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PAL final: Spurs 0, Arsenal 1

Sun 17 May 2009, 12:00|Tottenham Hotspur

All the action from our Premier Academy League play-off final against Arsenal at the Lane on Sunday.

All the action from our Premier Academy League play-off final against Arsenal at the Lane on Sunday.


Added time (48.53): Bostock floated a corner in, Jansson up there, appeals for handball, ball cleared, Smith chipped it back in, Thomas headed away and that was that.

Added time (47.10): CHANCE - SPURS. Thomas mistake let in Mason, left side, edge of box, dragged shot a yard wide.

Added time (46.13): WOODWORK - ARSENAL. Coquelin into the box, left side, pulled it all the way back to the edge of the box where Frimpong smashed a shot that hit the underside of the crossbar.

Added time: 4mins

88.39: CLOSE - ARSENAL. Thomas and Lansbury took a short corner, Lansbury carried into the box and drilled just wide from the right corner.

87.47: SAVE - JANSSON. Watt thunderbolt from 25 yards turned around the post by Jansson diving to his left.

83.57: CLOSE - SPURS. Mason led the break, slipped wide left to Townsend, whipped cross into the near post area where Thomas slid behind his own goal, just wide.

78.21: CHANCE - SPURS. Obika laid Mason's throw into the path of unrushing Smith who fired across goal and a yard wide from the right angle of the box.

71.46: RED CARD - ARSENAL. Ayling for a second yellow card.

70.11: SAVE - JANSSON/OFF LINE - ARSENAL. Thomas broke into the box and was clear, Jansson out sharply to block with his legs, the ball spun up in the air and was on its way in but Butcher got back to head over.

59.14: CHANCE - ARSENAL. Sunu down the right, crossed for Eastmond who completely missed his kick in front of goal.

51.44: Lansbury struck free-kick from a good shooting position, central, 20 yards out, into the defensive wall.

49.29: GOAL - ARSENAL. Frimpong won the ball in midfield and played wide to Sunu, low crossed turned home by Murphy from six yards.
Spurs 0, Arsenal 1

46.31: Townsend turned Eastmond left and right - great battle - got to the byline and whipped in cross that Szczesny did well to dive out and catch.

46.22: Thomas broke into the area, left side, got away from Smith but Butcher over to make fine block.

5.03pm: The second half has kicked off.

5.01pm: Teams on their way back out.


Added time (46.31): Szczesny punched away Mason's inswinging corner.

40.42: MISS - ARSENAL. Byrne caught in possession and that let Lansbury through on goal, had all day to pick his spot but a bit too casual and missed the target from eight yards.

39.30: SAVE JANSSON/OFF LINE - ARSENAL. Coquelin met Lansbury's corner with a powerful, downward header that Jansson did well to get a hand to and Rose completed the job on the line.

31.23: Townsend whipped in free-kick from the right but too close to Szczesny, who gathered easily.

30.08: Byrne smashed wide from 25 yards.

25.01: Byrne back on and looks okay.

24.05: Medics on for Byrne after a crunching 50-50 with Ayling.

17.58: SAVE - JANSSON. Good movement from Arsenal around the edge of the box again, Coquelin picked out Lansbury left side, first-time volley saved by Jansson diving low to his right.

14.17: CHANCE - ARSENAL. Lansbury found Murphy in space centrally, chance to chip over Jansson, got the chip right but not the accuracy.

13.03: SAVE - JANSSON. Sunu got onto Thomas' header, did well to work space on the edge of the box and drilled a shot that Jansson did well to get down to diving to his left.

8.19: Obika showed good strength to win the ball from Cruise, right side, cut inside Ayling but didn't get hold of shot to the near post, taken easily by Szczesny.

6.10: First effort at goal - Rose sped away from Coquelin before striking a couple of yards wide.

3.40: The tackles are flying in in these early exchanges!

4pm: We've kicked-off at the Lane.

Spurs: Jansson, Smith, Byrne (Kasim, 59), Cox, Caulker, Butcher, Townsend, Parrett (Bostock, 86), Obika, Mason, Rose. Unused subs: Butler, Kane, Nicholson.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Eastmond, Cruise (Evina, 62), Frimpong, Bartley, Ayling, Lansbury, Coquelin, Murphy (Henderson, 81), Sunu (Watt, 66), Thomas. Unused subs: Shea, Boateng.