Full-time - 90'
1 - 1
16:30 +00:00, May 7, 2011
White Hart Lane, England
Referee: Lee Probert
FULL TIME A result that neither would've wanted, but Blackpool would've taken. Gomes again at the centre of controversy and Spurs' Champions League dreams look over.
Crouch's knockdown from Kaboul's long ball, Defoe hits a half-volley into the ground and to Matt Gilks.
One last minute, can someone find a winner?
Aaron Lennon is released after good work from Crouch, he makes for the byline and claims a penalty when his cross is blocked. Optimistic to say the least.
Defoe, again out on the left, hits a very poor cross into the box. Spurs are desperate.
Crouch hooks the corner clear and Spurs look forward.
Corner to Blackpool...
James Beattie on for Neil Eardley
Niko Kranjcar on for Danny Rose
SIX MINUTES ADDED TIME
Spurs desperately need another goal, can they find one?
GOAL Jermain Defoe with a thunderbolt! The striker instantly controls from 25 yards, and he unleashes a wonderful shot beyond a stretched Gilks!
Puncheon again breaking forward, this time he hits a shot into the belly of Gomes from the edge of the penalty area.
What a chance for Blackpool! William Gallas lets a lobbed ball forward bounce under his leg and Campbell is away. He cuts back for Puncheon, who slice his effort terribly from 10 yards.
Spurs fans starting to exit the ground. A bit premature, surely?
Aaron Lennon, who is playing from the left for some unknown reason, puts a terrible cross well out of play.
Danny Rose trying to work a crossing opportunity, but Blackpool are defending doggedly.
Seconds later, Jermain Defoe catches Evatt with an elbow. The centre back eventually climbs to his feet.
Bodies all over the floor at the moment! Crouch and Van der Vaart clash in the air and gingerly get to their feet.
Spurs look completely devastated and shell-shocked. Can they haul themselves back into the match?
Aaron Lennon is booked for petulently kicking the ball away.
An incredible, incredible 90 seconds of football. From the initial corner, Michael Dawson handles and Blackpool have a penalty. Gomes makes an excellent save from Adam, but from the ensuing corner, the Brazilian fumbles the cross before dragging down Taylor-Fletcher. A second penalty awarded, which Adam hammered home!
GOAL Charlie Adam makes no mistake this time!!!
PENALTY TO BLACKPOOL!
Gomes saves the penalty!
DJ Campbell should have given Blackpool the lead! David Vaughan with an inch-perfect cross for Campbell, whose low shot is saved brilliantly by Gomes!
Not much to write home about in the second half. Spurs are really struggling.
Michael Dawson controls the delivery at the far post before dragging a half-volley wide.
Yet ANOTHER corner as Crainey heads behind Crouch's cross...
Modric picks out Van der Vaart on the edge of the box, his curling effort is caught by Gilks.
Lennon wins a corner for Spurs. Can they make use of one?
A corner from Adam which is as poor as his challenge was minutes earlier.
Blackpool corner as Dawson is the last to touch a long punt forward...
It is shocking to think Adam escaped the book for that tackle, it wasn't even deemed a foul by the referee.
The free kick is predictably aimed at Crouch, but to no avail.
Tottenham free kick for Puncheon's late tackle on Modric...
Peter Crouch on for Gareth Bale
The replays are damning for Adam. Gareth Bale looks like he could've broken a leg here, a huge blow for Spurs.
This looks very, very bad for Bale. Adam is so lucky to escape a card, that should've arguably been a red.
Gareth Bale is writhing in agony on the floor after a nasty challenge from Adam. This looks very bad.
Entering the last half an hour and we are still goalless. Who would've thought these two teams could shut each other out?
Aaron Lennon in space and bearing down on goal. His clipped cross is perfect for the onrushing Modric, who heads over the bar.
A growing sense of frustration seems to be building among the White Hart Lane faithful.
A much better corner from Van der Vaart. Kaboul rises at the back post to nod down for Defoe, who swivels inside the six-yard box to hook a half-volley over the crossbar.
Tottenham corner of Neil Eardley...
Spurs still seeing most of the ball, but Blackpool have maintained a menacing edge on the break.
Bale with a saunter towards the corner of the box before striking a crisp drive centimetres wide of the goal. The closest Spurs have come to a breathrough.
Van der Vaart with another set piece delivery. It's slightly improved, but still simple to deal with for Blackpool.
David Vaughan with a decent enough shot on Gomes' goal. The low drive skips a yard or two wide of the goal.
Wonderful play from Modric, who leaves defenders in his wake before teeing up Van der Vaart. The Dutchman attempts an audacious chip which Gilks can gather.
Bale is the latest man to blaze over. Van der Vaart twisting and turning his way to the line and cutting back for the Welshman. On his weaker right foot, the shot is wild.
The corner is headed clear and Spurs break via Lennon. He plays a perfect ball over the top for Van der Vaart, who can't get it under control and shoots over from 20 yards.
DJ Campbell with a speculative shot, Gallas deflects it wide for a corner...
Defoe straight away looking to feed Van der Vaart, who was just caught on his heels on unable to react.
Aaron Lennon on for Roman Pavlyuchenko
Jason Puncheon on for Sergey Kornilenko
The teams are back out for the second half...
What can Harry do to change things in the second? Aaron Lennon is a possibility, along with Peter Crouch.
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The good and the bad of Heurelho Gomes has been on display this evening. A good save from Adam, but also a less-than-convincing save from Adam.
Blackpool could move out of the bottom three with a win and they will take encouragement from their first-half display.
Man City's defeat earlier should have inspired Spurs, but it seems to have done the opposite. Surely a win today is a must if they hope to fulfil their Champions League ambitions?
HALF TIME Spurs with all the possesion, Blackpool with the better chances. Not good enough from Harry Redknapp's team so far.
TWO MINUTES ADDED TIME
The Spurs fans are outraged, Charlie Adam appears to foul Danny Rose and send him sprawling but nothing is given.
The game a little flat again now. We desperately need a goal.
Bale is back on the pitch and looks fine to carry on.
Bale is just about back on his feet, as Lennon warms up on the off-chance he's needed.
Kornilenko is into the book for a late lunge on Gareth Bale. The winger is hurt.
Another poor ball and it is headed clear.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher hacks down Rose, Van der Vaart over the free kick.
Danny Rose gets beyond Bale and fires an excellent cross into the penalty area. Gilks palms clear.
Spurs are slowly taking control...
Jermain Defoe smashes a shot into the back of the net...but the flag is up! The striker had moved just too soon when reacting to the through ball.
Charlie Adam with another shot which tests Gomes, and he makes the save in unconvincing fashion. Blackpool have been far from overawed.
William Gallas is into the book for a late, cynical trip. He is angry, but the card is completely justified.
A devilish, driven cross from Bale. Pavlyuchenko and Van der Vaart both stretch desperately to try and reach it, but to no avail.
Half an hour gone, and we're still goalless. Surely these two teams can break the deadlock?!
Gareth Bale gets a chance to unleash a shot after fantastic play from Pavlyuchenko. The 25-yard drive is closed down almost instantly.
Van der Vaart is back on his feet and fine to carry on.
Rafael Van der Vaart is down and in some pain, Blackpool play on and Adam fires over from the corner of the box.
Keith Southern with a late challenge on Rose, the Spurs fans are outraged but no foul is given.
Van der Vaart works an opportunity on the edge of the box, his scuffed right-foot shot is saved by Gilks.
From the corner, Blackpool waste a further golden opportunity. A free header from six-yards out fired over the bar.
What a chance for Blackpool! DJ Campbell finds space in the box, but his shot is blocked. It loops into the air for Adam who unleashes a crisp volley from a tight angle. Gomes reacts to make a wonderful save.
Neil Eardley is into the book for Blackpool.
Some very impressive work from DJ Campbell, who surges forward and plays in Adam. He cuts inside, but is challenged before he can fire off a shot.
A lot of corners so far, but nothing to truly test Gilks.
Another overhit corner from Van der Vaart, Danny Rose's return ball is not capitalised on by the home team.
Luka Modric with a 20-yard shot which deflected wide for yet another corner...
The atmosphere has gone a little bit flat. The expectant White Hart Lane crowd not overly excited by what they've seen so far.
Defoe with a sniff for Spurs, he shrugged off Baptiste and charged towards goal. The defender did well to get back with the England striker, but Defoe wriggled free and fired in a low cross which Crainey cleared.
No real chances of note in the game so far, which side can make the breakthrough?
The latest corner is better, but Matt Dawson can't quite head the ball down at the far post.
The corner is overhit once more, but arrives with Bale. He cuts onto his left foot and forces Gilks to palm the ball around his post with a low shot.
Danny Rose picks up possession and is urged to shoot, he obliges and earns a corner...
Very neat play from Blackpool, who are coming into the game. Eventually, Alex Baptiste concedes possession.
Aaron Lennon remains on the bench for Spurs. Clearly he is out of favour with Redknapp at the moment, seemingly since the away match against Real Madrid.
The free kick is bent low into the wall, a disappointing effort.
A dangerous free kick for Blackpool, Adam over it...
The corner is over-hit and runs out for a throw on the far side.
Jermain Defoe gets to the byline, his cross is deflected a loops into the air. Adam brings the ball forward, but Dawson intercepts. His 25-yard shot is deflected for a corner...
Man City's defeat at Everton has opnened the door ever so slightly for Spurs ahead of their decisive clash on Tuesday.
Tottenham, predictably, seeing a lot of the ball early on. Spurs will want to make a early breakthrough and kill the visitors' spirits.
A lot of noise from the travelling Blackpool fans early doors.
Danny Rose does indeed line-up at left-back. A bizarre choice from Harry Redknapp!
KICK OFF Blackpool kick off!
A win would lift Blackpool out of the relegation zone and above Wigan Athletic.
The teams are making their way out on to the pitch...
Tottenham are seven points behind Man City with a game in hand, with the two teams due to clash in the near future. A win here is essential.
Despite threats to do otherwise, Ian Holloway has started captain Charlie Adam. Matt Gilks comes in for Richard Kingson between the sticks.
Danny "that goal against Arsenal" Rose comes into the Spurs team, although it's unclear whether he or Gareth Bale will line-up at left-back.
Tottenham's Champions League dreams hang in the balance as they entertain relegation-threatened Blackpool.
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