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Pav holds Court

Posted on 10 July 2010  - 12:00

Roman Pavlyuchenko was back on the goal trail as we opened pre-season with a 4-0 win against Bournemouth at Dean Court on Saturday.

Pav holds Court

Roman Pavlyuchenko was back on the goal trail as we opened pre-season with a 4-0 win against Bournemouth at Dean Court on Saturday.

The Russian striker who enjoyed a purple patch of eight goals in eight games last season scored twice in 10 minutes in the second half.

Jon Obika and Danny Rose were also on the scoresheet as we dominated against the League One side.

Harry Redknapp opted to go with different teams in each half. Young professionals Calum Butcher, Steven Caulker, John Bostock, Dean Parrett, Ryan Mason and Obika were included in the first half team, which also saw a welcome return to action for goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini.

Obika opened our account for the summer with one of the easiest goals he'll ever score in the 37th minute.

Shaun Cooper looked to nod back to his goalkeeper and ex-Spur Shwan Jalal but could only look on in horror as Jalal had already burst off his line. The ball sailed past him and that allowed Obika to walk the ball into the net.

David Bentley had a couple of shots at goal and Ryan Mason fired just wide as we controlled possession.

Cudicini had one save to make, diving to his left to collect Danny Hollands' 20-yard strike.

Luka Modric, Jermaine Jenas and Danny Rose were included in the second half team with Ben Alnwick taking over in goal.

The half burst into life just after the hour mark when we cashed in on another defensive mistake, this time Mitchell Nelson lost possession, Andros Townsend pounced and squared for Pavlyuchenko to side-foot home.

A minute later and it was 3-0 as Pavlyuchenko rolled the ball into the path of Rose. Last season's wondergoal scorer against Arsenal shifted right and drilled into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

Adel Taarabt and Townsend then hit the post before a delightful fourth goal from Pavlyuchenko to round off the day in the 73rd minute.

Younes Kaboul picked out a pass from deep and 'Pav' controlled in an instant, spotted keeper Dan Thomas off his line and casually lobbed home from 20 yards.

Spurs, 1st half: Cudicini; Hutton, Butcher, Caulker, Bale; Bentley (Townsend, 26), Bostock, Parrett, Mason; Keane, Obika.

2nd half: Alnwick; Naughton, Kaboul, Livermore, Rose; Smith, Jenas, Modric, Townsend; Taarabt, Pavlyuchenko.

Bournemouth, 1st half: Jalal; Bradbury, Cooper, Pearce, Cummings (Purches, 39); McQuaid, Partington, Hollands, Pugh; Taylor (Arter, 23), Pitman.

Bournemouth, 2nd half: Thomas; Nelson, Bartley, Pearce (Partington, 71), Purches; Feeney, Arter, Robinson, McQuoid (Stockley, 79); Symes, Fletcher.