Saturday April 23, 2011 Day 34 Finished White Hart Lane

Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2 West Bromwich Albion

  • Pavlyuchenko 27’
  • Defoe 67’
  • Odemwingie 5’
  • Cox 81’

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    Tottenham missed out on the chance to move up to fourth in the Premier League table after they were held to a 2-2 draw by West Brom. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Tottenham Hotspur
    • West Bromwich Albion
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    • 90+4' The final whistle goes, and Tottenham's hopes of a return to the Champions League have taken a real blow.
    • 90+2' The corner coems to Van der Vaart, who has his effort blocked inside the box! So close to a winner for Tottenham!
    • 90+2' Crouch heads the ball across goal and Defoe's volley is blocked by Brunt. Corner to Spurs.
    • 90+1' Odemwingie fires a strike into the side netting from outside the box. can either of these sides claim a winner?
    • 90' There will be four minutes of added time.
    • 89' Dawson is booekd for a late lunge on Odemwingie out wide.
    • 88' Tottenham substitution: Crouch replaces Pavlyuchenko.
    • 87' Bale surges down the left, but he is robbed of the ball by Jara with ease.
    • 85' Some activity on the Tottenham bench. It looks as though Peter Crouch is going to come on.
    • 83' Tottenham look stunend by that leveller. They were playign with such exuberance beforehand, but that has been truly knocked out of them.
    • 82' Simon Cox's first Premier League goal could well deny Tottenham the chance to move above Manchester city and into fourth, while also edging West Brom coser to safety.
    • 81' GOAL!! WHAT A GOAL FROM SIMON COX!! The substitute sells Gallas a dummy on the edge of the box before bending a delightful finish right into the top corner! Gomes had no chance!
    • 80' Now West Brom counter through Odemwingie. The striker plays it square to Brunt who fires narrowly wide of the target! A warning sign from the Baggies there, they are not out of this just yet.
    • 80' Defoe surges into the area with a great run. Van der Vaart takes it off his boot and his shot is blocked by Olsson.
    • 79' Play goes from one side to the other as Spurs string some two dozen passes together. West Brom doing well to stop them finding a way through.
    • 78' West Brom substitution: Simon Cox replaces Scharner.
    • 77' Kaboul dinks a ball over the top for Bale to meet on the run... The volley flashes across goal and out for a goal kick.
    • 76' Too casual from Jara in his own half and Spuirs win back possession. Tottenham look capable of getting a third here.
    • 74' DAWSON BLOCKS MORRISON'S SHOT! Vela squared a pass to the Scotsman, whose effort seemed to rebound off the arm of the Spurs defender as he dived in the make the block. West Brom want and penalty, but referee Stuart Atwell waves play on! That is a huge call in this game.
    • 73' Another good tackle from Van der Vaart kicks off a move forweard for Spurs. Pavlyuchenko is screaming for the through ball from Defoe, who instead tries to sweep it out wide but the pass in poor.
    • 71' Van der Vaart tries a cheeky chip down the wing from the subsequent free-kick, but Modric is not on the same wavelength.
    • 70' West Brom substitution: James Morrison replaces Thomas.
    • 69' Spurs have got their tails up now. Bale is brought down by Scharner on the wing. That could easily have been another booking for the Austrian. He has to be so careful now.
    • 68' That is only Defoe's third league goal of the season, and his first at White Hart Lane in over a year.
    • 67' GOAL!! DEFOE SCORES HIS 100TH GOAL FOR SPURS!! The Spurs striker comes forward and smacks a low left-footed effort out of Carson's reach!
    • 66' Van der Vaart takes his turn to shoot from a set piece, and he fires his effort over the bar.
    • 65' Brunt handles the ball on the edge of the area and Spurs have a free-kick in a good position. They are yet to test Carson with a dead ball strike.
    • 64' Sandro is late with a tackle from behind on Mulumbu. The referee gives the Brazilian a final warning rather than booking him. Brunt's free-kick is an easy catch for Gomes.
    • 63' Tottenham substitution: Aaron Lennon replaces Huddlestone.
    • 62' Brunt sends a high ball into the box. Gomes catches but spills it after colliding with Olsson. The referee rules it was a foul on the keeper, though perhaps Gomes is a touch fortunate he did so.
    • 61' Another Tottenham corner comes to nothing. They are missing Peter Crouch at set peices.
    • 60' Modric loses his footing inside the area, but still manages to get it back to Bale. The Welshman's cross is bound for Pavlyuchenko, but Olsson puts it behind for a corner.
    • 59' Odemwingie catches Gomes after the keeper hacked the ball clear outside his area.
    • 58' Spurs have scored three goals in each of their last two Premier League matches. They have not scored more than two in three successive Premier League matches since Feb-Mar 2007, when Martin Jol was their manager. (Infostrada)
    • 57' Huddlestone pings the ball out wide for Modric, but it is overhit. Tottenham getting a little disjointed.
    • 56' Scharner slides in and makes a solid but fair challenge on Van der Vaart, who takes his time getting back on his feet.
    • 55' Scharner gets to bale's low cross before it reaches Pavlyuchenko. West Brom try to counter but Kaboul halts Thomas's progress down the flank.
    • 54' A great tackle from Van der Vaart in midfield sends Modric away. The Croatian tries to give-and-go with Pavlyuchenko but the Russian's return pass is blocked.
    • 53' Odemwingie turns on the corner of the area and fires a decent effort across the face of goal. Gomes was at full stretch and may have got a touch, but it's a goal kick.
    • 52' Great spell here from West Brom, as Odemwingie charges across the box but can't get his shot away.
    • 51' GREAT SAVE GOMES! Nicky Shorey picks out Odemwingie with a great cross. The striker heads back across Gomes, who manages to tip the effort round the post!
    • 50' Dawson and Kaboul have stayed up the field, and the French defender cuts in from the right and fires high and wide.
    • 49' Scharner heads the corner clear but Spurs are keeping the pressure on.
    • 48' Huddlestone hold sthe ball up and plays it back to Sandro, who has his strike blocked. Bale wins another corner for Spurs, their ninth of the match.
    • 47' Defoe surges forward and tries to set up up a left-footed strike, but Youssuf Mulumbu makes a timely interception.
    • 46' Pavlyuchenko chests the ball down into the path of Van der Vaart, who sneds a long-range effort lfying way over the bar.
    • 46' The seocnd half is underway. Can Spurs calim a win here and keep their Champions League hopes alive?
    • 45+5' Kaboul fires his strike into the foot of the wall, and that's the end of the first half.
    • 45+4' Scharner brings down Modric from behind. Spurs have a good chance from this free-kick. Kaboul, Huddlestone and Van der Vaart all lurking around the dead ball with intent.
    • 45+3' Gomes plucks Brunt's free-kick out of the air and launches the ball upfield. Pavlyuchenko tries to pick out defoe but his pass is wayward.
    • 45+2' Van der Vaart's corner is headed clear and Bale's attempted shot from range is charged down.
    • 45+1' There will be four minutes of injury time.
    • 45' West Brom substitution: Gonzalo Jara replaces Steven Reid, who has been struggling for a few minutes now.
    • 44' The Swedish defender is back on his feet now. Play resumes with West Brom kicking the dropped ball back to Gomes.
    • 43' Spurs have again got West Brom pegged back but referee Stuart Atwell stops play as Olsson is down on the floor hurt. He went down after clashing heads with Michael Dawson.
    • 42' Van der Vaart takes Tottenham's fifth corner, but again West Brom clear it, all the way back to Gomes in fact.
    • 41' Vela is caught offside as he chases a ball down the left flank. This is only his second league start for West Brom since joining on loan from Arsenal in January.
    • 40' Brilliant defending from Gallas as he turns a swift 180 degrees with Thomas breathing down his neck and calmly plays his way out of defence.
    • 39' Sandro fouls Brunt and West Brom will be in no rush to take this as they catch their breath.
    • 38' West Brom pinned back in the final third at the moment. They are struggling to use Vela or Odemwingie as outlets whenever they try and clear.
    • 37' Van der Vaart tees up Huddlestone to unleash one of his trademark thundering strikes, but the effort is blocked and rolled safely to Carson.
    • 36' Modric lines up a strike on the edge of the box which is deflected behind. It's all Tottenham at the moment.
    • 35' The Baggies have now gone 32 Premier League games without a clean sheet, an all-time record for the division. (Opta)
    • 33' Typical Pavlyuchenko there, missing an elementary chance after scoring with a far more difficult effort.
    • 32' Great play from Tottenham as Modric and Van der Vaart link up inside the box. Van der Vaart's strike is parried by Carson but it lands at the feet of Pavlyuchenko who blazes his effort over the bar!
    • 31' After the opening half an hour, Tottenham have had 58 per cent of the possession.
    • 30' It will be Bale who strikes... Curled over the wall but over the bar too.
    • 29' Tom Huddlestone gets to the ball ahead of Meite, who trips the Spurs midfielder. Spurs have a free-kick in perfect striking range for Bale or Van der Vaart.
    • 27' Roman Pavlyuchenko's eighth league goal of the season has got Spurs back on terms.
    • 26' GOAL!! Pavlyuchenko levels for Tottenham! The Russian striker drills a clinical low strike in off the foot of the far post!
    • 25' Vela slips over in the Spurs area and the ball runs through to Thomas, but Gallas is there to intercept before the West Brom winger can strike.
    • 23' WBA have scored and conceded in each of their last eight Premier League games. (Opta)
    • 22' Bale drives to the byline and gets his cross in, but Pavlyuchenko can't glance his header on target. Spurs do get another corner though. Scharner heads it clear.
    • 21' Carlos Vela manages to keep the ball in play and steers it into the path of Jerome Thomas's run, but it is too far in front of him and Gomes can gather.
    • 20' Bale digs out a cross from the left flank but it's too high for any team-mate to reach.
    • 18' Chris Brunt chests the ball down and it sits up nicely for him try an ambitious strike from 35 yards that flies way over the bar.
    • 17' Van der Vaart whips in a great ball and William Gallas heads over the bar from inside the six-yard box!
    • 16' Pavlyuchenko is brought down out on the right by Abdoulaye meite, and this time Spurs get the free-kick.
    • 15' Tottenham have now gone behind in the fifth minute in their last two PL matches at White Hart Lane. Prior to that they had yet to concede in the opening five minutes at home since December 2009. (Infostrada)
    • 14' Bale skips inside and surges down the left. Paul Scharner dives in with a challenge from behind anf cleans him out! The referee waves play on, but surely that was a foul? Bale wirthes on the ground in pain, but he is soon back on his feet.
    • 13' Bale swings in a cross from deep for Defoe, but Jonas Olsson was always favourite to get to it first in the air.
    • 12' Sandro surges down the right wing and is unfortunate to only win a throw-in rather than a corner.
    • 11' West Brom defend the corner well. Spurs will have a job on their hands breaking them down at set pieces.
    • 10' Tottenham have dominated possession since going behind, and they win another corner now.
    • 9' Spurs win their first corner. Rafael van der Vaart's delivery is a good one, but Scott Carson punches it well clear.
    • 7' Tottenham substitution: Sandro replaces Assou-Ekotto. Gareth Bale will move to left-back, while Luka Modric moves out to the left side of midfield.
    • 6' Odemwingie gets his 13th league goal of the season> Looks like Assou-Ekoto did his hamstring as he chased the striker.
    • 5' GOAL!! Peter Odemwingie turns swiftly round Benoit Asoou-Ekotto inside the Tottenham area. The Spurs full-back goes down injured but Odemwingie is unfazed and curls a lovely low finish into the far bottom corner!
    • 4' Is today the day when Jermain Defoe finally gets his 100th Premier League goal (and his 100th for Tottenham)? Wonder if he wearing that t-shirt again today.
    • 3' Roman Pavlyuchenko was caught as West brom poured men forward. Already this has the feel of an open, exciting encounter.
    • 2' Spurs can move a point above Manchester City and into fourth place with a win today. City play at Blackburn on Monday. West Brom West Brom could go as high as ninth with a win, depending on other results. Premier League table
    • 1' The first half is underway!
    • 14:55 The players are out on the field on this glorious sunny afternoon in North London. We will be underway shortly.
    • 14:50 Today's referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)
    • 14:45 Carlos Vela is handed only his second start since joining Albion on loan in January as Roy Hodgson makes one change to the side that lost 3-1 to Chelsea last Saturday.
    • 14:40 Tottenham make two changes from the side that drew 3-3 with Arsenal. Kaboul and Defoe in for Corluka and Crouch. PFA player of the year Gareth Bale is fit to star
    • 14:35 West Brom skipper Chris Brunt is targeting a top 10 finish ahead of the clash at Tottenham. Brunt looking up
    • 14:30 Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has called on chairman Daniel Levy to spend big this summer, regardless of whether the club qualify for the Champions League or not. Redknapp calls for summer signings
    • 14:25 Tottenham will move to fourth with a win today while West Brom are aiming to hit the top 10. Premier League
    • 14:20 Tottenham: Gomes, Kaboul, Gallas, Dawson, Assou-Ekotto, Van der Vaart, Huddlestone, Modric, Bale, Pavlyuchenko, Defoe; Subs: Cudicini, Lennon, Jenas, Crouch, Bassong, Sandro, Pienaar /// West Brom: Carson, Reid, Meite, Olsson, Shorey, Brunt, Mulumbu, Scharner, Thomas, Odemwingie, Vela; Subs: Myhill, Tchoyi, Pablo, Morrison, Fortune, Cox, Jara
    • 14:15 Hello and welcome to our live coverage from White Hart Lane.
  • Summary

    • 90+2' The corner coems to Van der Vaart, who has his effort blocked inside the box! So close to a winner for Tottenham!
    • 81' GOAL!! WHAT A GOAL FROM SIMON COX!! The substitute sells Gallas a dummy on the edge of the box before bending a delightful finish right into the top corner! Gomes had no chance!
    • 80' Now West Brom counter through Odemwingie. The striker plays it square to Brunt who fires narrowly wide of the target! A warning sign from the Baggies there, they are not out of this just yet.
    • 74' DAWSON BLOCKS MORRISON'S SHOT! Vela squared a pass to the Scotsman, whose effort seemed to rebound off the arm of the Spurs defender as he dived in the make the block. West Brom want and penalty, but referee Stuart Atwell waves play on! That is a huge call in this game.
    • 67' GOAL!! DEFOE SCORES HIS 100TH GOAL FOR SPURS!! The Spurs striker comes forward and smacks a low left-footed effort out of Carson's reach!
    • 51' GREAT SAVE GOMES! Nicky Shorey picks out Odemwingie with a great cross. The striker heads back across Gomes, who manages to tip the effort round the post!
    • 32' Great play from Tottenham as Modric and Van der Vaart link up inside the box. Van der Vaart's strike is parried by Carson but it lands at the feet of Pavlyuchenko who blazes his effort over the bar!
    • 26' GOAL!! Pavlyuchenko levels for Tottenham! The Russian striker drills a clinical low strike in off the foot of the far post!
    • 17' Van der Vaart whips in a great ball and William Gallas heads over the bar from inside the six-yard box!
    • 5' GOAL!! Peter Odemwingie turns swiftly round Benoit Asoou-Ekotto inside the Tottenham area. The Spurs full-back goes down injured but Odemwingie is unfazed and curls a lovely low finish into the far bottom corner!
    • 14:20 Tottenham: Gomes, Kaboul, Gallas, Dawson, Assou-Ekotto, Van der Vaart, Huddlestone, Modric, Bale, Pavlyuchenko, Defoe; Subs: Cudicini, Lennon, Jenas, Crouch, Bassong, Sandro, Pienaar /// West Brom: Carson, Reid, Meite, Olsson, Shorey, Brunt, Mulumbu, Scharner, Thomas, Odemwingie, Vela; Subs: Myhill, Tchoyi, Pablo, Morrison, Fortune, Cox, Jara

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • Gomes
      • Y. Kaboul
      • W. Gallas
      • M. Dawson Yellow Card
      • B. Assou-Ekotto Substitution Out (7′)
      • T. Huddlestone Substitution Out (63′)
      • L. Modric
      • R. van der Vaart
      • G. Bale
      • J. Defoe Goal
      • R. Pavlyuchenko Goal Substitution Out (88′)

      Subs

      • C. Cudicini
      • P. Crouch Substitution In88′
      • J. Jenas
      • A. Lennon Substitution In63′
      • S. Bassong
      • Sandro Substitution In7′
      • S. Pienaar
    • Starting line-up

      • S. Carson
      • S. Reid Substitution Out (45′)
      • A. Méité
      • J. Olsson
      • N. Shorey
      • P. Scharner Yellow Card Substitution Out (77′)
      • Y. Mulumbu
      • C. Brunt
      • J. Thomas Substitution Out (70′)
      • P. Odemwingie Goal
      • C. Vela

      Subs

      • M. Fortuné
      • J. Morrison Substitution In70′
      • B. Myhill
      • G. Jara Substitution In45′
      • S. Tchoyi
      • S. Cox Substitution In77′ Goal
      • Pablo
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