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  • Stoke City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur: Gudjhonsen, Kranjar score

    Although a bit weary, beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Stoke City. This victory makes the Lilywhites firmly in fourth position the Premier League standings.

    Under pressure from opponents fans at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday (20/3/2010), led the Spurs scored first through Eidur Gudjohnsen. Stoke then returned through a penalty Matthew Etherington before Niko Kranjcar ensure the visitors three points.

    Three points from Stoke make Spurs have won 55 points from 30 games, winning four points in front of Liverpool, and five on the Aston Villa. Spurs chance to win the Champions League final tickets at the end of the season.

    After a 0-0 draw in the first 45 minutes, Spurs opened the advantage when second-half action was only a minute. Utilizing the feedback Peter Crouch, Gudjohnsen kicks left leg ripped Stoke goal.



    This is a first Gudjohnsen scored for Spurs after the Iceland striker's loan from AS Monaco.

    Spurs becoming the upper hand when two minutes after the goal that Stoke were forced to play with 10 men. Dean Whitehead was expelled referee after receiving a second yellow card due chalenge on Luka Modric.

    But the benefits of the number of players does not necessarily make life easy Spurs. Stoke just so enthusiastic and try to suppress the defense team's hotel.

    The result, in 63 minutes, the referee award a penalty for Stoke after Benoit Assou-Ekotto charged with violating Dave Kitson in the penalty box. Etherington executions made the score 1-1.

    Spurs finally win the right after 77 minutes of feedback Gujohnsen successfully utilized by Kranjcar to be a goal that changed the score was 2-1 with a measured kick.

    Score 2-1 for Spurs advantage survives until the game ended.


    Lineup
    Stoke: Sorensen; Huth, Higginbotham, Faye, Collins; Whelan (Tuncay 84), Whitehead; Etherington, Delap; Kitson (Sidibe 84), Fuller

    Spurs: Gomes; Corluka, Bassong, Dawson, Assou-Ekotto; Kranjcar (Livermore 90), Kaboul, Modric, Bale; Pavlyuchenko (Gudjohnsen 36), Crouch

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