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SPURS 0, EVERTON 2

Posted on 26 August 2006  - 12:00

All the action from Saturday's 2-0 home defeat in the Premiership against Everton.

All the action from Saturday's 2-0 home defeat in the Premiership against Everton.

Dimitar Berbatov and Jermaine Jenas were fit after midweek knocks with Robbie Keane partnering Berbatov up front. Didier Zokora and Jermain Defoe started on the bench again.

THE KEY ACTION...

2mins: First decent move, Berbatov wide to Keane, left side, low cross aiming for Berbatov cut out by sliding Yobo.

4mins: First shot, Osman found a yard of space centrally, moved forward about 10 yards before dragging shot wide from 25 yards.

13mins: Great spot from Assou-Ekotto to pick out Keane's run into box, ball fell just behind him and crowded out by Carsley.

15mins: YELLOW CARD - EVERTON. Kilbane for foul on Lee.

20mins: Johnson on ball just outside box, cut onto right foot, shot blocked well by Dawson.

25mins: WOODWORK. Long throw from Assou-Ekotto, downward volley from Berbatov deflected off Carsley and headed towards far post where Naysmith sliced his clearance on to the crossbar and to safety.

28mins: CLOSE. Davenport climbed high to meet Keane's inswinging free-kick, powered header just over from eight yards.

29mins: Lennon finally found a yard of space and sprinted forward for fully 50 yards, had options left and right but opted to shoot, blocked by Lescott.

30mins: Superb control from Keane to pull down Dawson's pass, in box, Lescott nipped in to clear.

32mins: YELLOW/RED CARD - EVERTON. Kilbane off for second yellow card, stupid foul on Lee really having been booked.

33mins: Keane curled in free-kick, ball came off Dawson but straight into hands of Howard.

34mins: Keane drilled in corner, Davenport there again, this time got underneath header and looped effort over.

37mins: YELLOW CARD - SPURS. Dawson for foul on Johnson.

39mins: Tainio cut inside, rolled to supporting Jenas who dragged shot wide from 22 yards.

41mins: Osman tried his luck from 25 yards, drilled a few yards wide of left upright.

44mins: Davids struck low shot just wide.

Half-time: Spurs 0, Everton 0

46mins: Keane released Lennon down right, low cross blocked by Naysmith.

46mins: From corner, Dawson climbed well but could only loop header over.

49mins: Arteta curled free-kick over from edge of box.

52mins: GOAL - EVERTON. Arteta curled in free-kick from near corner flag, Lescott just missed header but ball cannoned off Davenport and into empty net.
Spurs 0, Everton 1

59mins: SUB - SPURS. Defoe for Lee.

66mins: GOAL - EVERTON. Osman held off Davids and played wide to Neville, he hit low cross into path of sliding Johnson who converted from six yards.
Spurs 0, Everton 2

73mins: SUB - SPURS. Zokora for Tainio.

79mins: Defoe free-kick from 18 yards following foul on Keane struck Everton defender and floated wide for corner.

83mins: SUB -EVERTON. Weir for injured Lescott.

89mins: MISS. Lennon drove cross in from right, Keane failed to connect properly with open goal at his mercy six yards out.

Added time: CHANCE. Defoe blasted just wide from 16 yards.

Added time: SAVE. Comfortable enough for Howard as Berbatov headed Lennon's cross towards far corner.

Full-time: Spurs 0, Everton 2

LINE-UPS
Spurs: Robinson, Lee (Defoe, 59), Assou-Ekotto, Dawson, Davenport, Lennon, Davids, Jenas, Tainio (Zokora, 73), Berbatov, Keane. Subs: Cerny, Stalteri, Gardner.

Everton: Howard, Naysmith, Yobo, Arteta, Johnson, Kilbane, Lescott (Weir, 83), Cahill, Neville, Osman, Carsley. Subs: Wright, Hibbert, Beattie, McFadden.

OFFICIALS
Referee: Mr M Halsey. Assistants: Mr I Gosling, Mr J Holbrook. Fourth Official: Mr A D'Urso.