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  • Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Manchester City: Hart great-saves

    2010/2011 English Premier League opening match ended without goals. Despite appearing dominant over Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, was unable to score any goals.

    Playing on home turf at White Hart Lane on Saturday (14/08/2010), the Spurs have a chance to score more than the City. They are more often attacked by the left wing led by Gareth Bale.

    Bale himself made a golden opportunity when his left foot shot from the edge of the penalty box City, hit the pole away.

    Two other big chance to get Jermain Defoe. However, both broken off City goalkeeper Joe Hart, who played brilliantly throughout the 45 minute first half.

    One opportunity Defoe on 32 minutes was saved Hart. Ball gag then dicecar England international striker. Unfortunately for him, the ball can still be blocked by City defender.

    While City are relying on counterattacks. Even so quick actions of Carlos Tevez or David Silva not to endanger the goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes.

    At 46 minutes, turn City who received a golden opportunity. Shaun Wright-Phillips, who escaped the offside trap drove to threaten the Spurs goal. However, Benoit Assou-Ekotto deftly managed to tackle and this opportunity was shattered.

    72 minutes Adam Johnson send the bait to Carlos Tevez. Argentine attacker is releasing bait, and the Spurs players hit the ball sideways too thin on the side of goalkeeper Gomes.

    Spurs still trying to figure out how to rip the nets Hart. Roman Pavlyuchenko tried his luck with the release hard kick from outside the penalty box, but Hart was able to catch it.

    A minute later, Pavlyuchenko returned to repeat a similar effort. But, again, the goalkeeper is still showing toughness under the crossbar.

    Until here, the Spurs have scored 14 shots on goal and the result is still nil. While the City scored just six shots toward the goal. In a note quoted by the BBC, the Spurs won the mastery of the ball 54:46.

    Spurs may excel offensiveness, but City had Hart. Score of this game is 0-0.

    Team Line-up:

    Tottenham: Heurelho Gomes, Ledley King, Michael Dawson, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Vedran Corluka, Luka Modric, Tom Huddlestone, Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon (Giovani Dos Santos 68), Jermain Defoe (Roman Pavlyuchenko 68), Peter Crouch (Robbie Keane 68).

    Man City: Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, Kolo Toure, Aleksandar Kolarov (Pablo Zabaleta 45), Micah Richards, Nigel De Jong, Gareth Barry, Yaya Toure, David Silva, Carlos Tevez (Emmanuel Adebayor 83), Shaun Wright-Phillips (Adam Johnson 68).


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