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Tottenham   4 - 0   Young Boys (agg 6 - 3)

Tottenham striker Peter Crouch (right) is congratulated by team-mates after scoring in his side's win against Youngs Boys
Crouch showed his value to Spurs with three vital goals

A Peter Crouch hat-trick helped Tottenham secure their debut in the lucrative Champions League group stages as they saw off Swiss side Young Boys.

Spurs trailed 3-2 from the first leg of the qualifier but drew level when Crouch headed in a Gareth Bale cross.

Jermain Defoe appeared to control the ball with his arm before lashing in a controversial second for Spurs.

Crouch powered in a header and added his third with a penalty after Senad Lulic was sent off for a foul on Bale.

Spurs will now be eagerly awaiting the draw for the Champions League group stages on Thursday as they take their place among Europe's elite for the first time since 1961/62.

Their place had been far from guaranteed after their first-leg defeat but the thought of throwing away the hard work they had put in to finish fourth in the Premier League last season helped provide the inspiration to overcome Young Boys.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp wanted his side to launch an onslaught on the Youngs Boys goal from the off and the home side set about the visitors with a pace and energy which quickly earned them the lead.

Crouch had scored the goal against Manchester City to secure a top four top-flight spot for Tottenham last season and he was left unmarked to steer in a header at the far post from Bale's floated cross.

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The home side were pressing Young Boys high up the pitch with the type of dynamism their play lacked on the artificial surface of the first leg.

Spurs were dominant but had a slice of luck as Defoe contentiously added to their lead in his final game before undergoing surgery on a groin injury.

He appeared to handle the ball as he controlled a Bale pass and, despite pausing guiltily after lashing in a left-footed shot, the extra official behind the Young Boys goal failed to see the offence and the goal was was given.

Defoe dragged another effort just wide and the only worry for Spurs was keeper Heurelho Gomes signalling that he wanted to come off with an injury only to be kept on by Redknapp.

Jermain Defoe (right) lashes in a shot to put Spurs 2-0 up against Young Boys
Defoe appeared to handle the ball before scoring

The move nearly backfired when Xavier Hochstrasser sent a dipping strike just wide of the Spurs goal, with Gomes looking as if he would struggled to save it if it had been on target.

Gomes and his defenders then left a Mark Costanzo cross to each other, but Henri Bienvenu sent his header over the bar.

The Brazilian goalkeeper was then belatedly replaced by Carlo Cudicini at the interval.

Those chances for the Swiss side left a hint of anxiety among the home faithful, but that was all but vanquished when Crouch put Spurs 3-0 up.

The England striker had seen Marco Wolfli block his shot from point-blank range but the Swiss keeper had no chance when Crouch beat Ammar Jemal to a Bale cross and headed in for a now rampant Spurs.

Having set up all three goals for Spurs, the influential Bale then won a penalty after being brought down by Lulic.

Crouch stepped up to send the keeper the wrong way from the spot to complete his hat-trick and leave the Spurs faithful to joyously revel in the glory of the awaiting Champions League group stages, which could be worth in excess of £20m.

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Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Champions Lge qualifying

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Tottenham 4-0 Young Boys FT
(HT 2-0)(agg 6-3)
  • Crouch 5
  • Defoe 32
  • Crouch 61
  • Crouch (pen) 78

    Tottenham

    Substitutes

    Young Boys

    • 01 Wolfli
    • 07 Sutter (Regazzoni 62)
    • 17 Spycher
    • 20 Affolter
    • 25 Jemal
    • 11 Doubai (Schneuwly 82)
    • 19 Lulic two yellow cards, red card
    • 21 Degen yellow card
    • 22 Hochstrasser
    • 10 Costanzo (Schneuwly 61)
    • 15 Bienvenu

    Substitutes

    • 35 Burki,
    • 13 De Pierro,
    • 14 Schneuwly,
    • 16 Raimondi,
    • 09 Schneuwly,
    • 23 Regazzoni,
    • 24 Mayuka
    Ref: DuhamelAtt: 34,709
    TOTTENHAM
    YOUNG BOYS

    Possession

    • Tottenham 51%
    • Young Boys 49%

    Attempts on target

    • Tottenham 9
    • Young Boys 1

    Attempts off target

    • Tottenham 5
    • Young Boys 5

    Corners

    • Tottenham 4
    • Young Boys 3

    Fouls

    • Tottenham 11
    • Young Boys 16
    • Final Result
    • 92:45 The game gets underway.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+1:32 Handball by Christian Schneuwly. Carlo Cudicini restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+0:59 Unfair challenge on David Degen by Niko Kranjcar results in a free kick. Alberto Regazzoni crosses the ball in from the free kick, Vedran Corluka makes a clearance.
    • 90:00+0:43 Niko Kranjcar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Henri Bienvenu. Henri Bienvenu takes the free kick.
    • 90:00 The referee blows for the end of the match.
    • 89:05 Defending throw-in by Vedran Corluka (Tottenham).
    • 87:32 Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Niko Kranjcar misses to the right of the target.
    • Correction - 86:38 Aaron Lennon has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
    • 86:38 Shot by Aaron Lennon (Tottenham) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken short by Marco Wolfli (Young Boys).
    • 85:52 Alberto Regazzoni has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.
    • 83:59 Goal kick taken long by Carlo Cudicini (Tottenham).
    • 83:22 Peter Crouch takes a shot. Save made by Marco Wolfli.
    • 81:08 Headed effort from deep inside the area by Vedran Corluka misses to the left of the goal.
    • 81:08 Substitution Tape Doubai goes off and Christian Schneuwly comes on.
    • 81:08 Substitution Niko Kranjcar joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gareth Bale.
    • 81:08 Corner taken by Tom Huddlestone played to the near post,
    • 79:21 Tom Huddlestone takes a shot. Save by Marco Wolfli.
    • 77:25 Gareth Bale provided the assist for the goal.
    • 77:25 GOAL - Peter CrouchTottenham 4 - 0 Young Boys Peter Crouch scores a power penalty. Tottenham 4 (6)-(3) 0 Young Boys.
    • 76:38 Sent off Senad Lulic is shown a red card for second bookable offence.
    • 76:05 Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Bale by Senad Lulic.
    • 73:44 Goal kick taken long by Marco Wolfli (Young Boys).
    • 73:13 Peter Crouch fouled by Senad Lulic, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Huddlestone restarts play with the free kick.
    • 73:01 Henri Bienvenu concedes a free kick for a foul on Roman Pavlyuchenko. Direct free kick taken by Michael Dawson.
    • 72:08 Attacking throw-in by David Degen (Young Boys).
    • 71:31 Foul by Ledley King on David Degen, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Degen, Gareth Bale makes a clearance.
    • 70:49 Peter Crouch fouled by Xavier Hochstrasser, the ref awards a free kick. Carlo Cudicini takes the direct free kick.
    • 70:28 Attacking throw-in by Christoph Spycher (Young Boys).
    • 70:23 Attacking throw-in by Senad Lulic (Young Boys).
    • 69:48 Defending throw-in by Senad Lulic (Young Boys).
    • 68:11 Tom Huddlestone restarts play with the free kick.
    • 68:11 Booking David Degen booked.
    • 67:35 David Degen challenges Tom Huddlestone unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 66:47 Outswinging corner taken by Xavier Hochstrasser.
    • 66:15 Gareth Bale takes a shot. Save made by Marco Wolfli.
    • 65:32 Tape Doubai gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the direct free kick.
    • 64:29 Attacking throw-in by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham).
    • 62:32 Booking Booking for Roman Pavlyuchenko for unsporting behaviour.
    • 60:53 Substitution (Young Boys) makes a substitution, with Alberto Regazzoni coming on for Scott Sutter.
    • 60:53 Substitution Jermain Defoe leaves the field to be replaced by Roman Pavlyuchenko.
    • 60:53 Substitution Marco Schneuwly on for Moreno Costanzo.
    • 60:04 Assist by Gareth Bale.
    • 60:04 GOAL - Peter CrouchTottenham 3 - 0 Young Boys Peter Crouch finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Tottenham 3 (5)-(3) 0 Young Boys.
    • 59:32 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale,
    • 57:46 Attacking throw-in by Aaron Lennon (Tottenham).
    • 55:40 Corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale from the right by-line, Ledley King takes a shot. Blocked by Jermain Defoe. Peter Crouch takes a shot. Save made by Marco Wolfli.
    • 54:45 Long range shot by Tape Doubai goes wide right of the goal.
    • 53:41 Henri Bienvenu takes a shot. Save by Carlo Cudicini.
    • 52:43 Benoit Assou-Ekotto fouled by David Degen, the ref awards a free kick. Wilson Palacios takes the direct free kick.
    • 50:38 Direct free kick taken by Francois Affolter.
    • 50:38 Booking Wilson Palacios goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 50:28 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Xavier Hochstrasser by Wilson Palacios.
    • 48:55 Unfair challenge on Aaron Lennon by Ammar Jemal results in a free kick. Gareth Bale takes the free kick.
    • 48:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Sutter on Wilson Palacios. Free kick taken by Tom Huddlestone.
    • 47:22 Defending throw-in by Christoph Spycher (Young Boys).
    • 46:29 Defending throw-in by Vedran Corluka (Tottenham).
    • 45:43 Tape Doubai fouled by Wilson Palacios, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Tape Doubai, clearance made by Ledley King.
    • 45:01 Substitution (Tottenham) makes a substitution, with Carlo Cudicini coming on for Heurelho Gomes.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:53 Attacking throw-in by David Degen (Young Boys).
    • 45:00+1:17 Goal kick taken long by Michael Dawson (Tottenham).
    • 45:00 The ref blows to signal half-time.
    • 44:43 Attacking throw-in by Christoph Spycher (Young Boys).
    • 44:05 Attacking throw-in by Gareth Bale (Tottenham).
    • 43:07 Gareth Bale fouled by David Degen, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Huddlestone takes the direct free kick.
    • 42:40 Defending throw-in by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham).
    • 41:33 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Moreno Costanzo, save by Heurelho Gomes.
    • 40:28 Close range headed effort by Henri Bienvenu clears the crossbar.
    • 39:23 Foul by Senad Lulic on Tom Huddlestone, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ledley King.
    • 38:39 Xavier Hochstrasser produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
    • 37:06 Goal kick taken long by Marco Wolfli (Young Boys).
    • 36:32 Booking Booking for Senad Lulic for unsporting behaviour.
    • 35:35 Jermain Defoe produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
    • 33:55 Attacking throw-in by Christoph Spycher (Young Boys).
    • 33:22 Attacking throw-in by David Degen (Young Boys).
    • 31:48 Assist on the goal came from Gareth Bale.
    • 31:48 GOAL - Jermain DefoeTottenham 2 - 0 Young Boys Jermain Defoe scores a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 2 (4)-(3) 0 Young Boys.
    • 30:54 Attacking throw-in by Vedran Corluka (Tottenham).
    • 30:05 Attacking throw-in by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham).
    • 29:05 Attacking throw-in by David Degen (Young Boys).
    • 28:49 Gareth Bale gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Sutter. Direct free kick taken by Scott Sutter.
    • 27:27 Free kick awarded for a foul by Benoit Assou-Ekotto on David Degen. Moreno Costanzo crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 27:13 Defending throw-in by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham).
    • 26:55 Attacking throw-in by Scott Sutter (Young Boys).
    • 26:29 Free kick awarded for a foul by Henri Bienvenu on Michael Dawson. Indirect free kick taken by Ledley King.
    • 26:02 Shot on goal by Benoit Assou-Ekotto from long range goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 25:28 Long range effort by Tape Doubai goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 24:54 Corner taken right-footed by Moreno Costanzo from the right by-line, Michael Dawson manages to make a clearance.
    • 22:56 Defending throw-in by Francois Affolter (Young Boys).
    • 20:00 Shot by Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Blocked by Ammar Jemal.
    • 18:47 Aaron Lennon fouled by Christoph Spycher, the ref awards a free kick. Gareth Bale delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.
    • 18:42 Attacking throw-in by Vedran Corluka (Tottenham).
    • 17:06 Attacking throw-in by Gareth Bale (Tottenham).
    • Correction - 15:46 Peter Crouch concedes a free kick for a foul on Francois Affolter. Marco Wolfli takes the free kick.
    • 15:46 Foul by Peter Crouch (Tottenham) on Francois Affolter (Young Boys). Free kick taken right-footed by Marco Wolfli (Young Boys) from own half, passed.
    • 14:51 Defending throw-in by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham).
    • 12:11 Foul by David Degen on Benoit Assou-Ekotto, free kick awarded. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the direct free kick.
    • 11:36 Henri Bienvenu is penalised for a handball. Michael Dawson takes the free kick.
    • 9:58 Tom Huddlestone concedes a free kick for a foul on Tape Doubai. Scott Sutter takes the free kick.
    • 9:52 Defending throw-in by Scott Sutter (Young Boys).
    • 9:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ledley King by David Degen. Michael Dawson takes the direct free kick.
    • 8:52 Goal kick taken long by Marco Wolfli (Young Boys).
    • 7:11 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Christoph Spycher by Aaron Lennon. Marco Wolfli takes the free kick.
    • 4:48 Assist by Gareth Bale.
    • 4:48 GOAL - Peter CrouchTottenham 1 - 0 Young Boys Peter Crouch finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Tottenham 1 (3)-(3) 0 Young Boys.
    • 4:13 Inswinging corner taken by Gareth Bale.
    • 3:46 Defending throw-in by Scott Sutter (Young Boys).
    • 3:17 Defending throw-in by Gareth Bale (Tottenham).
    • 2:10 Goal kick taken long by Marco Wolfli (Young Boys).
    • 1:40 Aaron Lennon fouled by Moreno Costanzo, the ref awards a free kick. Aaron Lennon takes the free kick.
    • 0:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Moreno Costanzo by Tom Huddlestone. Moreno Costanzo takes the direct free kick.

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