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Tottenham 3-1 Manchester City: Villas-Boas’ second half formation switch changes the game

April 21, 2013
Tottenham 3-1 Manchester City: Villas-Boas’ second half formation switch changes the game

Manchester City dominated the first half, but some clever substitutions from Andre Villas-Boas meant Tottenham had a storming final 20 minutes. Villas-Boas was able to select Gareth Bale from the start, although Aaron Lennon is still unavailable. Emmanuel Adebayor was favoured over Jermain Defoe. Roberto Mancini was without David Silva and Sergio Aguero wasn’t 100% fit,...
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QPR 0-0 Tottenham: Tottenham dominate but false nine Taarabt creates chances

January 13, 2013
QPR 0-0 Tottenham: Tottenham dominate but false nine Taarabt creates chances

Harry Redknapp and his successor at Tottenham, Andre Villas-Boas, settled for a point apiece. Redknapp reverted to the system he used in the surprise 1-0 win at Chelsea, although Shaun Wright-Phillips started rather than Junior Hoilett, and Park Ji-Sung played in the centre of midfield instead of Esteban Granero. Villas-Boas went for his 4-4-2, the same...
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Arsenal 5-2 Tottenham: Villas-Boas goes for two strikers, but loses Adebayor early on

November 17, 2012
Arsenal 5-2 Tottenham: Villas-Boas goes for two strikers, but loses Adebayor early on

For the third consecutive season, this fixture saw plenty of goals and featured an impressive comeback. With Wojciech Szszesny back in goal, Arsene Wenger played his expected side – Theo Walcott was fielded on the right, while Thomas Vermaelen continued at left-back. Andre Villas-Boas was without Steven Caulker, so shifted Jan Vetonghen into the middle and...
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Manchester United 2-3 Tottenham: Spurs attack directly then defend deep

October 1, 2012
Manchester United 2-3 Tottenham: Spurs attack directly then defend deep

An excellent first half performance put Tottenham in control, and they hung on with a fine defensive performance in the second half. Sir Alex Ferguson brought Paul Scholes back into the starting line-up and used Ryan Giggs on the left. Wayne Rooney was on the bench. Andre Villas-Boas chose Clint Dempsey ahead of Gylfi Sigurdsson, and played...
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England 4-0 Bulgaria: Hattrick for Defoe as England cruise to victory

September 4, 2010
England 4-0 Bulgaria: Hattrick for Defoe as England cruise to victory

A great start, a quiet first half and then a dominant end to the game, as England opened their qualification campaign with a much-needed high-scoring win.
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