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SPURS 3, CLUB BRUGGE 1

Posted on 2 November 2006  - 12:00

All the action from the fine victory against Club Brugge in the group stage of the UEFA Cup at the Lane on Thursday night.

All the action from the fine victory against Club Brugge in the group stage of the UEFA Cup at the Lane on Thursday night.

Martin Jol made just one change to the team that started on Saturday with Didier Zokora returning to the side in place of Tom Huddlestone.

THE KEY ACTION...

3mins: SAVE. Superb reactions early in the game from Robinson, Balaban played ball inside to Englebert, left corner of penalty area, his shot deflected off Dawson as he attempted to block and certainly changed direction but Robinson able to get down and tip around the post.

6mins: PENALTY? Loud appeals from the players and Park Lane as one as Maertins appeared to handle Assou-Ekotto's cross, nothing given.

8mins: Jenas yard of space 25 yards out, centrally, went for inside of the left post but aimed shot two yards wide.

10mins: Great move started when Berbatov twice won possession from Vermant, Lennon also involved and ball eventually played wide left to Keane, Ghaly went in for the cross, Brugge could only half-clear but ball feel kindly for them.

13mins: GOAL - CLUB BRUGGE. Goal out of nothing. Ibrahim received pass to his feet, worked a tiny but of space but managed to curl a shot beyond the diving Robinson on the turn from 25 yards.
Spurs 0, Club Brugge 1

16mins: GOAL - SPURS. Straight back into it. Jenas clipped in free-kick from central position, Chimbonda won a big header and Berbatov smashed home on the volley from 16 yards.
Spurs 1, Club Brugge 1

28mins: CHANCE. Lennon hit byline down the left, cutback a fraction behind Berbatov who helped it on to Ghaly supporting at far post, clear chance of goal but lashed over with left foot.

29mins: Berbatov quick feet on the edge of the box, brought down but referee played on with Jenas having a shooting chance, didn't get hold of it and Stijnen gathered easily.

35mins: SAVE. Ghaly down the right, low cross found Berbatov inside the six-yard box, side-foot effort somehow blocked on line by Stijnen.

35mins: WOODWORK. Move continued, Dawson chipped ball in, Berbatov controlled on chest and rolled to Jenas whose side-foot clipped the outside of the post from 12 yards.

44mins: Decent set-piece, Ibrahim chested down Blondel's free-kick into path of Englebert who volleyed well wide.

Half-time: Spurs 1, Club Brugge 1

47mins: CHANCE. Keane onto Zokora's pass, left side of box, through on the keeper and went for near post, Stijnen saved with legs.

48mins: BLOCK. Stroke of luck for Maertens as Lennon pounced onto loose ball in box, shot was heading for far post when it struck the defender and deflected just wide.

48mins: OFF LINE. Another stroke of luck for the visitors as Dawson met Jenas' corner with powerful header only for Englebert to somehow slice it off his line and over the crossbar.

51mins: Keane played Lennon in on the left, weight of the pass perfect for Lennon to strike straight away, didn't get hold of side-foot effort straight at Stijnen.

62mins: GOAL - SPURS. Berbatov played in Keane, right side of box, made no mistake with low shot across Stijnen into far corner.
Spurs 2, Club Brugge 1

63mins: CHANCE. Keane kept ball alive on left byline, played back to Lennon, had a chance to shoot early but switched onto right foot, went for curler just wide.

70mins: Sharp passing between Jenas and Keane led to shooting chance for Berbatov, didn't get hold of it, straight at Stijnen.

72mins: GOAL - SPURS. Fine goal. More possession before Jenas played wide right to Ghaly, Chimbonda overlapping run took defender away and Ghaly free to cross for Berbatov to power home downward header.
Spurs 3, Club Brugge 1

79mins: SUBS - SPURS. Murphy and Mido for Lennon and Berbatov.

80mins: SUB - CLUB BRUGGE. Vandelannoite for Maertens.

85mins: Keane rolled pass inside Priske for overlapping Assou-Ekotto to get onto, drilled in cross from byline that Vandelannoite almost slid into his own goal.

Added time: SUB - CLUB BRUGGE. Ishiaku for Balaban.

Full-time: Spurs 3, Club Brugge 1

LINE-UPS

Spurs: Robinson, Chimbonda, Assou-Ekotto, King, Dawson, Zokora, Jenas, Lennon (Murphy, 79), Ghaly, Berbatov (Mido, 79), Keane. Subs: Cerny, Gardner, Huddlestone, Davids, Defoe.

Club Brugge: Stijnen, Vermant, Clement, Englebert, Balaban (Ishiaku, 90), Blondel, Gvozdenovic, Priske, Ibrahim, Maertins (Vandelannoite, 80), Yulu-Matondo. Subs: Verbauwhede, Dreesen, Heerden, Leko, Roelandts.

OFFICIALS

Referee: Mr A Undiano Mallenco (Spain). Assistants: Mr F Martinez Ibanez, Mr JC Jimenez (both Spain). Fourth official: Mr D Fernandez Borbalan (Spain).