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  • Stoke City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur: Bale spectacular-strike

    Tottenham Hotspur, who last season successfully broke into the big four positions, his first victory this season. Spurs won 2-1 thin from Stoke City.

    Stoke at the Britannia Stadium entertained, Saturday (21/08/2010) , the Spurs won thanks to two goals made by Gareth Bale. Stoke hosts could only reply through goals from Richard Fuller.

    Stoke recorded quite a lot of chances in the second half. However, until the final whistle sounded there was no additional goals from both teams, although there is little controversy in the final minute.

    This is the first victory of 2010-10 season after the Spurs in the first party is only able to play a goalless draw counter Manchester City at White Hart Lane.

    On the other parties, who last season Everton finished in eighth position is still not able to reach his first victory this season. If at the inaugural match against Blackburn Rovers last week they lost 0-1, Everton now can only play when entertaining 1-1 draw with Wolves.

    Bolton Wanderers temporarily pushed into second place in the standings while Arsenal, thanks to 3-1 victory over West Ham United. Bolton's position could not last long because on the same day Chelsea will also play their party.

    The game

    A minute before the match entered its 20th minute, Spurs winning 1-0. Starting from Aaron Lennon, he cross the ball to forward Gareth Bale. The rate of intercepted the ball and Peter Crouch welcomed with header.

    Crouch Enterprises fetched goal can still be intercepted Ryan Shawcross at the goal line, but the skin on the face of the round then Bale and slid into the goal. Unorthodox, but effective, because Spurs had the lead.

    Stoke successful equalizer at minute 26. Spurs rearguard failed to sweep the ball after a corner and Ricardo Fuller football punishes recklessness by making goals.

    The position of equilibrium only lasted four minutes. Lennon again ruffled the defense from the right side and sent the ball into the direction of Bale. This time, Bale cast a beautiful volley that made the score turned into 2-1.

    After barely a lot of chances in the second half, Stoke stomping on 67 minutes through substitute Tuncay Sanli. He fired a shot which goalkeeper Heurelho laboriously pushed over Gomes.

    Stoke have not stopped the attack and from football back corner Tuncay threatened, this time through header. But again he's been unlucky because the ball wide.

    At 69 minutes, Tuncay make another tantrum by kicking distance that can still be pushed over Gomes. From soccer corner, turn the disquiet Shawcross Spurs goalkeeper goals despite still not come again.

    Six minutes before dispersal, the Spurs goalkeeper again threatened danger. From a counterattack, Fuller worked with Jonathan Walters, despite their efforts are still stranded in the hands of Gomes.

    In the final minute, was born of a controversy. In front of the Spurs goalkeeper, Danny Collins effort denied by Gomes. But Walters was still able to continue with other header, for without fail Crouch with his chest at the goal line. A debate whether the ball was already past the goal line or not yet, but the referee did not assess and Spurs won 2-1.

    Team Line-up:
    Stoke: Sorensen, Huth, Abdoulaye Faye, Shawcross, Collins, Delap, Whitehead, Whelan, Etherington, Walters, Fuller; Subs: Begovic, Higginbotham, Sidibe, Pugh, Sanli, Tonge, Wilkinson

    Tottenham: Gomes, Corluka, Dawson, Kaboul, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Jenas, Huddlestone, Palacios, Bale, Crouch; Subs: Alnwick, Naughton, Bassong, Kranjcar, Rose, Walker, Livermore


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