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Tottenham   2 - 1   Liverpool

Aaron Lennon scores Tottenham's winner against Liverpool
Lennon (centre) beats Reina to earn Tottenham three points

By Mandeep Sanghera

Aaron Lennon struck an injury-time winner as he earned Tottenham a dramatic league win against Liverpool.

Lennon ran through to slot in and move Harry Redknapp's side to within six points of the Premier League's summit.

Spurs had gone behind when Martin Skrtel stabbed in from 10 yards after his header came back off David Ngog.

Jermain Defoe missed a Spurs penalty but the home side levelled when Skrtel turned a Luka Modric cross into his own net before Lennon's late winner.

The victory after a thrilling game of rollercoaster fortunes will only enhance manager Redknapp's claims that his side can win the Premier League title.

Redknapp talked up his side's chances after a 3-2 win at Arsenal last Saturday and, after a midweek victory over Werder Bremen in the Champions League, Spurs proved they have the kind of fighting qualities and consistency they will need to back up their manager's bold prediction.

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Liverpool were punished for not taking some gilt-edged chances, although they did show the gap between the two sides might not be as large as the differing recent fortunes of the pair might suggest.

However, it was Tottenham's reaction to adversity which ultimately proved the more decisive and impressive.

Spurs started promisingly as Lennon skinned Reds left-back Paul Konchesky and found Modric, who failed to get enough power and direction on a shot he fired straight at keeper Pepe Reina.

A Maxi Rodriguez angled strike went wide at the other end before Redknapp's risk in playing Rafael van der Vaart after a spell out with an ankle problem backfired with the influential playmaker going off injured after 10 minutes.

Defoe, who has only just returned after a lengthy spell out injured, came on as his replacement and he quickly showed signs of intent by volleying a Modric cross at Reina in what was proving to be an absorbing game as the teams traded blows.

Former Liverpool striker Peter Crouch got ahead of Jamie Carragher but steered a shot wide from a corner for the White Hart Lane outfit, while another Maxi effort was smartly palmed round the post by keeper Heurelho Gomes.

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Spurs had a great chance to take the lead when Reina palmed a Modric cross to Defoe only for the forward to show his rustiness as his close range shot was blocked on the goal-line by Carragher.

Another Spurs player in Younes Kaboul was forced to go off injured and, after Raul Meireles had a well-struck 25-yard strike palmed wide, the visitors went ahead.

Skrtel headed a free-kick against team-mate Ngog before reacting quickest to send in the loose ball as Liverpool's discipline and controlled aggression reaped dividend.

Spurs were wobbling and should have been further behind when an audacious pass from Torres put Maxi through on goal but, instead of shooting, he tried to be too clever and only ended up fooling himself rather than Gomes.

The usually clinical Torres was twice through on goal either side of half-time but was foiled by crucial Sebastien Bassong tackles on both occasions.

Liverpool's lack of ruthlessness almost came back to haunt them only for Meireles to head a Bale strike off the line.

But the White Hart Lane side had the ideal chance to draw level when they were awarded a penalty for Ngog blocking a Bale free-kick with his arms.

Defoe sent the spot-kick horribly wide, but Modric helped quickly ease Spurs' disappointment as the home side found the kind of attacking rhythm which has made them such an entertaining team to watch.

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The diminutive Croatian scythed through the Liverpool defence and had his low cross turned into his own net by Skrtel with Crouch waiting for a tap-in.

The intensity of the game ratcheted up along with the noise from the home faithful as the game turned into a frantic affair.

Both sides were denied penalties - Konchesky appeared to push Crouch, while at the other end Liverpool's Dirk Kuyt went down after a challenge by Spurs left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

Meireles sent a rasping left-foot shot just wide before the decisive intervention of Lennon.

Crouch flicked on a long Assou-Ekotto ball and Lennon, who had got inside Konchesky, kept his cool to side-foot past Reina.

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Sunday, 28 November 2010

Barclays Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Skrtel (og) 65
  • Lennon 90+2
  • Skrtel 42

Tottenham

Substitutes

Liverpool

Substitutes

Ref: AtkinsonAtt: 35,962
TOTTENHAM
LIVERPOOL

Possession

  • Tottenham 51%
  • Liverpool 49%

Attempts on target

  • Tottenham 13
  • Liverpool 8

Attempts off target

  • Tottenham 7
  • Liverpool 4

Corners

  • Tottenham 5
  • Liverpool 8

Fouls

  • Tottenham 6
  • Liverpool 16
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:50 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • 90:00+5:27 Effort from the edge of the area by Aaron Lennon goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 90:00+4:48 Fernando Torres fouled by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, the ref awards a free kick. Raul Meireles restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+3:55 Foul by Paul Konchesky on Aaron Lennon, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Luka Modric.
  • 90:00+2:56 Substitution Jermain Defoe goes off and Raniere Sandro comes on.
  • 90:00+1:14 Peter Crouch provided the assist for the goal.
  • 90:00+1:14 GOAL - Aaron LennonTottenham 2 - 1 Liverpool A goal is scored by Aaron Lennon from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool.
  • 89:49 Effort on goal by Rodriguez Maxi from just inside the area clears the bar.
  • 88:59 The referee blows for offside against Jermain Defoe. Free kick taken by Jose Reina.
  • 87:28 Gareth Bale fouled by Glen Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the free kick.
  • 87:28 Booking Glen Johnson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 85:47 Substitution Jamie Carragher goes off and Sotirios Kyrgiakos comes on.
  • 83:57 Shot from just outside the area by Luka Modric misses to the right of the target.
  • 83:51 Corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale from the left by-line, clearance by Martin Skrtel.
  • 83:00 Shot from just outside the box by Raul Meireles misses to the right of the goal.
  • 81:42 The referee blows for offside against Fernando Torres. Heurelho Gomes takes the free kick.
  • 80:06 Luka Modric produces a cross, Jamie Carragher makes a clearance.
  • 79:52 Gareth Bale takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save.
  • 78:17 Unfair challenge on William Gallas by Fernando Torres results in a free kick. Gareth Bale crosses the ball in from the free kick, Fernando Torres manages to make a clearance.
  • 75:33 The ball is delivered by Fernando Torres, William Gallas manages to make a clearance.
  • 74:26 Shot by Jermain Defoe from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
  • 73:46 Substitution Fabio Aurelio comes on in place of David Ngog.
  • 70:02 Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Konchesky.
  • 68:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fernando Torres by Sebastien Bassong. Free kick crossed right-footed by Raul Meireles.
  • 67:55 The ball is crossed by Peter Crouch, clearance by Jamie Carragher.
  • 67:07 David Ngog challenges Alan Hutton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Luka Modric.
  • 66:41 Alan Hutton has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
  • 66:33 Centre by Gareth Bale, Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.
  • 64:58 Assist by Luka Modric.
  • 64:58 GOAL - Martin SkrtelTottenham 1 - 1 Liverpool Martin Skrtel puts the ball into his own goal. Tottenham 1-1 Liverpool.
  • 63:47 Corner taken by Rodriguez Maxi from the left by-line, Sebastien Bassong manages to make a clearance.
  • 61:49 Free kick awarded for a foul by Leiva Lucas on Wilson Palacios. Wilson Palacios takes the direct free kick.
  • 59:01 Penalty missed by Jermain Defoe.
  • 59:01 David Ngog is penalised for handball and concedes a .
  • 59:01 Booking Martin Skrtel booked.
  • 57:26 Jamie Carragher concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermain Defoe. Gareth Bale has an effort direct from the free kick.
  • 56:33 Unfair challenge on Alan Hutton by Dirk Kuyt results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Hutton.
  • 54:50 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Raul Meireles from the right by-line.
  • 52:40 Corner taken by Gareth Bale from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Fernando Torres.
  • 52:22 Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Skrtel.
  • Correction - 51:08 Gareth Bale takes a shot. Clearance made by Raul Meireles.
  • 51:08 Gareth Bale takes a shot. Clearance by Martin Skrtel.
  • 50:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by Fernando Torres on Aaron Lennon. Free kick taken by Luka Modric.
  • 50:12 Fernando Torres takes a shot. Blocked by Alan Hutton.
  • 49:42 Corner from the right by-line taken by Gareth Bale, Peter Crouch takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.
  • 49:21 Aaron Lennon crosses the ball, Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.
  • 48:55 Raul Meireles gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luka Modric. Luka Modric restarts play with the free kick.
  • 48:34 Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Save made by Jose Reina.
  • 48:05 Unfair challenge on Peter Crouch by Leiva Lucas results in a free kick. Alan Hutton restarts play with the free kick.
  • 47:20 Unfair challenge on Raul Meireles by Wilson Palacios results in a free kick. Martin Skrtel takes the free kick.
  • 45:32 Foul by Alan Hutton on Paul Konchesky, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul Konchesky.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:31 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 45:00+2:23 Fernando Torres delivers the ball, Gareth Bale makes a clearance.
  • 45:00+2:04 Raul Meireles decides to take a short corner.
  • 45:00+1:33 A cross is delivered by Gareth Bale, clearance by Martin Skrtel.
  • 43:34 Wilson Palacios takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.
  • Correction - 41:52 Foul by Sebastien Bassong on David Ngog, free kick awarded.
  • Correction - 41:52 GOAL - Martin SkrtelTottenham 0 - 1 Liverpool Martin Skrtel fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Tottenham 0-1 Liverpool.
  • 41:52 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sebastien Bassong on David Ngog. Assist on the goal came from David Ngog.
  • 41:52 GOAL - Martin SkrtelTottenham 0 - 1 Liverpool Martin Skrtel gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Tottenham 0-1 Liverpool.
  • 39:58 Luka Modric fouled by Jamie Carragher, the ref awards a free kick. Gareth Bale has an effort direct from the free kick.
  • 39:58 Booking Jamie Carragher is cautioned.
  • 39:39 A cross is delivered by Raul Meireles, clearance made by Peter Crouch.
  • 39:25 Raul Meireles takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Alan Hutton.
  • 38:58 Raul Meireles takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 35:10 Substitution Sebastien Bassong on for Younes Kaboul.
  • 33:27 Fernando Torres takes a shot. Younes Kaboul gets a block in.
  • 32:16 Header from close range by David Ngog misses to the right of the goal.
  • 31:12 Aaron Lennon produces a cross, clearance by Jamie Carragher.
  • Correction - 30:41 Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Blocked by Jamie Carragher.
  • 30:41 Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Skrtel.
  • 28:57 Gareth Bale fouled by Paul Konchesky, the ref awards a free kick. Gareth Bale produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 28:57 Booking Paul Konchesky receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 25:35 David Ngog concedes a free kick for a foul on Luka Modric. Luka Modric restarts play with the free kick.
  • 25:13 Foul by Fernando Torres on Benoit Assou-Ekotto, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
  • 24:41 Corner from left by-line taken by Gareth Bale.
  • 23:25 Unfair challenge on Gareth Bale by Raul Meireles results in a free kick. Luka Modric takes the free kick.
  • 23:25 Booking Raul Meireles booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 22:43 Raul Meireles takes a outswinging corner.
  • 22:28 Dirk Kuyt takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 22:15 Raul Meireles delivers the ball, clearance by Wilson Palacios.
  • Correction - 21:55 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Raul Meireles.
  • 21:55 Corner taken right-footed by Raul Meireles from the right by-line, Glen Johnson takes a shot. William Gallas gets a block in.
  • 21:33 Leiva Lucas takes a shot. Younes Kaboul gets a block in.
  • 20:13 Effort on goal by Younes Kaboul from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 19:20 Leiva Lucas challenges Peter Crouch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Luka Modric.
  • 17:46 Outswinging corner taken by Raul Meireles from the right by-line played to the near post.
  • 17:29 Rodriguez Maxi takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 16:43 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale, Close range effort by Peter Crouch goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 14:15 Corner taken right-footed by Raul Meireles to the near post, Gareth Bale manages to make a clearance.
  • 13:23 Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save.
  • 11:15 Substitution Rafael Van der Vaart leaves the field to be replaced by Jermain Defoe.
  • 8:23 Rodriguez Maxi has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 7:06 Rodriguez Maxi is ruled offside. Heurelho Gomes restarts play with the free kick.
  • 4:45 Aaron Lennon concedes a free kick for a foul on Raul Meireles. Paul Konchesky restarts play with the free kick.
  • 4:06 Luka Modric takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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28 Nov 2010 23:59 UK


Barclays Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 28 Nov 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Man Utd 15 19 31
2 Chelsea 15 19 29
3 Arsenal 15 15 29
4 Man City 15 8 26
5 Tottenham 15 3 25
6 Bolton 15 6 23
7 Sunderland 15 1 20
8 Stoke 15 0 20
9 Newcastle 15 1 19
10 Liverpool 15 -2 19
11 Blackpool 15 -6 19
12 West Brom 15 -6 19
13 Blackburn 15 -7 18
14 Birmingham 15 -2 17
15 Aston Villa 15 -7 17
16 Everton 15 -2 16
17 Fulham 15 -3 15
18 Wigan 15 -15 14
19 Wolves 15 -10 12
20 West Ham 15 -12 12

see also
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