Saturday September 18, 2010 Day 5 Finished White Hart Lane

Tottenham Hotspur 3 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • van der Vaart 77’ (pen.)
  • Pavlyuchenko 87’
  • Hutton 90’
  • Fletcher 45’

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  1. Spurs battle back to beat Wolves

    Spurs battle back to beat Wolves

    Tottenham Hotspur overcame another European hangover by fighting back to a 3-1 win with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Tottenham Hotspur
    • Wolverhampton Wanderers
    • 90+3' The final whistle goes, and Spurs manage to seal a win that for so long looked as though it would elude them.
    • 90+1' GOAL!! An absolutely farcical goal for Wolves to concede! Hutton drives forward and tries to play a one-two with Crouch who leaves it, but so do the two Wolves defenders, and Hutton continues his run, and the shot loops off Stearman's outstretched leg and over Hahnemann into the net!
    • 90' Wolves substitution: Marcus Bent replaces Mancienne. Bent is making his first appearnace for his 14th club!
    • 89' Bale and Huddlestone shield the ball in the corner, before the latter is judged to have fouled.
    • 88' Pavlyuchenko's first Premier League goal since February may well have got his side out of jail.
    • 87' GOAL!! Pavlyuchenko puts Tottenham into the lead! Lennon's cross from the byline comes to Bale, who tees up huddlestone for a strike on the edge of the box. The shot rebounds off Crouch and right intot he path of the Russian, who calmly slots the ball past Hahnemann!
    • 86' Tottenham substitution: Aaron Lennon replaces van der Vaart.
    • 86' Jones goes for goal and bends his effort wide of the far post.
    • 85' Bale motors down the wing to latch on to van der Vaart's diagonal ball forward, but Hahnemann saw the danger early enough to rush off his line and claim it. Gallas concedes a free-kick for a late tackle of Doyle.
    • 84' Cudicini plucks the corner out of the air with authority, and as he goes to kick it out van Damme fouls him. A booking for the Belgian.
    • 83' The delivery is a good one and it comes to the far post for van Damme to strike... blocked behind by Crouch!
    • 82' Jones places the ball to take a free-kick on the left-hand corner of the Spurs box...
    • 81' Jenas feeds van der Vaart on the edge of the box, and the Dutchman turns and drags a shot wide of the target.
    • 79' Bale finds Huddlestone inside the box with his back to goal, but the midfielder's shot on the turn is right at Hahnemann.
    • 78' That's van der Vaart's first goal for Spurs on his third appearance.
    • 77' GOAL!! Rafael van der Vaart coolly sidefoots the ball into the bottom corner, with Hahnemann diving the wrong way!
    • 76' PENALTY! Hutton drives down the right into the box and Ward's tackle is late! Van der Vaart will take it...
    • 75' Cudicini has to punch a long throw out of Doyle's path and jenas completes the scramble clear. wolves are in control right now.
    • 74' Spurs clear a Wolves corner but the visitors still have the ball in the final third.
    • 72' Doyle shrugs off Assou-Ekotto as though he isn't there as he holds the ball up in the Tottenham half.
    • 71' Bale is taken clean out by a foul from Foley! Referee Michael Jones tells the full-back he's on his last warning.
    • 70' Jenas is teed up for a strike from distance but again it is blocked en route to goal.
    • 69' Van der Vaart tracks back and blocks Ward's cross at the expense of a corner. The delivery goes right through the area.
    • 68' Bale's corner coems all the way out to Huddlestone, who has his half-volley blocked. Bale sends in another cross and King glances his header way off target.
    • 67' Tottenham substitution: Roman Pavlyuchenko replaces Keane.
    • 66' Wolves float the ball forward but Spurs head clear.
    • 65' Van Damme goes down clutching his leg after a challenge from Van der Vaart. The tackle was late but he barely touched him. Still, it's a free-kick on the halfway line.
    • 64' Van der Vaart floats a diagonal ball towards Crouch, but Foley is there to head it away.
    • 63' Play restarts from a drop-ball, which is given to Spurs.
    • 62' Kevin Doyle handballs in the Spurs half.
    • 59' Wolves substitution: Dave Edwards replaces Fletcher. Bit early to replace a striker with a midifelder?
    • 59' Keane meets Bale's cross with an excellent overhead kick that goes just wide! Can Spurs make this spell count?
    • 58' So close from van der vaart! The Dutchman gets the ball from Ledley King with his back to goal, but turns and curls a great effort inches past the post!
    • 57' Doyle tees up van Damme for the strike, but the Dutchman hits his decent effort over the bar.
    • 56' Bale is caught offside. Tottenham have Niko Kranjcar, Aaron Lennon and Roman Pavlyuchenko on the bench if Harry Redknapp decides to change things around. Luka Modric is still out following his injury against west Brom last weekend.
    • 55' Tottenham are behind at half time in a PL home match for the first time in 2010, and the first since today’s opponents Wolves were winning 1-0 in December 2009 – the match eventually finished 1-0. (Infostrada)
    • 54' Wolves substitution: Jelle van Damme replaces Jarvis.
    • 52' Wolves were one of three teams to allow Spurs at least 25 shots at White Hart Lane last season and still keep a clean sheet (along with Hull and Aston Villa). (Opta)
    • 51' Craddock's header goes right to Crouch, but the big striekr can only head over the bar.
    • 50' Reader mambles says: "Keane again utterly useless - he shouldn't ever be allowed to wear the shirt again!" Do you agree?
    • 49' Hutton cuts inside and bends a left-footed strike just wide of the far post! Keane was in the vicinity but was just out of reach.
    • 48' Hutton is making his first appearance for Tottenham since January, when he went on a short loan spell to Sunderland.
    • 47' Spurs have lost just three of their last 18 Premier League home games and all by a 0-1 scoreline. (Opta)
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • 45+3' The whistle goes for half-time, and Wolves are halfway to a third straight league win over Spurs. Fletcher got the goal, but Hahnemann deserves the plaudits.
    • 45+1' Tottenham substitution: Alan Hutton replaces Younes Kaboul.
    • 45+1' Steven Fletcher has now scored two goals in four appearances for Wolves since joining from Burnley in the summer.
    • 45' GOAL!! Wolves have the lead! Jones feeds Foley down the right with a clever reverse pass, and the full-back fires a low cross in for Fletcher to turn in!
    • 45' Steven Fletcher is caught offside. It looks like Alan Hutton is getting ready to come on.
    • 44' Kaboul does a couple of stepovers before bending his cross round Stearman, but Hahnemann gathers it comfortably.
    • 43' Mancienne blocks another Bale cross behind at the expense of a corner. Crouch's header from the set piece hits a Wolves player, and there are half-hearted appeals for handball, but play continues.
    • 42' The ball is played in to FLetcher who hits the ground and looks to the referee, but the official is not interested.
    • 41' Nice play from Wolves on the left before Huddlestone handles the ball on the edge of the box. The Spurs man is booked. Jones and Jarvis both fancy the shot here...
    • 40' That was Tottenham's eighth goal attempt to Wolves' one, but they still can't beat Hahnemann.
    • 39' Bale is starting to get some joy down this left side. He steams past Foley and pings in a cross that Keane glances wide of the far post with a header!
    • 38' It's Bale who strikes... it's round the wall but not nearly enough pace or height on it to trouble Hahnemann.
    • 37' Stearman fouls Crouch, and Spurs have a good set piece chance here in a central area. Bale looks full of intent, but van der Vaart is there too...
    • 36' Wolves have won just two of their last 13 Premier League away games since the 1-0 win here last season. (Opta)
    • 35' Another good cross from Bale for Crouch. This time he tries to head back across goal for Keane to pounce, but it's too close to Hahnemann.
    • 34' Hahnemann punches the corner clear, but Spurs retain possession.
    • 33' Bale curls in an inviting cross to the far post for CROUCH TO HEAD... tipped round the upright by Hahnemann! Another great save from the American.
    • 32' Huddlestone floats in an inviting ball, but Kaboul glances his header way off target.
    • 31' Jones fells Jenas in midfield with a clumsy tackle.
    • 30' Assou-Ekotto chips a ball forward for Bale to chase. Foley heads it away from him but into the path of van der Vaart, whose half-volley forces Hahnemann to make a good reaction save!
    • 29' England manager Fabio Capello is in the crowd. Good to see him back watching English teams after he took in Milan's match against Auxerre in midweek.
    • 28' Gareth Bale has either scored or assisted seven of Tottenham’s last 11 Premier League goals. (Opta)
    • 27' Another foul from Henry, this time on the halfway line on Huddlestone. Bale fires the free-kick forward but again it's headed clear. Kaboul finds Keane with a nice ball, but the lay-off to Crouch is heavy from the Irishman.
    • 26' Van der Vaart's corner is headed away at the near post by Doyle.
    • 25' Mancienne is receiving some treatment following that block he made on Keane.
    • 24' The ball is slipped through for Bale. Hahnemann is off his line quickly to block Bale's strike but it rebounds to Keane, who turns and has his shot blocked for a corner!
    • 23' Midway through the first half, and so far Hahnemann's routine save from Crouch's header is the only shot on target.
    • 22' Tottenham striker Robbie Keane starts his first Premier League match for the club since January. The club have failed to score in each of the last three Premier League matches he has started for them. (Infostrada)
    • 21' Wolves have a free-kick on the left. Bale heads Jarvis's cross clear but Wolves keep the ball.
    • 20' Kevin Foley gets the game's first booking for a foul on Bale out wide. Van der Vaart's teasing delivery is headed clear.
    • 19' Huddlestone finds Bale out wide and the low ball is pinged in and somehow Stearman stops it dead before it reaches Keane!
    • 18' Jones is livid after being penalised for a foul on van der Vaart, but the Wolves midfielder was late and tripped the Dutchman.
    • 17' Jarvis jinks his way into the box and Gallas has to make a sliding block to concede the corner. The ball is cleared back to him and the second cross is headed behind by Fletcher.
    • 16' Gallas jumps for the delivery, but was in an offside position when the ball was played.
    • 15' Robbie Keane is fouled by Jody Craddock as he chases a loose ball. Huddlestone will send in the free-kick from deep.
    • 14' Spurs trying to take things up a notch now after some pressure from Wolves. Crouch's header is gathered by Hahnemann low at the near post.
    • 13' Wolves striker Kevin Doyle celebrates his 27th birthday today. The last time a player scored on his birthday in the Premier League was Christian Benítez, who scored for Birmingham last May against Burnley. (Infostrada)
    • 12' Training ground triangles by Wolves in the Spurs half, but Kaboul hacks the ball clear.
    • 11' Wolves have won just two of their last 13 Premier League away games since the 1-0 win at White Hart Lane last season. (Opta)
    • 10' A Wolves break forward breaks down and Spurs can counter-attack, but again it comes to nothing.
    • 9' Van der Vaart motors down the right and gets his cross in. Keane is ready to hit the half-volley but the ball is deflected out of his path.
    • 8' Doyle is judged to have obstructed Gallas, and Spurs take the free-kick quickly. Huddlestone crosses but Crouch is caught pushing down on his marker's shoulders as he jumps for the header.
    • 7' Van der Vaart's delivery is to Crouch at the far post, but it goes out of play before the big striker heads back across goal.
    • 6' Kaboul finds Crouch in the area but Stearman is on hand to intercept at the expense of a throw. The ball comes in and Hahnemann punches away before Crouch can head. Kaboul is then fouled by Ward on the right wing.
    • 5' Mancienne turns away well from two challenges as Wolves have their first bout of possession.
    • 4' Younes Kaboul scampers forward, but is then forced to play backwards after meeting a wall of gold shirts. Wolves look set up to frustrate this afternoon.
    • 3' Crouch finds van der Vaart, who switches the ball nicely across to Assou-Ekotto.
    • 2' Confident start from Tottenham. Karl Henry is penalised for the first of what could be many fouls today.
    • 1' Spurs kick off and we're underway at The Lane!
    • 14:57 The teams are out on the field now. We'll be underway shortly. Your referee is Michael Jones.
    • 14:55 Kevin Doyle, who scored the winner for Wolves in this fixture last season, is partnered by Steven Fletcher in attack at the expense of Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Michael Mancienne drops back into defence for the suspended Christophe Berra, while Jelle van Damme only makes the bench despite scoring his first goal for Wolves last week.
    • 14:55 Rafael van der Vaart keeps his place in the Spurs midfield despite picking up a knock in midweek, as does Jermaine Jenas following his impressive performance in Bremen. Former Arsenal and Chelsea defender William Gallas makes his first home appearance for Spurs. Robbie Keane partners Peter Crouch up front.
    • 14:50 Tottenham: Cudicini, Kaboul, King, Gallas, Assou-Ekotto, Van der Vaart, Huddlestone, Jenas, Bale, Crouch, Keane. Subs: Pletikosa, Hutton, Bassong, Kranjcar, Palacios, Lennon, Pavlyuchenko /// Wolverhampton: Hahnemann, Foley, Stearman, Craddock, Mancienne, Ward, Henry, David Jones, Jarvis, Doyle, Fletcher. Subs: Hennessey, Van Damme, Elokobi, Edwards, Ebanks-Blake, Bent, Guedioura
    • 14:45 Hello and welcome to Eurosport-Yahoo!'s live coverage of the Premier League clash between Tottenham and Wolves at White Hart Lane.
  • Summary

    • 90+1' GOAL!! An absolutely farcical goal for Wolves to concede! Hutton drives forward and tries to play a one-two with Crouch who leaves it, but so do the two Wolves defenders, and Hutton continues his run, and the shot loops off Stearman's outstretched leg and over Hahnemann into the net!
    • 87' GOAL!! Pavlyuchenko puts Tottenham into the lead! Lennon's cross from the byline comes to Bale, who tees up huddlestone for a strike on the edge of the box. The shot rebounds off Crouch and right intot he path of the Russian, who calmly slots the ball past Hahnemann!
    • 83' The delivery is a good one and it comes to the far post for van Damme to strike... blocked behind by Crouch!
    • 81' Jenas feeds van der Vaart on the edge of the box, and the Dutchman turns and drags a shot wide of the target.
    • 77' GOAL!! Rafael van der Vaart coolly sidefoots the ball into the bottom corner, with Hahnemann diving the wrong way!
    • 76' PENALTY! Hutton drives down the right into the box and Ward's tackle is late! Van der Vaart will take it...
    • 59' Keane meets Bale's cross with an excellent overhead kick that goes just wide! Can Spurs make this spell count?
    • 58' So close from van der vaart! The Dutchman gets the ball from Ledley King with his back to goal, but turns and curls a great effort inches past the post!
    • 51' Craddock's header goes right to Crouch, but the big striekr can only head over the bar.
    • 49' Hutton cuts inside and bends a left-footed strike just wide of the far post! Keane was in the vicinity but was just out of reach.
    • 45' GOAL!! Wolves have the lead! Jones feeds Foley down the right with a clever reverse pass, and the full-back fires a low cross in for Fletcher to turn in!
    • 39' Bale is starting to get some joy down this left side. He steams past Foley and pings in a cross that Keane glances wide of the far post with a header!
    • 33' Bale curls in an inviting cross to the far post for CROUCH TO HEAD... tipped round the upright by Hahnemann! Another great save from the American.
    • 30' Assou-Ekotto chips a ball forward for Bale to chase. Foley heads it away from him but into the path of van der Vaart, whose half-volley forces Hahnemann to make a good reaction save!
    • 24' The ball is slipped through for Bale. Hahnemann is off his line quickly to block Bale's strike but it rebounds to Keane, who turns and has his shot blocked for a corner!
    • 14:50 Tottenham: Cudicini, Kaboul, King, Gallas, Assou-Ekotto, Van der Vaart, Huddlestone, Jenas, Bale, Crouch, Keane. Subs: Pletikosa, Hutton, Bassong, Kranjcar, Palacios, Lennon, Pavlyuchenko /// Wolverhampton: Hahnemann, Foley, Stearman, Craddock, Mancienne, Ward, Henry, David Jones, Jarvis, Doyle, Fletcher. Subs: Hennessey, Van Damme, Elokobi, Edwards, Ebanks-Blake, Bent, Guedioura

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

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    • Starting line-up

      • C. Cudicini
      • Y. Kaboul Substitution Out (45′)
      • W. Gallas
      • L. King
      • B. Assou-Ekotto
      • T. Huddlestone Yellow Card
      • J. Jenas
      • R. van der Vaart Goal Yellow Card Substitution Out (86′)
      • G. Bale
      • R. Keane Substitution Out (67′)
      • P. Crouch

      Subs

      • S. Pletikosa
      • N. Kranjcar
      • A. Lennon Substitution In86′
      • S. Bassong
      • A. Hutton Substitution In45′ Goal
      • W. Palacios
      • R. Pavlyuchenko Substitution In67′ Goal Yellow Card
    • Starting line-up

      • M. Hahnemann Yellow Card
      • K. Foley Yellow Card
      • J. Craddock
      • R. Stearman
      • S. Ward
      • D. Jones
      • M. Mancienne Substitution Out (90′)
      • M. Jarvis Substitution Out (54′)
      • K. Henry
      • S. Fletcher Goal Substitution Out (58′)
      • K. Doyle

      Subs

      • M. Bent Substitution In90′
      • J. Van Damme Substitution In54′ Yellow Card
      • S. Ebanks-Blake
      • W. Hennessey
      • D. Edwards Substitution In58′
      • A. Guédioura
      • G. Elokobi
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