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Live: Spurs v FC Porto

Posted on 6 August 2005  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

TEAM NEWS
Edgar Davids is on the bench as Paul Robinson returns to the starting line-up and Paul Stalteri makes his debut. Stalteri's fellow summer signings Wayne Routledge and Teemu Tainio also make their first starts at the Lane.


GUIDE TO THE ACTION
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1min: Postiga has the first effort of the game, a 25-yard shot that sailed well wide.


3mins: Dawson glancing header from Reid's inswinging free-kick, not enough power to trouble Baia.


7mins: SAVE. Lisandro stood up lovely cross to far post attacked by McCarthy, header destined for top corner before Robinson took off at full stretch and tipped over.


9mins: SAVE. Defoe robbed Costa 30 yards out, ran towards goal, slipped last man Leandro only for Baia to save one-on-one with right foot.


10mins: Carrick collected half-cleared corner, crossed and Mido fashioned overhead kick that flashed two yards wide.


11mins: CLOSE. Jorghino's cross fell behind McCarthy but he managed to control on chest and scissor kick inches wide with Robinson scrambling.


14mins: Carrick fine defence-splitting pass to release Routledge, took shot early but drilled wide from 20 yards.


20mins: Slick one-touch passing move from Porto ended with McCarthy in space on right corner of box, stepped inside Edman but Dawson over to block shot.


23mins: Reid onto Tainio's pass down left, cut into box, attempted pass to Defoe cut out but interception flashed just wide of far post.


35mins: CLOSE. Lovely move involving Defoe, Carrick and Tainio who threaded Reid through wide left, low cross inches away from a Defoe tap in.


40mins: McCarthy got onto long pass between Dawson and Stalteri, more than hint of handball, smashed shot into upper tier of Paxton Road.


42mins: SAVE. Jorghino on the overlap down right wing, low cross found McCarthy in box, Robinson out like a flash to block with legs.


Half-time: Spurs 0, Porto 0


Half-time: SUBS. Cerny for Robinson; Peixoto and Pepe for Leandro and Sonkaya.


49mins: Lucho lashed a shot over from 25 yards.



LINE-UPS
Spurs: Robinson (Cerny, 45), Stalteri, Edman, Dawson, Gardner, Carrick, Tainio, Routledge, Reid, Defoe, Mido. Subs: Naybet, Davids, Keane, Kanoute, Kelly, Davenport, Bunjevcevic.


FC Porto: Baia, Costa, Emanuel, Leandro (Pepe, 45), Lucho, McCarthy, Postiga, Lisandro, Meireles, Jorginho, Sonkaya (Peixoto, 45). Subs: Helton, Ibson, Paulo Assuncao, Sokota, Alan, Almeida.


REFEREE/ASSISTANTS
Mr D C Richards; Mr E King/Mr S Jones. Fourth official: Mr S Jones.


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