Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham (13.09.2015) Live Commentary

90+6′
We have been watching a lacklustre game with only a few moments to stir the crowds. The players surely have higher capabilities, they just needed to motivate themselves to a better performance. The game was quite balanced and neither home, nor away side had any obvious dominance. The home side attempted to hold onto the ball for as long as possible. The away team, on the other hand, played long-ball football.
90+6′
There will be no more action in this match because the referee has signalled that it has finished.
90+4′
Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) missed a great opportunity! He jumped for a cross and headed from the penalty spot. But the ball sailed well wide of the left post!
90+4′
Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) plays the ball to Yann M’Vila with a cheeky pass and their attacking move continues.
90+2′
Close! Nacer Chadli (Tottenham) picks it up in space and from inside the penalty area sends a shot that sails narrowly over the bar.
90′
Fourth official shows 5 min. of added time.
89′
The game is interrupted as Younes Kaboul (Sunderland) is flagged for offside.
88′
Craig Pawson calls for a foul. Andros Townsend (Tottenham) comitted a foul as he was too aggressive in the battle for the ball.
87′
Erik Lamela (Tottenham) climbs high to connect with a cross near the penalty spot and plants a header which goes well wide of the right post.
87′
Sunderland has a chance to score from a corner kick, but it’s averted by a defender, who manages to clear the ball away.
87′
Duncan Watmore (Sunderland) sends a cross into the box that is cleared. The ball goes out-of-play. Sunderland have been awarded a corner kick.
85′
Ryan Mason (Tottenham) is leaving the pitch due to injury. Thomas Carroll (Tottenham) will take his place on the pitch.
85′
Jack Rodwell (Sunderland) was in a good opportunity when he latched on to a cross from the side, but his strike from just outside the box isn’t accurate enough and the ball bounces away off the bar.
85′
Sunderland take the corner, but their hopes of scoring a goal die with nice clearance from the defence.
84′
Attempted cross from Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) is cleared. Sunderland forced their opponent to concede a corner.
82′
Ryan Mason (Tottenham) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. How serious is his injury is yet to be found out.
82′
It’s in the back of the net! Erik Lamela slips the ball through to Ryan Mason (Tottenham), and he darts into the box to unleash a magnificent shot that goes into the bottom left corner. He makes it 0:1.
81′
Substitution. Jack Rodwell (Sunderland) replaces Ola Toivonen.
80′
Ryan Mason (Tottenham) receives a rebounded ball far out and doesn’t hesitate to release a goal-bound hammer of a shot. His attempt isn’t so precise and goes low in the direction of the middle of the target. It would have ended in the back of the net if it wasn’t for Costel Pantilimon and his nice save.
80′
The resulting set piece from Tottenham is comfortably intercepted by one of the defending players.
79′
Ryan Mason (Tottenham) produces a quality pass into the box, the opposition’s defence intercepts the ball and spanks it away. The ball is out-of-play and Tottenham manage to earn a corner.
79′
Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) attempts to find one of his teammates inside the box with a chip pass, but one of the defending players reacts superbly and intercepts the ball.
78′
Andros Townsend (Tottenham) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being blocked by one of the defenders.
77′
Eric Dier (Tottenham) peeled away from his marker and got on the end of the resulting corner, but he sends his header straight at the goalkeeper.
77′
The ball goes behind for a corner. Tottenham will have an opportunity to endanger the opposition’s goal.
76′
Nacer Chadli (Tottenham) receives a pass and fires a shot from long range, but it is blocked. The main referee points to the corner flag, Tottenham will take a corner.
76′
Andros Townsend (Tottenham) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out.
74′
The manager has been forced to make a substitution and the injured Fabio Borini leaves the pitch to be replaced by Duncan Watmore (Sunderland).
74′
Dick Advocaat prepares a substitution. Jordi Gomez is replaced by Lee Cattermole (Sunderland).
73′
Andros Townsend (Tottenham) sends a low pass into the box, towards Nacer Chadli. However, he takes one touch too many and loses it to one of the defenders.
72′
Fabio Borini (Sunderland) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. How serious is his injury is yet to be found out.
70′
Costel Pantilimon (Sunderland) leaps up to intercept the corner kick from Erik Lamela.
70′
Andros Townsend (Tottenham) whips the ball in, but it can’t reach any of his teammates as the opposition’s defence averts the threat. The assistant referee points to the corner flag, Tottenham are going to take it.
70′
Some patient build-up play from Tottenham as they look to unlock the defence.
67′
It’s time for a substitution. That is the last involvement from Dele Alli, and he is replaced by Erik Lamela (Tottenham).
67′
The corner from Andros Townsend (Tottenham) is hurriedly cleared.
66′
Andros Townsend (Tottenham) sends a lofted cross into the box which is headed clear. Tottenham win a corner.
66′
Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) is trying to send the ball in front of the goal, but the opposition’s defence averts the threat.
64′
Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away.
63′
Like an avalanche. Ola Toivonen (Sunderland) is penalised for his attacking foul. Craig Pawson has a clear vision and blows the whistle.
63′
Billy Jones (Sunderland) collects a pass and has an effort from distance which is blocked.
62′
That’s the end of the game for Heung-Min Son, who is replaced by Andros Townsend (Tottenham).
61′
Dele Alli (Tottenham) sends a pass which fails to reach any of his teammates.
60′
The resulting corner from Heung-Min Son (Tottenham) is cleared by the defence.
60′
Harry Kane (Tottenham) attempts to send a cross in order to find one of his teammates. The opposition’s defence averts the danger by intercepting the effort. It will be a corner kick for Tottenham.
59′
Ryan Mason (Tottenham) threads a pass through to Dele Alli, but Costel Pantilimon breaks the move down.
58′
Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) meets a pass on the edge of the penalty area and finishes to the bottom right corner. He didn’t put enough power into the effort, and Hugo Lloris pulls off an easy save.
56′
A clumsy foul by Patrick van Aanholt (Sunderland) and Craig Pawson blows the whistle.
55′
Fabio Borini (Sunderland) seems to have picked up a minor injury, but it looks like he will be able to continue playing.
55′
Ryan Mason (Tottenham) attempts to surprise the keeper with a nice shot, but it lacks more accuracy and goes way wide of the left post.
54′
Fabio Borini (Sunderland) requires medical treatment, so the referee stops play and signals for the physio to come onto the pitch.
53′
Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) sends the ball into the box from the side of the pitch, but his cross is blocked.
52′
Heung-Min Son (Tottenham) takes the corner but fails to find any of his teammates. The ball is easily cleared out of danger.
52′
The ball is cleared after Harry Kane (Tottenham) attempted to dribble past an opposing player. The ball is out-of-play. Tottenham have been awarded a corner kick.
51′
Dele Alli (Tottenham) received a sweet pass from Heung-Min Son (Tottenham), but the advance is stopped.
50′
Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) commits an offensive foul and referee Craig Pawson immediately signals a set piece.
49′
Jordi Gomez (Sunderland) tries to create a chance, but puts too much pace on his pass. The ball is behind the sideline and Tottenham will take a throw-in.
47′
Kyle Walker (Tottenham) makes a bad challenge and the referee blows his whistle for a foul.
46′
Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away.
46′
The whistle blows and Craig Pawson starts the second half.
45+3′
There has not been much to choose between the sides after an absorbing 45 minutes, let’s hope they will do better in the second period. The performances of both teams are not even, the hosting side dictates the tempo. The home team tries to prevail using combination football unlike the away side whom attempts to create scoring opportunities mostly with long balls.
45+3′
The first half of today’s match has just finished.
45+3′
Fabio Borini (Sunderland) takes the corner kick but the ball finds only the head of an opponent.
45+3′
Fabio Borini (Sunderland) delivers a promising cross into the box which is cleared. The assistant referee makes a right call and Sunderland will have a corner.
45+2′
John O’Shea (Sunderland) finds enough space to climb high and plants a header well wide of the right post. What a poor effort.
45+2′
Sunderland force a corner. Their opponent will face another attacking threat.
45+2′
Yann M’Vila (Sunderland) sends a wonderful cross from the corner kick. However, the defence works perfectly to clear the ball and to avert the threat. The ball is out-of-play, and the assistant referee points at the corner flag. Sunderland will take it.
45+1′
Sunderland have been awarded a corner kick. What a goal-scoring opportunity! Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) makes a good run into the box to meet a cross and fires the ball on goal, but the shot is blocked by a defender with an amazing slide tackle.
45′
2 additional min. will be played.
45′
This should have been a goal! Kyle Walker (Tottenham) sends a killer pass into the box, but Heung-Min Son can’t trick the opposition’s defence and loses possession.
45′
Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) has an effort from distance but it is blocked.
45′
Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) slides a pass forward, but one of the defenders cuts it out.
42′
Heung-Min Son (Tottenham) takes the free kick but it is cleared by the first man.
42′
Billy Jones (Sunderland) sees a yellow card from Craig Pawson after he sent one of the opposing players to the ground.
41′
Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) brings an opponent down and Craig Pawson interrupts the game.
40′
Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) is adjudged to have been offside when making his run.
40′
Fabio Borini (Sunderland) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out.
39′
Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) goes on a weaving run through the defence and gets within shooting range inside the box, but his effort to the middle of the target is thwarted by Hugo Lloris (Tottenham).
38′
Heung-Min Son (Tottenham) makes a yard for himself and goes for goal from long range. It never troubles the goalkeeper as it flies well wide of the left post.
37′
Ben Davies (Tottenham) dinks a cross into the box as he attempts to find one of his teammates, but the defence manages to make a clearance.
36′
Heung-Min Son (Tottenham) commits a foul after unfairly battling his opponent for the ball.
34′
Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) delivers a low pass into the box which is intercepted.
33′
An offensive foul by Dele Alli (Tottenham) was seen by Craig Pawson who didn’t hesitate to blow the whistle.
33′
Ben Davies (Tottenham) doesn’t send a cross into the box from the corner. He passes the ball to his teammate next to him.
32′
Harry Kane (Tottenham) collects a pass inside the box, and he unleashes a shot which is brilliantly blocked by a defender. Corner kick. Tottenham will have an opportunity.
31′
Ben Davies (Tottenham) hasn’t suffered any serious injury which wouldn’t allow him to stay on the pitch. He’s back in the game now.
29′
The game is interrupted now, Ben Davies (Tottenham) picks up a knock and the physio has to come.
29′
Patrick van Aanholt (Sunderland) comes up with a dangerous chip pass into the box and attempts to set up an ideal shooting position for his teammates, but the effort is intercepted by one of the defenders.
26′
Harry Kane (Tottenham) connects with a precise cross inside the goalmouth and finishes. One of the defending players reacts in time and clears the ball to safety.
26′
OFF THE POST! Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) drifts into the box to force his teammate to send him the ball. He receives a fantastic pass and fires from close range, but it crashes against the left post. It could have been a brilliant goal, unlucky.
25′
Eric Dier (Tottenham) attempts to find one of his teammates with a sweet pass into the box, but one of the defending players reacts well and intercepts the effort.
25′
Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham) produces a lovely ball into the penalty area but the defender manages to intercept and comfortably averts the danger.
24′
Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) receives a pass and decides to smash the ball from long range. His poor effort sails far wide of the right post.
23′
Kyle Walker (Tottenham) delivers a fine lofted cross into the penalty area which is cleared by an opposing player.
22′
Harry Kane (Tottenham) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge.
21′
Fabio Borini (Sunderland) can’t expect anything else than a yellow card for his hard tackle. And a yellow it is. Craig Pawson doesn’t think twice to pull it out of his pocket.
20′
Craig Pawson blows his whistle. Who will be penalised? Now it is clear. Fabio Borini (Sunderland) is said to have used excessive force while attacking.
20′
Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) whips the ball into the penalty area, but one of the defenders is alert and spanks it away.
19′
Heung-Min Son (Tottenham) creates a yard of space for himself and tries an effort from distance, but it is blocked.
18′
Yann M’Vila (Sunderland) sends in the corner, but he fails to find the head of any of his teamamtes, and the the defence makes a clearance.
18′
Younes Kaboul (Sunderland) produces a dangerous lofted cross into the box which is intercepted. The ball is out-of-play. A goal-scoring opportunity from a corner for Sunderland.
16′
A yellow card for a tackle by Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham). Craig Pawson doesn’t hesitate at all to make this decision.
16′
Harry Kane (Tottenham) receives an accurate pass and attempts to threaten the goalkeeper with his long-range strike. Unfortunately for him, his effort goes high above the crossbar.
15′
Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) tries his luck with a long-range effort after receiving a precise pass. It goes to the bottom left corner, however, Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) has a clear vision and makes a comfortable save.
15′
A corner kick, taken by Tottenham, is thwarted by well prepared Costel Pantilimon (Sunderland).
14′
Another attempt to send the ball beyond the defence by Heung-Min Son (Tottenham) is averted and cleared away to safety. The referee points to the corner flag. Tottenham are given a corner.
14′
Ben Davies (Tottenham) sends a beautiful cross into the penalty area. The opposition’s defence manages to clear the ball to safety.
14′
Tottenham keep the ball and are displaying some tiki-taka style passing at the moment.
13′
Heung-Min Son (Tottenham) delivers a poor cross from a free kick as one of the defenders comfortably clears it away.
12′
Billy Jones (Sunderland) is obviously not following the Golden Rule: „Treat others as you want to be treated.“ He makes a bad challenge, and Craig Pawson is left with no other option than to blow for a foul. There is a free kick given to Tottenham.
10′
Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) attempts to slip the ball through the defence, but is unable to find any of his teammates.
9′
Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) collects an inch-perfect pass and strikes the ball from far out, but his shot is blocked.
8′
Craig Pawson has a clear vision and sees a foul from Younes Kaboul (Sunderland). Tottenham will take a free kick.
7′
Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham) attempts to find one of his teammates, but puts far too much on the pass and the chance is gone.
6′
Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) sends a through ball but it’s too strong and keeper Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) comes off his line to intercept.
5′
Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) serves in a nice cross, but the defence clear the danger. The main referee and his assistant both signal a throw-in for Sunderland.
4′
Jordi Gomez (Sunderland) gives away foul for a clumsy challenge. Referee Craig Pawson saw the whole situation.
3′
Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) flights in the cross, but the defender is alert and clears to safety.
3′
Dele Alli (Tottenham) sends a cross into the box, but Costel Pantilimon comes off his line to gather the ball.
1′
Kyle Walker (Tottenham) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears.
1′
Referee Craig Pawson blows his whistle and the match is starting right now.
1′
Tottenham will kick the game off.
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Welcome to our minute-by-minute commentary of today’s clash. You can enjoy a written form of everything important that will be happening on the pitch. Have fun.
Craig Pawson will referee today’s match.
Tottenham have kept just 25 clean sheets. Their defense will need to get better.
Heung-Min Son (Bayer Leverkusen), Clinton Njie is Tottenham’s latest signing.
48:62 – Here is Sunderland’s goals for and against. They need some improvement in the defence.