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Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Manchester City 0 - Stats

Tottenham Hotspur
0 - 0
Manchester City

FA Premier League

Whte Hart Lane, Laandaarn Taarn

14/8/10 12h45 BST

Attendance: 36, 056

Referee: Andre Marriner

Tottenham HotspurManchester City
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.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Saturday August 14 2010
Time: 3:20PM

Comments

0
18 shots on target and yet no goal...wow, joe Hart really did come good today
Yid_from_India
14/08/2010 15:36:00
0
Today proved that Spurs will have the better season
refereesfavourbig4
14/08/2010 15:39:00
0
Not really sure how today proved that at all, refereesfavourbig4? Care to explain?
StuMCFC
14/08/2010 16:05:00
0
Great game, but its two points dropped for Spurs
Shannon
14/08/2010 16:38:00
0
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
14/08/2010 17:02:00
0
Look at that possession stat, City done well to retain possession like that considering they're apparently a team of individuals
Bluedub
14/08/2010 17:15:00
0
You were lucky to get a draw today lads, Btw were did silva play? It looked to me asif he was everywhere?
P.Avfc
14/08/2010 17:22:00
0
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
14/08/2010 18:38:00
0
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
14/08/2010 19:10:00
0
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
14/08/2010 19:16:00
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