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Tottenham's Pavlyuchenko downs Rubin

Published: Thursday 20 October 2011, 23.20CET
Tottenham Hotspur FC 1-0 FC Rubin Kazan
Russia striker Roman Pavlyuchenko scored the only goal of the game to send Harry Redknapp's men two points clear at the top of Group A.
by Trevor Huggins
from White Hart Lane

Match statistics

TottenhamRubin

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target6
 
7
Attempts off target2
 
5
Corners7
 
7
Offsides2
 
3
Fouls committed12
 
4
Yellow cards0
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:39 CET

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Published: Thursday 20 October 2011, 23.20CET

Tottenham's Pavlyuchenko downs Rubin

Tottenham Hotspur FC 1-0 FC Rubin Kazan
Russia striker Roman Pavlyuchenko scored the only goal of the game to send Harry Redknapp's men two points clear at the top of Group A.

A superb free-kick from Russian international Roman Pavlyuchenko earned Tottenham Hotspur FC a narrow victory against FC Rubin Kazan and sent the hosts two points clear at the top of UEFA Europa League Group A.

Pavlyuchenko scored just past the half-hour mark to secure Tottenham's second consecutive home victory in the competition. Rubin were left to rue missing some early chances but were unlucky not to be rewarded for their second-half pressure.

Despite playing Nelson Valdez as a lone striker, the Russian side soon made it clear they had not come to defend. Captain Roman Sharonov glanced wide from Bebras Natcho's corner and Gökdeniz Karadeniz forced a superb close-range save from Heurelho Gomes with a header from Christiano Noboa's cross.

Aside from a Jermain Defoe shot that fizzed across the face of goal, the home crowd had little to cheer before taking the lead. Sharonov felled Danny Rose on the edge of the penalty area and Pavlyuchenko rifled his shot into the top right corner. He nearly had a second just before the break but his curling shot was turned round the post by Sergey Ryzhikov.

Rubin continued to attack after the break, with Aleksandr Ryazantsev drawing another fine save from Gomes on 55 minutes before former Newcastle United FC striker Obafemi Martins was sent on just past the hour.

Noboa and Ryazantsev both tried their luck as Rubin looked for an equaliser, while Ryzhikov had to make a smart save to stop Defoe's header after clever work by Aaron Lennon. Martins might well have earned Rubin a point were it not for a last-ditch block by substitute Younès Kaboul as Spurs held on to all three.

Last updated: 26/09/14 4.55CET

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Lineups

tottenham

Tottenham

rubin

Rubin

1
GomesHeurelho Gomes (GK)
1
RyzhikovSergei Ryzhikov (GK)
7
LennonAaron Lennon
Substitution73
2
KuzminOleg Kuzmin
9
PavlyuchenkoRoman Pavlyuchenko
Goal33
4
César NavasCésar Navas
17
G. Dos SantosGiovani dos Santos
Substitution65
8
RyazantsevAleksandr Ryazantsev
Substitution78
18
DefoeJermain Defoe
10
KasaevAlan Kasaev
Substitution61
19
BassongSébastien Bassong (C)
16
NoboaChristian Noboa
25
RoseDanny Rose
18
ValdezNelson Valdez
28
WalkerKyle Walker
27
BocchettiSalvatore Bocchetti
Yellow Card34
29
LivermoreJake Livermore
61
Gökdeniz KaradenizGökdeniz Karadeniz
30
SandroSandro
Substitution73
66
NatchoBebras Natcho
46
CarrollThomas Carroll
76
SharonovRoman Sharonov (C)
Yellow Card32

Substitutes

23
CudiciniCarlo Cudicini (GK)
24
ArlauskisGiedrius Arlauskis (GK)
4
KaboulYounès Kaboul
Substitution73
5
MartinsObafemi Martins
Substitution61
14
ModrićLuka Modrić
Substitution73
19
KaleshinVitali Kaleshin
27
FalquéIago Falqué
20
A. EremenkoAleksei Eremenko
Substitution78
Yellow Card82
31
TownsendAndros Townsend
67
KverkveliaSolomon Kverkvelia
32
Assou-EkottoBenoît Assou-Ekotto
Substitution65
92
OrazsakhedovVakhyt Orazsakhedov
37
H. KaneHarry Kane

Coach

Harry Redknapp (ENG) Kurban Berdyev (RUS)

Referee

Manuel De Sousa (POR)

Assistant referees

Jose Cardinal (POR), José Ramalho (POR)

Fourth official

Rui Silva (POR)

Additional assistant referees

Vasco Santos (POR), Cosme Machado (POR)

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