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CITY 1, SPURS 2

Posted on 17 December 2006  - 12:00

All the action from Sunday's 2-1 win against Manchester City in the Barclays Premiership at Eastlands.

All the action from Sunday's 2-1 win against Manchester City in the Barclays Premiership at Eastlands.

Martin Jol made four changes from the win against Dinamo Bucharest - Calum Davenport came in for suspended Michael Dawson (he picked up a fifth yellow card against Charlton), Lee Young-Pyo replaced Benoit Assou-Ekotto while Steed Malbranque and Teemu Tainio started in midfeld in place of Didier Zokora (suspended) and Aaron Lennon (knee). Young midfielder Jamie O'Hara was on the bench.

THE KEY ACTION...

1min: Good work from Lee and Malbranque down the left, Lee to the byline, fizzed in cross, Berbatov couldn't make a connection with attempted volley.

12mins: Weaver forced to flick away Huddlestone's corner with Davenport ready to atack it.

13mins: OFF LINE. Tainio threaded pass through to Defoe, who got behind Dunne and was through on goal, Dunne back to make fine sliding tackle, ball ran to Berbatov, tight angle, left-foot shot on target but Distin back to block on line.

16mins: GOAL - SPURS. Huddlestone curled in free-kick from the left, Davenport rose high to flick header into far corner beyond diving Weaver.
Manchester City 0, Spurs 1

22mins: Tainio's clearance cannoned off Barton into feet of Dickov, 20 yards out, spun and shot but Davenport block took pace off it.

23mins: Ghaly slide-rule pass into Berbatov, left side of box, up against two defenders but managed to

24mins: GOAL - SPURS. Absolute cracker from Huddlestone - Ghaly picked his run from deep, dinked in pass and he smashed home on half-volley from 25 yards without breaking his stride.
Manchester City 0, Spurs 2

29mins: SUB - CITY. Ireland for injured Richards.

32mins: Robinson forced to hack clear Huddlestone's back pass as Dickov raced in to challenge.

36mins: OFF LINE. Kept possession for ages, move ended with Ghaly chipping cross to far post, Dunne heading clearance up in the air, fell to Malbranque, 12 yards out, volley at goal hit Dunne and went over.

38mins: CLOSE. Huddlestone won ball just inside City half, ran for 20 yards before unleashing drive that flew just over.

39mins: SAVE. Berbatov onto King's ball over the top, powerful volley palmed out by Weaver.

41mins: Barton whipped in dangerous free-kick from the right that Ghaly did well to clear.

44mins: Berbatov flicked Robinson's clearance into path of Defoe, had to take early and volleyed wide.

Half-time: Manchester City 0, Spurs 2

Half-time: SUB - CITY. Onuoha for Samaras.

48mins: CLOSE. Defoe onto Robinson's clearance, turned Dunne, flashed shot just wide into side-netting.

49mins: Dickov lashed over from edge of box.

54mins: Dunne attacked Barton's corner, downward header wide from 10 yards.

57mins: CHANCE. City's best yet, Ireland onto Reyna's pass, shot high and wide from 18 yards.

64mins: GOAL - CITY. Dickov did well to hang onto the ball under pressure from Davenport, deep cross volleyed home by Barton at the far post.
Manchester City 1, Spurs 2

69mins: SUB - CITY. Dabo for injured Reyna.

73mins: Trebelsi deep cross met by Vassell at far post, headed down back across goal and King there to make vital clearance.

82mins: SUB - SPURS. Mido for Defoe.

82mins: Vassell onto Ireland's pass, Robinson darted out to save at his feet.

85mins: PENALTY? Barton went over under Malbranque's challenge, appeals waved away.

Added time: YELLOW CARD - CITY. Dunne for dissent.

Added time: Berbatov curled free-kick from 22 yards straight at Weaver.

Added time: Good work from Dickov down left, cross to far post met by Trebelsi steaming in, headed wide.

Full-time: Manchester 1, Spurs 2

THE LINE-UPS

Manchester City: Weaver, Richards (Ireland, 29), Dunne, Distin, Jordan, Reyna (Dabo, 69), Barton, Vassell, Trabelsi, Dickov, Samaras (Onuoha, 46). Subs: Isaksson, Miller.

Spurs: Robinson, Chimbonda, YP Lee, Davenport, King, Ghaly, Mabranque, Huddlestone, Tainio, Berbatov, Defoe (Mido, 82). Subs: Cerny, Gardner, Stalteri, O'Hara.

THE OFFICIALS

Referee: Mr R Styles. Assistants: Mr P Kirkup, Mr S Procter-Green.