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Posted on 30 July 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).

Goals from Mido and Jermain Defoe saw us home in our latest pre-season friendly against Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday.

2mins: Defoe pass almost found Reid but Hahnemann out to collect.

3mins: Superb block from Gardner to stop Lita connecting with Convey's low cross from left.

4mins: Lita ambitious effort from 30 yards, decent strike but always wide.

5mins: GOAL. Lovely move started with Gardner interception, he fed Defoe who played it wide to Routledge, Kelly went on overlap to create room for Routledge to slip perfect pass to Mido who finished with some style one-on-one.
Reading 0, Spurs 1

9mins: Routledge cross hacked clear by Sonko with Mido waiting for tap in.

9mins: Corner half-cleared to Mendes, instant control before curling a yard wide from edge of box.

18mins: Reading break down the right, quick feet from Little before releasing Doyle but Tainio back to clear.

24mins: Decent pass from Harper looking for Lita half-cleared by King, ball fell kindly to Doyle, shooting chance, lashed it wide.

28mins: Sidwell zipped a shot a couple of yards wide from the right corner of box.

34mins: Quick free-kick from Convey to Sidwell, 20 yards out, took shot first time straight at Cerny.

34mins: Lightning break from Routledge then interplay between him and Defoe led to Mido shot deflected just wide.

39mins: WOODWORK. Convey's deep corner found Sidwell free at far post, first-time volley cannoned off right upright. Appeared that Cerny also hit head on post trying to keep effort out.

41mins: SUB. Burch for Cerny.

Added time: GOAL. Pass forward cleared to Defoe who controlled and went for dipping volley from 25 yards, ball clipped off Sonko and left Hahnemann helpless.
Reading 0, Spurs 2

Half-time: Reading 0, Spurs 2

48mins: SAVE. Doyle met Convey's free-kick with sharp header but Burch up to it to palm away from close range.

50mins: Mido curled just wide from 18 yards.

51mins: Good work from Routledge before setting up Reid for screamer from 30 yards straight at Hahnemann.

52mins: CHANCE. Doyle onto Little's pass, right side of box, 12 yards out, scuffed it wide.

53mins: Defoe clean strike from 25 yards but straight at Hahnemann again.

55mins: Reid floated corner over, Mido climbed well but couldn't really get power on header.

61mins: Mendes tried curler with outside of right foot from 25 yards but Hahnemann reached it at full stretch.

65mins: DISALLOWED. Sidwell met Convey's cross with downward header into corner but goal disallowed.

74mins: Defoe curled just wide after long spell of possession.

75mins: CHANCE. King strode forward, picked out Defoe, lashed chance wide.

75mins: SAVE. Straight back onto the attack, Mido played in Defoe but Hahnemann out quickly to block with his legs.

81mins: SUBS. Osano for Hunt; Bunjevcevic for Ziegler, El Hamdaoui for Reid.

82mins: WOODWORK. Convey curled free-kick onto post.

83mins: CLOSE. Doyle beat Routledge on touchline, Lita met cross with overhead kick that floated just wide.

84mins: SUB. Hayes for Convey.

88mins: Mendes blasted high and wide.

Added time: SAVE. Defoe through on Hahnemann but under pressure from defender, low shot palmed wide.

Full-time: Reading 0, Spurs 2

Cerny (Burch, 41), Kelly, Ziegler (Bunjevcevic, 81), King, Gardner, Routledge, Reid (El Hamdaoui, 81), Mendes, Tainio, Defoe, Mido. Subs: Marney, Jackson.

Reading: Hahnemann, Murty, Hunt (Osanu, 81), Sidwell, Sonko, Ingimarsson, Little, Harper, Doyle, Lita, Convey (Hayes, 84). Subs: Howell, Mullins, Castle, Cox, Boisfer, Hamer.

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