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Tottenham take comfortable lead

Published: Friday 21 September 2007, 0.53CET
Tottenham Hotspur FC 6-1 Anorthosis Famagusta FC A spell of three goals in four first-half minutes put the two-time winners in control against Cypriot visitors.
Tottenham take comfortable lead
Robbie Keane made it 3-0 having helped create Tottenham's second a few minutes before ©Getty Images

Match statistics

TottenhamAnorthosis

Goals scored6
 
1
Attempts on target6
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 21 September 2007, 0.53CET

Tottenham take comfortable lead

Tottenham Hotspur FC 6-1 Anorthosis Famagusta FC A spell of three goals in four first-half minutes put the two-time winners in control against Cypriot visitors.

Tottenham Hotspur FC look on course to compete in the UEFA Cup group stage after a comfortable first round first-leg defeat of Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta FC.

Quickfire goals
Younes Kaboul headed in early for Spurs but it was three goals in a four-minute spell late in the first half from Michael Dawson, Robbie Keane and Darren Bent that put the two-time UEFA Cup winners in full control. Substitute Jermain Defoe added two more but in between the large contingent of London-based Cypriots were cheered when Anton Žlogar scored with ten minutes left.

Early header
There was also a pre-match boost for 2006/07 quarter-finalists Tottenham as winger Aaron Lennon made his first appearance this season after knee surgery and within five minutes they were celebrating a goal as Kaboul turned in Tom Huddlestone's corner. Anorthosis performed impressively to keep the score at 1-0 until the 39th minute when Keane's cross was headed down by Pascal Chimbonda and forced in by Dawson.

Swift strikes
Keane was soon on the scoresheet as he turned to fire in following Benoît Assou-Ekotto's clever ball and within seconds Huddlestone's long pass was deflected into the path of Bent, who struck in from a narrow angle. Defoe replaced Keane just past the hour and swiftly increased the lead with a smart swerving chip from the edge of the area. Žlogar secured a consolation for the visitors with a strong shot after a good Anorthosis move though it was Defoe who had the last word from distance.

Last updated: 21/09/07 0.15CET

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Lineups

tottenham

Tottenham

anorthosis

Anorthosis

32
Assou-EkottoBenoît Assou-Ekotto
Substitution79
1
BeqajArjan Beqaj (GK)
12
ČernýRadek Černý (GK)
3
LambrouLambros Lambrou
2
ChimbondaPascal Chimbonda
4
KatsavakisNicos Katsavakis
20
DawsonMichael Dawson
Goal39
6
ŽlogarAnton Žlogar
Goal80
Substitution81
22
HuddlestoneTom Huddlestone
7
PoursaitidesSavvas Poursaitides
10
KeaneRobbie Keane (C)
Goal42
Substitution62
8
FabinhoFabinho
Yellow Card32
Substitution64
15
MalbranqueSteed Malbranque
Substitution69
9
SosinLukasz Sosin
4
ZokoraDidier Zokora
5
NikolaouNikos Nikolaou (C)
Substitution58
5
KaboulYounès Kaboul
Goal5
15
LoumpoutisKonstantinos Loumpoutis
23
BentDarren Bent
Goal43
23
SkopelitisIoannis Skopelitis
25
LennonAaron Lennon
88
William BoaventuraWilliam Boaventura

Substitutes

9
BerbatovDimitar Berbatov
24
ConstandinouGavriel Constandinou (GK)
18
DefoeJermain Defoe
Substitution62
Goal65
Goal90+1
30
NagyZóltan Nagy (GK)
8
JenasJermaine Jenas
21
PanagiGeorgios Panagi
Substitution58
1
RobinsonPaul Robinson (GK)
22
DeyanovMetodi Deyanov
Substitution81
19
TaarabtAdel Taarabt
Substitution69
17
PaharsMarians Pahars
Substitution64
16
BaleGareth Bale
Substitution79
2
TripotserisTheodoros Tripotseris
33
Ricardo RochaRicardo Rocha
11
FrousosNikolaos Frousos

Coach

Martin Jol (NED) Temuri Ketsbaia (GEO)

Referee

Paolo Dondarini (ITA)

Assistant referees

Nicola Nicoletti (ITA), Alessandro Lion (ITA)

Fourth official

Andrea Romeo (ITA)

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