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Tottenham   4 - 1   FC Twente

Rafael Van der Vaart was hero and villain for Spurs against FC Twente
Van der Vaart was hero and villain for Spurs

By Mandeep Sanghera

Tottenham won their first home Champions League game in an action-packed Group A clash against FC Twente.

Rafael van der Vaart had a penalty saved for Spurs before he powered in a shot on the turn to put his side ahead.

A Roman Pavlyuchenko spot-kick added to Spurs's lead before Van der Vaart was sent-off for a second booking.

Nacer Chadli's poked shot gave Twente hope but a dubious penalty allowed Pavlyuchenko to add a Spurs third and Gareth Bale's late goal sealed victory.

While Spurs received the more favourable decisions in terms of the penalties, they made the most of their fortune as to win a compelling and enthralling game which certainly lived up to a landmark in their history.

There was a sense of occasion as Tottenham ended a wait dating back to the era of their famous manager Bill Nicholson by playing a home match in the proper stages of Europe's elite competition for the first time since April 1962.

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However, Twente appeared set to spoil the White Hart Lane party.

The closing down and physicality from the Dutch champions did not let an offensive-orientated Spurs side settle and the visitors were almost rewarded for their hard work early on.

Twente striker Bryan Ruiz robbed Sebastien Bassong of possession and, after racing clean though on goal, tried to chip a shot over keeper Heurelho Gomes, who stuck out a vital hand to excellently save.

Bale's crosses from the left were proving the home side's main threat before Spurs playmaker Van der Vaart imposed his presence on the game.

The Dutch international had a snapshot smartly pushed away by keeper Nikolay Mihaylov while, at the other end, Marc Janko, who had earlier been caught by a flailing Tom Huddlestone arm, had a first-time shot skid wide.

Van der Vaart showed his elegant technique as he chested down a ball, swivelled and sent in a shot which was saved before he had the chance to put Spurs ahead from the spot.

Peter Crouch got the benefit of the doubt as he tussled and went to ground with Peter Wisgerhof but Van der Vaart had his penalty turned round the post by Mihaylov after some delaying antics from the visitors.

Roman Pavlyuchenko (second left) is congratulated by team-mates after scoring for Spurs against FC Twente
Pavlyuchenko (second left) scored twice from the spot

Van der Vaart atoned for his miss two minutes after the restart when he controlled a Crouch knockdown on his chest and powered in a left-foot shot on the turn.

It quickly got even better for Spurs as Roberto Rosales was rightly punished for bringing down Bale and, this time, Pavlyuchenko stepped up to take the spot-kick and send the keeper the wrong way.

Spurs had let a 2-0 lead slip in their opening Champions League group game at Werder Bremen and allowed Twente hope of a comeback as Chadli poked in a shot after the home side failed to clear a free-kick.

There was no let up in the drama as Van der Vaart was sent-off for a second yellow card after catching Rosales late as the pair went up for a header.

But Spurs earned the benefit of another dubious penalty decision as Nicky Kuiper was punished for handball as he blocked a Pavlyuchenko shot.

It was a harsh decision and the nonchalant way Pavlyuchenko stroked in the spot-kick will not have improved the Twente mood.

The deflated visitors struggled to make the most of their numerical advantage and, when Twente defender Douglas failed to get the necessary purchase on a headed back-pass, Bale stole in to stroke home and complete a memorable win.

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Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Champions League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Tottenham 4-1 FC Twente FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Van der Vaart 47
  • Pavlyuchenko (pen) 50
  • Pavlyuchenko (pen) 64
  • Bale 85
  • Chadli 56

Tottenham

Substitutes

FC Twente

  • 13 Mihailov yellow card
  • 03 Kuiper yellow card
  • 04 Wisgerhof
  • 15 Rosales yellow card
  • 19 Franco
  • 06 Brama
  • 07 Landzaat (de Jong 69)
  • 08 Janssen
  • 11 Bajrami (Chadli 28)
  • 10 Ruiz
  • 21 Janko

Substitutes

  • 01 Boschker,
  • 05 Bengtsson,
  • 36 Schimpelsberger,
  • 22 Chadli,
  • 27 Vujicevic,
  • 09 de Jong,
  • 14 Parker
Ref: HaugeAtt: 32,518
TOTTENHAM
FC TWENTE

Possession

  • Tottenham 59%
  • FC Twente 41%

Attempts on target

  • Tottenham 8
  • FC Twente 12

Attempts off target

  • Tottenham 4
  • FC Twente 10

Corners

  • Tottenham 3
  • FC Twente 7

Fouls

  • Tottenham 13
  • FC Twente 22
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:10 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+3:44 Nacer Chadli delivers the ball, Ledley King manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+3:01 Bryan Ruiz takes a shot. Heurelho Gomes makes a comfortable save.
  • 90:00+2:00 Nacer Chadli produces a cross, free kick awarded for a foul by Marc Janko on Ledley King. Heurelho Gomes restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+1:14 Corner taken by Roberto Rosales from the right by-line played to the near post.
  • 90:00+0:34 Unfair challenge on Alan Hutton by Luuk de Jong results in a free kick. Alan Hutton restarts play with the free kick.
  • 88:04 Substitution Robbie Keane replaces Roman Pavlyuchenko.
  • 88:04 The ball is sent over by Roberto Rosales, Luuk de Jong has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 84:55 GOAL - Gareth BaleTottenham 4 - 1 FC Twente Gareth Bale gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 4-1 FC Twente.
  • 84:19 Roberto Rosales gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
  • 83:27 Centre by Nacer Chadli, Header from close in by Roberto Rosales misses to the right of the goal.
  • 83:10 Effort on goal by Luuk de Jong from 12 yards. Ledley King manages to make a clearance.
  • 81:30 Unfair challenge on Alan Hutton by Bryan Ruiz results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jermaine Jenas.
  • 81:30 Substitution Luka Modric goes off and Aaron Lennon comes on.
  • 79:50 Nacer Chadli takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
  • 79:20 Free kick taken by Wout Brama.
  • 79:20 Booking Roberto Rosales shown a yellow card.
  • 79:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by Roman Pavlyuchenko on Roberto Rosales.
  • 78:32 Marc Janko produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
  • 77:56 The ball is crossed by Nacer Chadli, Gareth Bale makes a clearance. Short corner taken by Theo Janssen. Theo Janssen delivers the ball, Ledley King makes a clearance.
  • 75:27 Alan Hutton crosses the ball, Luuk de Jong makes a clearance.
  • 75:05 Luuk de Jong concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Hutton. Alan Hutton restarts play with the free kick.
  • 74:15 Luka Modric takes a shot. Blocked by Douglas Franco. Gareth Bale takes a short corner.
  • 73:37 The ball is crossed by Nicky Kuiper, Sebastien Bassong makes a clearance.
  • 71:57 Luuk de Jong takes a shot. Heurelho Gomes makes a comfortable save.
  • 70:35 Wout Brama has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.
  • 67:55 Luka Modric takes the direct free kick.
  • 67:55 Substitution Luuk de Jong joins the action as a substitute, replacing Denny Landzaat.
  • 67:55 Roman Pavlyuchenko fouled by Nicky Kuiper, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 67:36 Nacer Chadli delivers the ball, Heurelho Gomes makes a comfortable save.
  • 65:58 Theo Janssen has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
  • 65:03 Substitution Peter Crouch goes off and Jermaine Jenas comes on.
  • 63:38 GOAL - Roman PavlyuchenkoTottenham 3 - 1 FC Twente Roman Pavlyuchenko scores a placed penalty. Tottenham 3-1 FC Twente.
  • 62:51 The referee penalises Denny Landzaat for handball.
  • 62:37 Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Denny Landzaat gets a block in.
  • 61:28 Nicky Kuiper produces a left-footed effort from long distance that goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 60:41 Theo Janssen restarts play with the free kick.
  • 60:41 Sent off Red card for Rafael Van der Vaart.
  • 60:36 Foul by Rafael Van der Vaart on Roberto Rosales, free kick awarded.
  • 60:11 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Theo Janssen from the right by-line to the near post, Gareth Bale manages to make a clearance.
  • 59:37 Inswinging corner taken by Theo Janssen from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Ledley King.
  • 58:41 Sebastien Bassong gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bryan Ruiz. Free kick crossed left-footed by Theo Janssen, clearance made by Gareth Bale.
  • 57:53 Marc Janko concedes a free kick for a foul on Sebastien Bassong. Free kick taken by Sebastien Bassong.
  • 57:30 Shot from outside the box by Tom Huddlestone misses to the left of the goal.
  • 56:45 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Denny Landzaat by Gareth Bale. Free kick taken by Theo Janssen.
  • 55:09 GOAL - Nacer ChadliTottenham 2 - 1 FC Twente Nacer Chadli fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 2-1 FC Twente.
  • 54:37 Free kick awarded for a foul by Rafael Van der Vaart on Nicky Kuiper. Theo Janssen sends in a cross,
  • 53:40 Marc Janko has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.
  • 53:28 Unfair challenge on Marc Janko by Ledley King results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Theo Janssen.
  • 52:56 Effort from outside the penalty box by Peter Crouch goes wide right of the goal.
  • 52:56 Booking Nicky Kuiper receives a caution.
  • 52:24 Nacer Chadli takes a short corner. The ball is crossed by Roberto Rosales, clearance by Peter Crouch.
  • 52:13 Bryan Ruiz takes a shot. Ledley King gets a block in.
  • 51:21 Roberto Rosales gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rafael Van der Vaart. Free kick taken by Tom Huddlestone.
  • 50:59 Corner taken by Theo Janssen from the left by-line, Ledley King makes a clearance.
  • 50:51 Nicky Kuiper delivers the ball, blocked by Alan Hutton.
  • 49:35 Assist on the goal came from Gareth Bale.
  • 49:35 GOAL - Roman PavlyuchenkoTottenham 2 - 0 FC Twente Roman Pavlyuchenko scores a placed penalty. Tottenham 2-0 FC Twente.
  • 48:50 Roberto Rosales concedes a Penalty for a foul on Gareth Bale.
  • 47:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luka Modric by Nacer Chadli. Free kick taken by Alan Hutton. Foul by Marc Janko on Sebastien Bassong, free kick awarded. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the direct free kick.
  • 46:04 Assist on the goal came from Peter Crouch.
  • 46:04 GOAL - Rafael Van der VaartTottenham 1 - 0 FC Twente Rafael Van der Vaart finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-0 FC Twente.
  • 45:38 The ball is sent over by Theo Janssen, clearance made by Ledley King.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:54 The first half comes to an end.
  • 45:00+2:32 Centre by Gareth Bale.
  • 45:00+2:13 Foul by Marc Janko on Ledley King, free kick awarded. Alan Hutton restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:00+0:13 Unfair challenge on Gareth Bale by Roberto Rosales results in a free kick. Rafael Van der Vaart crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Roberto Rosales.
  • 44:13 Douglas Franco fouled by Peter Crouch, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Nikolay Mihailov.
  • 43:28 Rafael Van der Vaart has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Fantastic save by Nikolay Mihailov. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart played to the near post, Denny Landzaat makes a clearance.
  • 43:02 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Theo Janssen from the left by-line, Benoit Assou-Ekotto makes a clearance.
  • 42:51 Theo Janssen takes a shot. Blocked by Tom Huddlestone.
  • 41:59 Theo Janssen takes the direct free kick.
  • 41:59 Booking The referee books Rafael Van der Vaart for unsporting behaviour.
  • 41:47 Rafael Van der Vaart challenges Nicky Kuiper unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 40:31 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Luka Modric.
  • 40:31 Penalty taken by Rafael Van der Vaart is saved by Nikolay Mihailov. Tottenham 0-0 FC Twente.
  • 39:37 Booking Nikolay Mihailov goes into the referee's book for time wasting.
  • 38:18 Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Save made by Nikolay Mihailov. Peter Wisgerhof challenges Peter Crouch unfairly and gives away a Penalty.
  • 36:54 Marc Janko is ruled offside. Heurelho Gomes restarts play with the free kick.
  • 36:03 Gareth Bale sends in a cross, Rafael Van der Vaart takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Nikolay Mihailov makes a comfortable save. Nacer Chadli takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 35:32 The ball is sent over by Gareth Bale.
  • 33:48 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bryan Ruiz by Rafael Van der Vaart. Roberto Rosales restarts play with the free kick.
  • 33:30 The ball is swung over by Alan Hutton, clearance by Douglas Franco.
  • 32:40 Shot from long distance by Rafael Van der Vaart misses to the right of the goal.
  • 31:22 Bryan Ruiz has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Save by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 30:41 Rafael Van der Vaart crosses the ball, Wout Brama makes a clearance.
  • 28:59 Theo Janssen takes a shot. Rafael Van der Vaart gets a block in. Theo Janssen delivers the ball.
  • 28:21 Nicky Kuiper delivers the ball, Marc Janko produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
  • 27:55 Gareth Bale sends in a cross, clearance made by Peter Wisgerhof.
  • 27:05 Ledley King takes the free kick.
  • 27:05 Substitution Nacer Chadli is brought on as a substitute for Emir Bajrami.
  • 27:05 Wout Brama gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rafael Van der Vaart.
  • 26:19 The ball is crossed by Gareth Bale, save by Nikolay Mihailov.
  • 25:39 A cross is delivered by Alan Hutton. Centre by Rafael Van der Vaart, save by Nikolay Mihailov.
  • 22:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rafael Van der Vaart by Wout Brama. Free kick crossed by Rafael Van der Vaart.
  • 21:50 Emir Bajrami is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Alan Hutton.
  • 20:20 The ball is swung over by Gareth Bale, clearance made by Douglas Franco.
  • 18:46 Luka Modric gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emir Bajrami. Wout Brama takes the free kick.
  • 17:50 The ball is delivered by Gareth Bale, comfortable save by Nikolay Mihailov.
  • 17:25 Alan Hutton delivers the ball.
  • 17:09 The ball is swung over by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, clearance made by Marc Janko.
  • 16:06 Marc Janko challenges Tom Huddlestone unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rafael Van der Vaart takes the direct free kick.
  • 14:52 Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Save by Nikolay Mihailov. Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Kuiper on Gareth Bale. Direct free kick taken by Alan Hutton.
  • 12:54 Roberto Rosales is penalised for a handball. Free kick crossed by Rafael Van der Vaart.
  • 12:10 The ball is sent over by Alan Hutton, clearance made by Wout Brama.
  • 12:01 The ball is delivered by Gareth Bale.
  • 11:35 Bryan Ruiz takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 10:11 Roman Pavlyuchenko has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 8:59 Peter Wisgerhof challenges Peter Crouch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Luka Modric. Gareth Bale produces a cross, Nikolay Mihailov makes a comfortable save.
  • 8:19 The ball is sent over by Theo Janssen.
  • 8:02 Gareth Bale produces a cross, blocked by Peter Wisgerhof.
  • 6:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ledley King on Marc Janko. Theo Janssen takes the direct free kick. Denny Landzaat takes a shot. Blocked by Sebastien Bassong. Effort on goal by Bryan Ruiz from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 6:01 Gareth Bale produces a cross, Nikolay Mihailov makes a comfortable save.
  • 4:32 Theo Janssen challenges Luka Modric unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luka Modric takes the direct free kick.
  • 3:37 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc Janko by Sebastien Bassong. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Theo Janssen from right channel.
  • 2:51 Nicky Kuiper concedes a free kick for a foul on Rafael Van der Vaart. Tom Huddlestone restarts play with the free kick.
  • 2:29 Bryan Ruiz takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 2:05 Wout Brama gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rafael Van der Vaart. Gareth Bale restarts play with the free kick.
  • 1:27 The referee blows for offside against Marc Janko. Sebastien Bassong takes the indirect free kick.
  • 0:39 Foul by Rafael Van der Vaart on Emir Bajrami, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Theo Janssen.
  • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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29 Sep 2010 23:59 UK


Champ Lge Group A table snapshot

As it stood on 29 Sep 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Inter Milan 2 4 4
2 Tottenham 2 3 4
3 FC Twente 2 -3 1
4 Werder Bremen 2 -4 1

Champ Lge Group B table snapshot

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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Lyon 2 3 6
2 Schalke 04 2 1 3
3 Benfica 2 0 3
4 Hapoel Tel-Aviv 2 -4 0

Champ Lge Group C table snapshot

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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Man Utd 2 1 4
2 Rangers 2 1 4
3 Valencia 2 3 3
4 Bursaspor 2 -5 0

Champ Lge Group D table snapshot

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Position Team P GD PTS
1 FC Copenhagen 2 3 6
2 Barcelona 2 4 4
3 Rubin Kazan 2 -1 1
4 Panathinaikos 2 -6 0

Champ Lge Group E table snapshot

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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 2 3 6
2 Roma 2 -1 3
3 CFR Cluj-Napoca 2 0 3
4 Basle 2 -2 0

Champ Lge Group F table snapshot

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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 2 5 6
2 Spartak Moscow 2 4 6
3 Marseille 2 -3 0
4 MSK Zilina 2 -6 0

Champ Lge Group G table snapshot

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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Real Madrid 2 3 6
2 AC Milan 2 2 4
3 Ajax 2 -2 1
4 Auxerre 2 -3 0

Champ Lge Group H table snapshot

As it stood on 29 Sep 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Arsenal 2 8 6
2 S. Donetsk 2 4 6
3 Partizan Belgrade 2 -3 0
4 Braga 2 -9 0

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