Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 0 Sunderland

Match info: Premier League at White Hart Lane

Date: 19/05/2013 KO: 16:00 Ref: A Marriner Att: 36,763

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Tottenham

Gareth Bale 90

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  • The full-time whistle goes and Tottenham have beaten Sunderland 1-0, but unfortunately the final whistle has also gone at Newcastle and Arsenal have won 1-0 to secure fourth place and UEFA Champions League qualification. Bale is congratulated following his stunning winner but there are no celebrations for Spurs tonight.

  • Tottenham are content now to just pass the ball around and keep possession, just praying for a favour from Newcastle. They at least look set to fulfil their part of the bargain with a win here.

    90+2
  • Tottenham still need a goal from Newcastle to put them into the top four, and the news from St James' Park is that Theo Walcott has just hit the post as Arsenal remain 1-0 up.

    90
  • The way things were going it was going to take something special to break the deadlock today, and Player of the Year Bale has again produced the goods with a stunning curled strike into the top corner from at least 25 yards. Brilliant goal.

    89
  • GOAL! Bale puts Tottenham 1-0 ahead.

    89
  • Another youngster is blooded for Sunderland as Mitchell replaces Wickham for the final couple of minutes.

    88
  • Tottenham have had 21 shots on goal today but Mignolet has been equal to the task and he has been well protected by his back four.

    87
  • Sigurdsson is quickly into the action but is thwarted with an attempted cross from the left wing which is intercepted by Larsson.

    85
  • Villas-Boas' final throw of the dice sees Sigurdsson come on to try and grab a late winner for Tottenham.

    83
  • Lennon, back out on the left wing, combines well with Adebayor and Assou-Ekotto but Spurs cannot play their way through Sunderland's resolute defence.

    82
  • Bale's free-kick floats over the heads of his team-mates in the center but he almost redeems himself moments later with a well-controlled volley from the edge of the area which is well held by Mignolet.

    80
  • Mandron's enthusiasm perhaps gets the better of him as he mistimes a challenge and is shown a yellow card, presenting Spurs with a free-kick in a good area.

    79
  • Time is running out for Tottenham now but it is still one-way traffic as Sunderland sontinue to sit deep inside their own half.

    77
  • RED CARD: Sunderland are reduced to ten men as Vaughan is shown a second yellow card following a rash challenge on Lennon.

    75
  • Di Canio makes a double change as he brings on the untested Mandron and Knot for McClean and Graham.

    74
  • Villas-Boas shuffles his pack yet again as he brings on Defoe for Dempsey for the closing stages.

    73
  • Bale beats the offside trap and controls a long pass on his chest, before twisting this way and that to make way for a shot, but Mignolet again makes a solid stop.

    72
  • Huddlestone sends over a low cross from the right which looks threatening but Mignolet is there to clutch the ball.

    71
  • Tottenham are continuing to apply the pressure, as they have all afternoon, and are throwing everything at Sunderland as they win a series of corners in quick succession.

    69
  • There is a huge roar from the crowd but Arsenal are still leading Newcastle 1-0. Perhaps it is a psychological ploy to try and drive Tottenham on.

    67

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