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Minute-by-minute guide

Posted on 13 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).

A minute-by-minute guide to all the action as we opened our Premiership campaign with a 2-0 win at Portsmouth on Saturday.

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1min: Viafara's header back to Westerveld a fraction too short but Defoe couldn't reach with outstretched leg as keeper came to claim.

4mins: CHANCE. Quick feet from Tainio on edge of box, poked to Mido who in turn flicked on to Routledge, had to take shot quickly and Westerveld saved well with feet.

17mins: LuaLua managed to get flick at near post to Robert's corner, ball floated wide of far post, probably looked closer than actually was.

20mins: Reid's free-kick from 30 yards failed to trouble Westerveld.

23mins: Reid clipped pass into Mido, headed down for Defoe to strike wide from 20 yards.

25mins: Robert curled 25-yard free-kick straight into Robinson's hands.

29mins: Best move so far from home side, Robert and Vignal involved before Hughes released Vignal down left, early cross aimed for Mornar, Edman did well to hold off striker as ball zipped through six-yard box.

30mins: CHANCE. Reid nicked ball off Griffin and fed Defoe early, Reid carried on run and was through on goal but Defoe opted to shoot and didn't get hold of it from 18 yards, easy save for Westerveld.

34mins: Vignal took early free-kick to Robert, early cross from left again just too far in front of striker, this time Karadas.

36mins: YELLOW. Tainio for foul on Vignal.

Added time: GOAL. Tainio got hold of ball in midfield and knocked pass into Mido, he laid it back to Defoe and went for return pass, Mido and Griffin met Defoe's pass together and ball ended in back of net. Own goal favourite.
Pompey 0, Spurs 1

Half-time: Pompey 0, Spurs 1

Half-time: SUB. Pericard for Mornar.

46mins: Pericard bundled past Dawson and Stalteri and released Robert down left, early cross aiming for Karadas but Gardner back to make sliding interception and clear.

49mins: SAVE. Robert's corner cleared to Vignal, fully 35 yards out, hit low drive that deflected off Dawson forcing Robinson into scrambling diving save to his right.

59mins: Routledge tricked his way past Vignal, took ball along byline, poked across goal, O'Brien there to hack away.

60mins: YELLOW. Reid for foul on Griffin.

64mins: GOAL. Mido pass caught Pompey napping, Defoe onto it, around Westerveld and home from tight angle.
Pompey 0, Spurs 2

69mins: SAVE. LuaLua crossed deep to far post where Robert climbed over Stalteri to head back across Robinson who saved at full stretch.

71mins: SUB. Taylor for Viafara.

72mins: SUB. Mendes for Routledge.

74mins: LuaLua yard of space 30 yards out, tried his luck, dragged shot well wide.

76mins: SUB. Mbesuma for Karadas.

79mins: SAVE. Tainio quick free-kick to Reid, time and space to pick out Defoe between defenders, early shot from edge of box well parried by Westerveld.

82mins: SUB. Kanoute for Mido.

87mins: Tainio curled ambitious free-kick into stand.

Added time: Mendes great technique to volley tricky high ball but comfortable enough for Westerveld.

Added time: LuaLua cross from right side-footed towards goal by Mbesuma, Robinson made ground to his left to save.

Final score: Portsmouth 0, Spurs 2

Portsmouth: Westerveld, Stefanovic (Capt), O'Brien, Griffin, Vignal, Viafara (Taylor, 71), Robert, Hughes, Mornar (Pericard, 46), Karadas (Mbesuma, 76), LuaLua. Subs: Ashdown (GK), Skopelitis.

Spurs (4-4-2): Robinson (Capt); Stalteri, Edman, Dawson, Gardner; Routledge (Mendes, 72), Tainio, Carrick, Reid, Defoe, Mido (Kanoute, 82). Subs: Cerny (GK), Naybet, Kelly.

Mr B Knight/Mr D Bryan, Mr M Yerby. Fourth official: Mr P Armstrong.