2009–10 Tottenham Hotspur F.C. season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tottenham Hotspur
2009–10 season
Chairman Daniel Levy
Manager Harry Redknapp
Stadium White Hart Lane
Premier League 4th
FA Cup Semi-finals
League Cup Quarter-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Jermain Defoe (18)
All:
Jermain Defoe (24)
Highest home attendance 36,041 vs. Arsenal
Lowest home attendance 35,318 vs. Birmingham City
Average home league attendance 35,794
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2009–10 season was Tottenham Hotspur's 18th season in the Premier League. It was their 32nd successive season in the top division of the English football league system.

Tottenham began the season under the stewardship of veteran English manager Harry Redknapp on his first full season at the club. To previous seasons Tottenham's transfer dealings were limited with only seven players brought in over the combined transfer windows. Sixteen players left White Hart Lane over the course of the season.

Tottenham achieved Champions League football for the first time in their history having not participated in the top European competition since 1961–62. Spurs also managed to accomplish breaking into the Premier League top four by finishing fourth, ensuring their highest ever Premier League finish. They accumilated 70 points and finished the season with an average attendance of 35,794 for the second season running, the ninth highest in the Premier League.

Season 2009–2010[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Transfers[edit]

Darren Bent eventually moved to Sunderland after a protracted negotiation period

Tottenham Hotspur's transfer involvement began on the first day of the newly opened transfer window with the release of a number of reserve and youth players, with the most notable being former Portuguese international Ricardo Rocha,[1] who in late August joined Belgian outfit Standard Liege, Tottenham's outgoing transfers continued into July as defensive midfielder Didier Zokora joined Sevilla for around £8.6 million,[2] swiftly followed by Welsh international right-back Chris Gunter making a £1.75 million move to Nottingham Forest, a team who Gunter had spent the end of the 2008–09 season with on loan.[3] Also the Brazilian left-back Gilberto ended his spell at Spurs moving back to Cruzeiro in the Brasileirão.[4]

The first acquisitions made by Spurs in the summer transfer window, were the signings of youngsters Kyle Naughton and Kyle Walker, both from Sheffield United, Naughton moved straight into the first team, receiving the number 16 shirt whereas Walker received a loan move back to Sheffield United for a year to continue his development at the Championship club.[5]

Tottenham's biggest transfer fee of the summer was spent signing Peter Crouch back to the club from Portsmouth. Crouch began his career at White Hart Lane before a move to Queens Park Rangers ended his time at Spurs, but with a move of around £9 million, he became the fourth player to make a return to Tottenham after leaving in the past six months.[6] The Money spent on Crouch was quickly recouped with the sale of striker Darren Bent, Bent entered into a protracted transfer deal with Sunderland which was threatened, not only by the large bid lodged from Stoke during negotiations, but by comments made by Bent on his Twitter page, criticising chairman Daniel Levy, to which he made a public apology:

"I appreciate that transfers are seldom straightforward and are often complex, However, after a long period of waiting following my withdrawal from the plane to China, I had become incredibly frustrated by the time these things take and I posted inappropriate comments on my Twitter site. I allowed my emotions to get in the way of my better judgement. I regret my actions and did not intend to offend Daniel Levy or anyone with the nature or the content of my posting."[7]

The long saga ended when, on 5 August, he finally moved to Sunderland for £10 million.[8]

Tottenham's summer continued with the arrival of Sebastien Bassong from Newcastle United for a fee of £8 million. During their pre-season, Spurs were hit with the double blow of losing both Jonathan Woodgate and Michael Dawson to serious injury and with the permanently semi-injured Ledley King the only fit central defender, the transfer impetus switched to defense, facilitating the arrival of Bassong.[9]

Friendlies[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur began their pre-season schedule on 15 July 2009, with an away trip to St. James Park to face Exeter City.[10] Tottenham won the encounter 3–0 against their League One opponents, A first-half goal from Jamie O'Hara set Spurs on their way before two goals in ten minutes from Aaron Lennon and Darren Bent ensured Tottenham's pre-season began with a winning start.[11] Two days later, Tottenham took a south-west trip by facing both Harry Redknapp and Kevin Bond's former club, Bournemouth, Tottenham replicated their result by running out 3–0 winners, Robbie Keane got his first goal of the pre-season campaign halfway through the first half, followed, later on, by a goal from Jermain Defoe, returning to his former club with whom he had a successful loan period in the 2000–01 Season. The game was rounded off by a goal from Wilson Palacios, scoring his first ever goal in English football.[12]

Tottenham continued their pre-season by facing newly promoted Championship side Peterborough[13] at the London Road, Spurs ended the match having won 4–0 with goals scored by Darren Bent, Jermain Defoe, Luka Modrić and Roman Pavlyuchenko, taking their tally to ten goals scored in three games and zero conceded.[14]

Beginning in late July, Spurs participated in the inaugural Wembley Cup. They began the tournament by facing off against Barcelona. Barcelona fielded a changed team, featuring a number of young players, Barcelona had the better of the first half, taking the lead through Spanish striker Bojan. Tottenham improved in the second half and earned a draw with a late header through youngster Jake Livermore.[15] In the final game of the tournament, Spurs faced Scottish club Celtic. Tottenham suffered their first friendly loss in five years by losing 2–0. An early header from Chris Killen put Celtic 1–0 up before Celtic got their second through Georgios Samaras, a solo run earned the two goal cushion and eventually the win to claim the Wembley Cup.[16] Egyptian champions Al Ahly were also a part of the tournament but were not an opponent of Spurs and finished bottom of the final group standings.

Following the Wembley Cup, Tottenham competed in the 2009 Asia Trophy Tournament alongside fellow Premier League outfits West Ham United, Hull City and Chinese Super League team Beijing Guoan. Tottenham started the tournament against West Ham, winning 1–0. Goalkeeper Rob Green made several saves before ex-West Ham player Jermain Defoe returned to haunt his former club with a finish from close range to send Spurs to the final.[17] Tottenham then claimed the Trophy with a 3–0 win over Hull City. Robbie Keane claimed two goals, one from open play and one from the penalty spot, and Aaron Lennon wrapped up the game with a tap-in, supplied by new signing Kyle Naughton.[18]

The Far-East section of the 2009–10 pre-season was then rounded off with a trip to Hong Kong to play the Hong Kong First Division champions South China. Tottenham lost the match 2–0, South China took the lead through Chan Siu Ki with a 30-yard volley before Li Haiqiang sealed the game from the penalty spot, with South China goalkeeper, Zhang Chunhui producing several saves to deny Tottenham any sort of comeback.[19][20]

Tottenham completed their 2009–10 pre-season by beating Greek opposition Olympiacos 3–0. Spurs gave debuts to Peter Crouch and Sebastien Bassong and took the lead in the second half thanks to Roman Pavlyuchenko's left footed strike. Vedran Ćorluka's first goal in Spurs colours put daylight between the two teams and then a solo run from Jermain Defoe made the game safe at 3–0 and ended their only home fixture of the pre-season with a win.[21][22]

August[edit]

Benoit Assou-Ekotto scored Tottenham's first goal of the season

Tottenham began the 2009–10 season with their first home start in five years against Liverpool, Spurs took the lead before half time with a thunderbolt effort from unlikely goalscorer Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Liverpool equalised in the second half thanks to a penalty from Steven Gerrard but Tottenham won all three points with a header from Sebastien Bassong on his debut.[23] Tottenham followed up on the Liverpool win with a 5–1 thrashing of Hull City at the KC Stadium, Spurs moved in front in just ten minutes with a strike from Jermain Defoe, followed soon after by Wilson Palacios scoring his first league goal in English football to give Spurs a two goal cushion, further goals from Robbie Keane and another two Defoe goals, to earn his first hat-trick since 2004, completed the scoring.[24]

Spurs then faced London rivals West Ham United, in a scrappy affair, West Ham took the lead through a Carlton Cole volley, however only minutes later, Cole mis-placed a pass directly into the path of Jermain Defoe to give Tottenham a way back into the game, Spurs then took all three points when Aaron Lennon cut in from the right to slam the ball past Robert Green late in the game. Three wins out the first three games produced Tottenham's most successful start to a season since the double-winning team of 1961[25] and left them topping the table after the first three games of the season.[26]

The League Cup then took center stage as Tottenham took on Doncaster in the second round, Spurs eased their way to a 5–1 victory over their lower league counterparts with Spurs having the added bonus of five different goal scorers, strikes from Tom Huddlestone, Jamie O'Hara, Peter Crouch, David Bentley and Roman Pavlyuchenko sealed the win and passage to the next round, In the ensuing draw, it was announced that Tottenham would face Preston North End in the Third Round of the cup.[27]

Tottenham final game of August was against newly promoted Birmingham City, Spurs battled their way to a 2–1 win, with Peter Crouch scoring his first league goal for spurs before a Lee Bowyer tap in made the game 1–1. The match looked to be heading for a draw before Aaron Lennon scored the winner in the fifth minute of injury time. The game was marred for Spurs however, as it was confirmed that influential midfielder Luka Modrić had suffered a fracture to his Fibula causing him to miss a number of weeks in the season.[28]

Nearing the end of August, two players left Spurs for new teams in the Premier League, French defender Pascal Chimbonda left to join Blackburn Rovers in £2 million deal and German Kevin-Prince Boateng made a £4 million move to Portsmouth.[29][30]

Following Tottenham's 2–1 win over Birmingham, in which Luka Modrić suffered a broken leg, Spurs entered the transfer market on deadline day for a midfielder. In the final hours, confirmation was made of the signing of Croatian Niko Kranjčar from Portsmouth for a bargain £2.5 million.[31] This transfer was thought to signal the end of Tottenham's transfer movement until on 3 September, It was announced that Spurs had signed veteran goalkeeper Jimmy Walker, Walker was a free agent following his release from West Ham United.[32]

Throughout the transfer window, a number of loans occurred, Early in the transfer window, youngsters, Ryan Mason and Steven Caulker joined Yeovil Town on loan for six months,[33] followed soon by Adel Taarabt returning to Queens Park Rangers for a season long loan.[34] The transfers continued as Troy Archibald-Henville rejoined Exeter until January 2010,[35] on the same day, it was revealed that goalkeeper Ben Alnwick would join newly relegated Norwich for three months.[36] After this, young Adam Smith join Wycombe for an initial one month deal,[37] subsequently followed by the development of the deal to send Andros Townsend to long term affiliate Leyton Orient for a period of six months.[38] After a good pre-season with Spurs, midfielder Jake Livermore signed for Derby County for a period of a month but later extended to six thanks to a series of good performances.[39] Jon Obika joined his fellow Spurs loanees at Yeovil in mid-August, putting pen to paper for an initial one month loan.[40] The loans continued with Jamie O'Hara joining Portsmouth until January 2010,[30] in an effort to get first team football, followed later by the loan of midfielder Sam Cox to Cheltenham for one month.[41] The last loans of the summer transfer window involved three youth goalkeepers, with David Button, Oscar Jansson and Lee Butcher joining Crewe Alexandra, Exeter City and Grays Athletic respectively.[42][43][44]

After Spurs' good start to the season, Harry Redknapp and Jermain Defoe were awarded the Manager of the Month award and the Player of the Month award, respectively, for August.[45]

Month summary[edit]

August league table[edit]
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Chelsea 4 4 0 0 10 2 +8 12 Group stage
2 Tottenham Hotspur 4 4 0 0 11 4 +7 12
3 Manchester United 4 3 0 1 8 2 +6 9
4 Manchester City 3 3 0 0 4 0 +4 9 Play-off round
5 Stoke City 4 2 1 1 3 4 −1 7 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Play-off round

Updated to games played on 30 August 2009.
Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

August game stats[edit]
Month Games Won Drew Lost Scored Conceded Points Other
August 5 5 0 0 16 5 12 Advanced to League Cup Third Round

September[edit]

Following the International break, Tottenham entered into a run of fixtures to test their early form, starting with the Champions Manchester United at White Hart Lane. Spurs made a fast start with Jermain Defoe scoring an overhead kick within the first minute of the game, however Manchester United turned the game around, taking all three points thanks to goals from Ryan Giggs, Anderson and Wayne Rooney.[46]

After the first loss of the season, Tottenham then had the challenge of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, and although Spurs stayed in the game for long periods, they eventually succumbed to a 3–0 defeat.[47] Tottenham had the chance to immediately bounce back in the League Cup facing Championship side Preston North End. The game played out on even footing with Preston giving as good as they got in the early stage until Tottenham finally got the breakthrough and ended the game with a 5–1 victory with Peter Crouch scoring a hat-trick in the process.[48]

September ended with a home visit of newly promoted Burnley. Spurs strolled their way to victory with a 5–0 victory, Tottenham had the better of the game, with Robbie Keane scoring four of the goals and ended the month with a win, retaining their place in the top four.[49]

Month summary[edit]

September league table[edit]
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester United 7 6 0 1 17 6 +11 18 Group stage
2 Chelsea 7 6 0 1 16 6 +10 18
3 Liverpool 7 5 0 2 22 10 +12 15
4 Tottenham Hotspur 7 5 0 2 17 10 +7 15 Play-off round
5 Manchester City 6 5 0 1 14 7 +7 15 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Play-off round

Updated to games played on 28 September 2009.
Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

September game stats[edit]
Month Games Won Drew Lost Scored Conceded Points Other
September 4 2 0 2 11 7 3 Advanced to League Cup Fourth Round

October[edit]

October for Tottenham Hotspur began with a trip to the Reebok Stadium to face Bolton Wanderers. Bolton took the lead within five minutes when a throw-in landed at the feet of Ricardo Gardner who smashed the ball in the roof of the net. Tottenham battled back to find an equaliser through a Niko Kranjčar volley, Starting with a Wilson Palacios cross, Peter Crouch's downward header was met by the on-rushing Kranjčar to score his first Tottenham Hotspur goal. Early in the second half, slick football from Bolton earned them the lead for the second time, intricate play from Ricardo Gardner and Lee Chung-Yong, set up a back-post header for Kevin Davies which squirmed over the line. Spurs rallied late on and struck another equaliser from a Vedran Ćorluka header to earn a point.[50]

Following the draw at Bolton, Tottenham travelled to Fratton Park to play Harry Redknapp's former club, Portsmouth. Portsmouth had started the season very poorly and experiencing off-field trouble involving various owners of the club, Tottenham took the lead early in the game on the 29th minute mark with Ledley King powering in a header from a Niko Kranjčar Corner, Spurs doubled their lead on half time with Jermain Defoe sliding the ball home from a Jermaine Jenas through-ball. Portsmouth began to battle in the second half and scored a goal through ex-Tottenham player Kevin-Prince Boateng and following Jermain Defoe's red card for a stamp on Aaron Mokoena, a tense finished ensued, however after the injury time sending off of Michael Brown, Tottenham secured the three points.[51]

After two away games, Spurs returned to White Hart Lane to face Stoke City, Tottenham monopolised possession and created many chances to which either poor finishing, or fantastic goalkeeping, prevented Tottenham from taking the lead. Late in the second half, Spurs went down to ten men after Aaron Lennon sustained an injury and all three allocated substitutions had been made and Stoke took advantage with substitute Glenn Whelan hammering home the winner for Stoke to claim the maximum points.[52] Tottenham rebounded from the disappointment of the loss three days later with a win over Everton in the League Cup, goals from Tom Huddlestone and Robbie Keane ensured safe passage into the quarter finals to which Tottenham were drawn against Manchester United at Old Trafford.[53]

Tottenham Hotspur ended October with a North London derby against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, Spurs entered the game without Luka Modrić, Aaron Lennon and the suspended Jermain Defoe and the absences meant that David Bentley made his first start of the season against his former club. The first half played out on level pegging until late in the half when a cross let Robin van Persie poke the ball home to give Arsenal the lead. Immediately following, Poor defending from Spurs allowed Cesc Fàbregas to double Arsenal's lead, just 50 seconds later. Tottenham entered the second half with a mountain to climb, however the game was over when more poor defending allowed Robin van Persie to score his second and Arsenal's third. The game ended 3–0 and Spurs ended the month in 5th place in the table.[54]

Month summary[edit]

October league table[edit]
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Chelsea 11 9 0 2 28 8 +20 27 Group stage
2 Manchester United 11 8 1 2 23 11 +12 25
3 Arsenal 10 7 1 2 32 13 +19 22
4 Manchester City 10 5 4 1 18 11 +7 19 Play-off round
5 Tottenham Hotspur 11 6 1 4 21 17 +4 19 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Play-off round

Updated to games played on 31 October 2009.
Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

October game stats[edit]
Month Games Won Drew Lost Scored Conceded Points Other
October 5 2 1 2 6 7 4 Advanced to League Cup Quarter-Final

November[edit]

Jermain Defoe scored 5 goals in a game against Wigan Athletic

Looking to respond from losing the most recent edition of the North London derby, Tottenham faced a home test against Sunderland. The game featured the return of a number of former players. Steed Malbranque, Andy Reid, Márton Fülöp, Fraizer Campbell, and Darren Bent, making his first return to the Lane since his acrimonious departure in the summer. The game ended 2–0 to Tottenham thanks to goals from Robbie Keane and Tom Huddlestone, with Darren Bent having a penalty saved during the course of the match.[55]

Following the win against Sunderland, Spurs played Wigan in a home fixture. In what would become an historic fixture, Tottenham won 9–1, in an astonishing game. Redknapp chose to start with Peter Crouch up front with Defoe, and the move paid off as Spurs took the lead after a Crouch header from an Aaron Lennon cross that put Spurs 1–0 up at half time. The second half entered the record books as Spurs scored eight second half goals, five coming from Jermain Defoe. Other goals came from Aaron Lennon and Niko Kranjčar, along with a David Bentley free-kick, originally given as a Chris Kirkland own-goal, before the dubious goal panel awarded the effort to Bentley. It became Tottenham's biggest ever Premier League win, the second biggest in Premier League history, and only the second time any team had scored nine goals in the Premier League since its inception in 1992. Defoe also got himself in the record books, becoming only the third player to score five goals in a Premier League match, the others being Andy Cole and Alan Shearer.[56]

Tottenham ended the month with a trip to Villa Park to face Aston Villa. Early into the first half, Aston Villa drew first blood with Gabriel Agbonlahor poking the ball in from close range to send Villa into the lead, Spurs fought back and in the 78th minute grabbed an equaliser with Michael Dawson hitting a volley into the net from just outside the area, earning a point for Tottenham and lifting the team into 3rd place.[57]

Month summary[edit]

November league table[edit]
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Chelsea 14 12 0 2 36 8 +28 36 Group stage
2 Manchester United 14 10 1 3 30 13 +17 31
3 Tottenham Hotspur 14 8 2 4 33 19 +14 26
4 Arsenal 13 8 1 4 36 18 +18 25 Play-off round
5 Liverpool 14 7 2 5 31 20 +11 23 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Play-off round

Updated to games played on 31 November 2009.
Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

November game stats[edit]
Month Games Won Drew Lost Scored Conceded Points Other
November 3 2 1 0 12 2 7 N/A

December[edit]

Month summary[edit]

December began with a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United in the Carling Cup Quarter final, Spurs lost 2–0 courtesy of two long range goals from Darron Gibson to put the incumbent champions in the semi-final over Tottenham.[58]

Niko Kranjcar scored two to give Spurs a 3–0 win over rivals Manchester City

Tottenham's first league game of the month was to journey to Merseyside to face Everton, early into the second half, Spurs took the lead through Jermain Defoe and then quickly doubled their lead through a diving header from Michael Dawson, Everton began to fight back and clawed a goal back through Louis Saha, followed minutes later by the equalising goal from Tim Cahill ending the game 2–2 with the two teams sharing the points following a last minute penalty miss from Jermain Defoe.[59] Six days later, Tottenham faced Wolves at White Hart Lane, in a tight game, Wolves took all three points with a header from Kevin Doyle in the 3rd minute with Tottenham unable to break down the Wolves defence.[60]

Tottenham then competed against fellow top-four hopefuls Manchester City in a home fixture. Tottenham took the lead towards the end of an even first half with Niko Kranjčar volleying the ball home following a Peter Crouch knock-down. Spurs then doubled their lead nine minutes into the second half with Jermain Defoe bagging the second, a long kick out from goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes was met by Peter Crouch who headed the ball down for strike partner Defoe to steer the ball in the net. Spurs sealed the win in extra time with a sweeping move, following a through ball from Aaron Lennon, Niko Kranjčar squeezed through the Manchester City defence before poking the ball through Shay Given's legs to earn a 3–0 win.[61]

Three days later, Spurs made the trip to Ewood Park to face Blackburn; Tottenham took the lead moments before half time with Peter Crouch earning the lead with a headed goal, Spurs then ground out the win with Crouch scoring his second following a through ball from Jermaine Jenas to win the game 2–0.[62] For the Boxing Day fixture, Spurs travelled across London to face Fulham, the two teams played out a 0–0 draw to share the points on the day.[63]

Tottenham ended the month, year and decade with a home fixture against London rivals West Ham in which Spurs won 2–0. Tottenham took the lead early with the returning Luka Modrić scrambling the ball home in the 11th minute before Jermain Defoe closed the game with a well-struck volley late in the match to put Spurs in the champions league places as they entered 2010.[64]

December league table[edit]
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Chelsea 20 14 3 3 45 16 +29 45 Group stage
2 Manchester United 20 14 1 5 45 18 +27 43
3 Arsenal 19 13 2 4 51 21 +30 41
4 Tottenham Hotspur 20 11 4 5 42 22 +20 37 Play-off round
5 Manchester City 19 9 8 2 38 27 +11 35 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Play-off round

Updated to games played on 30 December 2009.
Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

December game stats[edit]
Month Games Won Drew Lost Scored Conceded Points Other
December 7 3 2 2 9 5 11 Eliminated from League Cup

January transfer window[edit]

Experienced Icelandic international Eiður Guðjohnsen joined Tottenham on loan from Monaco for the rest of the season

In relation to the 2008–09 transfer window, Tottenham experienced a relatively quiet transition over the course of January, With the transfer window opening on the first day of the month, transfer speculation was mostly rebuffed by manager Harry Redknapp for the majority of the month, however Tottenham managed to secure the arrival of two players in the Window.

Firstly, on 28 January, experienced forward Eiður Guðjohnsen joined the club on loan from his parent club AS Monaco on a loan deal effective until the season end,[65] followed two days later by the return of another former player in Younès Kaboul, re-signed from Portsmouth for a fee believed to be around £5 million in what was Tottenham's only permanent signing of the window.[66]

The departures from Tottenham overshadowed the rest of the club's dealings both in terms of number and profile, The first sale involved the youngster Tomáš Pekhart, having just returned from a twelve month loan deal with Slavia Prague, Pekhart quickly joining Czech outfit Baumit Jablonec for an undisclosed fee.[67] The only other outright leaving in January belonged to Troy Archibald-Henville, who after two successful loan spells with Exeter City moved to Saint James' Park permanently, again for an undisclosed fee.[68]

Loan exits dominated the departures, beginning early with the loan move of Jake Livermore to Peterborough United achieving completion on 8 January, six days later,[69] youngster Andros Townsend joined MK Dons on a season-long loan.[70] The loans continues thirteen days later with Mexican international Giovani dos Santos re-uniting with his old manager Frank Rijkaard through a loan deal to Galatasaray until the end of the season,[71] swiftly followed two days later, with Jamie O'Hara re-joining relegation battling Portsmouth until the season end after his initial loan ended in early January.[72]

On the final day, Tottenham loaned out three players from the first team squad, Initially, young talent Kyle Naughton returned to the Championship, joining Middlesbrough until the end of the season,[73] followed later in the day, with Scottish international Alan Hutton moving to Sunderland in a loan move until the league end in May,[74] The transfer window closed in England at 5pm however due to the Scottish transfer window remaining open until midnight, it paved the way for Robbie Keane to join Celtic in a loan deal until the end of the season, to the conclude Tottenham's 2009–10 January transfer window.[75]

January[edit]

Month summary[edit]

Tottenham began the month with F.A. Cup duty, on 2 January, with a third-round tie against Peterborough United at White Hart Lane. Spurs strolled to a 4–0 win, courtesy of a brace from Niko Kranjcar, Jermain Defoe and a late Robbie Keane penalty.[76] A fortnight later, Spurs played their first league game of 2010, facing Hull City at home. The match ended 0–0, with Hull goalkeeper Boaz Myhill earning plaudits for an inspired performance.[77]

On 20 January, Tottenham travelled to Anfield to face Liverpool. Spurs succumbed to a 2–0 defeat, with Dutch striker Dirk Kuyt scoring both goals, an early long range effort and a late penalty.[78] Three days later, Tottenham returned to the F.A. Cup to face Leeds United in the fourth round at White Hart Lane, Tottenham took the lead before half-time through a poached effort from Peter Crouch before Leeds equalised through Jermaine Beckford, who scrambled in a corner. Tottenham re-took the lead thanks to a Roman Pavlyuchenko finish, his first goal since August, and held the scoreline until in the final moments. Michael Dawson was adjudged to have fouled Beckford in the penalty area and a penalty was duly awarded. Beckford converted the penalty six minutes into injury time to earn Leeds a replay.[79]

Three days later, Spurs encountered Fulham in a home fixture. Tottenham scored early with Peter Crouch scoring a close-range finish before David Bentley settled the comfortable match with a free-kick goal with the help of a deflection.[80] Tottenham concluded the month with a trip to Birmingham. In an even game, Spurs took the lead deep into the second half through Jermain Defoe before Liam Ridgewell scored a last-gasp header to equalise the game and end Tottenham's month with a draw.[81]

January league table[edit]
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Chelsea 23 17 3 3 57 19 +38 54 Group stage
2 Manchester United 24 17 2 5 56 20 +36 53
3 Arsenal 24 15 4 5 60 28 +32 49
4 Tottenham Hotspur 24 12 6 6 45 25 +20 42 Play-off round
5 Liverpool 24 12 5 7 42 26 +16 41 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Play-off round

Updated to games played on 31 January 2010.
Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

January game stats[edit]
Month Games Won Drew Lost Scored Conceded Points Other
January 6 2 3 1 9 5 5 Advanced to F.A Cup Fourth Round

February[edit]

Month summary[edit]

The F.A. Cup opened February for Tottenham, facing Leeds United in a fourth round replay following the 2–2 draw at White Hart Lane in late January. Spurs took the lead at Elland Road midway through the first half with Jermain Defoe striking the ball home before Luciano Becchio equalised from close range at the end of the first half. Tottenham re-took the lead deep into the second half with Defoe's second before closing out the match in injury time with Jermain Defoe claiming his hat-trick and earning Spurs a place in the fifth round.[82] Three days later, on 6 February, Spurs competed in their first Premier League match of the month, facing fellow top four contenders, Aston Villa at home, The game ended 0–0 with both teams earning a point in their quest for Champions League football.[83]

Tottenham, then, travelled to Molineux to play Wolverhampton Wanderers in a contest which Wolves took all three points, a poor performance from Tottenham was punished by David Jones scoring the only goal of the game to secure the result for the relegation battlers.[84]

Spurs returned to F.A. Cup action four days later with an away trip to Bolton Wanderers, Under new management with Owen Coyle at the helm, Bolton took the lead midway through the first half with Kevin Davies scoring a predatory strike, Spurs, however, forced a replay with Jermain Defoe slamming home the equaliser in the 61st minute to take the tie back to White Hart Lane.[85]

Tottenham's away fixtures continued with a trip to Wigan Athletic, the team who succumbed to a 9–1 defeat in the reverse fixture earlier in season, Tottenham began the game well with a goal from Jermain Defoe and cruised to a 3–0 win with two late goals from the returning Roman Pavlyuchenko.[86] Three days later, Spurs played Bolton in the F.A. fifth round replay, in which they sealed a path to the sixth round in a comfortable 4–0 win, two goals from Roman Pavlyuchenko, and two own goals, one from goalkeeper Jussi Jääskeläinen and defender Andy O'Brien sealed a place in the next round of the F.A. Cup.[87]

Spurs ended the month at home against Everton, Spurs controlled the first half and took the lead early through Roman Pavlyuchenko, with his fifth goal in three games and a stunning Luka Modrić effort following good build-up play through Croatian compatriots Niko Kranjčar and Vedran Ćorluka, Everton responded in the second half with a strike from Yakubu, but the game ended 2–1 and Spurs ended February in the fourth Champions League place.[88]

February league table[edit]
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Chelsea 28 19 4 5 65 26 +39 61 Group stage
2 Manchester United 28 19 3 6 66 24 +42 60
3 Arsenal 28 18 4 6 66 31 +35 58
4 Tottenham Hotspur 28 14 7 7 50 27 +23 49 Play-off round
5 Manchester City 27 13 10 4 52 35 +17 49 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Play-off round

Updated to games played on 28 February 2010.
Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

February game stats[edit]
Month Games Won Drew Lost Scored Conceded Points Other
February 7 4 2 1 13 4 7 Advanced to F.A Cup Sixth Round

March[edit]

Month summary[edit]

David Bentley's freekick turned the tide against Fulham and sent Spurs to the F.A. Cup semi-final

March began with Tottenham's trip to Craven Cottage to face Fulham in the F.A. Cup, The tie ended 0–0 resulting in a replay having to be played later in the month.[89]

Tottenham's first Premier League game of the month saw Blackburn visit White Hart Lane. The first-half played out on level pegging until just before the half-time whistle, Jermain Defoe struck to give Spurs the lead. Tottenham extended their lead, early in the second half, through Roman Pavlyuchenko before Christopher Samba gave Blackburn hope, bring the scoreline back to 2–1. Spurs wrapped up the points late in the game with Roman Pavlyuchenko getting his second and Tottenham's third to earn the three points.[90]

A week later, Tottenham travelled north to face Stoke at the Britannia Stadium, The game remained 0–0 through to half-time, However in the first minute of the second-half, Eiður Guðjohnsen powered his way to goal and scored his first goal for Tottenham Hotspur. Stoke clawed their way back into the game thanks to a Matthew Etherington penalty, given away after Benoit Assou-Ekotto was adjudged to have fouled Dave Kitson. Spurs secured the win, however, on the 77th minute mark, with Niko Kranjcar smashing the ball home leaving Spurs fourth in the league.[91]

Spurs returned to F.A Cup action, four days later, with the home replay against Fulham. Mid-way through the first-half, Fulham took the lead through a fine strike from ex-Tottenham Hotspur player Bobby Zamora, Spurs rung the changes at half-time making two substitutions and one immediately paid off, with newly introduced David Bentley scoring a free-kick to equalise the game, Tottenham took the lead ten minutes later through a Roman Pavlyuchenko volley and then put their name in the semi-final draw when Eidur Gudjohnsen squeezed home the third Spurs goal of the game.[92]

Tottenham last game of the month pitted Harry Redknapp, and numerous Spurs personnel, against their old club Portsmouth at White Hart Lane, Spurs took the lead early on through Peter Crouch before Niko Kranjcar compounded the game with a second goal and wrapped up the points for Tottenham.[93]

March league table[edit]
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester United 32 23 3 6 76 25 +51 72 Group stage
2 Chelsea 32 22 5 5 82 29 +53 71
3 Arsenal 32 21 5 6 74 34 +40 68
4 Tottenham Hotspur 31 17 7 7 57 29 +28 58 Play-off round
5 Manchester City 31 15 11 5 58 39 +19 56 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Play-off round

Updated to games played on 29 March 2010.
Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

March game stats[edit]
Month Games Won Drew Lost Scored Conceded Points Other
March 5 4 1 0 10 3 9 Advanced to F.A Cup Semi-Final

April[edit]

Month summary[edit]

The team went into April on the back of 5 straight league victories, the first time this had happened since April 2007. The run ended however in a 3–1 defeat at the Stadium of Light to Sunderland. Darren Bent scored against his former club within a minute, stabbing home for close range from an early corner to give Sunderland the lead, Bent went on to double the scoreline from the penalty spot before half time, goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes kept the score at 2–0 with two penalty stops before Substitute Peter Crouch gave Spurs a route back into the game with a header before a stunning Boudewijn Zenden volley sealed the points for Sunderland.[94]

Danny Rose scored his first ever goal for Tottenham with a thunderous volley against Arsenal

Following this was the FA cup semi-final at Wembley. Tottenham entered the game as favourites against a recently relegated Portsmouth side, The game remained 0–0 for the 90 minutes and so entered extra time, early in the first half of the extra thirty, a Michael Dawson slip from a Portsmouth free-kick allowed Piqiounne to finish from a few yards out to give Portsmouth the initiative. Peter Crouch had a goal wrongly ruled out in the second half of extra time before ex-Tottenham Hotspur Kevin Prince Boateng sealed the final place for Portsmouth with a last minute penalty.[95]

Just three days later from disappointment of losing the F.A. Cup semi-final, Tottenham entered into the North London derby against rivals, Arsenal. Spurs took the lead in amazing fashion with league debutant Danny Rose scoring a wonder volley to give the home team a 1–0 lead, Spurs then doubled their lead a few minutes into the second half with Gareth Bale tapping home from a Jermain Defoe through ball. The introduction of the returning Robin Van Persie lead Gomes to make 3 miraculous saves to ensure Tottenham's lead before Nicklas Bendtner got Arsenal a late consolation. The game finished 2–1 to give Tottenham their first league win over Arsenal in 11 years.[96]

The third game of the week came at White Hart Lane to league-leaders Chelsea. Spurs took the lead early in the first half from a Jermain Defoe penalty after John Terry handballed a Roman Pavlyuchenko flick on. Gareth Bale scored his second goal of the week and doubled Tottenham's lead before half-time with a right-footed effort. John Terry saw red in second half for two bookable offences of Roman Pavlyuchenko and Gareth Bale respectively before Frank Lampard got a late consolation in injury time but Spurs held on for another invaluable three points.[97]

Tottenham faced their third consecutive Top Four team when Spurs travelled to Old Trafford to face Manchester United the following weekend. After a goalless first half, United took the lead from the penalty spot in the first half after Benoit Assou-Ekotto brought down Patrice Evra in the area, with Ryan Giggs converting. Ledley King equalised with a header during the second half, before Nani chip and another Ryan Giggs penalty gave the points to Manchester United.[98]

April league table[edit]
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Chelsea 36 25 5 6 93 32 +61 80 Group stage
2 Manchester United 36 25 4 7 81 28 +53 79
3 Arsenal 36 22 6 8 78 39 +39 72
4 Tottenham Hotspur 35 19 7 9 63 37 +26 64 Play-off round
5 Aston Villa 36 17 13 6 51 35 +16 64 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Play-off round

Updated to games played on 29 April 2010.
Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

April game stats[edit]
Month Games Won Drew Lost Scored Conceded Points Other
April 5 2 0 3 6 10 6 Eliminated from F.A. Cup

May[edit]

Month summary[edit]

Tottenham began the final month of the season on the 1st day of the month with a home tie against Bolton looking to keep the initiative in the race for fourth. In a tense game, Tottenham won the game 1–0 thanks to a long range effort from Tom Huddlestone late in the first half to keep Spurs in the Champions League places and fate in their own hands.[99]

Four days later, Tottenham travelled to Manchester to face the only remaining rival for the last Champions League spot, Manchester City in a game which could have possibly decided the fate of the final place. Tottenham and Manchester City battled out the first half with both teams creating chances to take the lead before Spurs gained a foothold in the second half, the game looked to be heading for a draw until on the 82nd minute, Peter Crouch scored a close range header to give Tottenham the win and ensured Champions League football for the first time.[100]

Spurs ended the 2009-10 Premier League season with an away trip to relegated Burnley. Tottenham took an early lead with Gareth Bale powering home in the 3rd minute and then doubled the advantage with a Luka Modric solo effort, Burnley clawed a goal back moments before half time through Wade Elliott prodding the ball in through good play. Lingering thoughts of achieving third place above rivals Arsenal were extinguished with Arsenal winning comfortably against Fulham in their final game. Early in the second half, Burnley equalised through Jack Cork and then took the lead minutes later through a Martin Paterson tap-in. Burnley sealed the points with a late Wade Elliott goal to give Burnley a 4–2 win over the Champions League-bound Tottenham who, despite the final result, finished fourth, their highest ever Premier League finish.[101]

May league table[edit]
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Chelsea (C) 38 27 5 6 103 32 +71 86 Group stage
2 Manchester United 38 27 4 7 86 28 +58 85
3 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 83 41 +42 75
4 Tottenham Hotspur 38 21 7 10 67 41 +26 70 Play-off round
5 Manchester City 38 18 13 7 73 45 +28 67 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Play-off round

Updated to games played on 9 May 2010.
Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

May game stats[edit]
Month Games Won Drew Lost Scored Conceded Points Other
May 3 2 0 1 4 4 6 Finished in 4th Premier League place

Premier League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Chelsea (C) 38 27 5 6 103 32 +71 86 Group stage
2 Manchester United 38 27 4 7 86 28 +58 85
3 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 83 41 +42 75
4 Tottenham Hotspur 38 21 7 10 67 41 +26 70 Play-off round
5 Manchester City 38 18 13 7 73 45 +28 67 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
6 Aston Villa 38 17 13 8 52 39 +13 64
7 Liverpool 38 18 9 11 61 35 +26 63 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
8 Everton 38 16 13 9 60 49 +11 61
9 Birmingham City 38 13 11 14 38 47 −9 50
10 Blackburn Rovers 38 13 11 14 41 55 −14 50
11 Stoke City 38 11 14 13 34 48 −14 47
12 Fulham 38 12 10 16 39 46 −7 46
13 Sunderland 38 11 11 16 48 56 −8 44
14 Bolton Wanderers 38 10 9 19 42 67 −25 39
15 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 9 11 18 32 56 −24 38
16 Wigan Athletic 38 9 9 20 37 79 −42 36
17 West Ham United 38 8 11 19 47 66 −19 35
18 Burnley (R) 38 8 6 24 42 82 −40 30 Relegation to the 2010–11 Football League Championship
19 Hull City (R) 38 6 12 20 34 75 −41 30
20 Portsmouth (R) 38 7 7 24 34 66 −32 0191

Updated to games played on 9 May 2010.
Source: Barclays Premier League


Rules for classification:

1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1 If League Cup winners Manchester United finish in 5th place or above, their Europa League Third qualifying round berth will go to the 6th placed team in the league.
2 Portsmouth were deducted nine point for entering administration.[102]
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Datef Player Previous club Cost
9 July 2009 England Anton Blackwood Arsenal Free[103]
22 July 2009 England Kyle Naughton Sheffield United Undisclosed[104]
22 July 2009 England Kyle Walker Sheffield United Undisclosed[104]
27 July 2009 England Peter Crouch Portsmouth £10 million[105]
6 August 2009 Cameroon Sébastien Bassong Newcastle £8 million[106]
1 September 2009 Croatia Niko Kranjčar Portsmouth £2.5 million[107]
3 September 2009 England Jimmy Walker West Ham United Free[108]
30 January 2010 France Younès Kaboul Portsmouth £8 million[109]
Total
£28.5 million +

Out[edit]

Date Player New club Cost
1 June 2009 England Simon Dawkins Unattached Released[110]
1 June 2009 England Takura Mtandari Unattached Released[110]
1 June 2009 England Kyle Fraser-Allen Hayes & Yeading United Free[110]
1 June 2009 Portugal Ricardo Rocha Standard Liège Free[110][111]
1 June 2009 Republic of Ireland David Hutton Cheltenham Town Free[110][112]
12 June 2009 England Danny Hutchins Yeovil Town Free[110][113]
25 June 2009 Republic of Ireland Cian Hughton Lincoln City Free[110][114]
8 July 2009 Ivory Coast Didier Zokora Sevilla £7.5 million[115][116]
16 July 2009 Democratic Republic of the Congo Jacques Maghoma Burton Albion Free[110][117]
17 July 2009 Wales Chris Gunter Nottingham Forest £1.75 million[118]
20 July 2009 Spain Yuri Berchiche Real Valladolid Free[119]
24 July 2009 Brazil Gilberto Cruzeiro Free[4][120]
5 August 2009 England Darren Bent Sunderland £10 million[121][122]
27 August 2009 France Pascal Chimbonda Blackburn Rovers £2 million[123]
28 August 2009 Ghana Kevin-Prince Boateng Portsmouth £4 million[124]
12 January 2010 Czech Republic Tomáš Pekhart Jablonec Undisclosed[125]
1 February 2010 England Troy Archibald-Henville Exeter City Undisclosed[126]
Total
£31.75 million +

Completed loan arrivals[edit]

Date Player Club Return Date
28 January 2010 Iceland Eiður Guðjohnsen AS Monaco 9 May 2010[127]

Completed loan departures[edit]

Date Player Club Return date
22 July 2009 England David Button Crewe Alexandra 20 August 2009[42][128]
24 July 2009 England Ben Alnwick Norwich City 5 September 2009[36][129]
6 August 2009 England Adam Smith Wycombe Wanderers 5 September 2009[37]
1 September 2009 England Sam Cox Cheltenham Town 12 October 2009[130][131]
1 September 2009 England Lee Butcher Grays Athletic 13 October 2009[44]
17 September 2009 England Dean Parrett Aldershot Town 23 October 2009[132]
1 September 2009 England David Button Crewe Alexandra 27 October 2009[42][128][133]
29 September 2009 England Danny Rose Peterborough United 11 November 2009[134]
14 October 2009 England Lee Butcher Leyton Orient 17 November 2009[135]
1 September 2009 Sweden Oscar Jansson Exeter City 3 December 2009[43][136][137]
13 November 2009 England Sam Cox Histon 13 December 2009[41]
6 August 2009 England Andros Townsend Leyton Orient 1 January 2010[38][138]
26 November 2009 England Calum Butcher Barnet 4 January 2010[139]
10 August 2009 England Jake Livermore Derby County 8 January 2010[140][141]
28 August 2009 England Jamie O'Hara Portsmouth 17 January 2010[142]
13 November 2009 England John Bostock Brentford 23 January 2010[143]
24 July 2009 England Troy Archibald-Henville Exeter City 24 January 2010[35]
22 July 2009 England Kyle Walker Sheffield United 1 February 2010[144]
11 August 2009 England Jonathan Obika Yeovil Town 11 February 2010[40][145]
22 January 2010 England Sam Cox Torquay United 11 February 2010[146]
8 January 2010 England Jake Livermore Peterborough United 2 March 2010[147]
14 January 2010 England Andros Townsend Milton Keynes Dons 4 March 2010[148]
13 July 2009 England Ryan Mason Yeovil Town 15 March 2010[145][149][150][151]
20 November 2009 England David Button Shrewsbury 5 May 2010[152]
13 July 2009 England Steven Caulker Yeovil Town 9 May 2010[145][149][150][151]
22 July 2009 Morocco Adel Taarabt Queens Park Rangers 9 May 2010[153]
9 November 2009 Italy Mirko Ranieri Ipswich Town 9 May 2010[154]
20 November 2009 England Adam Smith Torquay 9 May 2010[155]
1 February 2010 England Kyle Naughton Middlesbrough 9 May 2010[156]
1 February 2010 Scotland Alan Hutton Sunderland 9 May 2010[157]
1 February 2010 Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane Celtic 9 May 2010[158]
29 January 2010 England Jamie O'Hara Portsmouth 17 May 2010[142]
27 January 2010 Mexico Giovani dos Santos Galatasaray 20 May 2010[159]
11 February 2010 England Jonathan Obika Millwall 29 May 2010[160]

Squad list[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Brazil GK Heurelho Gomes
3 Wales DF Gareth Bale
4 France DF Younès Kaboul
5 England MF David Bentley
6 England MF Tom Huddlestone
7 England MF Aaron Lennon
8 England MF Jermaine Jenas
9 Russia FW Roman Pavlyuchenko
12 Honduras MF Wilson Palacios
13 England GK Jimmy Walker
14 Croatia MF Luka Modrić
15 England FW Peter Crouch
18 England FW Jermain Defoe
No. Position Player
17 Iceland FW Eiður Guðjohnsen (on loan from AS Monaco)
19 Cameroon DF Sébastien Bassong
20 England DF Michael Dawson (captain)
21 Croatia MF Niko Kranjčar
22 Croatia DF Vedran Ćorluka
23 Italy GK Carlo Cudicini
25 England MF Danny Rose
26 England DF Ledley King (club captain)
27 England GK Ben Alnwick
28 England DF Kyle Walker
30 France DF Dorian Dervite
32 Cameroon DF Benoît Assou-Ekotto
39 England DF Jonathan Woodgate

Long-term injury list[edit]

Date Injured Player Injury Return Date
3 June 2009 Wales Gareth Bale Knee meniscus tear 17 September 2009[161][162]
23 June 2009 England Michael Dawson Achilles Injury 22 September 2009[163][164]
23 June 2009 England Jonathan Woodgate Groin Injury 24 October 2009[163][165]
19 August 2009 Brazil Heurelho Gomes Groin Strain 17 September 2009[166][167]
23 September 2009 Mexico Giovani dos Santos Ankle Injury 6 December 2009[168]
29 August 2009 Croatia Luka Modrić Fibula Fracture 12 December 2009[169]
12 November 2009 Italy Carlo Cudicini Broken Pelvis & Wrist Fractures End of 2009–10 season[170]
25 November 2009 England Jonathan Woodgate Groin Injury End of 2009–10 season[171]
28 December 2009 England Aaron Lennon Groin Injury 1 May 2010[172]
11 April 2010 Croatia Niko Kranjcar Ankle Injury End of 2009–10 season[173]
11 April 2010 Croatia Vedran Corluka Ankle Injury End of 2009–10 season[174]

Match results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result Scorers Attendance
15 July 2009 Exeter A 0–3 O'Hara 31', Lennon 68', Bent 80' 8,636
17 July 2009 Bournemouth A 0–3 Keane 27', Defoe 55', Palacios 67' 9,074
21 July 2009 Peterborough A 0–4 Bent 36', Defoe 65', Modrić 68', Pavlyuchenko 74' 7,688
24 July 2009 Barcelona N 1–1 Livermore 82' 57,932
26 July 2009 Celtic N 0–2 64,562
29 July 2009 West Ham N 0–1 Defoe 74' 10,005
31 July 2009 Hull N 0–3 Keane 16', 69' (pen), Lennon 88' 10,056
2 August 2009 South China A 0–2 23,025
9 August 2009 Olympiacos H 3–0 Pavlyuchenko 66', Ćorluka 68', Defoe 77' 26,462

Premier League[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result Scorers Attendance
16 August 2009 Liverpool H 2–1 Assou-Ekotto 44', Bassong 59' 35,935
19 August 2009 Hull A 1–5 Defoe 10', 45', 90+4', Palacios 14', Keane 78' 24,735
23 August 2009 West Ham A 1–2 Defoe 54', Lennon 79' 33,095
29 August 2009 Birmingham H 2–1 Crouch 71', Lennon 90' 35,318
12 September 2009 Manchester United H 1–3 Defoe 1' 35,785
20 September 2009 Chelsea A 3–0 41,623
26 September 2009 Burnley H 5–0 Keane 18' (pen), 74', 77', 87', Jenas 33' 35,462
3 October 2009 Bolton A 2–2 Kranjčar 34', Ćorluka 73' 21,305
17 October 2009 Portsmouth A 1–2 King 29' , Defoe 45' 20,821
24 October 2009 Stoke H 0–1 36,031
31 October 2009 Arsenal A 3–0 60,103
7 November 2009 Sunderland H 2–0 Keane 12', Huddlestone 68' 35,955
22 November 2009 Wigan H 9–1 Crouch 9', Defoe 51', 54', 58', 69', 87', Lennon 60', Bentley 88' ,[175] Kranjčar 90' 35,650
28 November 2009 Aston Villa A 1–1 Dawson 77' 39,866
6 December 2009 Everton A 2–2 Defoe 47', Dawson 59' 34,003
12 December 2009 Wolves H 0–1 36,012
16 December 2009 Manchester City H 3–0 Kranjčar 37', 90', Defoe 54' 35,891
19 December 2009 Blackburn A 0–2 Crouch 45', 83' 26,490
26 December 2009 Fulham A 0–0 25,679
28 December 2009 West Ham H 2–0 Modrić 11', Defoe 81' 35,994
16 January 2010 Hull H 0–0 35,729
20 January 2010 Liverpool A 2–0 42,016
26 January 2010 Fulham H 2–0 Crouch 27', Bentley 60' 35,467
30 January 2010 Birmingham A 1–1 Defoe 69' 27,238
6 February 2010 Aston Villa H 0–0 35,899
10 February 2010 Wolves A 1–0 27,992
21 February 2010 Wigan A 0–3 Defoe 27', Pavlyuchenko 84', 90' 16,165
28 February 2010 Everton H 2–1 Pavlyuchenko 11', Modrić 28' 35,912
13 March 2010 Blackburn H 3–1 Defoe 45', Pavlyuchenko 55', 85' 35,474
20 March 2010 Stoke A 1–2 Guðjohnsen 46', Kranjčar 77' 27,575
27 March 2010 Portsmouth H 2–0 Crouch 27', Kranjčar 41' 35,870
3 April 2010 Sunderland A 3–1 Crouch 72' 43,184
14 April 2010 Arsenal H 2–1 Rose 10', Bale 47' 36,041
17 April 2010 Chelsea H 2–1 Defoe 15' (pen), Bale 44' 35,814
24 April 2010 Manchester United A 3–1 King 70' 75,268
1 May 2010 Bolton H 1–0 Huddlestone 38' 35,852
5 May 2010 Manchester City A 0–1 Crouch 82' 47,370
9 May 2010 Burnley A 4–2 Bale 3', Modric 32' 21,161

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents H / A Result Scorers Attendance
Third Round 2 January 2010 Peterborough H 4–0 Kranjčar 35', 57', Defoe 70', Keane 90+5' (pen) 35,862
Fourth Round 23 January 2010 Leeds H 2–2 Crouch 42', Pavlyuchenko 75' 35,750
Fourth Round Replay 3 February 2010 Leeds A 1–3 Defoe 37', 73', 90' 37,704
Fifth Round 14 February 2010 Bolton A 1–1 Defoe 61' 13,596
Fifth Round Replay 24 February 2010 Bolton H 4–0 Pavlyuchenko 23', 87', Jääskeläinen 35' (o.g.), O'Brien 47' (o.g.) 31,436
Sixth Round 6 March 2010 Fulham A 0–0 24,533
Sixth Round Replay 24 March 2010 Fulham H 3–1 Bentley 47', Pavlyuchenko 60', Guðjohnsen 66' 35,432
Semi Final 11 April 2010 Portsmouth N 0–2 84,602

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents H / A Result Scorers Attendance
Second Round 26 August 2009 Doncaster A 1–5 Huddlestone 9', O'Hara 11', Crouch 37', Bentley 52', Pavlyuchenko 69' 12,923
Third Round 23 September 2009 Preston A 1–5 Crouch 14', 77', 90', Defoe 37', Keane 87' 16,533
Fourth Round 27 October 2009 Everton H 2–0 Huddlestone 31', Keane 57' 35,843
Fifth Round 1 December 2009 Manchester United A 2–0 57,212

Player statistics[edit]

No. Pos. Nationality Player PL FA LC Total Goal Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK Brazil Brazil Gomes, HeurelhoHeurelho Gomes 31 8 3 42 0 2 0
3 DF Wales Wales Bale, GarethGareth Bale 23 8 3 34 3 2 0
4 DF France France Kaboul, YounèsYounès Kaboul 10 0 0 10 0 2 0
5 MF England England Bentley, DavidDavid Bentley 15 5 4 24 4 2 0
6 MF England England Huddlestone, TomTom Huddlestone 33 6 4 43 4 10 0
7 MF England England Lennon, AaronAaron Lennon 22 0 2 24 3 0 0
8 MF England England Jenas, JermaineJermaine Jenas 19 2 2 23 1 6 0
9 FW Russia Russia Pavlyuchenko, RomanRoman Pavlyuchenko 16 6 2 24 10 1 0
12 MF Honduras Honduras Palacios, WilsonWilson Palacios 33 7 3 43 1 10 0
13 GK England England Walker, JimmyJimmy Walker 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 MF Croatia Croatia Modrić, LukaLuka Modrić 25 7 0 32 3 2 0
15 FW England England Crouch, PeterPeter Crouch 38 7 3 48 13 1 0
17 FW Iceland Iceland Guðjohnsen, EiðurEiður Guðjohnsen 11 3 0 14 2 0 0
18 FW England England Defoe, JermainJermain Defoe 34 7 2 43 24 4 1
19 DF Cameroon Cameroon Bassong, SébastienSébastien Bassong 28 7 3 38 1 4 0
20 DF England England Dawson, MichaelMichael Dawson 29 8 3 40 1 3 0
21 MF Croatia Croatia Kranjčar, NikoNiko Kranjčar 24 8 0 32 8 3 0
22 DF Croatia Croatia Ćorluka, VedranVedran Ćorluka 29 5 2 36 1 3 0
23 GK Italy Italy Cudicini, CarloCarlo Cudicini 7 0 1 8 0 0 0
25 MF England England Rose, DannyDanny Rose 1 3 1 5 1 1 0
26 DF England England King, LedleyLedley King 20 1 0 21 2 1 0
28 DF England England Walker, KyleKyle Walker 2 0 0 2 0 0 0
29 MF England England Livermore, JakeJake Livermore 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
31 MF England England Bostock, JohnJohn Bostock 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 DF Cameroon Cameroon Assou-Ekotto, BenoîtBenoît Assou-Ekotto 30 3 1 34 1 5 0
39 DF England England Woodgate, JonathanJonathan Woodgate 3 0 0 3 0 0 0
N/A DF Scotland Scotland Hutton, AlanAlan Hutton 8 2 4 14 0 5 0
N/A FW Republic of Ireland Ireland Keane, RobbieRobbie Keane 20 2 3 25 9 1 0
N/A DF England England Naughton, KyleKyle Naughton 1 1 1 3 0 0 0
N/A MF Mexico Mexico dos Santos, GiovaniGiovani dos Santos 1 0 2 3 0 0 0
N/A MF England England O'Hara, JamieJamie O'Hara 2 0 1 3 1 0 0
N/A MF Germany Germany Boateng, Kevin-PrinceKevin-Prince Boateng 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
N/A GK England England Button, DavidDavid Button 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
No. Pos. Nationality Player PL FA LC Total Goal Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
  • Last Update: End of 2009–10 Premier League Season
  • Data includes all competitions
  • Substitution appearances included as full
  • PLPremier League
  • FAFA Cup
  • LCLeague Cup
  • Ast – Assists
  • N/A – Refers to a player who began the season a Tottenham Hotspur player but left the club over the course of the campaign

Top scorer[edit]

As of 2009–10 Premier League Season

P. Player Position Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total
1 England Jermain Defoe Forward 18 5 1 24
2 England Peter Crouch Forward 8 1 4 13
3 Russia Roman Pavlyuchenko Forward 5 4 1 10
4 Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane Forward 6 1 2 9
5 Croatia Niko Kranjčar Midfielder 6 2 0 8

Most appearances[edit]

As of 2009–10 Premier League Season

P. Player Position Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total
1 England Peter Crouch Forward 38 7 3 48
2 Honduras Wilson Palacios Midfielder 33 7 3 43
3 England Tom Huddlestone Midfielder 33 6 4 43
4 England Jermain Defoe Forward 34 7 2 43
5 England Michael Dawson Defender 29 8 3 40

Premier League results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground H A A H H A H A A H A H H A A H H A A H H A H A H A A H H A H A H H A H A A
Result 7 1 1 2 4 6 4 3 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 6 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 4 4 4 4 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Defender Rocha released by Spurs". BBC. 1 June 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Zokora leaves Spurs for Sevilla". BBC. 8 July 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Forest snap up Gunter". BBC. 20 July 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Gilberto departs". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 24 July 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Spurs capture Naughton and Walker". BBC. 22 July 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Tottenham complete Crouch signing". BBC. 22 July 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Bent apologises for online rant". BBC. 31 July 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "Bent seals record Sunderland move". BBC. 5 August 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Bassong quits Newcastle for Spurs". BBC. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Tottenham vs Exeter City fixture announced". Exeter City FC. 8 May 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  11. ^ "The Ex Factor". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 15 July 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  12. ^ "It's a three-peat". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 17 July 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  13. ^ "Pre-season update". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 8 June 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  14. ^ "Posh Nice!". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 21 July 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  15. ^ "Jake saves the day". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 24 July 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  16. ^ "Celtic end friendly run". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 26 July 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  17. ^ "Jermain strikes hammer blow". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 29 July 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  18. ^ "Lads lift Barclays Asia Trophy". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 31 July 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  19. ^ Ley, John (27 April 2009). "Tottenham agree south china date". London: The Telegraph. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  20. ^ "Zhang takes SC to victory". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 2 August 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  21. ^ "Olympiacos details". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 28 May 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  22. ^ "Friendlies end in a flourish". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 9 August 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  23. ^ "Tottenham 2 – 1 Liverpool". BBC. 16 August 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  24. ^ "Hull 1 – 5 Tottenham". BBC. 19 August 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  25. ^ "SPIRIT OF '61 INSPIRES REDKNAPP". sportinglife.com. Retrieved 28 August 2009. 
  26. ^ "West Ham 1 – 2 Tottenham". BBC. 23 August 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  27. ^ "Doncaster 1 – 5 Tottenham". BBC. 26 August 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  28. ^ "Tottenham 2 – 1 Birmingham". BBC. 29 August 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  29. ^ "Chimbonda seals move to Blackburn". BBC. 27 August 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  30. ^ a b "Portsmouth wrap up four signings". BBC. 28 August 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  31. ^ "Spurs sign Kranjcar from Pompey". BBC. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  32. ^ "Tottenham sign goalkeeper Walker". BBC. 3 September 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  33. ^ "Yeovil to sign young Spurs duo". BBC. 13 June 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  34. ^ "Taarabt seals Loftus Road return". BBC. 23 July 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  35. ^ a b "Archibald-Henville to Exeter". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 24 July 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  36. ^ a b "Alnwick to Norwich". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 24 July 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  37. ^ a b "Smith loan to Wycombe". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  38. ^ a b "Orient loan for Townsend". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  39. ^ "Posh complete Livermore loan move". BBC. 8 January 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  40. ^ a b "Yeovil return for Obika". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 11 August 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  41. ^ a b "Histon loan for Cox". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 13 November 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  42. ^ a b c "Crewe loan for Button". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 22 June 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  43. ^ a b "Exeter loan for Oscar". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  44. ^ a b "Grays loan for Butcher". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  45. ^ "Defoe and Redknapp scoop awards". BBC Sport. 11 September 2009. Archived from the original on 15 September 2009. Retrieved 12 September 2009. 
  46. ^ "Tottenham 1 – 3 Manchester United". BBC. 12 September 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  47. ^ "Chelsea 3 – 0 Tottenham". BBC. 20 September 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  48. ^ "Preston 1 – 5 Tottenham". BBC. 23 September 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  49. ^ "Tottenham 5 – 0 Burnley". BBC. 26 September 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  50. ^ "Bolton 2 – 2 Tottenham". BBC. 3 October 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  51. ^ "Portsmouth 1 – 2 Tottenham". BBC. 17 October 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  52. ^ "Tottenham 0 – 1 Stoke". BBC. 24 October 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  53. ^ "Tottenham 2 – 0 Everton". BBC. 27 October 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  54. ^ "Arsenal 3 – 0 Tottenham". BBC. 31 October 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  55. ^ "Tottenham 2 – 0 Sunderland". BBC. 7 November 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  56. ^ "Tottenham 9 – 1 Wigan". BBC. 22 November 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  57. ^ "Aston Villa 1 – 1 Tottenham". BBC. 28 November 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  58. ^ "Manchester United 2 – 0 Tottenham". BBC. 1 December 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  59. ^ "Everton 2 – 2 Tottenham". BBC. 6 December 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  60. ^ "Tottenham 0 – 1 Wolves". BBC. 12 December 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  61. ^ "Tottenham 3 – 0 Manchester City". BBC. 16 December 2009. Archived from the original on 22 April 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  62. ^ "Blackburn 0 – 2 Tottenham". BBC. 19 December 2009. Archived from the original on 14 April 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  63. ^ "Fulham 0 – 0 Tottenham". BBC. 26 December 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  64. ^ "Tottenham 2 – 0 West Ham". BBC. 28 December 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  65. ^ "Tottenham complete Eidur Gudjohnsen loan capture". BBC. 29 January 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  66. ^ "Defender Younes Kaboul rejoins Tottenham". BBC. 30 January 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  67. ^ "Tomas leaves for Jablonec". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 12 January 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  68. ^ "Exeter City sign Tottenham man Troy Archibald-Henville". BBC. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  69. ^ "Posh complete Livermore loan move". BBC. 8 January 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  70. ^ "MK Dons sign young duo from Arsenal and Spurs". BBC. 15 January 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  71. ^ "Tottenham striker Giovani joins Galatasaray on loan". BBC. 27 January 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  72. ^ "Portsmouth re-sign Jamie O'Hara on loan from Tottenham". BBC. 29 January 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  73. ^ "Middlesbrough sign Spurs defender Kyle Naughton on loan". BBC. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  74. ^ "Sunderland land Tottenham defender Alan Hutton on loan". BBC. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  75. ^ "Tottenham striker Robbie Keane joins Celtic". BBC. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  76. ^ "Tottenham 4 – 0 Peterborough". BBC. 2 January 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  77. ^ "Tottenham 0 – 0 Hull". BBC. 16 January 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  78. ^ "Liverpool 2 – 0 Tottenham". BBC. 20 January 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  79. ^ "Tottenham 2 – 2 Leeds". BBC. 23 January 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  80. ^ "Tottenham 2 – 0 Fulham". BBC. 26 January 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  81. ^ "Birmingham 1 – 1 Tottenham". BBC. 30 January 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  82. ^ "Leeds 3 – 1 Tottenham". BBC. 3 February 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  83. ^ "Tottenham 0 – 0 Aston Villa". BBC. 6 February 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  84. ^ "Wolves 1 – 0 Tottenham". BBC. 10 February 2010. Archived from the original on 20 April 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  85. ^ "Bolton 1 – 1 Tottenham". BBC. 14 February 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  86. ^ "Wigan 0 – 3 Tottenham". BBC. 21 February 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  87. ^ "Tottenham 4 – 0 Bolton". BBC. 24 February 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  88. ^ "Tottenham 2 – 1 Everton". BBC. 28 February 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  89. ^ "Fulham 0 – 0 Tottenham". BBC. 6 March 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  90. ^ "Tottenham 3 – 1 Blackburn". BBC. 13 March 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  91. ^ "Stoke 2 – 1 Tottenham". BBC. 20 March 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  92. ^ "Tottenham 3 – 1 Fulham". BBC. 24 March 2010. Archived from the original on 19 April 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  93. ^ "Tottenham 2 – 0 Portsmouth". BBC. 27 March 2010. Archived from the original on 19 April 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  94. ^ "Sunderland 3 – 1 Tottenham". BBC. 3 April 2010. Archived from the original on 19 April 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  95. ^ "Tottenham 0 – 2 Portsmouth". BBC. 11 April 2010. Archived from the original on 18 April 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  96. ^ "Tottenham 2 – 1 Arsenal". BBC. 14 April 2010. Archived from the original on 7 May 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  97. ^ "Tottenham 2 – 1 Chelsea". BBC. 17 April 2010. Archived from the original on 12 May 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  98. ^ "Manchester United 3 – 1 Tottenham". BBC. 24 April 2010. Archived from the original on 5 May 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  99. ^ "Tottenham 1 – 0 Bolton". BBC. 1 May 2010. Archived from the original on 7 May 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  100. ^ "Manchester City 0 – 1 Tottenham". BBC. 5 May 2010. Archived from the original on 11 May 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  101. ^ "Burnley 4 – 2 Tottenham". BBC. 9 May 2010. Archived from the original on 10 May 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  102. ^ "Portsmouth Football Club". Premier League official website. 17 March 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  103. ^ "Tottenham sign Blackwood". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 9 July 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  104. ^ a b "Deal agreed for Sheffield United duo". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 22 July 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  105. ^ "Crouch deal agreed". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  106. ^ "Bassong bound for the lane". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  107. ^ "Kranjcar completes deal". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  108. ^ "Jimmy Signs!". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 3 September 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  109. ^ "Younes completes return". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 30 January 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  110. ^ a b c d e f g h "Players Update". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 1 June 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  111. ^ "Officiel : Nouveau transfert au Standard de Liège". FootyGoal. 31 August 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  112. ^ "Hutton Signs". Cheltenham Town FC. 1 June 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  113. ^ "Hutchins to Yeovil". Football365. 12 June 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  114. ^ "Ex-Spurs defenders arrives on trial". Lincoln City FC. 26 June 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  115. ^ "Zokora to Sevilla". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 8 July 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  116. ^ "Didier Zokora price confirmation". Sky Sports. 8 July 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  117. ^ "Jacques earns his brewers spurs". Burton Albion FC. 16 July 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  118. ^ "Gunter Joins Forest". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 17 July 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  119. ^ "Yuri Berchiche makes Valladolid move". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 11 August 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  120. ^ "Cruzeiro resigns left-back Gilberto". Cruzeiro Esporte Clube. 19 July 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  121. ^ "Bent to Sunderland". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 5 August 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  122. ^ "Bent transfer – Stock Exchange Announcement". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 5 August 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  123. ^ "Pascal to Blackburn". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 27 August 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  124. ^ "Boateng join Blues". Portsmouth FC. 28 August 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  125. ^ "Striker Pekhart moves from Spurs to Jablonec". USA Today. 12 January 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  126. ^ "Troy makes Exeter move permanent". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  127. ^ "Gudjohnsen joins Spurs". Football365.com. 28 January 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  128. ^ a b "Gomes update". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 20 August 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  129. ^ "Lambert gears up for Walsall clash". Norwich City FC. 5 September 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2009. 
  130. ^ "Cox loan to Cheltenham". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  131. ^ Murry Toms (16 October 2009). "Cheltenham vs Macclesfield". Cheltenham Town F.C. (ctfc.com). Retrieved 18 October 2009. 
  132. ^ "Shots sign Spurs' Parrett on loan". bbc.co.uk. BBC Sport. 17 September 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  133. ^ "Crewe return for Button". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  134. ^ "Posh loan for Rose". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 29 September 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  135. ^ "Orient loan for Butcher". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 14 October 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  136. ^ "Oscar extends loan". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 29 September 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  137. ^ "Oscar loan extended". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 2 November 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  138. ^ "Orient extend loan for Townsend". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 31 August 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  139. ^ "Barnet loan for Butcher". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  140. ^ "Derby loan for Livermore". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 10 August 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  141. ^ "Derby extend loan for Livermore". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 30 August 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  142. ^ a b "O'Hara signs on loan". Portsmouth FC. 28 August 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  143. ^ "Brentford loan for Bostock". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 13 November 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  144. ^ "Spurs sign Blades duo". Sky Sports Official Website. 22 July 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  145. ^ a b c "Trio extend Yeovil stay". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 5 November 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  146. ^ "Torquay loan for cox". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 22 January 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  147. ^ "Posh loan for Livermore". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 8 January 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  148. ^ "Dons loan for Townsend". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 14 January 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  149. ^ a b "Yeovil to sign young Spurs duo". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 13 June 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  150. ^ a b "Yeovil loan Duo". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 14 June 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  151. ^ a b "Ryan and Steven extend their loans". Yeovil Town FC. 14 August 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  152. ^ "Button loan to Shrews". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 20 November 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  153. ^ "Adel in Loftus Road return". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 22 June 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  154. ^ "Ipswich loan for Mirko". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 9 November 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  155. ^ "Torquay loan for smith". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 20 November 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  156. ^ "Boro loan for Naughton". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  157. ^ "Sunderland loan for Hutton". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  158. ^ "Celtic loan for Keane". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  159. ^ "Gio set for Gala loan". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 27 January 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  160. ^ "Lions loan for Obika". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 11 February 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  161. ^ "Bale update". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 3 June 2009. Archived from the original on 6 June 2009. Retrieved 3 June 2009. 
  162. ^ "Bale on comeback trail". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 17 September 2009. Retrieved 17 September 2009. 
  163. ^ a b "Team news". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 23 July 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 
  164. ^ "Daws is back!". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 22 September 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  165. ^ "Woody update". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 11 August 2009. Retrieved 11 August 2009. 
  166. ^ "Gomes update". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 20 August 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2009. 
  167. ^ "Chelsea Fixture Team News". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 18 September 2009. Retrieved 18 September 2009. 
  168. ^ "Giovani update". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 24 September 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2009. 
  169. ^ "Luka update". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 30 August 2009. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  170. ^ "Cudicini update". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 12 November 2009. Archived from the original on 14 November 2009. Retrieved 12 November 2009. 
  171. ^ Ley, John (8 January 2010). "Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp concerned at Jonathan Woodgate's time out". London: The Telegraph. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  172. ^ "Aaron Lennon suffers new World Cup injury setback". London: The Guardian. 22 February 2010. Archived from the original on 30 March 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2010. 
  173. ^ "Kranjcar update". Tottenham Hotspur FC. April 2010. Archived from the original on 18 April 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  174. ^ "Corluka join longer absentees". Tottenham Hotspur FC. 23 April 2010. Archived from the original on 26 April 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  175. ^ "Dubious Goals Update – Point 15". Premier League Official Website. 19 December 2009. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 

External links[edit]