Tottenham 1-0 Westbrom: Defoe great-finish
Tottenham Hotspur managed to maximize the chance of playing at home. Entertain West Bromwich Albion, the Lilywhites won 1-0 thanks to goals from Jermain Defoe mere puppet.
Compete at White Hart Lane on Tuesday (01/03/2012), Spurs appear dominant from the start. Statistics Soccernet noted their superior ball control up to 68 percent.
The only goal in the second half Spurs created. Defoe appeared as a hero after his shot can not be dammed by Ben Foster.
This victory did not change the position of the Spurs rank third in the Premier League standings with 42 points from 19 matches. They are three points adrift of Manchester United who inhabit the second rank. WBA in 15th position with 22 points.
Opportunity acquired Gareth Bale in the 14th minute. But, his shot from outside the box can be secured by Foster.
Rafael van der Vaart's goal to spread the threat to the WBA in the 26th minute. Starting from Bale's cross, sontekannya still be anticipated by Foster.
Efforts to Van der Vaart in the 44th minute not produced results. Kick was too weak and Foster had no trouble to tame it.
Until halftime, the score did not change glasses. Spurs 0 WBA 0.
Spurs still remain dominant in the second half. They had threatened to flick through Defoe, but the ball still sideways.
In the 58th minute, turn Luka Modric who can not maximize opportunities. His free-kick was floated over the bar.
Spurs hard work finally paid off in the 63rd minute after Defoe scored. After receiving feedback from the left side Bale, Defoe turned around and sent the ball into the top corner WBA.
11 minutes later, Bale tried his luck through a shot from outside the penalty box. But, still heading the ball into the arms of Foster.
WBA had had a golden opportunity in the 82nd minute. But, kicking distance Somen Tchoyi could be blocked by Brad Friedel.
Until the long whistle sounded, the score did not change. Spurs won 1-0.
Tottenham: Friedel, Walker, Kaboul, Gallas (Bassong 68 '), Assou-Ekotto, Van der Vaart, Modric, Sandro (Livermore 30') (Kranjcar 77 '), Bale, Adebayor, Defoe
WBA: Foster, Jones, Dawson, McAuley, Shorey, Cox, Thorne (Tchoyi 79 '), Scharner, Dorrans (Morrison 66'), Thomas (Jara Reyes 27 '), Odemwingie