Skip to main content

News

  • KEY ACTION CHIEFS 1, SPURS 2
Subscribe to newsfeed 

KEY ACTION: CHIEFS 1, SPURS 2

Posted on 21 July 2007  - 12:00

All the action from our Vodacom Challenge opener against Kaizer Chiefs in Durban, South Africa, on Saturday.

All the action from our Vodacom Challenge opener against Kaizer Chiefs in Durban, South Africa, on Saturday.

A number of players made their first appearance of pre-season as we kicked-off our Vodacom Challenge bid against Kaizer Chiefs in Durban. Paul Robinson starts in goal with Jermaine Jenas, Dimitar Berbatov and Wayne Routledge all in the starting line-up at the impressive ABSA Stadium.

KAIZER CHIEFS 1, SPURS 2...THE KEY ACTION...

Final whistle.

Added time: Djiehoua looked to get onto Khanyeza's pass, Rocha read it and over to clear.

Added time: 3mins.

87.50: Thasabala fouled by Jenas, left side, poor free-kick ran out at far post.

85.45: SAVE - BARON. Taarabt perfectly weighted pass for Bent, right channel of box, Baron out to block with legs but Bent slipped as he took aim.

84.34: Daniels picked out Bent's run, forced wide right of box, support from Keane, got a little tight and shot blocked.

83mins: SUB - SPURS. Taarabt for Berbatov.

80.55: Keane broke over half-way down the left, looked for crossfield pass to Bent, deflected home to Baron.

79.21: Keane tried to get onto Bent's flick, Baron out to collect.

78.40: Bhasera good hit from 22 yards but always rising.

78mins: SUB - SPURS. Daniels for Ifil.

75.30: Bartlett almost nipped in to reach Bhasera's cross, ball cleared.

72.43: Robinson good hands to gather in Phala's low cross.

70.54: Robinson easily fielded Zwane's cross.

69.50: Khanyeza 18-yard shot looked on target, hit Zokora.

68.30: Ngobese backheel looked for Khanyeza, Dawson read and conceded corner, cleared.

67.20: Robinson punched clear free-kick, ball fell to Mooki who lashed over from 30 yards.

65.51: Bent onto ball over the top, beat Mayo and whipped in cross from right, no-one there though.

64.35: Once again, another poor offside decision, Bent clearly onside as he latched onto Berbatov's pass but flag up again.

60.14: GOAL - SPURS. Bent onto Ifil's fine pass, into box, unselfishly squared to Berbatov who tapped into open goal.
Kaizer Chiefs 1, Spurs 2

58.21: Dawson under heavy pressure from Khanyeza, fouled as cleared.

56.40: SUB - SPURS. Bent for Routledge.

54.13: SAVE - ROBINSON. Bhasera cross from left angling towards top corner, Robinson watched all the way and made fine tip over.

52.44: Chiefs corner cleared.

49.45: GOAL - CHIEFS. Bhasera chased down ball on left and did well to reach it, let alone dig out a cross from the byline that Bartlett headed home at near post.
Kaizer Chiefs 1, Spurs 1

48.46: Berbatov released Keane down the right, he fed Routledge who sped past his marker but crossed behind goal.

48.19: Robinson out of his area again to clear ball over the top.

46.48: Jenas into Berbatov, looked for Keane but pass intercepted.

46.05: Gardner headed clear Zwane's long throw.

Second half kicks-off.

3.17pm: Players out for second half.

Half-time: Kaizer Chiefs 0, Spurs 1

Added time: Berbatov quick free-kick looking for Keane, Baron out to collect.

Added time: 1min.

43.44: Spencer backheel aiming for Zwane run, Ifil fine defending, ball out for corner. Robinson collected easily again.

39.10: GOAL - SPURS. Rocha won challenge on half-way, ball landed at Keane's feet in box, no offside flag this time, superb control, lifted over Baron and home.
Chiefs 0, Spurs 1

37.37: CLOSE - SPURS. Ifil, Malbranque and Keane involved, Keane whipped in great cross from left that Berbatov glanced towards goal, ball flew inches wide.

34.58: Another offside shocker as Keane clearly came from behind two defenders to chase Malbranque's pass, but flag up again.

34.02: Robinson out to collect Bartlett's cross.

33.50: Mooki curled free-kick from 25 yards a couple of yards over.

32.55: Khanyeza shot deflected for corner, kick cleared by Zokora.

31.47: YELLOW CARD - SPURS. Keane for protests.

31.40: Patient build-up before Gardner fine pass over the top looked to release Keane, waved for offside but again, wrong decision.

28.43: Crunching tackle between Bartlett and Zokora leaves Bartlett holding his head, he's okay.

25.39: Rocha pass over to the top looking for Routledge, Ngobese cleared from deep in half.

23.50: Berbatov climbed high to flick on long ball, forcing corner. Keane's corner cleared, Zokora attempted pass back to him went out of play.

22.11: Khanyeza looked to slide in Zwame, Robinson out to collect.

18.52: Pressing from Chiefs forced Gardner to head out for corner. Corner cleared by Berbatov.

17.07: Berbatov threaded fine pass through to breaking Jenas, who is flagged offside - replays show he was clearly on.

16.28: Robinson darted out of area to clear ball over the top.

15.40: Towering header from Dawson found Keane, control and hacked down.

14.03: Good pressing from Zokora and Jenas but Chiefs decent football opened up shooting chance for Khanyeza, who fired high and wide.

11.54: Keane after Berbatov's pass inside box forced a corner, which came to nothing.

10.58: Mooki deep cross looking for Zwame, good defending from Ifil made sure came to nothing.

8.10: Malbranque won possession in midfield, fed Keane, he looked for Berbatov but pass cut out.

6.30: First touch for Robinson, header back from Dawson.

4.44: Berbatov cross aiming for Keane forced rushed clearance from Nzama.

4.22: SUB - SPURS. Gardner for Kaboul.

3.33: Long pass from Dawson picked out Ifil, great control, won corner.

2.50: YELLOW CARD - CHIEFS. Zwane for hacking down Malbranque.

25secs: Early whack in the face for Kaboul from Bartlett's stray boot, accidental but leaves the centre-back a bit dazed.

Kick-off...Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov getthings started.

2.10pm: Teams are out and national athems being played at the ABSA Stadium.

THE LINE-UPS...

Kaizer Chiefs: Baron, Tau, Bhasera, Mayo, Nzama, Spencer (Nengomasha, 61), Mooki, Ngobese (Thasabala, 72), Zwane (Phala, 72), Bartlett (Djiehoua, 77), Khenyeza. Subs: Bocsker, Sibeko, Mototo, Bulu, Mathebula.

Spurs: Robinson, Ifil (Daniels, 78), Rocha, Kaboul, Dawson, Routledge (Bent, 57), Zokora, Jenas, Malbranque, Berbatov (Taarabt, 83)), Keane. Subs: Cerny, Gardner, Maghoma, O'Hara.

Why should the excitement stop just because the match is over? Details of Poker tournaments that follow every Tottenham Hotspur game are available by CLICKING HERE...




Mobile Ringtone - Martin Jol's Blue & White Army
£3.00
Text SPURS T4 to 78787
Click here to check compatibility

Click here to listen

Click here to view full Mobile range