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  • Sunderland 1-2 Tottenham: Gyan, Kranjcar great-strike

    Tottenham Hotspur successfully recovered from a 2-1 win over Sunderland. These results make competition in the Champions League zone became increasingly tight.

    A visit to the cage Sunderland, Stadium of Light on Saturday (02/12/2011), the Spurs were struck by the hosts goal scored by Asamoah Gyan in the 11th minute.

    Exploiting the situation when the Spurs defender, William Gallas, changed shoes, Gyan strikes the ball to the goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes with accurate kicks from the penalty box.

    Left behind one goal, Spurs attempt to increase pressure to the heart of Sunderland's defense. But some farm team opportunities Harry Redknapp was floated without success.

    New in minutes 44 Spurs successful business. From the corner kick Steven Pienaar, Michael Dawson gore that go after the ball through the gap between the legs Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon.

    Six minutes of the second half underway, the Spurs nearly scored the second goal after creating chaos at the mouth of Gordon's goal. However, poke Jermain Defoe could be swept away by Phil Bardsley at the goal line.

    But two minutes later, it was Sunderland who threatened. Welcomes feedback from Kieran Richardson, Steed Malbranque shot, but the goal was not created because Gomes pushed the ball out.

    Minute 57, the Spurs turned excel. From the cross Sandro, try to reach the ball with his head by Defoe. The ball then fell to the feet of Niko Kranjcar who landed the ball perfectly into the nets Gordon. Sunderland 1, Tottenham 2.

    Sunderland could claim the right to get a penalty on 67 minutes when the ball touches the hand cross-Richardson Vedran Corluka. But the Spurs claim rejected by the referee.

    Richardson nearly equalized for Sunderland in the 79th minute. But the swift kick of former Manchester United player had just grabbed a ruler and fail to bear fruit goals.

    Long whistle finally sounded the referee and the Spurs still entitled to the 2-1 advantage. With a collection of 47 numbers from 26 games, the Spurs moved up one rank to fourth position leaving Chelsea (44 points, 25 games).

    Movements 3-5 position is still very possible because the Spurs are now living at odds two points of Manchester City who sit in third place but has already played 27 times.

    Team Line-up:

    Sunderland: Gordon, Bardsley, Mensah, Bramble, Onuoha (Zenden 86), Malbranque (Al Muhamadi 76), Henderson, Muntari, Richardson, Gyan, Sessegnon

    Totenham Hotspurs: Gomes, Corluka, Dawson, Gallas, Assou-Ekotto, Pienaar (Lennon 78), Jenas, Sandro, Kranjcar, Defoe (Palacios 87), Pavlyuchenko


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