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Posted on 24 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).

Martin Jol makes three changes from Saturday's win against Middlesbrough. Pedro Mendes, Michael Brown and Robbie Keane all make their first starts of the season for Edgar Davids, Michael Carrick and Jermain Defoe, who are on the bench.

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1min: Robinson out quickly to clear outside his area as Kuqi chased Reid's clearance.

3mins: Robinson out of his area again to hack away as Kuqi tried to break through.

4mins: Emerton made a yard of space on edge of box, got hold of shot well but blocked by Gardner.

5mins: Edman picked our Reid's cross-field run with inch perfect pass, Reid controlled well but didn't get hold of attempted early cross.

6mins: Edman floated cross in, went over jumping Mido and Todd, Brown rushing in at far post couldn't control it.

8mins: Savage given time to pick out Pedersen's run at far post, Stalteri tried to shepherd ball over line but Pedersen nipped in behind him, had Kuqi and Emerton in box but drilled across six-yard line.

14mins: First decent effort, Pedersen curled free-kick just wide from right edge of box.

18mins: Emerton played one-two with Savage down right, early cross aimed for Pedersen, fine defending from Stalteri to head to safety.

20mins: CHANCE. Good build up from Rovers, Tugay chipped pass into Pedersen who nodded down for supporting Reid, central, sliced half-volley wide from 18 yards.

25mins: YELLOW. Dawson for foul on Savage.

26mins: Our first effort at goal, Reid's curler from 25 yards no problem for Friedel.

31mins: CLOSE. Pedersen skipped away from Stalteri, early ball in behind Gardner found Kuqi sliding in, 12 yards out, Robinson out at same time and Kuqi poked ball wide of left post. Robinson appeared to take studs in chest but okay after treatment.

36mins: Todd found Neill well forward, let fly from 25 yards and looked on target until it hit Gardner.

38mins: CLOSE. Savage's inswinging free-kick from left touchline somehow missed by Todd and then Nelsen just yards from goal.

40mins: YELLOW. Neill for foul on Keane.

44mins: Reid's free-kick deflected off wall and into path of Kuqi, who failed to control. Emerton then volleyed loose ball wide.

Half-time: Rovers 0, Spurs 0

47mins: Hearts in mouths as Dawson's header goes back towards his own goal but Robinson had it all under control.

51mins: Emerton had time to line up shot from distance, hit it well, blocked again by Gardner.

54mins: SUB. Davids for Mido.

56mins: CHANCE. Pedersen volleyed a cross in that just evaded Gardner, Kuqi chested the ball but it went quite high in the air and Gardner closed him down as he went to shoot, a tame volley straight at Robinson.

57mins: YELLOW. Savage for foul on Tainio.

59mins: YELLOW. Davids booked after tussle with Emerton. Game getting a bit fiesty now.

67mins: Kuqi nodded Emerton's cross wide from 15 yards.

71mins: PENALTY? Appeals waved away after Emerton went to ground as he went after cross with Edman.

76mins: YELLOW/RED: Neill showed second yellow card for foul on Davids.

80mins: All us now, Reid picked out Brown at far post, control and drove across goal but Nelsen there to clear.

81mins: Defoe for Mendes; Mokoena for Todd.

88mins: SUB. Johnson for Kuqi.

Full-time: Rovers 0, Spurs 0

Blackburn Rovers: Friedel, Neill, Todd (Mokoena, 81), Nelsen, Emerton, Savage, Kuqi (Johnson, 88), Pedersen, Reid, Tugay, Matteo. Subs: Enckleman, Jansen, Gresko.

Spurs: Robinson, Stalteri, Dawson, Gardner, Edman, Mendes (Defoe, 81), Brown, Tainio, Reid, Keane, Mido (Davids, 54). Subs: Naybet, Carrick, Cerny.

Mr D Gallagher/Mr J Hollbrook, Mr J Tattan. Fourth official: Mr G Laws.