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Tottenham   3 - 0   Charlton

Andros Townsend
Left-footed but playing on the right wing, Townsend scored on his Spurs debut

Debutant winger Andros Townsend sparked Tottenham's passage into the FA Cup fourth round as they stylishly saw off League One Charlton in the second half.

The Addicks battled in the first period but did not hurt Spurs' second-string.

Townsend, 19, cracked in a low 20-yard drive after half time as superb substitute Luka Modric immediately dictated the flow of play in midfield.

Jermain Defoe than raced through to slam in a second before dancing past Charlton defenders to prod in a third.

On his return from suspension, diminutive striker Defoe - who started his career at Charlton - ensured that Spurs put a sluggish opening 45 minutes behind them as the north London club continue to impress neutrals while fighting on in three different competitions.

But it will be Townsend, who recently had his season-long loan terminated at Ipswich, that will have Spurs fans talking after unveiling his exciting range of abilities.

Left-footed but playing on the right wing, he quickly made an impression on the game after beating two players with step-overs before flashing a dangerous low ball across the box in the second minute.

He then won a free-kick in the 14th minute which Niko Kranjcar curled just wide.

Charlton - without a manager and 45 places below Spurs in the league ladder - played well at times but the hosts controlled most of the possession.

Russian striker Roman Pavlyuchenko tested Charlton keeper Rob Elliot with a long-range shot before Charlton captain Christian Dailly threw himself in front of Defoe's effort to block moments later.

Former Tottenham man Johnnie Jackson beat Sandro down the left but Scott Wagstaff shot just wide from 10 yards while under pressure from Wilson Palacios, who was replaced by inspirational Modric during the break.

And the opening goal came just under four minutes into the half when Townsend picked up Sandro's pass, got the ball out from under his feet and rifled a deflected shot past Elliot.

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Now playing with the attacking verve often seen at White Hart Lane this season, Spurs hunted a second - and soon found it.

Defoe poked wide from 20 yards but soon made amends just before the hour.

After Kranjcar laid the ball to him, the striker dummied a shot before despatching a low 18-yard drive into the net.

Now bristling with confidence, Defoe charged at the Charlton defence again, winning the ball back after being challenged before firing past Elliot to make it 3-0 after seeing his first effort blocked.

Spurs goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini was called into action as the hosts slowed down with 15 minutes left, palmed over a fierce shot from Charlton substitute Kyel Reid.

But with Modric still weaving his magic, Townsend looked desperate to score his second as he went close in the 79th minute with a shot that went just a yard wide.

Cudicini also tipped over Akpo Sodje's 18-yard strike in the dying minutes to deny Charlton a late consolation.

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Sunday, 9 January 2011

The FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Tottenham 3-0 Charlton FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Townsend 49
  • Defoe 58
  • Defoe 60

    Tottenham

    Substitutes

    Charlton

    • 01 Elliot
    • 02 Francis
    • 12 Doherty
    • 19 Fry
    • 36 Dailly
    • 04 Jackson
    • 06 Semedo
    • 07 Wagstaff
    • 08 Racon
    • 16 McCormack (Reid 61)
    • 23 Anyinsah (A Sodje 70)

    Substitutes

    • 25 Warner,
    • 05 Llera,
    • 24 Fortune,
    • 34 Jenkinson,
    • 11 Reid,
    • 09 Abbott,
    • 14 A Sodje
    Ref: OliverAtt: 35,698
    TOTTENHAM
    CHARLTON

    Possession

    • Tottenham 43%
    • Charlton 57%

    Attempts on target

    • Tottenham 16
    • Charlton 4

    Attempts off target

    • Tottenham 10
    • Charlton 6

    Corners

    • Tottenham 7
    • Charlton 5

    Fouls

    • Tottenham 9
    • Charlton 9
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:00 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
    • 90:00+2:16 Therry Racon has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
    • 90:00+0:37 Gary Doherty is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Carlo Cudicini.
    • 90:00+0:10 Corner taken by Simon Francis played to the near post, Gary Doherty takes a shot. Carlo Cudicini makes a save.
    • 90:00+0:04 Kyel Reid delivers the ball, Sebastien Bassong manages to make a clearance.
    • 89:35 Simon Francis delivers the ball, Sebastien Bassong makes a clearance.
    • 87:42 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Simon Francis from the left by-line to the near post, Header from close range by Akpo Sodje misses to the right of the target.
    • 87:27 Akpo Sodje takes a shot. Carlo Cudicini makes a save.
    • 86:49 Short corner taken by Andros Townsend, The ball is delivered by Niko Kranjcar, clearance made by Simon Francis.
    • 85:30 Unfair challenge on Luka Modric by Therry Racon results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Benoit Assou-Ekotto from the free kick, save made by Rob Elliot.
    • 84:14 The ball is crossed by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
    • 83:40 Niko Kranjcar takes a shot. Blocked by Christian Dailly.
    • 82:45 The ball is swung over by Andros Townsend, clearance made by Christian Dailly.
    • 81:01 Andros Townsend takes a shot. Blocked by Matt Fry.
    • 80:43 Simon Francis crosses the ball, clearance made by Michael Dawson.
    • 79:45 Short corner worked by Andros Townsend, Sebastien Bassong takes a shot. Christian Dailly gets a block in.
    • 79:36 Andros Townsend crosses the ball, blocked by Jose Vitor Semedo.
    • 78:59 Corner taken by Simon Francis from the right by-line, save by Carlo Cudicini.
    • 78:13 Shot from just outside the area by Andros Townsend misses to the right of the target.
    • 78:01 The ball is swung over by Simon Francis, save made by Carlo Cudicini.
    • 77:51 Therry Racon takes a shot. Blocked by Raniere Sandro.
    • 77:43 Centre by Simon Francis, save by Carlo Cudicini.
    • 76:23 Luka Modric takes a shot. Gary Doherty gets a block in.
    • 75:08 Corner taken by Simon Francis from the right by-line to the near post, Roman Pavlyuchenko makes a clearance.
    • 74:50 Kyel Reid produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
    • 73:56 The ball is swung over by Akpo Sodje.
    • 71:03 Niko Kranjcar is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Jose Vitor Semedo.
    • 70:10 Niko Kranjcar decides to take the corner short.
    • 69:02 Substitution (Charlton) makes a substitution, with Akpo Sodje coming on for Joe Anyinsah.
    • 68:47 Benoit Assou-Ekotto produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
    • 68:05 Luka Modric decides to take the corner short, Raniere Sandro takes a shot. Blocked by Christian Dailly.
    • 68:00 The ball is swung over by Andros Townsend, Therry Racon makes a clearance.
    • 67:50 The ball is delivered by Andros Townsend, Gary Doherty makes a clearance.
    • 65:29 Luka Modric takes a shot. Gary Doherty gets a block in.
    • 64:07 Vedran Corluka is adjudged to have handled the ball. Rob Elliot restarts play with the free kick.
    • 62:34 Raniere Sandro gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Therry Racon. Johnnie Jackson takes the direct free kick.
    • 62:34 Booking Raniere Sandro is booked.
    • 61:57 The ball is swung over by Kyel Reid, Carlo Cudicini makes a save.
    • 61:14 Shot from close range by Roman Pavlyuchenko misses to the left of the goal.
    • 60:50 Scott Wagstaff is ruled offside. Michael Dawson takes the direct free kick.
    • 60:20 Substitution Alan McCormack leaves the field to be replaced by Kyel Reid.
    • 59:40 GOAL - Jermain DefoeTottenham 3 - 0 Charlton Jermain Defoe gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 3-0 Charlton.
    • 58:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Wagstaff by Andros Townsend. Rob Elliot takes the free kick.
    • 57:04 Assist by Niko Kranjcar.
    • 57:04 GOAL - Jermain DefoeTottenham 2 - 0 Charlton Jermain Defoe fires in a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 2-0 Charlton.
    • 56:30 Centre by Simon Francis, Michael Dawson manages to make a clearance.
    • 55:41 Jermain Defoe produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
    • 55:30 The ball is delivered by Andros Townsend, Simon Francis makes a clearance.
    • 53:50 Effort from inside the six-yard box by Luka Modric goes wide left of the target.
    • 53:37 Vedran Corluka sends in a cross.
    • 52:32 The ball is crossed by Andros Townsend, Gary Doherty manages to make a clearance.
    • 52:14 Simon Francis delivers the ball, save made by Carlo Cudicini.
    • 51:19 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Niko Kranjcar.
    • Correction - 51:06 Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Save made by Rob Elliot.
    • 51:06 Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Save by Rob Elliot.
    • 50:09 Matt Fry takes a shot. Carlo Cudicini makes a fantastic save.
    • 49:58 The ball is sent over by Alan McCormack, Michael Dawson makes a clearance.
    • 48:46 Assist by Raniere Sandro.
    • 48:46 GOAL - Andros TownsendTottenham 1 - 0 Charlton Andros Townsend fires in a goal from outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-0 Charlton.
    • 48:22 The ball is sent over by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, clearance made by Gary Doherty.
    • 47:01 Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Doherty.
    • 46:13 Unfair challenge on Raniere Sandro by Alan McCormack results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Luka Modric.
    • 45:47 Joe Anyinsah concedes a free kick for a foul on Raniere Sandro. Sebastien Bassong takes the direct free kick.
    • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
    • 45:01 Substitution Luka Modric on for Wilson Palacios.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:05 The first half comes to an end.
    • 45:00+0:08 Raniere Sandro gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan McCormack. Free kick taken by Gary Doherty.
    • 44:26 Jose Vitor Semedo produces a cross.
    • 43:51 Alan McCormack fouled by Raniere Sandro, the ref awards a free kick. Alan McCormack takes the direct free kick.
    • 41:19 Close range headed effort by Roman Pavlyuchenko goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 41:11 The ball is crossed by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Alan McCormack makes a clearance.
    • 40:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Fry on Andros Townsend. Vedran Corluka takes the direct free kick.
    • 38:12 The ball is sent over by Roman Pavlyuchenko, clearance made by Matt Fry.
    • 37:58 Raniere Sandro delivers the ball, Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Save made by Rob Elliot.
    • 37:31 A cross is delivered by Johnnie Jackson, clearance made by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
    • 36:04 Raniere Sandro gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Therry Racon. Direct free kick taken by Matt Fry.
    • 35:33 The ball is delivered by Johnnie Jackson, Scott Wagstaff produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 35:05 Alan McCormack sends in a cross, clearance made by Roman Pavlyuchenko.
    • 33:01 A cross is delivered by Andros Townsend, Gary Doherty makes a clearance.
    • 32:19 Raniere Sandro produces a cross.
    • 30:56 Jose Vitor Semedo fouled by Wilson Palacios, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Simon Francis.
    • 30:22 Andros Townsend challenges Matt Fry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matt Fry.
    • 30:13 Scott Wagstaff sends in a cross, clearance made by Sebastien Bassong.
    • 28:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Niko Kranjcar by Gary Doherty. Niko Kranjcar produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 26:43 Therry Racon takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 23:09 The ball is swung over by Andros Townsend.
    • 22:30 Joe Anyinsah produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
    • 21:31 Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Christian Dailly gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Niko Kranjcar to the near post, clearance made by Johnnie Jackson.
    • 20:13 Free kick awarded for a foul by Raniere Sandro on Therry Racon. Indirect free kick taken by Rob Elliot.
    • 18:55 Simon Francis produces a cross, Raniere Sandro makes a clearance.
    • 18:05 Wilson Palacios produces a right-footed shot from a long way out which goes wide right of the goal.
    • 17:52 Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Save by Rob Elliot.
    • 17:17 Joe Anyinsah challenges Michael Dawson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Dawson.
    • 15:40 The ball is sent over by Matt Fry, save made by Carlo Cudicini.
    • 15:15 The ball is sent over by Simon Francis, Michael Dawson manages to make a clearance.
    • 14:12 Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Doherty.
    • 11:51 Therry Racon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andros Townsend. Strike on goal comes in from Niko Kranjcar from the free kick.
    • 11:07 Simon Francis sends in a cross.
    • 10:01 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Simon Francis from the right by-line, Wilson Palacios makes a clearance.
    • 6:47 Christian Dailly concedes a free kick for a foul on Roman Pavlyuchenko. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Jermain Defoe.
    • 4:52 Vedran Corluka crosses the ball, Alan McCormack manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Niko Kranjcar played to the near post, Simon Francis makes a clearance.
    • 3:36 Therry Racon delivers the ball, clearance by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
    • 1:44 Niko Kranjcar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Francis. Simon Francis takes the direct free kick.
    • 1:13 Andros Townsend delivers the ball.
    • 0:18 Jose Vitor Semedo challenges Andros Townsend unfairly and gives away a free kick. Raniere Sandro takes the direct free kick.
    • 0:00 The game begins.

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