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KEY ACTION: SPURS 1, EVERTON 3

Posted on 14 August 2007  - 12:00

All the action from Tuesday night's clash against Everton in the Barclays Premier League.

All the action from Tuesday night's clash against Everton in the Barclays Premier League.

TEAM NEWS

Martin Jol opted to go with three strikers in Dimitar Berbatov, Robbie Keane and Darren Bent, his first league start. He came in for Teemu Tainio in the only change from Sunderland.

THE KEY ACTION...SPURS 1, EVERTON 3...

Full time: Spurs 1, Everton 3

Added time: SAVE - ROBINSON. Move involving Arteta, Johnson and Osman ended with shooting chance for Johnson, Robinson fine save with legs.

Added time: 2mins

89.20: CLOSE - SPURS. Robinson clearance almost headed into own goal by Stubbs.

89.12: Gardner there to block from Johnson.

88.54: Defoe tried to battle through crowded box, ball cleared.

87.12: Jenas free-kick picked out Chimbonda at far post, header back claimed by Howard.

86.13: Neville fired shot just wide from 25 yards.

85.25: SAVE - ROBINSON. Johnson lashed shot across the keeper from right side of box, Robinson did well to get down and save to his right.

79.21: SUB - EVERTON. Jagielka for Anichebe.

78.39: Defoe sniffing at near post, couldn't quite get enough on Chimbonda's cross to trouble Howard.

77.41: SAVE - HOWARD. Save of match, Chimbonda cross missed by Berbatov but found Defoe at far post, couldn't have hit it sweeter, Howard able to get to far post and turn aside.

73.30: SAVE - ROBINSON. Ball feel to Johnson after 50-50 tackle between Gardner and Anichebe, went for curler, Robinson clawed ball away at full stretch.

73.03: Rocha important sliding interception as Osman looked to release Johnson.

71.32: Defoe lashed high and wide, snap shot from 25 yards.

70mins: Attendance just in - 35,716.

68.23: Anichebe won ball off Zokora, dug out cross that would have been great chance for anyone in box but no-one there.

66.15: SUB - SPURS. Routledge for Stalteri.

64.28: SAVE - HOWARD. Typical Defoe, lively in box, worked a yard and flashed low drive to far post that Howard saved well diving to his left.

63.39: CLOSE - EVERTON. Another Arteta free-kick from the left, Stubbs found space at far post, ball just cleared him.

61.12: SUB - SPURS. Defoe for Bent.

60.55: Keane curled free-kick just wide from 22 yards.

60mins: Jermain Defoe ready to come on.

57.30: YELLOW CARD - SPURS. Jenas for foul on Arteta.

57.11: Bent won flick, ball fell to Berbatov, shot blocked on 18-yard line.

56.11: Zokora one-two with Malbranque down the left, slipped on the byline, ball out for goal kick.

51.10: Gardner climbed high to reach Keane's floated corner, Howard gathered second ball.

48.25: CLOSE - EVERTON. Arteta worked space to shoot from edge of box, ball clipped Gardner and needed to as it then flew inches wide for corner. Corner cleared.

47.25: WOODWORK - SPURS. Chimbonda flighted great cross that Berbatov met with powerful header, 12 yards out, cannoned back off the post. Bent inches away from following up, ball cleared.

45.24: SAVE - HOWARD. Keane cut inside Carsley, decent strike with left foot from 20 yards that Howard did well to get down to at his near post.

2nd HALF KICKS-OFF

Teams out for second half.

Half-time: Spurs 1, Everton 3

Added time: GOAL - EVERTON. Another harsh free-kick award, this time as Malbranque and Anichebe slid in for a 50-50. Stubbs just ran up and hit it from 30 yards, it flicked off Zokora's boot and left Robinson wrong-footed.
Spurs 1, Everton 3

Added time: 1min.

41.54: Harsh free-kick award on Stalteri offered Arteta decent shooting chance from free-kick, edge of box, curled just over.

36.36: GOAL - EVERTON. Arteta teased up cross from Anichebe at far post, looked a goal if he reached it bt Rocha made superb headed clearance, unfortunately as he did so he ran into Robinson, knocking the pair of them over and Robinson couldn't get back up in time to keep out Osman's follow up.
Spurs 1, Everton 2

34.09: Possession play from Malbranque on left, cross just too far in front of Bent at far post.

33.13: Johnson onto Neville pass down the left, low cross cleared by Gardner. Corner cleared by Jenas.

32.41: Keane teed up Malbranque to shoot from 20 yards, Carsley there to block.

31.09: Zokora chipped ball up to Berbatov, knock down fell just too far in front of Bent.

29.01: Chimbonda vital header away as Johnson challenged for another teasing cross from Arteta.

25.53: GOAL - SPURS. Jenas inswinging corner, Gardner lost Lescott and powered home downward header from 10 yards.
Spurs 1, Everton 1

25.24: Period of pressure, Jenas spread play wide to Malbranque, who won corner.

22.13: CHANCE - SPURS. Brilliance from Keane to beat Carsley from Jenas' throw, cut back for Berbatov who hammered over from eight yards.

21.57: Malbranque cross from left just evaded Berbatov, Bent kept in and won corner.

20.41: Osman climbed high over Chimbonda at far post to meet Arteta's cross but couldn't keep effort on target.

20.05: Zokora back in position to make fine block from Carsley shot.

19.25: Zokora wild effort from 30 yards flew over.

18mins: SUB - SPURS. Rocha for injured Kaboul.

14.23: SAVE - ROBINSON. Johnson did well to keep ball alive on the touchline, cutback for Anichebe who drilled low shot through Gardner's legs but straight at Robinson.

13.01: Arteta made hash of free-kick, curled into Paxton Road.

11.44: YELLOW CARD - SPURS. Malbranque for foul on Arteta.

11.09: Keane control on right touchline, cut inside and looked for reverse pass to Bent, Lescott read and cleared.

9.16: SAVE - HOWARD. Chimbonda fed in Bent, right channel, tough angle but drove in low shot that Howard was forced to parry away, ball ran into path of Berbatov but Yobo made block.

8.10: Kaboul pushed forward from defence, squared to Malbranque who might have hit it, opted to try and find Berbatov, Hibbert intercepted pass and cleared.

7.50: Good work from Malbranque down the left, progress halted by Hibbert tackle.

5.50: Jenas whipped in corner that Carsley only just flicked away from Berbatov at near post.

5.19: Bent charged after Keane's pass down the right touchline, good pace to get onto it, won corner.

3.55: Everton getting Valente ready already, possible problem with Yobo.

2.17: GOAL - EVERTON. Arteta curled in free-kick from the right, dangerous ball, Lescott rose to head home unchallenged from six yards.
Spurs 0, Everton 1

20secs: Straight on the attack as Keane and Berbatov combine to release Bent down the right, ball out for a throw. Keane has started off on the right, Malbranque on the left.

1st HALF KICKS-OFF

8pm: Robbie Keane and Phil Neville to centre-circle for the toss. Everton to kick-off. We attack Park Lane.

7.58pm: Teams on their way out.

7.50pm: Welcome to White Hart Lane! The rain is pouring down, but it's quite muggy in the stadium. Both teams are back in the dressing rooms after warming up.

THE LINE-UPS

Spurs: Robinson, Chimbonda, Stalteri (Routledge, 67), Kaboul (Rocha, 18), Gardner, Malbranque, Jenas, Zokora, Keane, Berbatov, Bent (Defoe, 62). Subs: Cerny, Huddlestone.

Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Lescott, Stubbs, Yobo, Osman, Arteta, Neville, Carsley, Johnson, Anichebe (Jagielka, 80). Subs: Ruddy, McFadden, Valente, Pienaar.

THE OFFICIALS

Referee: Mr M Halsey. Assistants: Mr I Gosling, Mr R East. Fourth official: Mr B Knight.