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Key action: Hercules CF 1, Spurs 1

Posted on 24 July 2008  - 12:00

The key action from Thursday night's friendly against Hercules CF in Alicante, Spain.

Key action: Hercules CF 1, Spurs 1

The key action from Thursday night's friendly against Hercules CF in Alicante, Spain.

THE ACTION AS IT HAPPENED...

Full-time: Hercules CF 1, Spurs 1

Added time: CHANCE - SPURS. O'Hara free-kick caused havoc, ball fell to Bostock, sharp chance lashed wide.

87.31: CHANCE - SPURS. Bent took a whack turning the ball into path of Berbatov, he laid ball into path of dos Santos who cut inside Sergia Diaz onto his left foot and looked set to curl into corner but Diaz managed block at full stretch.

85.43: CHANCE - SPURS. Dos Santos run down the right, into the box, squared for Berbatov who curled just wide with the outside of his right foot from 12 yards.

84.29: Dos Santos held off Bautista long enough for Gunter to come charging in from right, tricky to take shot running at such pace and hit into ground at keeper.

80.37: SUBS - SPURS. Townsend and Bostock for Lennon and Jenas.

78.03: YELLOW CARD - SPURS. Lennon for foul on Luisao.

76.12: Great defending from Dawson as Luisao threatened to get onto Santacruz's pass in front of goal.

73.13: CHANCE - SPURS. Lennon free-kick from left picked out Huddlestone on the edge of the box, rifled full volley back at goal, flashed through to Bent on the six-yard line, couldn't quite guide it towards goal.

69.52: CLOSE - SPURS. Dos Santos cut onto his left foot from right corner of box and drilled shot just wide.

61.40: SUBS - SPURS. O'Hara and Zokora for Assou-Ekotto and Woodgate. Huddlestone to centre-half, Zokora central midfield, O'Hara left-back.

60.30: Good work from Bent down the left and crossed for Gunter arriving late at far post, claimed he was pushed by Santacruz as he went for header, corner awarded.

52.40: Dos Santos low drive into side-netting from 22 yards.

48.45: SAVE - GOMES. Javi Gonzalez whipped in free-kick from right met by Santacruz header six yards out, Gomes instinctive fingertip around the post diving to his right.

48.15: YELLOW CARD - SPURS. Woodgate for foul on Moran.

10.34pm local time: 2ND HALF KICKS OFF

Half-time: Hercules CF 1, Spurs 1

44.22: YELLOW CARD - SPURS. Huddlestone for trip on Moran.

34.40: GOAL - SPURS. Lennon curled in corner from the left, Woodgate and Bent went up together, met it together, the ball looped into the far corner. Bent looked the more likely scorer!
Hercules 1, Spurs 1

32.51: YELLOW CARD - HERCULES. Dani Carril for second poor tackle on Lennon.

28.52: SAVE - ALBA. Dos Santos down the left, control and lay-back from Berbatov for Huddlestone to strike with his left foot from 25 yards, Alba did well to beat away.

21.30: SAVE - GOMES. Javi Gonzalez shot from 20 yards saw Gomes fly through the air to parry away to his right.

19.06: CHANCE - HERCULES. Moran cross found Javi Gonzalez, eight yards out, guided header wide.

17.55: CLOSE - SPURS. Huddlestone cross from right met by Bent climbing above Dani Carrill and Sergio, powerful header zipped just wide from penalty spot.

16.06: OFF LINE - HERCULES. Lennon's first real chance to have a run at Dani Carril and shot past him, good cross from byline met by dos Santos at far post, header on its way before Exposito hacked away.

12.57: YELLOW CARD - HERCULES. Javi Gonzalez for rash tackle on Assou-Ekotto.

11.27: Bent competed well for Dawson's pass, dos Santos picked up the loose ball, found Bent again and the striker curled a yard over from the edge of the box.

6.08: Javi Gonzalez strike from 20 yards produced routine save from Gomes diving to his left.

4.48mins: GOAL - HERCULES. Decent cross from Javi Gonzalez from the right met by Addison 10 yards out, actually didn't connect with header all that well but ball came off shoulder and looped into the far corner.
Hercules 1, Spurs 0

9.32pm local time: KICK-OFF.

9.29pm local time: Teams on their way out and we are led by Jermaine Jenas, who wears the captain's armband.

THE LINE-UPS

Hercules CF: Unai Alba, Dani Carril, Sergio, Camara, Javi Gonzalez, Sendoa, Abraham Paz, Exposito, Moran, Adisson, Calero. Subs: Calatuyud, Ruz, Rodri, Farinos, Cesar, Dani Bautista, Sergio Diaz, Santacruz, Raul, Luisao, Sergio Serrano, Efren, Kiko, Celso.

Spurs: Gomes, Gunter, Assou-Ekotto, Dawson, Woodgate, Lennon, Jenas, Huddlestone, dos Santos, Bent, Berbatov. Subs: Jansson, Zokora, Archibald-Henville, Bostock, O'Hara, Townsend, Taarabt, Pekhart.