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  • Fulham 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur: Gomes great save

    Tottenham Hotspurs failed to penetrate the top three after being held 0-0 draw with Fulham in the Premier League duel continued at Craven Cottage Stadium, Saturday (26/12/2009). With the draw, "Spurs" are still struggling in fifth with a value of 34.

    Capitalize the value of 33 and was ranked 5th, Tottenham Hotspur ambition to steal three points from the hands of Fulham. If able to fulfill his ambition, while Robbie Keane will be evicted et al Arsenal who are in third place.

    However, it was not easy for the "Spurs" for the home team menudukkan at Craven Cottage stadium. In fact, Tottenham goalkeeper Gomes, who was escorted Huerelho almost conceded four times in the first 15 minutes. Lucky Gomes bergasil appear bright and break opportunities created by Zoltan Gera, Danny Murphy, and Clint Dempsey.

    In minute 20, the goal of "The Cottagers" collapse by the action of Peter Crouch. Unfortunately, these goals canceled. Referee Steve Bennett rate Fulham defender first dropped in front of Niko Kranjcar penalty box. Kranjcar failed to execute a free kick after the ball floated over the execution ruler Mark Schwarzer.

    The threat is not a shrunken guts Fulham. By relying on short passes that organized, threatened Fulham goal "Spurs". In minute 23, Dempsey Client Fulham almost made superior. Unfortunately, his shot still failed to hit the target.

    Dempsey action in this fight is worth getting thumbs-up. In the 34th minute, again threatening a goal back action "Spurs". Execute a free kick, Dempsey fired a shot into the top left corner of goalkeeper Gomes. Unfortunately, the ball still hit the crossbar "Spurs".

    Opportunities are increasingly making Fulham excited. They are relentless defense tore up opponents. In the 39th minute, goalkeeper Gomes again under threat. However, while the goalkeeper Gomes is still safe after firing Bobby Zamora still soar.

    After halftime, Tottenham took the initiative to attack directly. After several dead-end attack, "Spur" was given a golden opportunity by Jenas action on 53 minutes. To penetrate the midfield, Jenas tried to put the ball in the upper left corner of Schwarzer's goal. Damn, the ball falls outside the Fulham goal.

    Fulham tried to escape from the pressure. "The Cottagers" behind the attack and trying to get back control of the attack. In minute 63, Zamora almost broke into the goal "spurs". Damien Duff receive feedback, direct Zamora gore ball. But the opportunity to be in vain after Gomes managed to put a halt to the ball and then hugged him.

    Gomes also deserves a thumbs-up. How not, Gomes managed to secure the goal of the threats that Dempsey is released in minute 69. At that time, originated from a flowing attack in midfield, Zamora provide feedback to Dempsey. Without thinking, Dempsey fired. Gomes reacted quickly and managed to secure the ball.

    Seeing a blunt front line, coach "Spurs" Harry Redknapp switched tactics. He entered Luka Modric and Jermain Defoe to replace Kranjcar and Keane. This strategic change resulted in almost short time. At 72 minutes, Defoe almost made the team winning. Hell, no lead shot on goal.

    Ten minutes later, Schwarzer had to fall up to secure his goal of an attack "Spurs" are quite heavy. Utilizing the ball rebound of a shot Crouch, Jermaine Jenas directly reach the ball. But Schwarzer managed to keep the ball moving. "Spurs" trying to maximize every opportunity in the remaining time available. Unfortunately, the team of Harry Redknapp is still failing to maximize these opportunities. As a result, both teams should share the points with a score of 0-0.


    Fulham: Schwarzer, Hangeland, Hughes, Konchesky, Pantsil, Baird, Murphy, Dempsey, Duff, Zamora, Gera
    Tottenham Hotspur: Gomes, Bassong, Dawson, Assou-Ekotto, Corluka, Palacios, Jenas, Kranjcar (Modric 71), Lennon, Keane (Defoe 71), Crouch


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