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Sunday January 18, 2009 Day 22 Finished White Hart Lane

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  • Defoe 68’

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  • Nugent 58’

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  1. Defoe scores in Tottenham draw

    Defoe scores in Tottenham draw

    Jermain Defoe scored the equaliser against the club he left only last month as Tottenham were held to a 1-1 home draw by Portsmouth. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Tottenham Hotspur
    • Portsmouth
    • - Thanks for joining me this evening; make sure you stick around for all the latest news from the Premier League.
    • 90+2 FULL-TIME: Spurs will be angry not to have taken all three points after having the better of the match...predictably, Defoe scored against his old club to ensure they at least took a point.
    • 90 Bent drives a low effort on goal from a tight angle as he bids to make ammends for his dreadful miss earlier.
    • 88 Kranjcar drags a shot from distance wide of the post; Gomes dived, but looked to have things covered.
    • 86 Adams looks like he is content to settle for a point now; not surprisingly, Spurs have been on top for a while now.
    • 85 Kaboul is replaced by Wilson as Pompey look to shore up for the final five minutes.
    • 84 Shouts for a penalty at both ends...first Distin just manages to get the ball in a sliding challenge on Corluka...then Utaka feels he is pushed in the Spurs box.
    • 83 Pompey win a free-kick, 40 yards out, when Johnson is tripped by Bentley...
    • 82 Pompey manage to scramble the ball to safety as Bentley gets to the byline and fires a low cross into the middle.
    • 80 What a miss that was! Replays show Redknapp with his head in his hands! Bent should have won the match for his side there.
    • 79 FREE-HEADER! Bent misses the chance of the match...picked out unmarked by a cross...five yards out...somehow he puts his header wide of the post!
    • 78 ALMOST! Distin and Campbell just muscle out Bent as he tries to get on a through-ball down the middle...James gratefully collects.
    • 76 OOH! Bent meets the corner with a deft header...headed off the line at the far post.
    • 74 It looks as though Bentley's free-kick is overhit...but he brings a save out of James.
    • 73 Spurs win another free-kick in a dangerous spot when Modric is tripped by Kaboul on the edge of the box...yellow card...dangerous free-kick...
    • 72 Bentley has the chance to work the keeper from a free-kick...but he curls his effort well, well over the bar. Poor effort.
    • 70 OOH! Corluka fires a drive narrowly wide after cutting inside onto his left foot.
    • 68 GOAL! DEFOE LEVELS! Fine finish from Defoe, who slams a left-foot drive into the far corner after a nice build-up; great disguised pass from Modric.
    • 66 David Bentley has come on for Spurs, the last throw of the dice from Redknapp.
    • 65 Spurs try to launch a counter-charge down the right...but the cross for O'Hara is too high and the midfielder can't control his effort.
    • 64 CHANCE! A long cross from the left comes in...Crouch and Gomes climb together...but the Pompey striker gets too good a contact on his header and powers his effort well, well wide.
    • 63 Lennon gets the chance to run at his marker...he twists and turns, but loses control of the ball and James collects.
    • 61 Spurs won't be able to believe they are behind here; they have had so many chances.
    • 60 POOR! Defoe fires wide of the near post from a tight angle after Lennon had flicked the ball through to him...a bit greedy from the forward, who had men waiting across the six-yard box.
    • 58 AND POMPEY GO UP THE OTHER END AND SCORE! Nugent picks the ball up on the right corner of the box and slams a low, slightly deflected drive into the far corner!
    • 57 ANOTHER BRILLIANT STOP! James makes a superb stop as he changes direction to make the save when Lennon's cross is deflected!
    • 56 The game is very open again now; Campbell makes two crucial tackles on the edge of his box to deny Spurs.
    • 54 Bent is penalised for pushing Campbell as he tried to get on Lennon's cute little ball into the area.
    • 53 The corner is aimed at Crouch...but headed clear.
    • 52 Pompey win a corner after a determined run down the right from Davis...
    • 51 Pompey are playing a dangerous game, knocking the ball across their back four with Defoe darting between them, looking for any mistakes.
    • 50 Spurs are doing plenty of pressing in the second half here; Lennon's cross is well defending by Distin.
    • 48 ...Dawson is penalised for a foul as he contested the set-piece...
    • 47 Spurs win a free-kick on the left wing when Nugent fouls O'Hara...
    • 46 The second half is underway: what has Harry said to his men? They need the win to get off the bottom of the table....
    • 45 HALF-TIME: Spurs have had chances, Pompey have had chances; great half, and how it is goalless, I don't know.
    • 45 Bale cuts inside on to his right foot...he eventually opts to shoot...the ball is going well wide, but Defoe is just a couple of inches away from it as he sticks out his boot to try and deflect the ball goalwards.
    • 43 Looks like King is going to be out with a hamstring injury....Dawson comes on to replace him. Two first-half subs from Spurs.
    • 42 WHAT A CHANCE! Nugent is handed a golden chance for his first Premier League goal as he breaks the offside trap...but Gomes saves his effort one-on-one!
    • 41 HORRIBLE! Gomes slices the ball out of play after King played him a passback...the keeper doesn't look comfortable kicking the ball whatsoever.
    • 40 OOH! O'Hara is narrowly wide with an instinctive effort from 30 yards which has James scrabbling a little.
    • 38 SHOULD HAVE DONE BETTER! Kaboul robs O'Hara inside the Spurs half...he is able to get into the box before Spurs put any pressure on him...but the Frenchman's shot flies wide of the near post!
    • 37 Pompey work the ball out to the left...the cross comes in...but Gomes easily claims.
    • 36 Spurs should be in the lead, with all the chances they have had. James has been the difference beween the two sides.
    • 35 FINE DOUBLE-SAVE! James gets down to save Defoe's flick on from a long cross into the middle...the England keeper then saves the rebound from Bent!
    • 34 Another corner for Spurs after good work on the right by Defoe...
    • 33 GREAT TACKLE! Johnson halts Modric in his tracks as the little playmaker looks to get to the byline after cutting in from the left.
    • 32 CHANCE! Kaboul finds the ball at his feet, eight yards out, following the corner...he tries to hook the ball into the top corner, but can only send it wide.
    • 31 Pompey win another corner when a high ball meant for Nugent comes off King...
    • 30 Spurs are making a change: Bent comes on to replace Pavyluchenko, who has been stretchered off.
    • 29 The Russia striker still looks in some pain as he recieves treatment; Harry has plenty of attacking options on the bench.
    • 28 Pavyluchenko is down, hammering his fist into the ground after a tough tackle from Davis...the Pompey man is booked.
    • 27 WHAT A TACKLE! Nugent springs the offside trap, gets down the right channel...he looks to cut the ball back to Crouch...but Corluka gets the block in and the ball spins out for a corner.
    • 26 No doubt that Pompey are looking to attack down the flanks and get some crosses in to Crouch.
    • 25 Fabulous match, this; really open and end-to-end.
    • 24 STUNNING SAVE! James somehow paws away Defoe's header as the little striker meets Lennon's cross with a firm effort.
    • 23 Another corner for Spurs when Johnson has to head a cross destined for Pavlyuchenko behind...
    • 22 CHANCE! The corner finds its way through to Pavlyuchenko at the back post...but his tentative prod at goal hits a teammate.
    • 21 TOP SAVE! James gets down wonderfully to palm a low drive out for a corner!
    • 20 Big interception from Distin as Defoe cuts inside and looks to take on the entire Pompey defence.
    • 19 Kranjcar just miscontrols a pass into the area; he was in some space, had he managed to get the ball out of his feet in time.
    • 18 SIDE-NETTING! Traore beats the offside trap after drifting over to the right wing...he cuts onto his left foot, but drags his effort into the side-netting from a tight angle. He had men waiting in the middle there.
    • 17 DEFOE! The little striker is at the heart of everything so far; he again finds some space on the edge of the box, but James saves his left-foot drive to the near post.
    • 16 WEAK! Pavlyuchenko works James with a shot from distance, but it is straight at the keeper and no trouble at all.
    • 15 BLOCK! King manages to block Nugent's effort from a tight angle as the Pompey man got on the end of a long ball over the top.
    • 14 Great start to this match from both sides; very open beginning. It looks as though Adams has told his Pompey side to attack this weak Spurs defence.
    • 13 OOH! Johnson brings a low save out of Gomes...but he spills the ball...Crouch almost gets on it, but the keeper just manages to regain his composure to palm the ball away!
    • 12 OOH! Lennon is allowed to stroll inside with the ball, 25 yards from goal...eventually he can't turn down the shot...but James gets down easily to save.
    • 11 Traore cuts infield after collecting a pass on the break...he doesn't look like he wants it on his right foot...and is dispossessed 20 yards out.
    • 10 CHANCE! DEFOE SCREWS IT WIDE! Davis makes a horrible error, passing across the edge of his box to Defoe...but the former Pompey man slices his left-foot effort well wide as he bares down on goal!
    • 9 Corluka easily steps inside his marker inside the Pompey box...but his left-foot effort on goal is weak and easily blocked.
    • 8 AMBITIOUS! Bale lashes a left-foot drive high and wide for 35 yards after collecting the clearance from the corner.
    • 8 Spurs win a second corner of the match when Lennon collects an overhit cross, turns and sees his own centre defleced behind.
    • 7 Pompey have made a good start here; Crouch shows a willingness to put the Spurs defenders under pressure on the edge of their own box.
    • 6 O'Hara sends a decent cross into the middle from the left...headed behind for a corner by Distin.
    • 5 Gomes, who suffered some injury problems last weekend, isn't taking the goalkicks for Spurs. It's like a Sunday League game, where the big centre-back takes the goalkicks.
    • 4 Pompey try to work the ball into a decent crossing position...but Nadir Belhadj hooks the ball out of play for a goalkick.
    • 3 Quite a windy day in north London, and not very warm either.
    • 2 Lot of noise inside WHL; the fans are each trying to get beind their respective anti-hero to shout down the opposition fans.
    • 1 OFF WE GO!
    • 0 Out come the players...we're almost ready for lift-off!
    • - Harry Redknapp brings in Aaron Lennon in for Michael Dawson, with Ledley King back in defence after a match in midfield.
    • - Looking for their first Premier League win since the end of November, Pompey bring former Spurs midfielder Sean Davis in for Mark Wilson.
    • - Portsmouth skipper Sol Campbell returns to White Hart Lane for the first time in more than two years. Campbell was subjected to abusive chants when he played against his former club at Fratton Park, which led to police action and Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp pleading with fans not to target the former Spurs centre-back.
    • - Hi there; welcome to White Hart Lane for a match full of returns and "hello again" and revenge and "I'll show him what I can do..."
  • Team Stats

    Tottenham Hotspur Stats Portsmouth
    49% Possession 51%
    29 Shots 12
    10 Shots on target 3
    1 Saves 3
    8 Corners 4
    11 Fouls 6
    3 Offsides 0
    0 Yellow cards 2
    0 Red cards 0
    37 Tackles 35
    298 Accurate passes 299
    84 Bad passes 43
  • Player Stats

    G =
    Goals
    S =
    Shots
    SoT =
    Shot on Target
    F =
    Fouls
    FW =
    Fouls Won
    O =
    Offsides
    A =
    Assists
    AP =
    Accurate Passes
    BP =
    Bad Passes
    T =
    Tackles
    • Tottenham Hotspur
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      1 Heurelho Gomes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
      26 Ledley King 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 1 2
      39 Jonathan Woodgate 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 24 3 6
      3 Gareth Bale 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 17 9 2
      22 Vedran Corluka 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 24 1 3
      4 Didier Zokora 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 43 8 1
      14 Luka Modric 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 50 8 2
      7 Aaron Lennon 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 22 3 4
      24 Jamie O'Hara 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 44 26 6
      25 Jermain Defoe 1 6 3 0 3 1 0 23 6 3
      9 Roman Pavlyuchenko 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 6 0
      18 Fraizer Campbell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      10 Darren Bent 0 3 1 1 1 1 0 11 4 2
      27 Ben Alnwick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      6 Tom Huddlestone 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      20 Michael Dawson 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 14 2 3
      5 David Bentley 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 11 7 3
      19 Adel Taarabt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    • Portsmouth
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      1 David James 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0
      15 Sylvain Distin 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 26 7 2
      23 Sol Campbell 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 14 0 5
      3 Younes Kaboul 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 19 1 7
      39 Nadir Belhadj 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 44 6 6
      5 Glen Johnson 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 24 0 5
      30 Armand Traore 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 18 8 0
      19 Niko Kranjcar 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 48 11 7
      28 Sean Davis 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 49 7 1
      9 Peter Crouch 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 28 3 1
      10 David Nugent 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 11 0 0
      17 John Utaka 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0
      16 Noe Pamarot 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      35 Marc Wilson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1
      7 Hermann Hreidarsson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      27 Nwankwo Kanu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      31 Asmir Begovic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      25 Glen Little 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • Summary

    • 79 FREE-HEADER! Bent misses the chance of the match...picked out unmarked by a cross...five yards out...somehow he puts his header wide of the post!
    • 68 GOAL! DEFOE LEVELS! Fine finish from Defoe, who slams a left-foot drive into the far corner after a nice build-up; great disguised pass from Modric.
    • 60 POOR! Defoe fires wide of the near post from a tight angle after Lennon had flicked the ball through to him...a bit greedy from the forward, who had men waiting across the six-yard box.
    • 58 AND POMPEY GO UP THE OTHER END AND SCORE! Nugent picks the ball up on the right corner of the box and slams a low, slightly deflected drive into the far corner!
    • 57 ANOTHER BRILLIANT STOP! James makes a superb stop as he changes direction to make the save when Lennon's cross is deflected!
    • 42 WHAT A CHANCE! Nugent is handed a golden chance for his first Premier League goal as he breaks the offside trap...but Gomes saves his effort one-on-one!
    • 38 SHOULD HAVE DONE BETTER! Kaboul robs O'Hara inside the Spurs half...he is able to get into the box before Spurs put any pressure on him...but the Frenchman's shot flies wide of the near post!
    • 27 WHAT A TACKLE! Nugent springs the offside trap, gets down the right channel...he looks to cut the ball back to Crouch...but Corluka gets the block in and the ball spins out for a corner.
    • 24 STUNNING SAVE! James somehow paws away Defoe's header as the little striker meets Lennon's cross with a firm effort.
    • 22 CHANCE! The corner finds its way through to Pavlyuchenko at the back post...but his tentative prod at goal hits a teammate.
    • 12 OOH! Lennon is allowed to stroll inside with the ball, 25 yards from goal...eventually he can't turn down the shot...but James gets down easily to save.
    • 10 CHANCE! DEFOE SCREWS IT WIDE! Davis makes a horrible error, passing across the edge of his box to Defoe...but the former Pompey man slices his left-foot effort well wide as he bares down on goal!

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • Gomes
      • V. Corluka
      • J. Woodgate
      • L. King Substitution Out (43′)
      • G. Bale
      • D. Zokora
      • J. O'Hara
      • A. Lennon
      • L. Modric
      • R. Pavlyuchenko
      • J. Defoe Goal

      Subs

      • D. Bent Substitution In29′
      • D. Bentley
      • M. Dawson Substitution In43′
      • B. Alnwick
      • T. Huddlestone
      • A. Taarabt
      • F. Campbell
    • Starting line-up

      • D. James
      • G. Johnson
      • S. Campbell
      • S. Distin
      • N. Belhadj
      • S. Davis Yellow Card
      • N. Kranjcar
      • D. Nugent Goal
      • Y. Kaboul
      • A. Traoré
      • P. Crouch

      Subs

      • N. Pamarot
      • N. Kanu
      • H. Hreidarsson
      • G. Little
      • J. Utaka
      • A. Begovic
      • M. Wilson
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