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  • Manchester City 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Crouch scored

    Tottenham Hotspur grabs last ticket to the Champions League next season armed with a 1-0 win over Manchester City. Spurs scored single foal created by Peter Crouch on 82 minutes.

    In the early game, Wednesday (05/05/2010) , City immediately take control of attack. But over time Spurs started to compensate, until Crouch finally breaking into goalkeeper Marton Fulop eight minutes before the dispersal.

    With the additional three digits at the City of Manchester Stadium, the four major positions in the standings Spurs - Champions League position - certainly safer because the main point is that numbered 70 was impossible overed by City, which was closest, at five positions, and only got 66 points .

    Not only that, the Spurs are still more likely even a top three finish in the final standings, which shifts the Gunners now have 72 points. Condition, the Spurs should be able to win the last game this season while Arsenal defeat.

    The game

    City direct threat to spread the defense the Spurs. In the early minutes of Gareth Barry got the chance in spite of a direct kick at the opponent with not far from the target.

    At seven minutes the spirit of City fans after his favorite team returned fire to spread dangerous counterattacks by Carlos Tevez. Penetrating from the left, Tevez had fired a shot from a narrow angle can still denied by Spurs' defense.

    Spurs threatened to back the minute 18. From a free kick on the right side of the ball thrown to the far pole where there is Peter Crouch. Header ball with his head although he only just hit the goalpost.

    Three minutes later Ledley King break down the City wicket with header after receiving the operands from corner kicks. However, the goal disallowed because the ball was in the process of gore has been pushing Barry King.

    Heurelho Gomes stretched to try to anticipate the hard Adam Johnson kick from outside the penalty box on 27 minutes. Score still 0-0 with both teams attacking each other through a tight duel, despite the attacks City a little more treacherous than the Spurs.

    Gareth Bale came close to breaking into his own goalkeeper in the 33rd minute. Intend to feed the ball to anticipate the cross in front of goal, he kicked the ball into the bottom corner instead leading his own goalkeeper. Luckily for the Spurs, Gomes directly ambushed and swiftly dismissed the ball.

    Five minutes later, Bale tried to atone for sins. From the right side, Aaron Lennon City deceptive players before releasing a cross. The ball then headed distant poles for Bale was greeted with a half-volley kick at him a bit off the mark.

    After undergoing the first round with a relatively passive, Jermain Defoe kicked off on 56 minutes. Successfully mastered the round leather, Defoe fired a shot that forced Marton Fulop stretched to ward off the ball speed.

    Crouch! From close range he let header City toward the goalpost. However, Fulop in front of him reacting quickly to block the ball. Again there is no opportunity to be scored.

    Tevez ran for the gap in the Spurs penalty area and immediately opened fire when he found it hard. Ledley King, whether accidental or had been able to read the intention Tevez, right there in the path of the ball and headed it.

    Gol! Spurs ahead on 82 minutes. Younes Kaboul in action at the right wing to pass through Craig Bellamy and then send a cross. After Wayne Bridge on the skin can still be ignored Fulop round, but instead throw the ball toward the right to the head was born Crouch and goals.

    Roman Pavlyuchenko came close to adding the Spurs benefits at injury time. After receiving feedback Crouch, he fired a shot that twist away and forced the goalkeeper Fulop working hard to dismissed.

    Team line-up:

    Man City:
    Fulop, Zabaleta, Toure, Kompany, Bridge, Adam Johnson (Wright-Phillips), De Jong, Barry (Vieira '57), Bellamy (Santa Cruz), Tevez, Adebayor.

    Tottenham: Gomes, Kaboul, Dawson, King, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon (Bentley '71), Huddlestone, Modric, Bale, Crouch, Defoe (Pavlyuchenko '81).


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