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Tottenham   1 - 1   Sunderland

Gareth Bale (left) and Asamoah Gyan
Gareth Bale and Asamoah Gyan compete for the ball at White Hart Lane

By Jonathan Stevenson

Asamoah Gyan cancelled out Rafael van der Vaart's opener as Sunderland denied Tottenham victory at White Hart Lane.

Spurs struggled to break through in a low-key opening half, Tom Huddlestone hitting the woodwork from 25 yards.

They went ahead when Gareth Bale crossed from the left and after Peter Crouch headed back across goal, Van der Vaart controlled and slammed in.

Sunderland levelled when Gyan took advantage of a mistake to fire home and they held on comfortably for a point.

It was just desserts for Black Cats boss Steve Bruce's visitors for a hugely impressive rearguard performance and their ambition improved as the game went on to such an extent they looked the likelier side to win it in the closing stages.

Redknapp cannot fault Spurs display

After two defeats in a row in the Premier League either side of their stunning win over Inter Milan in the Champions League, Spurs were desperate for the three points to get their domestic campaign back on track.

The return of Van der Vaart from injury was a timely boost but the Dutchman and his team-mates found Sunderland in no mood to give them an easy ride.

The visitors made six changes after their 2-0 triumph over Stoke on Saturday and the recall of keeper Craig Gordon was quickly looking like an inspired move from Bruce.

Gordon, making his first appearance of the season, kept his side in it in the first half with fine saves to deny Luka Modric and Van der Vaart, while Huddlestone saw his ferocious drive from range take a deflection and hit the angle of post and bar.

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Scotland international Gordon had to be at his best to dive across his line and tip over David Bentley's 25-yard left-foot screamer, while Sunderland rarely threatened, with Kieran Richardson's shot that deflected behind off Younes Kaboul their best offering.

Spurs took Roman Pavlyuchenko off at the break and sent on Crouch and they increased the tempo as Sunderland found themselves under the cosh.

Van der Vaart headed an Alan Hutton cross wide when he should have done better before Bentley was booked for diving under a challenge from Bolo Zenden inside the area, a desperately harsh decision against the Spurs winger.

Sunderland mentality has to change - Bruce

After Gordon made a fine one-handed save to tip away another Van der Vaart header, the home side got their noses in front when Bale floated over a cross and after Crouch's neat header back into the six-yard box, Van der Vaart - with his back to goal - took a touch and rifled in from close range.

The sighs of relief were audible all around the ground.

But those sighs soon turned to groans as the Black Cats capitalised on some woeful defending to hit back three minutes later.

Danny Welbeck cut in from the left and pushed a tame-looking ball forward, but Kaboul and William Gallas inexplicably let the ball roll past them and there was arch-predator Gyan to slam into the bottom corner for his fifth goal for the club.

Bruce's visitors provided the greater threat as the clock ticked down but in the end both sides had to settle for a share of the spoils as they remain side by side in the Premier League table.

The north Londoners have now taken only two points from their last four league games.

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Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Tottenham 1-1 Sunderland FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Van der Vaart 64
  • Gyan 67

Tottenham

Substitutes

Sunderland

Substitutes

Ref: H WebbAtt: 35,843
TOTTENHAM
SUNDERLAND

Possession

  • Tottenham 55%
  • Sunderland 45%

Attempts on target

  • Tottenham 12
  • Sunderland 4

Attempts off target

  • Tottenham 8
  • Sunderland 4

Corners

  • Tottenham 17
  • Sunderland 3

Fouls

  • Tottenham 6
  • Sunderland 15
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:24 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+1:44 Danny Welbeck is caught offside. Heurelho Gomes restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+0:03 Boudewijn Zenden takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Header by Danny Welbeck from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
  • 89:09 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Boudewijn Zenden played to the near post, clearance made by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
  • 88:01 Free kick awarded for a foul by Heurelho Gomes on Steed Malbranque. Strike on goal comes in from Boudewijn Zenden from the free kick, blocked by Younes Kaboul.
  • 88:01 Booking Heurelho Gomes receives a caution.
  • 87:27 A cross is delivered by Gareth Bale, clearance made by Michael Turner.
  • 86:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Asamoah Gyan by William Gallas. Free kick taken by Michael Turner.
  • 85:12 Substitution Steed Malbranque on for Kieran Richardson.
  • 84:16 Effort on goal by David Bentley from long distance goes over the crossbar.
  • 79:30 Foul by Michael Turner on Peter Crouch, free kick awarded. David Bentley produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 79:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Hutton by Kieran Richardson. William Gallas takes the direct free kick.
  • 77:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Bentley by Phillip Bardsley. Free kick taken by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 77:01 Danny Welbeck concedes a free kick for a foul on Younes Kaboul. Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
  • 76:07 The offside flag is raised against Kieran Richardson. Younes Kaboul takes the free kick.
  • 75:07 Corner taken by David Bentley.
  • 72:27 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Bentley, clearance made by Michael Turner.
  • 72:17 David Bentley takes a shot. Phillip Bardsley gets a block in.
  • 71:55 Centre by Gareth Bale, blocked by Michael Turner.
  • 70:34 The referee blows for offside against Rafael Van der Vaart. Titus Bramble restarts play with the free kick.
  • 69:56 Corner taken by David Bentley from the right by-line played to the near post, Younes Kaboul takes a shot. Save by Craig Gordon.
  • 69:02 Unfair challenge on Luka Modric by Lee Cattermole results in a free kick. Gareth Bale delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Phillip Bardsley makes a clearance.
  • 69:02 Booking Lee Cattermole receives a yellow card.
  • 66:14 Assist on the goal came from Danny Welbeck.
  • 66:14 GOAL - Asamoah GyanTottenham 1 - 1 Sunderland A goal is scored by Asamoah Gyan from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-1 Sunderland.
  • 64:00 Assist on the goal came from Peter Crouch.
  • 64:00 GOAL - Rafael Van der VaartTottenham 1 - 0 Sunderland Rafael Van der Vaart gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-0 Sunderland.
  • 63:22 The referee blows for offside against Kieran Richardson. Direct free kick taken by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 60:51 Foul by Benoit Assou-Ekotto on Boudewijn Zenden, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Nedum Onuoha.
  • 60:28 The ball is crossed by Phillip Bardsley, Younes Kaboul makes a clearance.
  • 58:51 Gareth Bale delivers the ball, Michael Turner makes a clearance.
  • 58:06 Short corner taken by David Bentley from the left by-line.
  • 57:23 David Bentley takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Craig Gordon makes a save.
  • 55:10 Younes Kaboul challenges Asamoah Gyan unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Boudewijn Zenden, save by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 54:31 Danny Welbeck produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
  • 51:49 Booking David Bentley is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 50:54 Headed effort from deep inside the area by Rafael Van der Vaart misses to the left of the goal.
  • 50:13 Handball by Kieran Richardson. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the free kick.
  • 49:15 Corner taken by David Bentley from the right by-line.
  • 49:10 The ball is crossed by David Bentley, clearance by Jordan Henderson.
  • 47:39 Centre by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, clearance made by Phillip Bardsley.
  • 46:56 Boudewijn Zenden challenges Younes Kaboul unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by William Gallas.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • 45:01 Substitution Danny Welbeck on for Cristian Riveros.
  • 45:01 Substitution Peter Crouch comes on in place of Roman Pavlyuchenko.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:14 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 45:00+0:31 A cross is delivered by Alan Hutton, clearance by Michael Turner.
  • 44:13 David Bentley takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Asamoah Gyan manages to make a clearance.
  • 43:56 David Bentley takes a shot. Save made by Craig Gordon.
  • 43:08 Foul by Jordan Henderson on Benoit Assou-Ekotto, free kick awarded. Heurelho Gomes takes the direct free kick.
  • 41:45 Foul by Cristian Riveros on David Bentley, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by David Bentley.
  • 40:00 Effort from the edge of the box by Benoit Assou-Ekotto goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 39:33 Corner taken by David Bentley from the right by-line.
  • 37:56 Asamoah Gyan takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 36:57 Inswinging corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart, save by Craig Gordon.
  • 35:50 Gareth Bale fouled by Nedum Onuoha, the ref awards a free kick. Strike comes in from David Bentley from the free kick, save by Craig Gordon.
  • 35:34 Centre by Alan Hutton, Michael Turner makes a clearance.
  • 35:16 The official flags Asamoah Gyan offside. Free kick taken by Younes Kaboul.
  • 34:03 Short corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart.
  • 33:52 Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Craig Gordon makes a save.
  • 33:38 Short corner worked by Gareth Bale.
  • 33:04 Corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale, Titus Bramble manages to make a clearance.
  • 32:59 Centre by Gareth Bale, Phillip Bardsley manages to make a clearance.
  • 30:04 Kieran Richardson takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 28:16 Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
  • 28:07 Centre by Alan Hutton, Lee Cattermole makes a clearance.
  • 27:14 The ball is sent over by Alan Hutton, Michael Turner makes a clearance.
  • 26:34 Alan Hutton concedes a free kick for a foul on Asamoah Gyan. Craig Gordon takes the free kick.
  • 25:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Bentley by Phillip Bardsley. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart, Craig Gordon makes a save.
  • 22:48 Unfair challenge on Rafael Van der Vaart by Phillip Bardsley results in a free kick. Rafael Van der Vaart takes the direct free kick.
  • 22:11 Free kick awarded for a foul by Rafael Van der Vaart on Lee Cattermole. Direct free kick taken by Lee Cattermole.
  • 22:00 Gareth Bale takes a shot. Michael Turner gets a block in.
  • 21:43 Luka Modric takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Turner.
  • 21:21 The ball is delivered by Alan Hutton, clearance by Titus Bramble.
  • 19:36 Asamoah Gyan is ruled offside. Tom Huddlestone restarts play with the free kick.
  • 18:53 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Rafael Van der Vaart, save made by Craig Gordon.
  • 18:46 Gareth Bale produces a cross, Phillip Bardsley makes a clearance.
  • 17:22 Substitution Phillip Bardsley replaces Anton Ferdinand.
  • 17:00 Tom Huddlestone takes a shot.
  • 16:46 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale from the left by-line, Titus Bramble makes a clearance.
  • 16:29 Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes a shot. Lee Cattermole gets a block in.
  • 16:04 Corner taken by Gareth Bale from the left by-line, Anton Ferdinand makes a clearance.
  • 15:48 The ball is crossed by David Bentley, Lee Cattermole makes a clearance.
  • 14:25 Alan Hutton produces a cross, Nedum Onuoha makes a clearance.
  • 13:49 The official flags Roman Pavlyuchenko offside. Craig Gordon restarts play with the free kick.
  • 11:43 David Bentley takes a shot. Anton Ferdinand gets a block in.
  • 11:02 Outswinging corner taken by Gareth Bale, Titus Bramble manages to make a clearance.
  • 10:20 Free kick awarded for a foul by Cristian Riveros on Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Tom Huddlestone takes the free kick.
  • 9:42 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jordan Henderson played to the near post, clearance by Younes Kaboul.
  • 9:28 Kieran Richardson takes a shot. Blocked by William Gallas.
  • 8:46 Lee Cattermole produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
  • 7:18 Kieran Richardson concedes a free kick for a foul on Luka Modric. Direct free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
  • 6:43 Kieran Richardson challenges David Bentley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Luka Modric.
  • 5:56 Effort from outside the area by Roman Pavlyuchenko goes wide right of the goal.
  • 3:49 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rafael Van der Vaart by Titus Bramble. Younes Kaboul restarts play with the free kick, Tom Huddlestone takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 2:29 Luka Modric takes a shot. Craig Gordon makes a save.
  • 2:21 Centre by David Bentley, Titus Bramble makes a clearance.
  • 2:00 Rafael Van der Vaart takes a short corner.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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9 Nov 2010 23:59 UK


Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 9 Nov 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 11 22 25
2 Man Utd 11 11 23
3 Arsenal 11 11 20
4 Man City 11 5 20
5 Newcastle 11 6 17
6 Tottenham 12 -1 16
7 Sunderland 12 -1 16
8 Bolton 11 1 15
9 Liverpool 11 -2 15
10 West Brom 11 -5 15
11 Everton 11 2 14
12 Blackpool 11 -6 14
13 Fulham 11 1 13
14 Aston Villa 11 -4 13
15 Stoke 12 -5 13
16 Blackburn 11 -2 12
17 Birmingham 12 -3 12
18 Wigan 11 -12 10
19 Wolves 11 -7 9
20 West Ham 11 -11 7

see also
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