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  • Manchester City 1-0 Tottenham: Crouch own-goal

    Manchester City to ensure a ticket to the Champions League next season after beating Tottenham Hotspur at home. Ironic for the Spurs, the City created a single goal from Peter Crouch's own goal

    Thanks to this victory, the City collect points 65. With two matches left to the end of the season, that value is not likely being chased by Liverpool (58 points) and the Spurs own (56 points).

    Thus, the four teams who will represent England in the Champions League has been ascertained: Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and City.

    In the City of Manchester Stadium on Tuesday (05/10/2011) , an own goal Crouch happens when the game entered minute 30. Goal was preceded by a puncture James Milner from the right side.

    Milner then release the bait to the Spurs front of goal, where Crouch stood up to help the defense. Unfortunately for the England international striker, his intention to block the ball even make the ball turn directions to the club's own goal. City winning 1-0.

    Throughout the first half, Soccernet noted that the Spurs appear more dominant. They won control of the ball with a ratio of 64:36.

    Spurs also released nine shots, although only one is right on target. While the City to release three and one of them on target.

    In the second half, the Spurs still control the game with more of the ball. Comparison of control of the ball too wide to be 66:34. However, the Lilywhites not really harm the City's goal.

    An interesting incident occurred in the 78th minute when Tevez returned to the bench, and Mancini seemed angry and told Tevez warming-up again.

    Replacing the five midfielders is not much help to dismantle the Spurs defense City. When the balls are released over the stagnant Crouch, Harry Redknapp also include Jermain Defoe in the 78th minute.

    The effort was also fruitless. Defoe failed to release even one shot on target once.

    Conversely, the Spurs goalkeeper almost collapse in minute 86. Patrick Vieira who lives facing one on one with Carlo Cudicini after getting feedback from Tevez mature, releasing kick straight at goalkeeper. Luckily for Spurs, William Gallas is in line with the ball so successfully cleared-out with head.

    Tevez kick in the last minute with a brilliant expel by Cudicini.

    The final result of 1-0, and Manchester City get the quota for next season's Champions League.

    Team Line-up:

    Manchester City: Joe Hart, Joleon Lescott, Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta (Aleksandr Kolarov 57), Micah Richards, Nigel De Jong, Yaya Toure, James Milner, Adam Johnson (Patrick Vieira 67), David Silva (Carlos Tevez 83), Edin Dzeko.

    Tottenham Hotspur: Carlo Cudicini, Michael Dawson, William Gallas (Younes Kaboul 88), Danny Rose, Vedran Corluka, Wilson Palacios (Steven Pienaar 32), Sandro, Luka Modric, Aaron Lennon, Rafael Van der Vaart, Peter Crouch (Jermain Defoe 78 .)


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