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Eurofoot 2014, Day 2
1.15pm KV MECHELEN 0 v 3 SPURS
Spurs(Black) – 4-3-3 Glover, Walker-Peters(Paul 31), Carter-Vickers, Walkes(C), Muscatt, Goddard(Owens 31), Amos, Stylianides, Azzaoui, Harrison, Georgiou(Loft 34)
Booked – Walkes 18(Foul)
Scorers – Harrison (pen)21, Loft 40, 44
KV Mechelen(White) – Fasco, Michiels, Van Cleemput, Vermylen(Aelen 26), Coveliers, Mugami, Pelgrims, Pavlidis, Van Avermaet, Cannaerts, Spanoghe(Verbist 26)
Booked – Van Avermaet 36(Foul), Pelgrims 39(Foul)
Spurs started the day playing the weakest side in the group and were able to give starts to two players not featured on Friday. Spurs lined up with Glover in goal behind Carter-Vickers and Walkes with Walker-Peters at right back and Muscatt on the left. Amos, Goddard and Stylianides formed the midfield trio with Harrison up front flanked by Azzaoui and Georgiou. It seems that you can only use 18 members of your squad during the day out of a party of 20, so Christopher Paul and Zenon Stylianides could not play yesterday.
Spurs kicked off the first half and worked the ball down the right with Walker-Peters who crossed for Harrison to hit wide for a corner. When the corner was half cleared Amos fired over. Walker-Peters and Azzaoui combined down the right with the winger crossing for Georgiou to miss-hit at the far post. Muscatt overlapped on the left and was presented with a chance by Fasco in the Mechelen goal but he fired wide.
Pelgrims pulled Azzaoui to concede a free kick on the right which Amos took, finding the head of Harrison only to see Fasco save. Walkes was booked for a tackle from behind before Goddard fired wide. Azzaoui drove into the area and was fouled by Vermylen to win a penalty which Harrison took, finding the right corner of the net with the keeper going the other way for Spurs to go in 1-0.
Mechelen made a couple of changes for the start of the second half while Spurs made two early on. Ross replaced Goddard and Paul came on for Walker-Peters at right back. They were followed by Loft coming on for Georgiou with Harrison moving to the left.
Spurs were well in control with Van Avermaet booked for a foul on Ross and Pelgrims followed him for a foul on Amos. Spurs got a second when Stylianides got down the left and crossed for Loft to head home. Mugami fired over from a free kick. Loft had the ball in the net from a cross by Azzaoui but it was ruled out for offside. From the re-start, Loft won the ball and drove it in under the keeper for his second and Spurs' third. Van Avermaet fired wide before Fasco saved from Ross in the closing minutes.
3.45pm KRC GENK 0 v 1 SPURS
Spurs(Wjite/Blue) – 4-3-3 Glover, Walker-Peters, Maghoma, Carter-Vickers, Muscatt, Goddard(Amos 35), Owens(Walkes 19), Pritchard(C), Ross, Loft, Georgiou(Azzaoui 38)
Booked – Muscatt 34(Holding), Walker-Peters 24(Foul)
Scorer – Pritchard 41
Genk(Orange/Yellow) – Loshaj, Bertaccini, Tshimanga, Brouwers, Ciranni, Polizzi, Verbiest(Agwa 38), Cavus, Ekangamene, Vrijsen, Odutoyu
Spurs went into this game knowing that a win would put them on top of the group as they had scored more goals than any other team. Spurs lined up with Glover behind Maghoma and Carter-Vickers with Walker-Peters at right back and Muscatt on the left. Goddard, Owens and Pritchard made up the midfield with Loft starting up front with Ross on his right and Georgiou to his left.
This always looked to be a tight game with so much at stake with Spurs making the early running. Pritchard played in Loft for an effort that was saved at the expense of a corner. Goddard's corner found the head of Loft but was cleared off the line. Muscatt got down the left to fire wide and then minutes later he fired wide having been given the ball by the Genk keeper.
Owens had to go off when he landed badly on his ankle and was replaced by Walkes. Loft had the ball in the net from Georgiou's free kick only to see it disallowed for off side.A free kick by Pritchard was dropped by the keeper but Loft hit it over the bar. As the half ended, Walker-Peters was booked when he lost control of the ball deep in the Genk half.
Neither side made any changes at the start of the second half but Spurs replaced Ross with Harrison minutes in. Goddard drew a save before Muscatt was booked for holding Bertaccini. Glover saved from Polizzi with the follow-up blocked.
Amos replaced Goddard before Glover had to save again, this time from Loshaj.From a corner Polizzi headed wide from a corner just before each side made a change. Harrison came on for Georgiou as Spurs regained the initiative. Azzaoui crossed for Pritchard to get the all important goal. Walker-Peters found Harrison but his effort was wide. Loft drew a save as did Walkes before the final whistle.
6.15pm CLUB BRUGGE 2 v 2 SPURS
Spurs(White/Blue) – 4-3-3 – Glover(McDermott 44), Paul, Maghoma, Carter-Vickers, Amos, Walkes, Pritchard(C)(Ross 37), Stylianides, Walker-Peters(Loft 26), Harrison, Azzaoui(Georgiou 44)
Booked – Maghoma 41(Foul), Azzaoui 43(Diving), Harrison 45(Time-wasting)
Scorers – Harrison 18, Loft 37
Club Brugge(Blue/Black – Steelant, Van Dooren, Lemoine(Fonkeu 30), De Smul, Vlietinck, Schrijvers, Seys, Oulare, Pino, Meyssen(Hamzaoui 26), Van Landschool
Booked – Seys 38(Foul), Oulare 41(Foul)
Scorer – 28, (pen) 32
Spurs lined up with Glover behind Maghoma and Carter-Vickers with Paul at right back and Amos on the left. The midfield trio was Walkes, Pritchard and Stylianides, with Harrison up front flanked by Walker-Peters on the right and Azzaoui on the left.
Spurs started well with Azzaoui hitting the left post having been played in by Walker-Peters. The winger then had another effort that flew wide. Schrijvers played in Seys for a chance that he put wide. Azzaoui drew a save from Steelant before Harrison ran onto a poor backpass by Van Landschool to slot past Steelant putting Spurs in front. Paul played in Harrison for an effort that was saved while Vlietinck fired over just before the break.
Both sides made a change for the second half with Loft coming on for Walker-Peters. Spurs still looked for another goal with Pritchard hitting a free kick over and a shot from Paul saved, having been set up by Stylianides. Carter-Vickers was then caught in possession and Oulare crossed for Seys to score with a flying header.
Loft had a strike saved before Spurs conceded a penalty when Walkes was ruled to have fouled Hamzaoui. Seys sent Glover the wrong way to claim his second of the match. Spurs were rocked but recovered to get the equaliser when Harrison got down the right and crossed for Loft to drive low into the far corner.
Ross replaced Pritchard before the referee went yellow card crazy. First he booked Seys for a foul and then Oulare for a heavy tackle on Paul. Maghoma followed for a foul on Seys seconds later. Pino headed wide from a free kick before Azzaoui was booked for diving. The winger could not get up from the challenge and had to be replaced by Georgiou – some dive.
McDermott also replaced Glover with McDermott in goal. With time almost up Harrison was booked for delaying a Brugge free kick. Brugge had the last chance when Oulare hit a free kick wide.
Genk won their last game 4-0 to top the group and will meet Nordjaelland in one semi-final while Spurs will have to play Atletico Paranaense in the other. The brazilians beat West Ham in their last game easily and will be a tough match for Spurs.
KRC Genk 12pts Atletico Paranaense 15pts
Tottenham 10pts Nordjaelland 10pts (+6)
Club Brugge 7pts (+2) West Ham 10pts (+3)
Cercle Brugge 7pts (0) Standard Luik 6pts
FC Utrecht 7pts (-2) Anderlecht 1pt (-7)
KV Mechelen 0pts Ostende 1pt (-12)
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