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Spurs 0 - The Arsenal 0

Premier League

White Hart Lane

8/2/2009 1:30 pm

Attendance: 36,021

Referee: Mike Dean

Spurs
0 - 0
The Arsenal
 
 
Venue: White Hart Lane
 
Attendance: 36,021
The Teams
Cudicini
 
 
 
Almunia
 
 
Woodgate
 
 
 
Sagna
 
 
Assou-Ekotto
 
 
 
Toure
 
 
Dawson
 
 
 
Gallas
 
 
Corluka
 
 
74
 
Clichy
 
 
87
Jenas
 
 
 
Eboue
 
 
Modric
 
 
 
Denilson
 
 
Palacios
 
 
 
Song
 
 
Keane
 
 
 
Nasri
 
 
Pavlyuchenko
 
 
64
 
van Persie
 
 
Lennon
 
 
87
 
Adebayor
 
 
38
Substitutes
Gomes
 
 
 
Fabianski
 
 
Chimbonda
 
 
74
 
Djourou
 
 
Bale
 
 
 
Gibbs
 
 
87
Zokora
 
 
 
Ramsey
 
 
Huddlestone
 
 
 
Eduardo
 
 
Taarabt
 
 
87
 
Bendtner
 
 
38
Bent
 
 
64
 
Arshavin
 
 
Game Statistics
17
Goal Attempts
6
5
On Target
2
0
Crosses
0
6
Corners
4
4
Offside
2
14
Fouls
15
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
1
56.2
%
43.8
Comments...
It is hard for a side to maintain the tempo and dominance that Spurs did in the early part of the game. In such games there usually comes a point around 25 minutes or so in when the tempo drops and provided the defending team hasn't conceded in that period there is a good chance to wrest some control back. It becomes exponentially more difficult to do so with 10 men on the field though. The first half ended with 60% possession in favour of the home side and the game ended with 56.2% in their favour. The possession stats for the 2nd half would have therefore been 52.4% in favour of the home side. We had 2 shots in the first half, both off target and 4 in the 2nd of which 2 were on target though the first of these wasn't until the 91st minute. We began to get some better control over our game, even with 10 men, as it went on but with pass completion stats of just 69.3% this was one of our poorer performances. A depleted midfield would have some impact on that but the introduction of Bendtner who does have trouble controlling his passing at times (down to 48% in this game) didn't help the cause too much. Sadly looking at the bench there was little there, ready to take part in a high pressure game, that could offer a guarantee of doing much better. One player who did deal with the pressure pretty well was Almunia whose 5 saves and a few decent claims may have gone a little way to dispel doubts about his temperament in such high profile contests.




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Writer: Amos Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 8 2009

Time: 4:46PM

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A bit disappointed that you couldn't hasten Spuds relegation today, but all in all it was an away point, and they couldn't beat you even though you were down to 10 men. North London bragging rights to the gooners again.
fifthcolumnblue
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08/02/2009 17:19:00

I think Nasri is better slightly more infield rather than being out on the wing, especially in a side without Cesc and other more creative players. It's a real shame that Eboue let his teammates down because I got the sense that van Persie may have produced another decisive moment today if we had 11 on the pitch. We were well capable of getting a vital win today against a Spurs side not brimming with confidence but sadly the knob that is Emanuel Eboue had to be his usual consistent 'add no value' self.
Gooner_Vin
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08/02/2009 17:24:00

The players were shattered ikn the last 15 minutes, but we didn't have the right players on the bench. I'm not one of these people that has a pop at Eboue, but that was ridiculous today. I didn't see the second booking properly, we were watching Ade go off, but both were stupid. I'd be interested to see how many booking he's got for discent/diving, He needs to hae a word with himself, that nearly cost us today. Great to see Eddy on the bench though!
navydave
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08/02/2009 18:04:00

Well loved it.I thought you didn't deserve to get even a point.Anyhow I would love to see Sp*rs relegated but today I was hoping for a Sp*rs victory after all the way we are playing we need more Artesenal draws or loses.LOL Gunnerkid what's happen? So much jumping yesterday?5 ponits gap with 16 goal difference good
Saimon_blues
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08/02/2009 18:07:00

I hope that Clichy's head cut is not serious. It didn't look good, but hopefully he'll be ok. Well done today btw!
Fan of Blues
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08/02/2009 18:09:00

It's baffling how the 2 Blues' assessments differ eh!
GoonerLou
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08/02/2009 18:40:00

GoonerLou - It's because I'm a Man City fan, not a Chelski fan, and don't have quite the same anti-arsenal feelings as Saimon_blues. Oh, I'm married to a gooner as well, and I live in Old Tr**ford, so more than a healthy respect for the gooners, as they ***** manyoo scum off more than most!
fifthcolumnblue
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08/02/2009 19:15:00

I am fed up with this team. It's there for all to see. For 5 years, we've been told the kids are growing, that we'll have a great team. Where are they? Have they stopped growing? As for Eboue, Wenger is far too soft on his players, where is the **** discipline? Wenger should fine him 2 weeks wages. hen you earn millions on the fans back, the least you can do is respect them. Arsenal players are privileged. No Man U players would have dared get sent off like that in fear of Fergie's rage except Roy Keane maybe.
Gael-Force
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08/02/2009 19:36:00

Imagine this midfield: Arshavin - Denilson - Fabregas - Nasri! Fantastic! Oh well...
Tom14
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08/02/2009 19:38:00

Hehe I actually meant the 2 'Blues' posts just above mine, not necessarily yours. I saw you guys' posts before and knew you're not the same 'Blues'. For the record, out of all the Blues, I personally respect Everton most. And a City fan and a Gooner living in OT, a bit 'challenging', isn't it?! :D
GoonerLou
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08/02/2009 19:40:00

GoonerLou I am sure FOB also have the same feeling about Arsenal I know him better than you.By the way all the best wishes for Clichy
Saimon_blues
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08/02/2009 20:00:00

5 points is not all that much, mind you. Just this time last year we were leading the table by 5 and we both now how that worked out. There is still 39 points to be had for both of us, and you would be a fool to write off our chances of catching Chelsea. Plus we have key players missing that will be returning. Besides Essien, who were you missing against Hull that might be back to help you the rest of the season?
gunnerkid107
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08/02/2009 20:53:00

Ah, thank god it's a draw. Boy aren't we both *****ed?
k_chelski
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08/02/2009 21:21:00

Thought Arsenal was gonna steal the win, goal disallowed looked harsh. How serious is adebayors hamstring injury?
wright8
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08/02/2009 22:12:00

Hopefully serious because he has been gash for about 2 months. Ok maybe a bit harsh, but he needs to get his game back
paul_ownz
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09/02/2009 00:13:00

Are you guys still playin for 4th spot? I watched the game today, i fort Tottenham Dominated it =]
Blitz
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09/02/2009 02:43:00

Hehe Blitz and what exactly did Spuds create by 'dominating' the game? I couldn't see anything apart from 2 chances: Keane's and Modric's towards the end. They looked as though they were not sure whether to attack or go for safety first, despite playing against 10 men. It's obvious there's a fear factor in their heads.
GoonerLou
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09/02/2009 03:03:00

Even though i thought he deserved both yellows, on arsenal.com Eboue thought he only deserved the second one. This shows how stupid he is. He knew he was on a yellow so he had to watch himself, why then get a second one so stupidly? He's selfish and he doesn't think of the fans who pay his wages. He then goes on to say that was a good point, away from home and 11v10. he has no right to talk about that point. We needed all 3.
Gael-Force
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09/02/2009 08:57:00

Eboue don't deserve to wear the shirt again, if he does again, eff it, i'm gonna boo.
shewore
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09/02/2009 09:53:00

Although Eboue did argue with the ref, it seems like questioning te ref for a decision is worse than telling him to '***** off', which the likes of Rooney gets away with consistently. This is not the 1st time that Eboue is letting down the team (think back to the FA Cup against ManU). The passing stats are poor, although I could see many misplaced passes, I didnt think they'd be so bad. I thought we could nick a goal late on if it was goal less after 80 mins. A bit disappointed that Dudu didnt come on towards the end. I'm ok with a point and I hope luck goes our way. That disallowed goal was a ***** decision.
prits
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09/02/2009 10:38:00

I'm a Chelsea fan so it's only normal that I might have anti-arsenal feelings like Saimon has pointed out. That said, I still believe that you did well yesterday given that you were playing with ten men from the 38th min and that Ade was taken off injured. You managed to last the whole 90 mins and even had several close chances wasted yourself. We didn't manage any of that at Anfield!
Fan of Blues
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09/02/2009 10:41:00

hammered you, lucky lucky arsenal
ScottDaYid
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09/02/2009 16:50:00

Hammered us? Wasn't it 0-0!!!!!!!!!!!!
MrArsenal
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10/02/2009 09:30:00

Attendance: 36,021 Isn't it great to visit these quaint old stadiums around London! :p
LondonGooner
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10/02/2009 19:17:00

 

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