Saturday May 7, 2011 Day 36 Finished White Hart Lane

Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1 Blackpool

  • Defoe 89’
  • Adam 76’ (pen.)

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Tottenham Hotspur
    • Blackpool
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    • 90+7 That's it! Blackpool will see this as a point gained, Spurs two lost as the home side are now all-but out of Champions League contention. Blackpool move out of the bottom three.
    • 90+7 Gallas stops Adam as he was about to race in. Lennon wide right, crosses in but too close to Gilks. He hurls it out, Spurs are in danger here as Puncheon and Campbell combine but Puncheon drags it wide!
    • 90+6 Kaboul pumps it long, Crouch heads down and Defoe strikes but weak and easy for Gilks.
    • 90+5 Blackpool are happy with a point now as they try to keep possession.
    • 90+4 Great touch by Crouch who turns and feeds Lennon, he crosses but blocked, Spurs howl for a penalty but that was a midriff job on Evatt.
    • 90+3 Kranjcar with a stepover, now Van der Vaart but he can't get the shot away. A draw would pull Blackpool out of the drop zone.
    • 90+3 Panic as a Lennon ball causes problems. Baptiste clears.
    • 90+2 Corner to Blackpool, Adam sends near post, kneed away by Gallas.
    • 90+1 SUBS: For Spurs Kranjcar comes on for Rose, Eardley replaced by Beattie for Blackpool.
    • 90+1 Rose is down hurt. James Beattie is about to come on for Blackpool, Niko Kranjcar for Spurs.
    • 90' Sandro crosses for Crouch but Baptiste gets it back to Gilks.
    • 89' Can Spurs turn this right around? Adam gives away a free-kick. Six minutes to be added as Evatt tackles Defoe.
    • 88' WHAT A GOAL! Jermain Defoe smacks in a wonderful drive from 25 yards, low and vicious into the bottom left!
    • 87' Puncheon shoots after a nice run but straight at Gomes.
    • 86' Bad mistake from Gallas, playing Campbell in as he misses the ball, nice lay off for Adam but he mis-kicks it with his right.
    • 84' Adam could talk himself into trouble now but is spared a card.
    • 82' Nothing given in the end, just a load of handbags.
    • 81' Defoe then leads with the arm on Evatt I think and it all kicks off...
    • 80' Crouch is on the deck after a shove from Baptiste, flying into Van der Vaart, how was that missed?
    • 79' Lennon handles Van der Vaart's cross and kicks the ball away. Yellow.
    • 78' Lennon on the run but held up by Crainey. Back with Gilks.
    • 77' Crouch with a header in and Van der Vaart but Evatt hooks it away!
    • 76' BOOM! Great penalty this time, unstoppable to the left, and Blackpool lead.
    • 76' The replay hints that was a dive from Taylor-Fletcher! Drama! Campbell tries to wrest it off Adam but he's having none of it...
    • 76' Gomes flaps at the corner and Taylor-Fletcher knocks it past him and penalty! Gomes takes him out! Oh dear!
    • 75' Adam, the villain of the piece will surely score... BUT WHAT A SAVE FROM GOMES! Low to his left and round the post!
    • 74' The corner is flung in by Adam AND HANDBALL! Dawson! Penalty! He was nudged by Evatt I think and the ref points to the spot!
    • 73' What a save by Gomes! Lovely one-touch play as Southern plays Campbell in, but his low finish is somehow kept out by Gomes!
    • 71' The ball drops to Dawson on the left but he fires into the side netting! Should have put it across goal.
    • 70' Crainey heads behind and it's a Spurs corner as they pile it on...
    • 69' The expected rain has started to come down. Modric takes it short but Van der Vaart's curler is read by Gilks.
    • 68' Great slide tackle on Modric. Lennon then wins a corner off Crainey, claims for hands but nothing given.
    • 67' Blackpool win a corner on the right and Adam will take.. cleared by Crouch near post.
    • 66' Van der Vaart's ball is aimed for Crouch but he can't connect and Blackpool clear.
    • 65' Baptiste now flies into Modric, a bit late but nothing like the last one.
    • 64' Crouch on for Bale.
    • 63' Bale is stretchered off. I have a feeling that is a break and his season - and the first half of the next one - is over. At the very best it's torn ankle ligaments.
    • 62' The medics are on. The more I look at the replay the worse it gets.
    • 61' Oh dear. Adam went straight through Bale as three players went for the same ball, Adam very late and he caught him above the ankle. I'd be worried about that. Could be a break.
    • 60' Bale goes down again and seems to be in real pain...
    • 59' INCHES OVER FROM MODRIC! The Croat released Lennon wide right and his cross completed a one-two of sorts but the header just too heavy.
    • 58' Bale again almost gets in but Evatt half-clears. Now Rose puts one in from the left but too heavy.
    • 57' JUST OVER BY DEFOE! Van der Vaart's ball is headed back in by Kaboul but an acrobatic effort from Defoe fails to find the target.
    • 56' Bale surges into the left and crosses off Eardley for a corner. Gallas is limping.
    • 55' Campbell almost threads Taylor-Fletcher in but just beyond him and Gallas sweeps up.
    • 54' Lennon cuts in from the left, super run and he finds Bale in space WHO FIRES IN A LOW DRIVE ACROSS GOAL AND JUST WIDE! Took a touch off Eardley but them ref misses it.
    • 53' Spurs have a free-kick centre right but Van der Vaart's ball is headed away by Baptiste.
    • 52' Vaughan cuts in from the right, on to his left and he fizzes a superb low shot just wide!
    • 51' Blackpool get outn of their half as they win a throw on the right.
    • 50' Modric does well to find Van der Vaart on the left but his chip is easy for Gilks.
    • 48' Bale fires over when he should have done better! Low in from Van der Vaart, who is much happier centrally, but the Welshman smacks it over from 18 yards.
    • 47' Gomes punches Adam's ball clear and now Lennon breaks, super ball to release Van der Vaart and a super first touch from him but he lacks the pace to get there as Evatt gets across and he spoons it over!
    • 46' Campbell has a pop, it hits Gallas and Blackpool have a corner
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • - BLACKPOOL SUB: Puncheon on for Kornilenko.
    • - SPURS SUB: Lennon on for the ineffectual Pavlyuchenko.
    • 45+2 Van der Vaart's cross is headed away by Baptiste. Still with Spurs as Rose keeps it in. Half-time though, goalless.
    • 45+1 In the first of two minutes added time.
    • 45' Rose appears to be caught by Adam but nothing given. That was a foul.
    • 44' Shout for handball as Sandro's cross hits Vaughan but nothing doing.
    • 43' Van der Vaart on the right takes on the left-back and wins a throw.
    • 42' Sandro blasts one well wide after good play from Modric. Bale is up and running again.
    • 41' Bale is in some pain after that. Didn't seem like there was much contact, more the landing.
    • 41' Kornilenko is late on Bale after the Welshman totally does him with a backheel.
    • 40' Taylor-Fletcher catches Rose late. Van der Vaart curls in the free-kick but Evatt heads away.
    • 39' Bale threads Rose in down the left, and he smacks in a superb low cross but Gilks palms it away!
    • 38' Dangerous low ball from Bale on the move but just beyond Defoe.
    • 37' Defoe lashes a super finish into the roof of the net but he was just offside.
    • 36' Adam with a shot from range that Gomes can only palm away! That swerved heavily.
    • 35' Blackpool move forward but the cross from Eardley on the right is too close to Gomes.
    • 34' Gallas is furious, saying he got the ball, and turns his back on the ref who eventually shows the card.
    • 33' Gallas is booked for a late challenge.
    • 32' Campbell appeared to be caught by Dawson but play on. Modric on it now, wide to Bale GREAT LOW BALL but sliding in Van der Vaart can't meet it!
    • 31' Blackpool with a good spell on the ball now. You wouldn't think they were at opposite ends of the table.
    • 30' Evatt flies into a strong challenge on Modric. Fair though.
    • 29' Bale tries a run down the left but he's held up and Blackpool clear.
    • 28' After some treatment Van der Vaart is good to continue.
    • 27' Van der Vaart is down hurt as Adam fires one well over.
    • 26' Rose collides with Southern sliding in. No free kick.
    • 25' Modric finds Van der Vaart, who buys some space on the edge of the box but can only fire straight at Gilks.
    • 24' Spurs don't clear and Campbell volleys but blocked and wide for a corner! Adam swings it in and KORNILENKO but he heads over!! Free header! Come on, you have to score!
    • 23' GREAT SAVE GOMES! Kornilenko's shot was blocked into the path of Adam who rifled in a superb volley!
    • 22' Great play by Campbell to hold it up and backheel it wide, now Kornilenko crosses but beyond Taylor-Fletcher. Evatt checks Rose but avoids a card. No he doesn't, eventually the ref books him.
    • 21' Southern is back to clear as Van der Vaart tries to wriggle in.
    • 20' A bit of miscommunication as Gilks comes to claim Pavluchenko's cross but is shoved off it by Crainey, who clears to touch in the end.
    • 19' Dawson meets Rose's ball with an imperious header across goal but with only little Defoe in there it's easy for Blackpool to clear.
    • 18' Great ball by Modric to find Bale on the left, he crosses but Van der Vaart doesn't make his bicycle kick and cleared. The loose ball drops to Modric, who shoots, deflected off Evatt and wide. Corner
    • 17' Great cross from Bale on the left, Defoe takes it on his thigh and smacks in a finish but blocked by Evatt I think and cleared.
    • 16' Spurs break and Pavlychenko feeds Defoe but Baptiste does his job and Blackpool clear.
    • 15' Promising for Blackpool but Taylor-Fletcher's finall ball is behind Campbell.
    • 14' Modric takes this one but nodded away. Van der Vaart on the other side crosses, cleared again. Now Bale, he swings one in and Van der Vaart just keeps it in at the far post but Gilks claims ahead of Defoe.
    • 13' Poor delivery from Van der Vaart, too deep. Bale races back to pick it up, he has space to run into and drives it low near post but Gilks gets down. Corner.
    • 12' Rose has space on the left, they ask him to shoot but blocked behind for a corner.
    • 11' Kaboul's cross lets down a good Spurs move but he gets it back... blocked by Evatt.
    • 10' Both sides are trying their best to entertain here as the passing is crisp and true on a nicely wetted surface.
    • 9' Almost a lovely one-touch move for the visitors but Kornilenko accidentally strays offside.
    • 8' Blackpool knocking it about nicely as they work forward. Vaughan into Kornilenko and he is fouled by Dawson, free-kick 25 yards out.
    • 7' Adam is caught in possession and Dawson gets hold of it, what's he doing up there?, AND HE SMACKS IN A BEAUTY but just wide of the angle of post and bar! Gilks got a touch, corner.
    • 6' Modric with a sweeping crossfield pass to Defoe, great ball and Defoe crosses but blocked.
    • 5' Spurs now with a spell on the ball but the result is a goal kick for Blackpool as Kaboul's ball goes out.
    • 4' Dawson with a nice chest back to Gomes after a promising move.
    • 3' Cagey start from both sides. Blackpool seeing more of the ball.
    • 2' Adam robs Pavlyuchenko and brings the ball clear.
    • 1' The first half is underway at White Hart Lane!
    • 17:25 Spurs in a pre-match huddle, this means almost as much to them as it does Blackpool.
    • 17:20 The team are trotting out now... Big day for Danny Rose, preferred to the likes of Lennon, Kranjcar and Jenas.
    • 17:15 Spurs have been given a chink of light in their chase for the Champions League by Manchester City's result at Everton. Should they miss out, Redknapp would rather not even be in the Europa League. Redknapp: I hate Europa League
    • 17:10 Harry Redknapp has come out in support of blunder-prone goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, whose comic gaffe cost Spurs at Chelsea last weekend. Harry backs Gomes
    • 17:05 If Blackpool score two goals in their remaining three matches they will become only the second ever PL club to score 50 or more goals and concede 70 or more goals in the same 38-match PL season, after Wimbledon in 1995-96.
    • 17:00 Spurs have picked up six points from five Premier League matches against promoted clubs this season - only Newcastle United (1), Sunderland (4) and Wolves (5) have fewer points in the division against these sides. In total, they have won only one of their last nine matches against promoted opposition - 2-0 at home against Newcastle in December.
    • 16:55 Tottenham Hotspur and Blackpool have met 51 times in the league. Tottenham have won 26, Blackpool 12 and 13 draws. Blackpool are looking to complete the league double over Tottenham for the first time in their history.
    • 16:50 TOTTENHAM: Gomes, Kaboul, Gallas, Dawson, Bale, Van der Vaart, Modric, Sandro, Rose, Pavlyuchenko, Defoe... Subs: Cudicini, Lennon, Jenas, Crouch, Bassong, Kranjcar, Corluka... BLACKPOOL: Gilks, Crainey, Eardley, Kornilenko, Evatt, Southern, Vaughan, Baptiste, Adam, Taylor-Fletcher, Campbell... Subs: Kingson, Ormerod, Cathcart, Phillips, Puncheon, Reid, Beattie... Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)
    • 16:45 Welcome to LIVE coverage of Tottenham's Premier League game against Blackpool at White Hart Lane!
  • Summary

    • 90+7 Gallas stops Adam as he was about to race in. Lennon wide right, crosses in but too close to Gilks. He hurls it out, Spurs are in danger here as Puncheon and Campbell combine but Puncheon drags it wide!
    • 88' WHAT A GOAL! Jermain Defoe smacks in a wonderful drive from 25 yards, low and vicious into the bottom left!
    • 76' BOOM! Great penalty this time, unstoppable to the left, and Blackpool lead.
    • 76' The replay hints that was a dive from Taylor-Fletcher! Drama! Campbell tries to wrest it off Adam but he's having none of it...
    • 76' Gomes flaps at the corner and Taylor-Fletcher knocks it past him and penalty! Gomes takes him out! Oh dear!
    • 75' Adam, the villain of the piece will surely score... BUT WHAT A SAVE FROM GOMES! Low to his left and round the post!
    • 74' The corner is flung in by Adam AND HANDBALL! Dawson! Penalty! He was nudged by Evatt I think and the ref points to the spot!
    • 73' What a save by Gomes! Lovely one-touch play as Southern plays Campbell in, but his low finish is somehow kept out by Gomes!
    • 71' The ball drops to Dawson on the left but he fires into the side netting! Should have put it across goal.
    • 59' INCHES OVER FROM MODRIC! The Croat released Lennon wide right and his cross completed a one-two of sorts but the header just too heavy.
    • 57' JUST OVER BY DEFOE! Van der Vaart's ball is headed back in by Kaboul but an acrobatic effort from Defoe fails to find the target.
    • 54' Lennon cuts in from the left, super run and he finds Bale in space WHO FIRES IN A LOW DRIVE ACROSS GOAL AND JUST WIDE! Took a touch off Eardley but them ref misses it.
    • 52' Vaughan cuts in from the right, on to his left and he fizzes a superb low shot just wide!
    • 48' Bale fires over when he should have done better! Low in from Van der Vaart, who is much happier centrally, but the Welshman smacks it over from 18 yards.
    • 47' Gomes punches Adam's ball clear and now Lennon breaks, super ball to release Van der Vaart and a super first touch from him but he lacks the pace to get there as Evatt gets across and he spoons it over!
    • 39' Bale threads Rose in down the left, and he smacks in a superb low cross but Gilks palms it away!
    • 36' Adam with a shot from range that Gomes can only palm away! That swerved heavily.
    • 32' Campbell appeared to be caught by Dawson but play on. Modric on it now, wide to Bale GREAT LOW BALL but sliding in Van der Vaart can't meet it!
    • 24' Spurs don't clear and Campbell volleys but blocked and wide for a corner! Adam swings it in and KORNILENKO but he heads over!! Free header! Come on, you have to score!
    • 23' GREAT SAVE GOMES! Kornilenko's shot was blocked into the path of Adam who rifled in a superb volley!
    • 18' Great ball by Modric to find Bale on the left, he crosses but Van der Vaart doesn't make his bicycle kick and cleared. The loose ball drops to Modric, who shoots, deflected off Evatt and wide. Corner
    • 17' Great cross from Bale on the left, Defoe takes it on his thigh and smacks in a finish but blocked by Evatt I think and cleared.
    • 7' Adam is caught in possession and Dawson gets hold of it, what's he doing up there?, AND HE SMACKS IN A BEAUTY but just wide of the angle of post and bar! Gilks got a touch, corner.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • Gomes
      • Y. Kaboul
      • W. Gallas Yellow Card
      • M. Dawson Yellow Card
      • D. Rose Substitution Out (90′)
      • Sandro
      • L. Modric
      • R. van der Vaart
      • G. Bale Substitution Out (65′)
      • J. Defoe Goal
      • R. Pavlyuchenko Substitution Out (45′)

      Subs

      • C. Cudicini
      • P. Crouch Substitution In65′
      • J. Jenas
      • N. Kranjcar Substitution In90′
      • A. Lennon Substitution In45′ Yellow Card
      • S. Bassong
      • V. Corluka
    • Starting line-up

      • M. Gilks
      • N. Eardley Yellow Card Substitution Out (90′)
      • A. Baptiste
      • I. Evatt
      • S. Crainey
      • C. Adam Goal
      • K. Southern
      • D. Vaughan
      • G. Taylor-Fletcher Substitution Out (77′)
      • D. Campbell
      • S. Kornilenko Yellow Card Substitution Out (45′)

      Subs

      • J. Beattie Substitution In90′
      • B. Ormerod
      • A. Reid
      • C. Cathcart Substitution In77′
      • R. Kingson
      • M. Phillips
      • J. Puncheon Substitution In45′
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