- May 20, 2005
Spurs 3 - 1 Reading
Dawson, Adebayor, Dempsey Pogrebnyak
Spurs: Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Naughton, Lennon, Sandro, Dembele (Parker), Sigurdsson (Dempsey), Adebayor (Livermore), Defoe.
Subs: Friedel, Huddlestone, Falque, Caulker.
Reading: Federici, Gunter, Pearce, Mariappa, Harte, Kebe, Karacan, Leigertwood, Guthrie, McAnuff, Pogrebnyak.
Subs: Taylor, Le Fondre, Hunt, Morrison, Tabb, Robson-Kanu, Cummings.
Ref: Howard Webb
BBC Live Text
15:04 GOAL - Tottenham 0-1 Reading - Pavel Pogrebnyak (4 mins)
And an even better start for Reading! Ian Harte remains one of the deadliest left foots in the west, and when he hits the underside of the crossbar with a free-kick from 20 yards, Pavel Pogrebnyak reacts well to steer a header into the empty net.
15:09 GOAL - Tottenham 1-1 Reading - Michael Dawson (9 mins)
Spurs level in routine fashion, as Gylfi Sigurdsson's corner is met at the near post by Michael Dawson, who flicks in a diving header in style.
HALF-TIME- Tottenham 1-1 Reading
16:07 GOAL- Tottenham 2-1 Reading - Emmanuel Adebayor (51 mins)
What a header! Some serious hang time from Emmanuel Adebayor as he gets up and stays up, hanging in the air to get on the end of an Aaron Lennon cross and flicking the ball into the corner. Fabulous play from the big man.
Substitution Scott Parker joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mousa Dembele.
Substitution Clint Dempsey on for Gylfi Sigurdsson.16:35 GOAL - Tottenham 3-1 Reading - Clint Dempsey
Brian McDermott, you have my sympathies. Reading have had a really good spell, created a few excellent chances, but they have been punished by a very unfortunate goal. Clint Dempsey takes aim from 30 yards, it takes a massive deflection off the heel of Mikele Leigertwood and drifts over Adam Federici and into the net. Cruel.
Substitution Jake Livermore joins the action as a substitute, replacing Emmanuel Adebayor.
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