senior.
    • 73' GOAL TORONTO! And it’s a great finish from Hamilton from Wiedeman’s lay-off. Good goal.
    • 72' Townsend plays it through to Falque but the flag goes up for offside. Saved anyway.
    • 71' Shot from Ceballos flies over the Toronto bar. The game opening up a bit now.
    • 70' For those just joining us, Jermain Defoe left the action at half time. An Erik Lamela brace means that Spurs lead 2-1.
    • 69' De Rosario lets fly and hits it well but straight at Friedel.
    • 67' Dangerous cross from Holtby just over the head of Ceballos. Spurs looking to establish that two-goal advantage.
    • 66' Morgan tries his luck from distance but it’s well wide. Promising signs from the home side though.
    • 65' Game on now. The spurs defence caught flat after they lost possession. Now Rose fouls veteran De Rosario and Toronto have a new look about them.
    • 64' GOAL Toronto! A lovely finish from Wiedeman from Lovitz’s ball.
    • 62' Wiedeman looks to be through on goal but it’s a brilliant tackle from Fryers to clear the ball.
    • 61' Nice ball from Holtby but good defending from De Rosario to shepherd it out under pressure from Falque.
    • 60' A pleasant evening here in Toronto. Shirt sleeve order in the stands. Spurs force a corner.
    • 59' A refreshing eagerness from both these sides since the break. Good to see.
    • 58' CHANCE SPURS: Great cross from Rose and it’s right onto Kane’s boot in the box but he puts it just wide.
    • 57' CHANCE TORONTO: Great effort from Bekker and he fires it just past Friedel’s post. Had the veteran keeper worried.
    • 56' Holtby almost in for Tottenham’s third but sub keeper Roberts off his line really quickly to save well.
    • 55' STAT: Dwayne de Rosario is playing his 14th season in the MLS.
    • 54' Characteristic shot from Townsend on the edge of the box scoots low past the left post.
    • 53' Spurs line-up in the seond half.
    • 52' Holtby gives it away and Lovitz crosses into the box. Spurs clear.
    • 51' Despite all the changes, the pattern stays the same. Spurs dominating possession in the Toronto half.
    • 49' Townsend almost plays in Kane but it’s well intercepted.
    • 48' Shot from Ceballos on the edge of the box well blocked. A lot of players out to impress now.
    • 47' Early foul on Rose and Spurs win a free kick.
    • 46' So17 changes after the break! Brad Friedel the only player to retain his place for Spurs. It’s a different match!
    • 45' We’re back underway here in Toronto. Changes as expected. Roberts, De Rosario, Osorio, Hamilton, Hagglund on for Toronto. Fredericks, Walker, Rose, Dawson, Fryers, Falque, Carroll, Ceballos, Townsend, Holtby, Kane.
    • HALF TIME: Toronto 0-2 Spurs
    • 45' Orr goes down and claims his shirt was pulled. Toronto win a free kick. Warner shoots and it’s scrambled clear for a corner but Spurs survive..
    • 44' This time he does wriggle clear and Veljkovic brings him down. Chance for a shot from distance...
    • 43' Defoe tries to get something going but he’s very isolated and easily dispossessed. They know him so well...
    • 41' A tall order for Toronto now but they’ve showed a lack of will to try and create and gamble going forward. No option now though.
    • 40' Two goals tonight from the Argentine midfielder and he’s finished with aplomb. Will this be a breakthrough year for him?
    • 39' GOAL Tottenham! And Lamela is at it again after Soldado put him in and he rifled home.
    • 38' Kaboul gets his cross in but it lacks power and direction and Toronto easily clear. Mason then shoots well over the bar.
    • 37' Run and shot from Lennon and it deflects behind for a corner.
    • 35' A slip from Konopka has Lamela half interested but he recovers to hack clear.
    • 34' It really is a spectacular setting in downtown Ontario. Pretty much a packed stadium that cost $17 million.
    • 32' Ambitious shot from Eriksen sails well over Konopka’s bar.
    • 31' Look who's back...
    • 30' A game bizarrely free from any fouls at all. Lovitz gives away a rare free-kick with a mistimed challenge.
    • 29' Soldado really hasn’t been that involved at all yet. The industry from Eriksen, Lamela and Lennon.
    • 28' All gone a little tepid since that Spurs goal. Seems they’re content to see what Toronto have to offer and conserve some energy.
    • 27' Spurs return home on Sunday and then go to Finland to play Celtic before welcoming Schalke to the Lane.
    • 25' A little better from Toronto now. Good spell of possession over the last few minutes in the Spurs half.
    • 24' Erik Lamela in action
    • 23' Toronto force a corner. Gilberto gets a head to it but Friedel is there with a decisive punch clear.
    • 22' Toronto struggling to break down this well organised Spurs defence. Defoe cuts in from the left but his cross is easily cleared.
    • 20' Spurs content to play at their own pace for the most part. No chances for Toronto yet.
    • 18' Defoe almost in for Toronto but Friedel is out well to thwart his old pal.
    • 17' Lamela had a stand-out game against Seattle and he’s at it again. And it looked as if he was on his way before the end of last season.
    • 16' Did I just say spurs were going to score? That goal was all down to Eriksen and Lennon shifting the ball quickly but a great finish.
    • 15' GOAL Tottenham! And it’s Eric Lamela who slides it into the corner after a good interchange between Eriksen and Lennon.
    • 14' Been a lively opening, a good, entertaining match already. I’m sticking my neck out and expecting Spurs goals tonight.
    • 13' Davies does really well down the left and tees up Lamela. He catches his left-foot shot well but it’s straight at Konopka. Good move though...
    • 12' Oduro so nearly in but the flag goes up for offside as he has Ben Davies beaten. Close.
    • 11' Good work from Warner to prevent Soldado getting a look in.
    • 9' It’s only the second match for Spurs under their new boss. Yet to register a win after their 3-3 draw with Seattle.
    • 8' Great work from Lennon on the edge of the box and he makes room for the shot but it’s wide of Konopka’s post.
    • 7' Brad Friedel not busy as yet. He’s 43 years young!
    • 6' Great work from Capoue to cover Gilberto on the break down the right. Better from Toronto.
    • 5' No real touches for Jermain Defoe as yet. He has already scored 11 goals for his new club.
    • 4' Still all Spurs as Toronto struggle to get out of their own half. Eriksson runs into trouble and finally the home side mount an attack of their own.
    • 3' Spurs force successive corners. Mason crosses in to Soldado and he flicks it over the bar with his heel. Would have been spectacular!
    • 2' Spurs with the early possession. Davies with an early touch and Lamela is almost in. Blocked out for a corner. Good start.
    • 1' STAT: Spurs first came to Toronto in 1952 when they dispatched a district XI 7-0. A score Brazil would be proud of...
    • Slightly later than scheduled but we're underway here at BMO Field, Toronto. Will Spurs record their first win of their North American tour or will one of their most prolific old boys come back to haunt them? We’re about to find out...
    • 23.55 FIVE MINUTES TO KICK-OFF: Here’s what the Spurs gaffer has to say about tonight’s game.
    • 23.50 The teams warming up. Ten minutes to kick-off.
    • 23.45 Mario Pochettino (on Seattle match): "I’m happy as it was the first game of the Tour, the conditions were difficult with warm temperatures and all the players did their best," the head coach told Tottenham's official website. "This is the time to improve and learn and I'm very pleased with all the players."
    • 23.40 Spurs opened their tour with a 3-3 draw against Seattle Sounders but today’s match will see them re-united with former players Ryan Nelsen and Jermain Defoe. Nelsen spent six months at the Lane after a distinguished seven-year spell at Blackburn Rovers whilst Defoe left Spurs in March.
    • 23.35 TEAMS: Tottenham: Friedel, Naughton, Kaboul, Veljkovic, Davies, Capoue, Mason, Lamela, Lennon, Eriksen, Soldado. SUBS: McGee, Fredericks, Walker, Rose, Dawson, Fryers, Falque, Carroll, Ceballos, Townsend, Holtby, Kane. /// Toronto: Konopka, Hall, Orr, Henry, Morgan, Oduro, Warner, Bekker, Lovitz, Gilberto, Defoe. SUBS: Roberts, Hagglund, Richter, De Rosario Osorio, Hamilton, Wiedeman.
    • 23.30 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the second match of Tottenham Hotspur’s tour of North America as they take on Toronto FC at BMO Field. Teams to follow.
  • Summary

    • 86' GOAL TOTTENHAM! And it’s Andros Townsend who may have given Mauricio Pochettino his first win from Holtby’s good pass.
    • 73' GOAL TORONTO! And it’s a great finish from Hamilton from Wiedeman’s lay-off. Good goal.
    • 64' GOAL Toronto! A lovely finish from Wiedeman from Lovitz’s ball.
    • 62' Wiedeman looks to be through on goal but it’s a brilliant tackle from Fryers to clear the ball.
    • 58' CHANCE SPURS: Great cross from Rose and it’s right onto Kane’s boot in the box but he puts it just wide.
    • 57' CHANCE TORONTO: Great effort from Bekker and he fires it just past Friedel’s post. Had the veteran keeper worried.
    • 39' GOAL Tottenham! And Lamela is at it again after Soldado put him in and he rifled home.
    • 15' GOAL Tottenham! And it’s Eric Lamela who slides it into the corner after a good interchange between Eriksen and Lennon.
    • 13' Davies does really well down the left and tees up Lamela. He catches his left-foot shot well but it’s straight at Konopka. Good move though...
    • 8' Great work from Lennon on the edge of the box and he makes room for the shot but it’s wide of Konopka’s post.
    • 23.35 TEAMS: Tottenham: Friedel, Naughton, Kaboul, Veljkovic, Davies, Capoue, Mason, Lamela, Lennon, Eriksen, Soldado. SUBS: McGee, Fredericks, Walker, Rose, Dawson, Fryers, Falque, Carroll, Ceballos, Townsend, Holtby, Kane. /// Toronto: Konopka, Hall, Orr, Henry, Morgan, Oduro, Warner, Bekker, Lovitz, Gilberto, Defoe. SUBS: Roberts, Hagglund, Richter, De Rosario Osorio, Hamilton, Wiedeman.

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