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ROVERS 1, SPURS 1

Posted on 19 November 2006  - 12:00

All the action from the 1-1 draw against Blackburn Rovers in the Premiership at Ewood Park on Sunday afternoon.

All the action from the 1-1 draw against Blackburn Rovers in the Premiership at Ewood Park on Sunday afternoon.

Martin Jol made four changes to the line-up - Mido and Jermain Defoe back together up front with Tom Huddlestone and Edgar Davids both starting in midfield. Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov were on the bench alongside Steed Malbranque, who was part of the 16 for the first time in the Premiership.

THE KEY ACTION

6mins: GOAL DISALLOWED - ROVERS. Bentley and McCarthy combined to set-up Nonda but offside flag up before he stroked home.

9mins: Dawson only inches away from Assou-Ekotto's inswinging corner.

10mins: CLOSE. Step over from Mido allowed Ghaly's pass to go to Defoe, he laid back for Davids to fizz just wide from 25 yards.

13mins: Ooijer missed his header allowing Mido to try his luck from distance, sliced effort well wide.

23mins: GOAL - ROVERS. Ball cleared to Tugay who smashed home a volley from 30 yards.
Blackburn Rovers 1, Spurs 0

26mins: YELLOW CARD - SPURS. Mido for foul on Henchoz.

29mins: Lee did well to cut inside Gray, low shot easily taken by Friedel.

32mins: Defoe turned away from Henchoz, under pressure when he unleashed drive that Friedel beat away.

35mins: CLOSE. Mido flicked on Assou-Ekotto's throw, Huddlestone won another header on the edge of the box, Henchoz could only head into the air and Defoe volleyed it back inches over.

42mins: Pedersen climbed high above Lee to meet Emerton's deep cross but couldn't keep header on target.

45mins: CHANCE. Rovers defence hesitated as Friedel skied clearance, Ghaly onto it and headed into path of Mido, our best chance of half, lashed well wide from 16 yards.

Added time: CHANCE. Davids slid pass through to Mido, central, 16 yards out, had to take first-time as Henchoz covered, scuffed shot at Friedel.

Half-time: Blackburn Rovers 1, Spurs 0

Half-time: SUB - SPURS. Malbranque for Davids.

46mins: Half-chance for Mido as Malbranque won a header 30 yards out, ball fell to the striker but he drove wide on half-volley.

47mins: GOAL DISALLOWED - SPURS. Mido flicked home Huddlestone's free-kick but clearly offside.

48mins: McCarthy curler had Robinson back-peddling but always going over, landed on roof of net.

62mins: PENALTY/RED CARD/GOAL. Lee pinpoint pass picked out Ghaly's run into box, Ghaly cleverly flicked ball over Tugay who slid in and caught him with his trailing foot. Penalty awarded, Tugay sent off. Defoe kept his cool and slotted penalty firmly past Friedel, who dived the right way.
Blackburn Rovers 1, Spurs 1

66mins: SUB - ROVERS. Mokoena for Nonda.

71mins: Lee tried his luck from 30 yards, effort sailed over.

73mins: Emerton 30-yarder straight at Robinson.

79mins: SAVE. Gray cross to near post cleverly back-heeled towards goal by McCarthy, Robinson alert to it and saved diving to his right.

83mins: Great long pass from Dawson to Defoe, he cut inside Emerton, low cross managed to evade Mido and Malbranque.

83mins: SUB - SPURS. Berbatov for Defoe.

85mins: SUB - ROVERS. Peter for Bentley.

86mins: Half-chance for Assou-Ekotto, supporting attack down left, managed to get onto Robinson's long clearance but hammered volley wide.

87mins: King lofted volley over as Rovers failed to clear corner.

87mins: SUB - ROVERS. Jeffers for McCarthy.

Added time: RED CARD - SPURS. Ghaly straight red for foul on Gray.

Full-time: Blackburn Rovers 1, Spurs 1

THE LINE-UPS

Blackburn Rovers: Friedel, Henchoz, Ooijer, Gray, Tugay, Emerton, Savage, Nonda (Mokoena, 66), McCarthy (Jeffers, 87), Bentley (Peter, 85), Pedersen. Subs: Brown, McEveley.

Spurs: Robinson, Lee, Assou-Ekotto, Dawson, King, Ghaly, Huddlestone, Zokora, Davids (Malbranque, 46), Mido, Defoe (Berbatov, 83). Subs: Cerny, Keane, Murphy.

THE OFFICIALS

Referee: Mr P Dowd. Assistants: Mr N Bannister, Mr M Murphy. Fourth official: Mr G Laws.