Sunday October 30, 2011 Day 10 Finished White Hart Lane

Tottenham Hotspur 3 - 1 Queens Park Rangers

  • Bale 20’, 72’
  • van der Vaart 33’
  • Bothroyd 62’

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  1. Bale bags brace as Spurs beat QPR

    Bale bags brace as Spurs beat QPR

    Tottenham Hotspur turned on the style as they beat Queens Park Rangers 3-1 at White Hart Lane to move up to fifth in the Premier League. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Tottenham Hotspur
    • Queens Park Rangers
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    • 90+4' The final whistle goes, and Spurs have sealed the victory in some style.
    • 90+3' Wright-Phillips wins QPR a late corner. A header hits the target but Bale clears off the line!
    • 90+2' Spurs are happy to sit back and invite the pressure from QPR as they play out the final few minutes of this game.
    • 90' Three minutes of added time to be played.
    • 89' Great run from Walker, who plays a one-two with Adebayor and then barges Traore off the ball inside the box, but the right-back is crowded out with his back to goal.
    • 88' Sandro makes his presence felt immediately by breaking up a promising QPR attack, just as Parker had been doing so well for the previous 85 minutes.
    • 86' Tottenham substitution: Sandro replaces Parker, who gets a huge ovation as he leaves the field.
    • 85' Traore has pulled up and it looks as though he could have an injury, but in the end it just seems to be a touch of cramp.
    • 84' Great determination from Adebayor as he tussles for the ball with Wright-Phillips and eventually wins the foul.
    • 83' Spurs players are queuing up to shoot inside the QPR box, but in the end they play one pass too many and the move breaks down.
    • 82' Neat turn from Bothroyd and he plays a weighted pass into Wright-Phillips's path. Friedel is off his line quickly and gets to the ball first.
    • 80' It's Faurlin to take the free-kick... Hit over the wall but over the bar.
    • 79' Modric's late challenge on the edge of the area brings down Helguson and wins QPR a free-kick. Interesting to see who takes this with Taarabt off the pitch.
    • 77' QPR have won none of their last eight top flight London derbies away from home (D2 L6). Spurs have lost just one of their last 20 Premier League games at White Hart Lane (W11 D8 L1).
    • 75' Lennon picks out Adebayor inside the area and the striker sidefoots wide! More great football from Spurs that deserved a goal.
    • 73' Bale's first brace for Tottenham since last November has settled a few nerves in White Hart Lane.
    • 72' GOAL!! TOTTENHAM 3-1 QPR!! What a goal from Spurs!! Lennon and Bale exchange quick, short passes on the edge of the box before the Welshman curls in a beauty of a finish into the top corner!!
    • 70' Barton swings in another good free-kick delivery to the far post, but Kaboul continues to be dominant in the air.
    • 69' Van der Vaart tries to stab a ball through to Adebayor, but Ferdinand reacts well to cut it out. The QPR defender has had a pretty good game today.
    • 68' Van der Vaart plays the corner to Assou-Ekotto's feet, and the left-back's decent strike stings the palms of Kenny!
    • 67' It's the away fans making all the noise now, and Spurs are the team looking a little rattled . They do have a corner now, though.
    • 65' Faurlin's low drive is parried by Friedel, and King has to hack the loose ball away for a throw! QPr are a side transformed now!
    • 64' Kenny spills Van der Vaart's free-kick and Adebayor hooks the loose ball back into the box. It falls for Bale to strike... Kenny redeems himself with a great diving save!
    • 63' That's Bothroyd's first goal for QPr following his summer move from Cardiff, and it was also QPR's first shot on target in this match.
    • 62' GOAL!!! TOTTENHAM 2-1 QPR!! Helguson heads the corner back across goal and Bothroyd nods home from inside the six-yard box! You have to look at the defenders there, but credit to QPR - all of a sudden they are back in this game!
    • 61' Ferdinand wins a battle of strength with Adebayor and initiates an attack. Faurlin has a shot from the edge of the box and gets a corner.
    • 59' Bale motors down the left and gets his low ball to Van der Vaart at the near post. Van der Vaart tries to beat Kenny with a cheeky backheel, but he doesn't connect well enough with the ball.
    • 58' Bothroyd has a bit of a moan at the referee after he is penalised for a high boot. He has a point, but it's a Tottenham free-kick nevertheless.
    • 57' The corner is headed behind for another from the other side. Wright-Phillips is in the area for it, and he's dwarfed by King! In the end, Spurs survive the onslaught and get a goal kick.
    • 56' Lovely bit of skill from Wright-Phillips to beat Walker at the byline and he pulls the ball back for Helguson... Over the bar! The shot took a defelction, so it's a corner for QPR.
    • 54' Another good counter-attack from Spurs. Van der Vaart releases Adebayor and the striker gets into the box and shoots, only for Gabbidon to deny him with a timely sliding block.
    • 54' Kaboul dominant in the air, heading away a corner and then the second ball. QPR retain possession though.
    • 53' King shows great pace to beat Bothroyd in a foot race and clear the ball for a throw. Tottenham are always such a better side with him in the team.
    • 52' QPR have been two goals down 40 times in a Premier League match and have never even come back to claim a draw, let alone a win.
    • 51' Walker's throw is a good one and comes to Van der Vaart on the edge of the box. The Dutchman hits it first time and draws a fine save from Kenny!
    • 50' Van der Vaart's free-kick is aimed at Adebayor, but Ferdinand rises highest to head it away. Walker keeps the pressure on for Spurs.
    • 49' Modric turns nimbly in midfield and draws a foul from Barton.
    • 48' Mackie's determination almost wins QPR a corner after his hounding causes confusion between Kaboul and Brad Friedel, but in the end it's a goal kick.
    • 47' Decent start to the half from the reshuffled QPR, but Spurs defend well and don't allow them a shot.
    • 46' Spurs kick off and get the second half underway!
    • HT QPR substitutions: Jamie Mackie and Jay Bothroyd and replace Derry and Taarabt. That's all three QPR changes made now.
    • 45+2' The whistle blows and that's half-time. Tottenham have been excellent, and deserve their two-goal lead.
    • 45+2' Alejandro Faurlin pings the ball out wide for Luke Young to chase, but the former Spurs defender can't reach it before it goes out of play.
    • 45' Two minutes of added time are signalled by the fourth official.
    • 44' Lennon plays the one-two with adebayor but the return pass goes out for a goal-kick. Spurs are completely bossing this match.
    • 43' Van der Vaart is penalised by the referee for obstructing Traore with his jump for a header.
    • 42' Some lovely skill from Modric as he brings the ball down before finding a team-mate.
    • 41' QPR win a corner, their first of the game, but it is overhit and Spurs launch the break. Adebayor tries to bend his shot arouns Kenny, but it floats wide of the far post.
    • 40' Wonderful football from Spurs! Seemingly every player in the team has a touch in the build-up before Assou-Ekotto squares for Modric inside the box and the playmaker fires wide! What a goal that would have been!
    • 39' Assou-Ekotto takes his turn to break out the tricks, cheekily dinking the ball over Helguson's head.
    • 38' Van der Vaart is the third different player to score in five consecutive Premier League matches of the club after Teddy Sheringham (1993) and Robbie Keane (2004 and 2007) He is also the fifth Dutchman to achieve this feat after Ruud van Nistelrooy, Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink, Robin van Persie and Dirk Kuyt.
    • 37' Van der Vaart floats the corner to Modric on the edge of the box. The Croatian takes the ball on his chest before volleying a great strike just wide of the far post! Champagne football from Spurs at the moment.
    • 36' Ferdinand leaps well to head Van der Vaart's cross behind for a corner.
    • 35' More great football from Spurs as Lennon drifts into the centre. He plays a one-two with Bale but the return pass into the box is just a little overhit.
    • 34' Van der Vaart has now scored six goals in his last five Premier League appearances.
    • 33' GOAL!! TOTTENHAM 2-0 QPR!! Ledley King goes for a long-range shot that deflects off a defender and into the path of Van der Vaart, who can turn and finish calmly past Kenny to double Tottenham's lead!
    • 32' Ironic cheers and wolf whistles aimed at Taarabt from the home fans as the former Spurs player pings a crossfield pass to no one and it goes out for a throw.
    • 31' Adebayor has played against six London clubs in the Premier League and netted at least once against all of them.
    • 30' Adebayor's through ball is intercepted on its way to Van der Vaart. QPR under plenty of pressure at the moment.
    • 28' Adebayor has the beating of Traore on the wing. His cross goes all the way across the box and Assou-Ekotto does well to hit the ball back across goal for BALE... The Welshman fires over from six yards out! To be fair to him, the ball was running behind him as he struck it.
    • 26' Spurs are unbeaten in their last 16 Premier League London derby matches at White Hart Lane (10 wins), since a 3-1 defeat to Arsenal in September 2007. This includes all 13 league matches under Redknapp. His last league home defeat in a London derby came in West Ham’s 2-0 loss to Chelsea at Upton Park in March 2001.
    • 25' Gabbidon loses possession cheaply in a dangerous area, but he redeems himself by making a timely tackle on Parker.
    • 24' Neat build-up from Spurs as Van derVaart has time and space to line up a strike from 20 yards out, but his low effort is tame and an easy save for Kenny.
    • 23' More decent possession from QPR in the Spurs half, but Barton is caught offside and the move is halted.
    • 22' That's Bale's second goal of the season, and it gives Tottenham a lead they deserve.
    • 21' GOAL!! TOTENHAM 1-0 QPR!! Great goal from the home side! Adebayor's flick-on is met by Van der Vaart. The Dutchman spies Aaron Lennon's intelligent run across the edge of the box and plays it into his path. Lennon moves it across to Bale, who has time to take a touch before firing low past Kenny!
    • 20' Taarabt fires in a cross that Helguson guides over the bar with a volley!
    • 19' QPR playing their way into this game now. Barton, as you would expect, has been key.
    • 18' Oliver Thompson says on Twitter: "qpr to win 4-0 with taarabt hat trick and vdv sent off and adebayor missing a sitter! Hey, I can dream, can't I?" - Considering some of the results we've seen this season, don't rule anything out!
    • 17' Assou-Ekotto is penalised for fouling Barton this time. QPR have a free-kick from the right which Barton swings in and Younes Kaboul heads away. Great ball in from Barton.
    • 16' Parker is given a moment to recover after taking a bang to the head. The England midfielder has only been at Tottenham for two months, but he is already such a key player for them.
    • 15' Great counter-attack from Spurs! Adebayor turns and flicks the ball out wide to Bale, who charges forward before hitting a low cross into the box that runs through Adebayor's legs as he went to shoot! So close to an opener for Spurs.
    • 14' Adel Taarabt manages to dig out a cross at the byline, but Scott Parker is back to intercept it and clear.
    • 13' Great delivery from Van der Vaart to the far post and Adebayor must score... He puts his header wide! The Togolese really should have opened the scoring there.
    • 12' Kyle Walker roams inside and fends off two players before playing the ball to Modric. The Croatian picks out Gareth Bale, who wins a free-kick on the left wing.
    • 11' Joey Barton goes down claiming Assou-Ekotto elbowed him, but referee Howard Webb is not interested.
    • 10' Finally we can restart the game. Will the prolonged stoppage kill Tottenham's promising early momentum?
    • 9' QPR substitution: Danny Gabbidon replaces Hall. Gabbidon has been out since September through injury.
    • 8' Hall is back on his feet now, but it looks as though he's coming off.
    • 7' Fitz Hall is sat on the turf, nursing his thigh. This doesn't look good for the defender. This doesn't look good.
    • 6' Lots of nice football being played by Spurs in this opening period. QPR have barely had the ball in the hosts' half so far.
    • 5' Joshua Holder has got in touch via Twitter to say: "I think that QPR have got a good chance with @Joey7Barton leading them but QPR have to have a good defence against Adebayor" - Fair point, though he hasn't scored in his last four appearances.
    • 4' It will be Benoit Assou-Ekotto to have a shot at goal from the set piece... He hits his effort over the bar.
    • 3' The QPR goal is under siege as the corner and then another decent ball are fired into the box. Spurs win a free-kick on the edge of the box.
    • 3' PADDY KENNY DENIES RAFAEL VAN DER VAART! The Dutchman latches on to Luka Modric's through ball and the keeper tips the low shot behind for a corner!
    • 2' Heidar Helguson plays the give-and-go on the left wing with shaun Wright-Phillips, but the england winger's control deserts him and the ball goes out for a throw.
    • 1' QPR kick off and we're underway! Great atmosphere at White Hart Lane on this wintry afternoon.
    • 15:58 The players are walking out on to the pitch at White Hart Lane now, as ever accompanied by the epic score from Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace. What, no Chas and Dave? We'll be underway shortly.
    • 15:55 We're just a few minutes away from kick-off now. You can share your thoughts on the game either by posting in the comments box below or by getting in touch with me via Twitter - @tony_mabert Get in touch!
    • 15:50 The two clubs last met nearly 16 years ago, in December 1995 in the Premier League. Tottenham won 1-0 at White Hart Lane thanks to a Teddy Sheringham goal in the third minute. Spurs completed the league double over QPR that season, winning 3-2 at Loftus Road. QPR have failed to win in their last two league visits to White Hart Lane, since a 2-1 win in May 1994 when Trevor Sinclair scored both goals. It is the club’s only league victory at White Hart Lane in their last 15 games at the ground.
    • 15:50 Warnock is also keen to get on with playing football: "I can honestly say it hasn't really (been distracting) as we just have to focus on Spurs. The place has been buzzing as you would expect (after the Chelsea win). I don't think teams like QPR win very often against the Chelseas of this world. I think somebody said it was over 10 years since a promoted club beat Chelsea. We know what kind of achievement it is to beat them even though the circumstances saw them make one or two mistakes."
    • 15:45 There has been plenty of attention on QPR this week, because of that win over Chelsea but also the subsequent racism row involving Anton Ferdinand and John Terry. Today, Rs owner Tony Fernandes has given his backing to Ferdinand: "We've drawn a line under the matter," he said. "It's for the FA. Anton met the management, we're fully behind him, but we want to focus on the football now. It's not for us to throw judgement on the matter. It's in the hands of the correct people." Fernandes gives Ferdinand backing
    • 15:40 QPR boss Neil Warnock has recalled left-back Armand Traore to the team, replacing Clint Hill in the only change from the team which beat Chelsea 1-0 last weekend. Centre-back Danny Gabbidon returns from injury and is on the bench. QPR team page
    • 15:35 Tottenham defender William Gallas passed a fitness test on the calf injury which has kept him out all season so far but only makes the bench, so Younes Kaboul partners Ledley King at centre-back. Michael Dawson (Achilles), Tom Huddlestone (ankle) and Vedran Corluka (foot) are all unavailable but Sandro is back among the substitutes after the latest scan on the Brazilian's calf injury revealed no long-term damage. Tottenham team page
    • 15:30 Tottenham Hotspur: Friedel, Bale, Kaboul, Lennon, Parker, Adebayor, Van Der Vaart, Modric, King, Walker, Assou-Ekotto. Subs: Cudicini, Pavlyuchenko, Gallas, Defoe, Bassong, Livermore, Sandro /// QPR: Kenny, Derry, Hall, Taarabt, Faurlin, Traore, Barton, Young, Helguson, Wright-Phillips, Ferdinand. Subs: Murphy, Hill, Gabbidon, Bothroyd, Mackie, Buzsaky, Smith.
    • 15:25 This match sees QPR's mercurial playmaker Adel Taarabt return to Spurs, where he played for three years before making the move from north to west London permanently last season. Harry Redknapp has had some choice words for the Moroccan in the build-up to this match: "He is a bit of a fruitcake but he's got amazing ability. When he came here they called him the next Zidane. He isn't in the same league as Zidane. He (Zidane) was a genius. But one day Taarabt could be up there." More from 'Arry on Adel
    • 15:20 Spurs could go as high as third with a high-scoring win over QPR this afternoon, though simply moving back above fifth-placed Liverpool may be a more realistic aim. A draw for QPR would see them go into the top half of the table, while a win will put them eigth. Premier League table
    • 15:15 Welcome to Eurosport's live coverage of the Premier League clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers at White Hart Lane!
  • Summary

    • 90+3' Wright-Phillips wins QPR a late corner. A header hits the target but Bale clears off the line!
    • 75' Lennon picks out Adebayor inside the area and the striker sidefoots wide! More great football from Spurs that deserved a goal.
    • 72' GOAL!! TOTTENHAM 3-1 QPR!! What a goal from Spurs!! Lennon and Bale exchange quick, short passes on the edge of the box before the Welshman curls in a beauty of a finish into the top corner!!
    • 68' Van der Vaart plays the corner to Assou-Ekotto's feet, and the left-back's decent strike stings the palms of Kenny!
    • 65' Faurlin's low drive is parried by Friedel, and King has to hack the loose ball away for a throw! QPr are a side transformed now!
    • 64' Kenny spills Van der Vaart's free-kick and Adebayor hooks the loose ball back into the box. It falls for Bale to strike... Kenny redeems himself with a great diving save!
    • 62' GOAL!!! TOTTENHAM 2-1 QPR!! Helguson heads the corner back across goal and Bothroyd nods home from inside the six-yard box! You have to look at the defenders there, but credit to QPR - all of a sudden they are back in this game!
    • 56' Lovely bit of skill from Wright-Phillips to beat Walker at the byline and he pulls the ball back for Helguson... Over the bar! The shot took a defelction, so it's a corner for QPR.
    • 51' Walker's throw is a good one and comes to Van der Vaart on the edge of the box. The Dutchman hits it first time and draws a fine save from Kenny!
    • 41' QPR win a corner, their first of the game, but it is overhit and Spurs launch the break. Adebayor tries to bend his shot arouns Kenny, but it floats wide of the far post.
    • 40' Wonderful football from Spurs! Seemingly every player in the team has a touch in the build-up before Assou-Ekotto squares for Modric inside the box and the playmaker fires wide! What a goal that would have been!
    • 37' Van der Vaart floats the corner to Modric on the edge of the box. The Croatian takes the ball on his chest before volleying a great strike just wide of the far post! Champagne football from Spurs at the moment.
    • 33' GOAL!! TOTTENHAM 2-0 QPR!! Ledley King goes for a long-range shot that deflects off a defender and into the path of Van der Vaart, who can turn and finish calmly past Kenny to double Tottenham's lead!
    • 28' Adebayor has the beating of Traore on the wing. His cross goes all the way across the box and Assou-Ekotto does well to hit the ball back across goal for BALE... The Welshman fires over from six yards out! To be fair to him, the ball was running behind him as he struck it.
    • 21' GOAL!! TOTENHAM 1-0 QPR!! Great goal from the home side! Adebayor's flick-on is met by Van der Vaart. The Dutchman spies Aaron Lennon's intelligent run across the edge of the box and plays it into his path. Lennon moves it across to Bale, who has time to take a touch before firing low past Kenny!
    • 20' Taarabt fires in a cross that Helguson guides over the bar with a volley!
    • 15' Great counter-attack from Spurs! Adebayor turns and flicks the ball out wide to Bale, who charges forward before hitting a low cross into the box that runs through Adebayor's legs as he went to shoot! So close to an opener for Spurs.
    • 13' Great delivery from Van der Vaart to the far post and Adebayor must score... He puts his header wide! The Togolese really should have opened the scoring there.
    • 3' PADDY KENNY DENIES RAFAEL VAN DER VAART! The Dutchman latches on to Luka Modric's through ball and the keeper tips the low shot behind for a corner!
    • 15:30 Tottenham Hotspur: Friedel, Bale, Kaboul, Lennon, Parker, Adebayor, Van Der Vaart, Modric, King, Walker, Assou-Ekotto. Subs: Cudicini, Pavlyuchenko, Gallas, Defoe, Bassong, Livermore, Sandro /// QPR: Kenny, Derry, Hall, Taarabt, Faurlin, Traore, Barton, Young, Helguson, Wright-Phillips, Ferdinand. Subs: Murphy, Hill, Gabbidon, Bothroyd, Mackie, Buzsaky, Smith.

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