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April 23, 2011 3:00 PM BST
White Hart Lane — London
Referee:‬ S. Attwell‎
Attendance:‬ 36160‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Tottenham 2-2 West Brom

By Josh Clarke

  • Gomes
    10
    6
    3.00

    Gomes

    Other than picking the ball up out of his net, had nothing to do all afternoon until making a fantastic save to deny Odemwingie's header.

  • Younes Kaboul
    7
    2
    3.50

    Younes Kaboul

    Looked out of sorts at right back, with West Brom intent on providing a test of his capabilities. Came good though and put in a solid display that saw him threaten down the right regularly.

  • William Gallas
    7
    5
    3.00

    William Gallas

    Solid performance at the heart of the host's defence, he ably marshalled after they conceded the opener though was provided by the odd scare from Odemwingie.

  • Michael Dawson
    8
    2
    3.50

    Michael Dawson

    Commanding presence at the back that saw him rarely beaten in the air or on foot.

  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto
    6
    4
    0.00

    Benoit Assou-Ekotto

    Withdrawn after five minutes when he was injured during West Brom's opener.

  • Rafael van der Vaart
    17
    4
    3.50

    Rafael van der Vaart

    Stung Carson's palms with a great effort in the first half and was creative and innovative throughout.

  • Tom Huddlestone
    7
    2
    3.50

    Tom Huddlestone

    Dictated play from deep with an excellent range of passing and was the foundation that allowed Spurs more progressive players to come to the fore. Replaced on the hour mark

  • Luka Modric
    32
    0
    3.50

    Luka Modric

    A real livewire throughout, crafting opportunities and linking the midfield and front two with endless guile. Another eye catching performance with intelligent use of the ball.

  • Gareth Bale
    26
    7
    4.00

    Gareth Bale

    Always probing down the left even when forced to switch to left-back. A constant cause of problems all day for Olsson.

  • Roman Pavlyuchenko
    13
    2
    3.00

    Roman Pavlyuchenko

    Fantastic finish for the goal but should have added to his tally for the day. Wastefully missed the rebound from a Van der Vaart effort and would have been upset not to see at least one of his headed attempts hit the target.

  • Jermain Defoe
    9
    4
    3.00

    Jermain Defoe

    Looked desperately short of confidence and interest before stepping up to sink a great goal. Much improved in the second half.

Substitutions

  • Aaron Lennon
    17
    0
    3.50

    Aaron Lennon

    Came on with half an hour left and provided the spark his side desperately required.

  • Sandro
    27
    3
    4.00

    Sandro Top of the Match

    Powerhouse display when he came on, covering every blade of grass on the pitch. Put himself around and showed composure on the ball in equal measure. Top stuff.

  • Peter Crouch
    6
    0
    0.00

    Peter Crouch

    Came on in the dying moments

  • Scott Carson
    4
    1
    3.00

    Scott Carson

    Had no chance with Pavyluchenko's goal but otherwise made a couple of decent stops as well as fully commanding his area with Spurs opting to pump balls into the box on a regular basis.

  • Steven Reid
    1
    1
    3.00

    Steven Reid

    Came off just before half-time nursing a knock. Had a torrid afternoon but stood up well in the face of Spurs' waves of attack.

  • Abdoulaye Meite
    1
    0
    3.00

    Abdoulaye Meite

    Had to cope with Spurs' relentless attacking drive and stood up to the test reasonably well.

  • Jonas Olsson
    2
    3
    2.50

    Jonas Olsson Flop of the Match

    Was made to look pedestrian by a raiding Bale as the full back was beaten again, and again down his side.

  • Nicky Shorey
    1
    2
    3.00

    Nicky Shorey

    Steady yet uninspiring performance. Did his job on the day, no more, no less.

  • Chris Brunt
    2
    1
    3.00

    Chris Brunt

    A quiet game from the captain who seemed unable to get himself into the game but provided plenty of bluster.

  • Youssouf Mulumbu
    1
    2
    3.00

    Youssouf Mulumbu

    His pressure on the ball let to his team's opener. A big, physical presence in the middle of the park but a lot of the time the play passed him over with the subtlety of Spurs' more creative entities coming to the fore.

  • Paul Scharner
    2
    1
    3.00

    Paul Scharner

    Sat deep and tried to quell Spurs' forward momentum. Put in a few crunching tackles but was largely over-ran and out-thought in the middle of the park

  • Jerome Thomas
    1
    0
    3.00

    Jerome Thomas

    Started the game brightly down the left before becoming more subdued as the game developed.

  • Peter Odemwingie
    10
    3
    3.50

    Peter Odemwingie

    Assured finish for the goal against the run of play but otherwise wasn't really given a sniff all afternoon.

  • Carlos Vela
    10
    1
    3.00

    Carlos Vela

    Did well for the goal but was forced to drop deeper and deeper in the quest to get on the ball and accordingly saw his influence wane.

Substitutions

  • Gonzalo Jara
    1
    1
    3.00

    Gonzalo Jara

    Put in a solid shift when he came on just before half-time

  • James Morrison
    1
    0
    3.50

    James Morrison

    Influential substitution that helped to turn the tide his side's way

  • Simon Cox
    6
    1
    3.50

    Simon Cox

    Struck a sublime equaliser late on to hand his side a point

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