Spurs v Sunderland Reserves Match Reports
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26.05.2024 Premier League 2 Play-off Final     Home     Won     3-1

Tottenham for the game underway attacking the Park Lane end, having the first effort on goal after five minutes when Yago Santiago come in off the left to hit a rising right foot shot over the bar.  Sunderland brought a save out of Luca Gunter five minutes later with a 22 yard shot that the keeper had to get down to his left to push wide for a corner.  While Will Lankshear was on the end of a physical Sunderland defence, the Spurs defence were quickly closing the door, whenever the away side got forward.  A corner gave Fieldson the opportunity, but he put his header wide of the far post.

Just after Lankshear had the space to take the ball and turn on it to put in a tame shot, Watson broke at the other end and Gunter did well to react to push over a shot that deflected off Tyrell Ashcroft.  Gunter was in action near the half hour when he saved with his legs after Jones had got to a pull back from the dead-ball line and then Tutierov pulled a shot across goal from the right, missing the far post by a couple of feet. 

Tottenham took the lead in the 39th minute, when  George Abbott won the ball to found Jude Soonsup-Bell on the right and then continued his run to receive a pass beyond the Sunderland full-back.  The midfielder played a square ball into the middle of the penalty area for Lankshear to steer it home low into the net from outside the six-yard box. 

A couple of minutes before half-time, Jones struck a shot from 20 yards out that left Gunter standing and he was relieved to see the ball bounce away off his left-hand post.  Sunderland had an escape with an added time corner from Jamie Donley on the right headed a foot wide of the far post by Soonsup-Bell and with a fine run forward, Nile John struck a shot from 22 yards out, but it rose over the bar.

Sunderland were looking sharp at the start of the second half, firstly with a shot from outside the D that was straight at Gunter standing centrally in his goal and then a low ball across the box ran to Watson at the far post, but he could only hit the outside of the post from their left. When Soonsup-Bell won the ball on the halfway line on the right wing, he slipped it outside to Donley who returned the ball to him wide in the area.  He steadied himself and picked out Lankshear, who had slowed his run to loose his marker and then smashed the ball into the roof of the net on the hour to make it 2-0.

Gunter made a good save as Sunderland looked to get back into the match, pushing away Watson’s fierce drive at his near post as it came in from a tight angle on their left.  Kelly had a better opportunity on the right, just inside the box when Spurs had given the ball away, but he side-footed it wide of the far post.  Donley picked up a yellow card for a number of fouls and then Maeson King was booked for a foul five minutes from time that produced a free-kick played in low, with the ball hitting Ashcroft and falling into Gunter’s hands.  Middlemass was then booked for dissent after he had committed a foul.

The match was wrapped up four minutes into six added minutes when Spurs broke down a Sunderland move on halfway, then broke with Donley slipping a pass wide for Yusuf Akhamrich and his low ball was shot goal-wards by Damola Ajayi.  The keeper Richardson did well to keep it out, but the ball ran loose to Tottenham captain George Abbott, who shot into the roof of the net at the keeper’s right hand post with his left foot to make it 3-0.

The Spurs keeper did well to keep out a 20 yard drive from Watson that swerved on him, but Sunderland did get a late consolation when Watson came in from the left wing to hit a dipping shot in front of Gunter, who pushed it out for Tutierov to find the net from close range.  There was still time for Tottenham to go forward and they produced a flowing move out of their own half to free Ajayi, who set up Santiago.  He came inside from the left and struck a shot low the other way, ending up wide by inches.

Teams :
Spurs –  Luca Gunter, Maeson King  85, Tyrell Ashcroft, Dante Cassanova, Nile John (Max McKnight 75), George Abbott (c), Jude Soonsup-Bell (Yusuf Akhamrich 69), Tyrese Hall (Damola Ajayi 90+2), Will Lankshear, Jamie Donley   80, Yago Santiago
Subs not used : –  Josh Keeley, Jaden Williams
Coach : –  Wayne Burnett
Colours : –  All white
Sunderland –  Adam Richardson, Ellis Taylor, Luke Bell (Thomas Lavery 89), Henry Fieldson, Oliver Bainbridge, Caden Kelly, Ben Middlemass   87, Harrison Jones (Jayden Jones 78), Trey Ogunsuyi, Tom Watson, Timur Tutierov.
Subs not used : – Kelechi Chibueze, Joseph Ryder, Aaron Chung
Colours : – Pink shirts, Navy Shorts, Navy socks
Coach : – Graeme Murty
Ref. : – Garreth Rhodes
Attendance : –   4,182

Weather : – Sunny, warm; some rain showers.

Goals: –
Lankshear  38m 36s.
Lankshear  60m 17s
Abbott  90+3m 36s
Tutierov  90+6m 40s


Spurs v Sunderland Youth Match Reports

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13.05.2009 FA Premier League Semi-Final     Away     Won     1-0

Tottenham put in a very good performance to win away at Sunderland in the FA Premier League semi-final at the Stadium of Light. Spurs almost took an early lead, when Dean Parrett set up Ryan Mason for a curling shot that went past goalkeeper Misiewicz, but just inches wide.  The Black Cats keeper was playing like he was on a hot tin roof, as Spurs went forward to seek the breakthrough.  He raced off his line to block Townsend’s 11th minute burst into the area and then two minutes later, he pushed Danny Rose’s far post header wide after good work from Townsend on the right.

Sunderland battled back into the game and Ryan Noble had a chance to square to an unmarked Sunderland team-mate, but Nathan Byrne raced back to cut out the ball, then his brother Liam put the resulting corner onto his head, but he did not make contact with the ball, although it dropped for O’Mahoney, but his shot was wide.  It was O’Mahoney who brought Oscar Jansson into action to block his shot from a quickly taken free-kick with his legs in the 20th minute.  Coming up to the half hour, Danny Rose took the ball and worked a shooting opportunity, but his 25 yard shot bent narrowly wide.

The first goal of the game went Tottenham’s way in the 39th minute, when Ryan Mason hit a free-kick into the Sunderland defensive wall and a handball was given.  The same player stepped up to coolly put his shot into the opposite corner to Misiewicz’s dive.  With the advantage, Tottenham then hit the home side on the break three minutes before the interval.  Smith picked off Reed’s pass and from the edge of his own area, played the ball forward to Andros Townsend.  Running up the line, he made ground into the Sunderland half, before passing square to Jon Obika.  The striker might have shot at goal, but with Townsend continuing his run, he laid the ball into his path to fire into the bottom corner of the net from 20 yards out.

The second half was only six minutes old when Tottenham might have gone further ahead.  Danny Rose’s cross shot was guided goal-wards by Obika, as he ran in, but he could only knock it over the bar from close range. 

It was obvious that Sunderland would pile on the pressure to get back into the match and in the 58th minute, Hourihane picked up a clearance and fed Wood, but taking a touch too many, he could only prod the ball towards Oscar Jansson, who saved easily.  Just after the hour, Ryan Noble shot wide from inside the area and they finally got a goal in the 71st minute, when Byrne was harshly deemed to have pushed Reed in the back and Ryan Noble shot home from the penalty spot, with Jansson having no chance of stopping the ball as it hit the top right hand corner.

Two minutes later, Spurs had an appeal for a penalty waved away when Obika’s cross saw Kay take Mason first in getting the ball.  Danny Rose could only head Townsend’s deep cross into the side netting in the 79th minute, then, three minutes later, Smith bombed down the right to get beyond Townsend and while Obika could not reach his cross, Parrett did and hit a fierce shot from 12 yards, which the keeper managed to beat out.

With a minute of normal time left, Liam Noble took Hourihane’s short corner and curled a shot off the crossbar, while Kay dragged a last minute shot wide after Bagnall’s cross dropped kindly for him, leaving Spurs to go through to face Arsenal in the final.

Teams :
Sunderland – 
Misiewicz, Bagnall, Adams, Liam Noble, Kay, McArdle, O’Mahoney, Reed, Ryan Noble, Hourihane, Martin Waghorn (Wood 46).
Subs not used : 
Wilson, Hunter, Fletcher, Cornforth
Spurs –  Oscar
Jansson, Adam Smith, Nathan Byrne, Calum Butcher, Steven Caulker, Andros Townsend, Sam Cox, Dean Parrett, Danny Rose (Paul-Jose M’Poku 81), Ryan Mason, Jon Obika
Subs not used : –  Jamie
Butler, Yaser Kasim, Josh Ekim, Jake Nicholson
Attendance : –  ,