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Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Manchester City 0

FA Premier League

Whte Hart Lane, Laandaarn Taarn

14/8/10 12h45 BST

Attendance: 36, 056

Referee: Andre Marriner

Tottenham Hotspur
0 - 0
Manchester City
 
 
Venue: Whte Hart Lane, Laandaarn Taarn
 
Attendance: 36, 056
The Teams
Gomes
 
 
 
Hart
 
 
Corluka
 
 
 
Micah Richards
 
 
Dawson
 
 
 
Kolo Toure
 
 
King - Capt.
 
 
 
Kompany
 
 
Assou-Ekotto
 
 
 
Kolarov
 
 
46
Lennon
 
 
77
 
SWP
 
 
67
Modric
 
 
 
Toure
 
 
Huddlestone
 
 
 
De Jong
 
 
Bale
 
 
 
Barry
 
 
Crouch
 
 
68
 
Silva
 
 
Defoe
 
 
68
 
Tevez - Capt.
 
 
83
Substitutes
Cudicini GK
 
 
 
Given GK
 
 
Kaboul
 
 
 
Zabaleta
 
 
46
Pavlyuchenko
 
 
68
 
Adebayor
 
 
83
Keane
 
 
68
 
Johnson
 
 
67
Palacios
 
 
 
Lescott
 
 
Giovani
 
 
77
 
Vieira
 
 
Bassong
 
 
 
Jo
 
 
Game Statistics
22
Goal Attempts
11
18
On Target
7
10
Corners
3
1
Offside
1
13
Fouls
16
0
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
39
%
61
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: A BIG point for Manchester City and Mancini's men will leave WHL the much happier of the two squads. Spurs, with their wealth of established talent were always going to have a right go at us at home and it's great 'keepers that can be the difference in situations like that first half where Tottenham kitchen-sinked us... Hart was imperious with the entire City back line, playing much less narrowly than last season all working tirelessly for the cause. Kolo Toure, shorn of the captaincy probably had his best game for The Blues...Mancio's Italian 4-5-1 which we are likely to employ for big games on the road slowly took a grip in the second half as City began to dictate the pace and increase possession...Of City's three debutants, the jet lagged Silva looked classy and YaYa Toure grew in stature as the game wore on...As Spurs ran out of ideas, Mancio maintained the 4-5-1 and whereas Lennon, SWP and Barry maintained predictably dreary England form, Adam Johnson again showed great promise in a restrained cameo. Harry will be rueing his side's failure to have put this game to bed, but the baptism of fire Spurs gave City was repelled then controlled by a robust looking City side. It will be fascinating to see how City play when set up with more freedom. An enthralling contest.




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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday August 14 2010

Time: 3:20PM

Your Comments

18 shots on target and yet no goal...wow, joe Hart really did come good today
Yid_from_India
Today proved that Spurs will have the better season
refereesfavourbig4
Not really sure how today proved that at all, refereesfavourbig4? Care to explain?
StuMCFC
Great game, but its two points dropped for Spurs
Shannon
Wow wow wow I thought m knickers would never dry after that first half performance, I apologise to the seat cleaners. I know what I will be doing for most of this evening, dont worry Mum I'm a sensible young girl.
Horny Helen
Look at that possession stat, City done well to retain possession like that considering they're apparently a team of individuals
Bluedub
You were lucky to get a draw today lads, Btw were did silva play? It looked to me asif he was everywhere?
P.Avfc
Trying to find the silver lining as always Bluedub. Am no fan of the Spurs but it was easy to see that MCFC was comprehensively outplayed today. Mancini is so risk averse on the road that most of your matches outside your stadium are super drab affairs. Sorry if you find that offensive, but its true.
Deltaforce
Should have been the usual 3 points for the Spurs against City today and yet again at WHL a keeper plays a blinder and deny us. We need to finish teams off. I dont see *****y doing anything, a bunch of assembled pre-madonnas who wont have a clue how to play together
arpant
61% possession says they can play together. If that was the worst we can do - wait until you see the best. Sorry arpant but your comments arpants.
eighthsin
the possession stat is absolutely wrong. it was spurs 54 man city 46. not quite sure where you got 61 from, unless you just counted the first 20 minutes of the second half.
dwight schrute
Crikey there are some grumpy Spud-u-likes on here! Get a grip lads, 6th place is not beyond you!
kennyclementstache
dwight, VMC Stats originate from The Football DataCo crossed checked against Sky Sports and MCFC. Where do you get yours from?
Johnny Baguette
@johnny http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/8901397.stm. During the period City pressure (first 10 minutes of 2nd half) the 2nd half possession was ~40-60, and that was the period city had the ball the most, so that stat is impossible.
Joshtottenham
You're both right about stats. The Sky and BBC stats are totally different.
patrickblue22
Be interested to know who provides the BBC's stats. FDC are the official PL stats suppliers. I've asked our pals at City Media who provides the clubs Match Day Centre figures. I'll put the answer on here. Important we get the right facts!
Johnny Baguette
Today proved that spurs will have a better season? I really am lost for words when someone makes idiotic statements like that. Today proved that Spurs are more settled and match fit than City are at the moment, that's all. P.S. Joe Hart had a blinder, but that's what we pay him for, so whine about your finishing, not how lucky we were! @arpant - I don't normally like to be pedantic and pull people up over their spelling on the internet, but WTF is a Pre-madonna? Is it Ms Ciccone before she became famous or did you mean primadonna?
fifthcolumnblue
Good possession of the football from us, and over time once we start to understand each other more we'll turn that into more attacking intent. Roll on Balotelli
potwash
Possession doesnt mean anything, it isnt how much possession you have, it is what can you do with that possession and City (much like everton) did squat with that possession. You only had more possession because you had Yaya toure, Barry and De Kong, who are 3 DM in the middle and all looked ordinary to be honest
Rob-EFC
Good man Rob, a truly insightful comment as always. 1-0 against Blackburn, ouch!
Bluedub
Bluedub, i bet Howard is secretly a double agent the way he gifted that.
me_innit
LOL. All he was short of doing was tying a bow around it.
Bluedub
 

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