Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1 Liverpool

Match info: Premier League at White Hart Lane

Date: 28/11/2012 KO: 19:45 Ref: P Dowd Att: 36,162

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Aaron Lennon 7
Gareth Bale 16



Gareth Bale 72 (og)

FT (ht: 2-0)

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  • Liverpool pay the price for a slow start as they surrender their unbeaten run in a 2-1 defeat at Tottenham Bale was at his flying, unplayable best in the opening quarter-of-an-hour and set up Lennon's opener before hitting a deflected free-kick for Spurs' second. Liverpool improved after the break and dominated before Bale's own goal, when he was unfortunate to deflect Lennon's goalline clearance, gave them hope. But it is a familiar story of wasted chances for Liverpool. Suarez needs support. Stay with us for all the post-match reaction.


    90 + 4
  • Johnson receives a pass from Gerrard but his no options on the right and runs the ball out of play for a Tottenham throw-in. That could be it for Liverpool.

    90 + 3
  • Liverpool gift the ball to Defoe on the edge of the box. But he is a little surprised. The ball still drops for Sigurdsson, however, his shot is deflected and an easy save for Reina.

    90 + 2
  • Lennon does well to run down the clock by carrying the ball down the right before drawing the foul from Enrique. Possibly for dissent, the Liverpool player is booked.

    90 + 1
  • ADDED TIME: There will be a minimum of four minutes added time before the final whistle.

  • Superb pass to Suarez from Enrique in a similar pattern to Liverpool's goal against Newcastle earlier this season. But Gallas gets in a vital interception inside the penalty area.

  • With the ball out of play, Tottenham replace Dembele with Huddlestone. Gallas is currently off the field having his right leg strapped.

  • Lloris looks concerned as a 30-yard Enrique effort flies just past his near post. Liverpool have Tottenham pinned in their own half.

  • Two corners in quick succession for Liverpool, again down the right. Dembele beats Agger to Shelvey's second delivery as he heads away down field.

  • Liverpool are piling on the pressure, with Luis Suarez 12/1 with Sky Bet to score next. Time is ticking, though.

  • Liverpool again get in down the right. Sterling gets to the byline but his cross to the near post comes to nothing. That has been a story of Liverpool's attacking play.

  • Play is back under way and Tottenham's fans are getting twitchy as groans meet another misplaced pass.

  • Break in play as Dembele receives treatment after taking a whack in an aerial challenge with Gerrard.

  • The corner is half-cleared by Tottenham but Liverpool remain on the attack. Agger looks to have carried the ball out of play at the byline on the left but play continues and Suarez blazes the cross over the bar. If that had gone in, Spurs would have been furious.

  • Another corner for Liverpool on the right. They have had a lot of success down that side in the second half. Sandro clears Suarez's cross after the striker had broken clear.

  • Liverpool use the break in play to introduce Assaidi in place of Downing. Enrique switches to left-back.

  • Not for the first time in his career, Bale is booked for diving. He went to ground expecting a slide challenge from Agger but the Dane had withdrawn his leg.

  • Tottenham are showing more intent to press the ball, which wins applause from the home fans.

  • Sandro is robbed by Enrique close to the halfway line. Suarez attempts an outrageous long-range effort but slices it and it goes out for a throw-in.


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