2010–11 Tottenham Hotspur F.C. season

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Tottenham Hotspur
2010–11 season
Chairman Daniel Levy
Manager Harry Redknapp
Stadium White Hart Lane
Premier League 5th
FA Cup Fourth Round
League Cup Third Round
UEFA Champions League Quarter-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Rafael van der Vaart (13)
All:
Rafael van der Vaart (15)
Highest home attendance 36,197 vs. Bolton
Lowest home attendance 32,518 vs. Twente
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2010–11 season was Tottenham Hotspur Football Club's 19th season in the Premier League. It was their 33rd successive season in the top division of the English football league system.

The campaign featured Tottenham's first ever involvement in the UEFA Champions League, with the club entering via the play-off round after finishing fourth in the 2009–10 season. The club reached the quarter finals of the competition where it was defeated by Real Madrid.

Season 2010–11[edit]

Transfers[edit]

Tottenham began their transfer movement for the 2010–11 season in mid-March, when Spurs completed the deal for young Brazilian midfielder Sandro, joining the club from Sport Club Internacional, a club whom Tottenham have a key affiliation, with Sandro linking up with squad following the 2010 Copa Libertadores. Early into the transfer window, Tottenham retained the services of a number of key players with club captain Ledley King, putting pen to paper on a new two-year contract extending his role at the club,[1] followed swiftly by the former Chelsea goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini signing a new one-year contract following his recovery from a serious road accident sustained in November 2009.[2]

Luka Modrić was the next player to commit his future with the club by signing an extended six-year deal, ensuring his services until 2016.[3] After two months of little transfer activity, Tottenham secured the controversial signing of William Gallas on a free transfer following his release from bitter rivals Arsenal; as a result of the move, Gallas became the first Premier League player to play for Chelsea, Arsenal, and Tottenham Hotspur, all London clubs and fierce rivals.[4] On transfer deadline day, early into the day, Spurs confirmed the loan signing of Croatian international goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa from Spartak Moscow.[5] This looked to be Spurs' only move of the day; in the final few moments, however, news broke that Tottenham were in negotiations with Real Madrid midfielder Rafael van der Vaart. Following the closure of the transfer window, the club had to wait for the deal to be ratified by the Premier League, due to complications on Spurs' computer. The transfer was completed the next day, with fee believed to be around £8 million.[6]

During the transfer window, a number of players left Spurs, beginning with young goalkeeper Lee Butcher, leaving to join Leyton Orient on a free transfer after his contract expired at Tottenham,[7] followed a month later by defender Sam Cox signing a contract with Barnet, again, following the expiration of his Spurs contract. Soon after, a number of fringe and academy players, including veteran goalkeeper Jimmy Walker, left the club on free transfers.[8] In early August, Queens Park Rangers completed the permanent signing of Adel Taarabt for a fee believed to be around £1 million; Taarabt had spent to 2009–10 season on loan at QPR before sealing a permanent deal. Tottenham's final permanent outgoing transfer of the summer transfer window saw French defender Dorian Dervite move to Spanish club Villarreal CF for an undisclosed fee.

The transfer window also saw younger player acquires loan move to gain regular football. The first loan move saw young goalkeeper David Button, fresh off of signing a new three-year contract, join Plymouth Argyle on a season-long loan,[9] followed by another young goalkeeper, Oscar Jansson, joining Northampton Town until September 2010,[10] and completing three loan moves in a week, England Under-19 international John Bostock left to join Hull City for the duration of the 2010–11 season.[11] Six days later, Winger Andros Townsend signed a season-long loan for Ipswich Town after featuring for Tottenham in their pre-season tour of the United States.[12] On the same day, Dean Parrett joined David Button at Plymouth on a one-month deal.[13] The following day, Ryan Mason, who also featured in Spurs' pre-season, joined Doncaster Rovers on a one-month deal,[14] trailed a week later, with young striker Jon Obika clinching a move to Crystal Palace for the season.[15]

Spurs then signed young South African defender Bongani Khumalo for £1.5 million from South Africa's reigning champions Supersport United as their first signing of the January window. Khumalo joined on a four and a half-year deal. The first senior exit of the window was that of David Bentley, who moved out on loan to Birmingham on 12 January. The loan expires at the end of the season. Spurs then captured another South African in Steven Pienaar from Everton, beating Chelsea to the midfielder's signature in a deal which cost Spurs £3 million. A fairly quiet window ended with senior players Robbie Keane, Giovani dos Santos and Jamie O'Hara joining West Ham, Racing de Santander and Wolves on loan deals respectively. All 3 players will return at the end of the season.

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

Tottenham began their pre-season by facing Harry Redknapp and Kevin Bond's former team, Bournemouth, beginning the pre-season with a comfortable 4–0 win. A goal mid-way through the first half from Jon Obika established a Spurs lead, before a Roman Pavlyuchenko goal doubled the tally. Danny Rose made it three a minute later before another Pavlyuchenko goal wrapped up the game and the winning start.

Spurs then began a tour of the United States, beginning in San Jose, facing Major League Soccer (MLS) outfit San Jose Earthquakes, with the game ending 0–0. Tottenham made the trip to New York City to compete in the New York Football Challenge, a tournament featuring Spurs, the New York Red Bulls, Sporting Clube de Portugal, and Premier League rivals Manchester City. Spurs' first game saw them pitted against the home side Red Bulls with their new signing, Theirry Henry, making his debut. Henry opened the scoring against his old rivals, before goals from Robbie Keane and Gareth Bale in the second half gave Spurs the 2–1 win.[16] In Tottenham's final game of the tournament, Spurs faced Portuguese side Sporting, resulting in a 2–2 draw, which resulted in Sporting lifting the trophy of the New York Challenge. Tottenham took an early lead through Robbie Keane, finishing a one-on-one with the 'keeper. Sporting hit back with goals from Chileans Matías Fernández and Jaime Valdés. Spurs equalised though, 20 minutes from time after Jon Obika ran on to a Keane through ball to earn the draw for Tottenham.

Spurs's first friendly at White Hart Lane in the pre-season saw them face Villarreal CF. Midway through the first half, Villarreal took the lead with former Manchester United striker Giuseppe Rossi finishing a Santi Cazorla through-ball. Villarreal doubled their lead ten minutes later with Rossi scoring his second with clinical finishing following a slip from Michael Dawson. Early in the second half, an early goal from Giovani Dos Santos set up a possible comeback, but this was extinguished later in the second half, with Rossi securing his hat-trick with a heavily deflected effort on goal. Villarreal wrapped up the game late on with Marco Ruben scoring a tap in to gave the away team a 4–1 win. Tottenham then travelled to Lisbon to play Benfica in the Eusébio Cup. Spurs ended up lifting the trophy after securing a 1–0 win, with Gareth Bale scoring the only goal of the game early into the second half. Tottenham ended the pre-season with a home fixture against Italian side Fiorentina early August.[17] In this game, a defensive error gifted Fiorentina the lead inside 10 minutes through Alberto Gilardino. Ten minutes later, Spurs hit back though with an equalising goal from Roman Pavlyuchenko, scoring his fourth goal in pre-season. Fiorentina re-gained the lead though, with a shot from Adem Ljajić beating Heurelho Gomes. Spurs, however, equalised early in the second half with Robbie Keane goal before earning the 3–2 win with a last minute Keane goal to end the pre-season with four wins, two draws, and one loss.

August[edit]

Month summary[edit]

Tottenham began the new season against Champions League rivals Manchester City. Tottenham began the game brightly with goalkeeper Joe Hart producing a string of saves to keep the score level. Spurs continued to press but with Hart in inspired form the game finished 0–0 with Spurs beginning the season with a point.

Tottenham's first ever Champions League match followed, with the play-off stage needing to be negotiatied against Swiss side Young Boys before entering the lucrative group stages. Young Boys took an instant lead through Senad Lulić, tapping home to give Young Boys momentum, The lead was doubled nine minutes later, with Cameroonian striker Henri Bienvenu pouncing on a Michael Dawson mistake to slot home, amazingly, Young Boys made it three after just half an hour with Xavier Hochstrasser capitalising on a Sébastien Bassong mistake to seemingly put the tie beyond Tottenham, however, just before half–time, Sebastian Bassong earned some redemption, rising highest at a corner to head home. Spurs clawed another goal back late in the second half through a Roman Pavlyuchenko strike to give Spurs two away goals and hope for the second leg. Spurs returned to Premier League action, travelling to face Stoke City. Tottenham took the lead early into the first half with Gareth Bale bundling the ball in the net on the 18th minute, Stoke equalised soon after with a Ricardo Fuller strike before mid–way through the first half, Bale scored his second, a stunning volley, to earn Spurs the points.

The Champions League returned to focus for Spurs with the second leg of match against Young Boys, with a 3–2 deficit to overcome, Tottenham took the lead early with Peter Crouch scoring an early header, Spurs made it two towards the end of the first half with Jermain Defoe striking home to make it two, Crouch earned his second and Tottenham's third on the 61st minute mark before wrapping up the game with the his hat-trick and the game's fourth, with a late penalty. The win earned Spurs a place in the Group Stage with a 6–3 aggregate win. Tottenham ended the month with a loss, returning to Premier League action, Spurs faced Wigan Athletic at White Hart Lane, the game remained scoreless with Tottenham pressing the home advantage before a break away goal from Hugo Rodallega earned Wigan all three points.

Tottenham finished August in 11th place, level on points with Manchester City, Sunderland, Blackpool, and Liverpool.

August league table[edit]
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
9 Manchester City 3 1 1 1 3 1 +2 4
10 Sunderland 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
11 Tottenham Hotspur 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
12 Blackpool 3 1 1 1 6 8 −2 4
13 Liverpool 3 1 1 1 2 4 −2 4

Updated to games played on 29 August 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.

August game stats[edit]
Month Games Won Drew Lost Scored Conceded Points Other
August 5 2 1 2 8 5 4 Progression to the Champions League Group Stages

September[edit]

Month summary[edit]

After the international break, Spurs went into September without the injured Jermain Defoe, who would later miss three months with an ankle injury sustained in international duty. September started with a visit to West Brom, and in a game where both Rafael van der Vaart and William Gallas made their Spurs debut, the away side took the lead on 27 minutes through Luka Modrić, who would later have to come off injured. Spurs struggled without him and West Brom equalised with Chris Brunt's 50th career goal, a header in the 41st minute. Tottenham ended up taking the point though after goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini made a number of saves to deny West Brom a win as the game ended 1–1.

Spurs then kicked off their first match of the Champions League proper at Werder Bremen by going two goals to the good, first an own-goal by Bremen defender Petri Pasanen and then a trademark header by Peter Crouch from a van der Vaart cross, only to be denied a famous victory with goals from Hugo Almeida and Marko Marin to earn Werder Bremen a point against a solid-looking Spurs side on the day.

Tottenham then returned to domestic duty with a home game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 18 September. Wolves took the lead against what looked like a fatigued Spurs with Steven Fletcher beating Carlo Cudicini to make it 1–0 to Wolves. The introduction of fullback Alan Hutton for the injured Younès Kaboul just before half-time made Spurs look a changed side, and the substitute had a huge part in the equaliser after he was brought down in the penalty area to hand van der Vaart a chance to open his account from the spot – which he did, and Spurs went on to win the game 3–1 with goals from another substitute, Roman Pavlyuchenko, and Alan Hutton himself in the dying seconds to secure a Spurs victory.

The first North London derby of the season saw Spurs take on Arsenal at White Hart Lane in the League Cup third round. Goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa, young defender Steven Caulker, and midfielder Sandro made their debuts in a cup tie in which Arsenal took the lead with youngster Henri Lansbury finishing off a crisp Arsenal passing move by sliding home a Jack Wilshere cross on 15 minutes. Spurs responded immediately though after half-time with substitute Robbie Keane scoring in the 49th minute after being released by Kyle Naughton. The game finished 1–1 in normal time and the final score was 1–4 to Arsenal, with two Samir Nasri penalty kicks and a straight forward Andrei Arshavin finish securing victory for the away side and guaranteed a fourth round place for Arsenal.

Spurs returned to Premier League action with another London derby defeat, this time to West Ham United at Upton Park. In an eventful match, this one was decided by a 29th minute Frédéric Piquionne header from a Mark Noble corner.

Spurs ended the month in action in the Champions League against FC Twente at White Hart Lane. In another impressive European game by Spurs' standards, Spurs missed a host of chances in the first half, including a van der Vaart penalty, which was saved by the Twente goalkeeper Nikolay Mihaylov. Spurs though scored four in the second half, this time with van der Vaart opening the scoring from a Crouch knock-down two minutes after half-time and then proceeding to get sent off for a second yellow card. Pavlyuchenko made it two though from the spot in the 50th minute before Nacer Chadli poked home 6 minutes later for Twente, to pull it back to 2–1. Another Pavlyuchenko penalty and an individual effort from Gareth Bale made it 4–1 the final score and gave Spurs their first win in the Champions League proper.

Tottenham ended the month eighth in the Premiership and second in the Champions League Group A.

September league table[edit]
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
6 West Bromwich Albion 6 3 1 2 8 11 −3 10
7 Fulham 7 1 5 1 7 6 +1 8
8 Tottenham Hotspur 6 2 2 2 6 5 +1 8
9 Blackburn Rovers 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8
10 Newcastle United 6 2 1 3 9 8 +1 7

Updated to games played on 26 September 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.

September game stats[edit]
Month Games Won Drew Lost Scored Conceded Points Other
September 6 2 2 2 10 10 4 Eliminated from League Cup

October[edit]

Month summary[edit]

Spurs began the month of October in Premier League action, starting with a home game against Aston Villa. Spurs fell behind on 16 minutes, after Marc Albrighton slid home from close range to give the visitors the lead. Spurs fought back though, and eventually won the game through a brace from Rafael van der Vaart.

After a break of internationals, Spurs travelled to Craven Cottage for a London derby with Fulham. Spurs again fell behind after a simple Diomansy Kamara finish, but then replied straight from the kick-off, after van der Vaart's chip rebounded off the top of the crossbar to Roman Pavlyuchenko, who couldn't really miss from almost a yard out. However, Spurs controversially won all three points after Tom Huddlestone hit a fierce long range shot into the bottom corner of the net, which the Fulham team thought had taken a nick off William Gallas, who was indeed standing in an offside position. The goal stood and it seemed it was the right decision, as the ball actually hit a Fulham defender on its way to goal rather than Gallas.

Tottenham were then facing the reigning European champions Internazionale on a night to remember for Spurs fans at the San Siro. Not even 2 minutes had gone when Spurs made the worst possible start after Javier Zanetti curled home past an onrushing Heurelho Gomes, who then conceded a penalty and was sent off after denying Jonathan Biabiany a goal scoring opportunity in the penalty area – Samuel Eto'o converted the penalty and scored another past Carlo Cudicini after Dejan Stanković had earlier given Inter a three-goal cushion, meaning that Spurs were 4–0 down in 14 minutes. The first half ended with the home side with four goals to the good, comfortably. Spurs, however, fought back in the second half, with a hat-trick from Gareth Bale, two of his goals coming in injury-time. Bale's hat-trick meant that the final score was 4–3 to Inter, but a remarkable comeback from Spurs to pull back three goals at the San Siro.

Spurs returned to Premiership action against Everton at White Hart Lane. In a fairly even match, Everton took the lead through a spectacular Leighton Baines free-kick in the 17th minute. Spurs however responded almoost immediately with Rafael van der Vaart getting on the end of a Peter Crouch knock-down to equalise for Spurs three minutes after the opener. The game finished 1–1.

Tottenham ended the month with a controversial 2–0 defeat at Old Trafford to Manchester United. In an entertaining game, both sides hit the woodwork in the opening twenty minutes before Nemanja Vidić opened the scoring with a header. Then, five minutes from time, Nani scored the controversial second goal after Tottenham goalkeeper Gomes placed the ball down on the ground, thinking that a free-kick had been given in Tottenham's favour after Nani appeared to handle the ball. Nani's United team-mates urged him to shoot, which he did, much to Gomes' and Tottenham's anger, but the goal somehow stood despite the linesman's flag going up for an unknown reason.

Spurs ended the month in fifth in the Premiership and second in their Champions League group.

October league table[edit]
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Chelsea 10 8 1 1 27 3 +24 25 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Arsenal 10 6 2 2 22 10 +12 20
3 Manchester United 10 5 5 0 22 12 +10 20
4 Manchester City 10 5 2 3 13 10 +3 17 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
5 Tottenham Hotspur 10 4 3 3 11 10 +1 15 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Play-off round

Updated to games played on 30 October 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.

October game stats[edit]
Month Games Won Drew Lost Scored Conceded Points Other
October 5 2 1 2 8 9 7 N/A

November[edit]

Month summary[edit]

November began with the visit of Inter Milan to White Hart Lane in a Champions League tie. The reigning champions were without a couple of key players, most notably goalkeeper Júlio César. Tottenham were also missing first choice goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes through suspension; he was replaced by Italian Carlo Cudicini. Spurs made a flying start to the game, but it wasn't until twenty minutes when Rafael van der Vaart opened the scoring from close range. Spurs managed to hold on to the lead at half-time, when goalscorer van der Vaart then had to come off due to a recurrence of a hamstring injury – his replacement was Jermaine Jenas. Spurs continued to play as well as they did in the first half and doubled their lead deservedly on the hour, when Gareth Bale superbly ran past the right of Inter's defence and played in Peter Crouch, who made amends for an earlier miss by sliding home from six yards. Inter then pulled one back ten minutes from time through Samuel Eto'o, who scored a fine goal from an angle past Cudicini. As Inter pushed for an undeserved equaliser, Bale ran on to a through ball from Younès Kaboul, ran the Inter defence ragged and to cap off a man of the match performance, tapped the ball across goal for substitute Roman Pavlyuchenko to poke home to give Spurs a 3–1 win over the European champions.

Spurs returned to Premier League action away to Bolton, without Aaron Lennon & Rafael van der Vaart through injury. Spurs started slowly, and fell behind after Kevin Davies lashed home the opener for Bolton. Spurs didn't improve in the second half, and were then 2–0 down after Grétar Steinsson screwed in an angled drive 10 minutes after half-time. Spurs then failed to respond and conceded a penalty after Benoit Assou-Ekotto bundled over Lee Chung-Yong in the box – Kevin Davies expertly dispatched the spot-kick from 12 yards for Bolton's third. However, Spurs fought back late on after a curler from Alan Hutton and a beautiful volley from Pavlyuchenko, but it wasn't enough as Bolton broke away and Martin Petrov, coming off the bench, slid home to make it 4–2 to Bolton Wanderers.

Spurs then faced Sunderland in a midweek fixture at White Hart Lane. Spurs were held at 0–0 for more than hour, but took the lead on 64 minutes through Rafael van der Vaart, returning from injury. However, the match was to end as a 1–1 draw after Sunderland equalised through Asamoah Gyan to win a point for the visitors.

Spurs continued the month with another home game, this time against Blackburn Rovers. Spurs took the lead on 16 minutes with a Gareth Bale header from a van der Vaart corner. Spurs then pushed for a second, finally getting it at 42 minutes through Roman Pavlyuchenko, making amends for an earlier miss from the penalty spot. Spurs scored two-second half goals, with Peter Crouch scoring his first league goal of the season and Bale scoring his second of the game for 4–0. Blackburn fought back though and earned two late goals, first coming from Ryan Nelsen after David Dunn's long range shot deflected on to Nelsen's heel and into the back of the net and the second came from a Gael Givet volley from close range, but it wasn't enough and Spurs held on for the three points.

The first league North London derby of the season saw Arsenal take on Spurs at the Emirates Stadium on 20 November. Arsenal took advantage of an error from Spurs goalkeeper Gomes, who failed to come out and claim the ball after a heavy touch from Samir Nasri – Gomes came out eventually and made an attempt to catch the ball, but it rebounded off Nasri's shin and Nasri ran on to the ball to slot home from the tightest of all angles on 9 minutes. Arsenal doubled their lead on 27 minutes, after Andrey Arshavin crossed for Marouane Chamakh to slide home to give Arsenal a 2–0 advantage at half-time. Spurs then staged a comeback though, after Assou-Ekotto's long ball was flicked on by Jermain Defoe, returning from injury, into the path of van der Vaart who controlled well and released Bale, who only had Fabianski to beat and did so well, with a good left foot finish 5 minutes after half-time. Luka Modrić went close with 25-yard drive that went narrowly over & then was brought down for a free-kick, which Arsenal captain Cesc Fàbregas deliberately handled to give Spurs a penalty. Van der Vaart made no mistake from the spot, sending Fabianski in the Arsenal goal to level for Spurs, and was then booked for his celebration. Spurs then went on to win the game after Gareth Bale was hauled down by Laurent Koscielny, resulting in a free-kick which was swung in by van der Vaart for Younès Kaboul to head home with four minutes remaining to give Spurs their first win away at Arsenal for 17 years & their first away win at a "Top Four" club in almost 70 games.

Spurs then had the chance to qualify to the knockout round of the Champions League, knowing that a win for them & Inter Milan would secure qualification from Group A – to do so, Spurs had to beat Werder Bremen at White Hart Lane and Inter had to beat F.C. Twente. Spurs were on their way after another goal from Younès Kaboul on 6 minutes, from an Aaron Lennon cross. Bremen, ravaged by injuries and a suspension to captain Torsten Frings, then found themselves two goals down on the stroke of half-time after Luka Modrić got on the end of a Peter Crouch knock-down, turned and volleyed past Tim Wiese in the Bremen goal. Spurs secured the points and the qualification, as Inter had beaten Twente 1–0, with Peter Crouch scoring the third from close range late in the game.

Tottenham ended the month in Premiership action with a home game against Liverpool, 4 days after the match against Werder Bremen. Spurs once again fell behind on 42 minutes, with Martin Škrtel poking home after a goal-mouth scramble in the Tottenham box. Spurs pushed for the equaliser, and had a big chance to level after they were awarded a penalty when David N'Gog handled Gareth Bale's free-kick, but Defoe smashed the kick wide of the post. Spurs eventually equalised on 65 minutes, with Škrtel, having opened the scoring, diverted Modric's low cross, which was on its way to Peter Crouch, into his own net to gift Spurs the equaliser. Spurs eventually won the game through Aaron Lennon, who beat Liverpool's Paul Konchesky to Peter Crouch's knock-down to fire past Pepe Reina to give Spurs a 2–1 victory.

Spurs finished November in 5th place and top of the Champions League Group A, securing qualification to the knockout round in the Champions League.

November league table[edit]
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester United 15 8 7 0 35 16 +19 31 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Chelsea 15 9 2 4 29 10 +19 29
3 Arsenal 15 9 2 4 32 16 +16 29
4 Manchester City 15 7 5 3 21 12 +9 26 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
5 Tottenham Hotspur 15 7 4 4 23 20 +3 25 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Play-off round

Updated to games played on 28 November 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.

November game stats[edit]
Month Games Won Drew Lost Scored Conceded Points Other
November 7 5 1 1 18 11 10 Qualified for the Champions League Last 16

December[edit]

Month summary[edit]

Spurs kicked off December with a 1–1 draw away to Birmingham, having taken the lead through Sébastien Bassong on 20 minutes, only to concede a late equaliser from a Craig Gardner header.

Spurs then travelled to Holand to take on Dutch champions F.C. Twente, knowing that they could finish top of Group A if they could at least match Inter Milan's result at Bremen. Spurs were gifted a bizarre lead after Twente goalkeeper Sander Boschker missed his kick from a Peter Wisgerhof back pass, causing the ball to end up in the corner of the goal. Twente were level after a re-taken Denny Landzaat penalty, after Roberto Rosales had a strike from 20 yards which appeared to hit the arm of Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Two minutes after half-time, Spurs took the lead again after a close range finish from Jermain Defoe, but Twente levelled a couple of minutes later from a Rosales header. Defoe then rebounded a Wilson Palacios shot, which was initially saved by Boschker, into the bottom corner of the net. Twente rescued a point though from Nacer Chadli's free-kick. Spurs finished top of Group A and were later drawn to A.C. Milan.

Spurs returned to Premier League action with a home game against Chelsea. Spurs took the lead on 15 minutes through a stunning strike from Roman Pavlyuchenko, set up by Jermain Defoe, who looked as if he was in an offside position before he passed the ball to Pavlyuchenko – nevertheless, the goal stood. More controversy was to follow, when Didier Drogba appeared to handle the ball before firing a shot on goal, which Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes spilt into his own net. Chelsea were then awarded a penalty deep into injury time, after Gomes bundled over Chelsea midfielder Ramires in the area, only to then save Drogba's kick to ensure that the game finished 1–1.

The week after the Chelsea match, it was confirmed that Tottenham's match away to Blackpool had been postponed due to the bad weather conditions outside Bloomfield Road.[18] The match was later rescheduled for 22 February.

Spurs kicked off the festive period with a trip to Aston Villa. Spurs took the lead through Rafael van der Vaart, returning from injury, before Jermain Defoe saw a controversial red for elbowing James Collins. Spurs held on to the lead for the first half and doubled in the second, thanks to van der Vaart again. Villa pulled one back through Marc Albrighton, but it wasn't to be as Spurs held on for a crucial victory.

10-man Spurs then beat a resilient Newcastle at White Hart Lane, thanks to second half goals from Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale – the latter's goal coming after Younès Kaboul was sent off.

Spurs finished the month in 5th place.

December league table[edit]
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester United 18 10 8 0 39 17 +22 38 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Manchester City 20 11 5 4 32 16 +16 38
3 Arsenal 19 11 3 5 39 22 +17 36
4 Chelsea 19 10 4 5 33 15 +18 34 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 9 6 4 29 23 +6 33 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Play-off round

Updated to games played on 29 December 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.

December game stats[edit]
Month Games Won Drew Lost Scored Conceded Points Other
December 5 2 3 0 9 6 8 N/A

January[edit]

Month summary[edit]

Spurs got the year 2011 off to a good start by beating London rivals Fulham 1–0 in a tight match, with Gareth Bale heading in the only goal from van der Vaart's free-kick.

A 2–1 loss at Everton meant that Tottenham's 11-match unbeaten run had ended, also concluding Tottenham's fine form in the festive period – an early goal from Louis Saha was cancelled out by a van der Vaart header but it wasn't to be as Seamus Coleman headed in Everton's winner late on in the game to give Everton the points.

Spurs then beat Charlton 3–0 in a third round FA Cup tie, with goals from youngster Andros Townsend and a quick-fire double from Jermain Defoe ensuring Spurs' safe passage into the fourth round of the competition.

Tottenham then returned to domestic action with a 0–0 draw with eventual champions Manchester United in a game in which they dominated but never really looked like winning.

Spurs again had to come back from behind at Newcastle after Fabricio Coloccini volleyed home the opener for Newcastle, but Aaron Lennon rescued a point late on with his second goal against Newcastle this season.

Tottenham concluded January with an FA Cup exit at Fulham, with 2 Danny Murphy penalties in fifteen minutes sandwiched by Michael Dawson's sending off meant that Fulham were truly on their way. Brede Hangeland and Mousa Dembélé piled on the misery for Spurs. Spurs failed to respond to conceding 4 goals in the first half and despite an improvement in the second, their elimination was confirmed.

Spurs finished the month 5th in the Premier League.

January league table[edit]
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester United 23 14 9 0 39 17 +22 51 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Arsenal 23 14 4 5 32 16 +16 46
3 Manchester City 24 13 6 5 44 26 +18 45
4 Chelsea 23 12 5 6 46 21 +25 41 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
5 Tottenham Hotspur 23 10 8 5 32 26 +6 38 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Play-off round

Updated to games played on 30 January 2011.
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 5 2 3 0 9 6 8 N/A

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester United (C) 38 23 11 4 78 37 +41 80 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Chelsea 38 21 8 9 69 33 +36 71
3 Manchester City 38 21 8 9 60 33 +27 71
4 Arsenal 38 19 11 8 72 43 +29 68 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
5 Tottenham Hotspur 38 16 14 8 55 46 +9 62 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
6 Liverpool 38 17 7 14 59 44 +15 58
7 Everton 38 13 15 10 51 45 +6 54
8 Fulham 38 11 16 11 49 43 +6 49 2011–12 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 1
9 Aston Villa 38 12 12 14 48 59 −11 48
10 Sunderland 38 12 11 15 45 56 −11 47
11 West Bromwich Albion 38 12 11 15 56 71 −15 47
12 Newcastle United 38 11 13 14 56 57 −1 46
13 Stoke City 38 13 7 18 46 48 −2 46 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round 2
14 Bolton Wanderers 38 12 10 16 52 56 −4 46
15 Blackburn Rovers 38 11 10 17 46 59 −13 43
16 Wigan Athletic 38 9 15 14 40 61 −21 42
17 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 11 7 20 46 66 −20 40
18 Birmingham City (R) 38 8 15 15 37 58 –21 39 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Play-off round 3
Relegation to the 2011–12 Football League Championship
19 Blackpool (R) 38 10 9 19 55 78 −23 39 Relegation to Football League Championship
20 West Ham United (R) 38 7 12 19 43 70 −27 33

Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1 Fulham, as the highest-ranked team from the Fair Play table not yet qualified for any European competition, will enter the first qualifying round of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League.[19]
2 Stoke City qualified for the third qualifying round of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League as 2010–11 FA Cup runners-up to Champions League-qualified Manchester City.
3 Birmingham City qualified for the play-off round of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League after winning the 2010–11 Football League Cup, worth a third qualification round spot, and subsequently being moved up a round due to the outcome of the 2011 FA Cup Final.
(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]

Date Player Previous Club Cost
1 June 2010 Brazil Sandro Internacional £6.5M[20]
22 August 2010 France William Gallas Arsenal Free[4]
31 August 2010 Netherlands Rafael van der Vaart Real Madrid £8M[21]
7 January 2011 South Africa Bongani Khumalo Supersport £1.5M[22]
18 January 2011 South Africa Steven Pienaar Everton £3M[23]
Total
£18.5 million +

Out[edit]

Date Player New Club Cost
25 May 2010 England Lee Butcher Leyton Orient Free[7]
22 June 2010 England Sam Cox Barnet Free[8]
30 June 2010 England Jimmy Walker Walsall Free[24]
5 August 2010 Morocco Adel Taarabt QPR £1M[25]
18 August 2010 France Dorian Dervite Villarreal Undisclosed[26]
Total
£1 million +

Loaned in[edit]

Date Player Club Return Date
30 August 2010 Croatia Stipe Pletikosa Spartak Moscow End of 2010–11 Season[5]

Completed loans[edit]

Date Player Club Return Date
5 August 2010 Sweden Oscar Jansson Northampton 5 September 2010[10][27]
13 August 2010 England Ryan Mason Doncaster Rovers 10 September 2010[28]
12 August 2010 England Dean Parrett Plymouth 9 November 2010[13]
16 October 2010 England Ben Alnwick Leeds 15 November 2010[29]
12 August 2010 England Andros Townsend Ipswich Town 20 December 2010[12][30]
6 August 2010 England John Bostock Hull City 30 December 2010[11][31]
13 September 2010 England Kyle Walker QPR 3 January 2011[32]
20 August 2010 England Jon Obika Crystal Palace 7 January 2011[15]
26 September 2010 England Steven Caulker Bristol City 10 January 2011[33]
3 August 2010 England David Button Plymouth End of 2010–11 Season[9]
9 September 2010 England Danny Rose Bristol City End of 2010–11 Season[34]
23 September 2010 England Jake Livermore Ipswich 1 January 2011[35]
23 September 2010 England Adam Smith Bournemouth End of 2010–11 Season[36]
24 September 2010 Belgium Paul-Jose M'Poku Leyton Orient End of 2010–11 Season[37]
14 October 2010 England Kyle Naughton Leicester End of 2010–11 Season[38]
6 January 2011 England Kyle Walker Aston Villa End of 2010–11 Season[39]
7 January 2011 England Jon Obika Peterborough End of 2010–11 Season[40]
7 January 2011 England Harry Kane Leyton Orient End of 2010–11 Season[41]
12 January 2011 England David Bentley Birmingham City End of 2010–11 Season[42]
20 January 2011 England Andros Townsend Watford End of 2010–11 Season[43]
30 January 2011 England Jamie O'Hara Wolves End of 2010–11 Season[44]
30 January 2011 Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane West Ham End of 2010–11 Season[45]
31 January 2011 Mexico Giovani dos Santos Racing Santander End of 2010–11 Season[46]
15 March 2011 England Simon Dawkins San Jose Earthquakes

Squad list[edit]

Premier League[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
2 Scotland DF Alan Hutton
3 Wales MF Gareth Bale
4 France DF Younès Kaboul
6 England MF Tom Huddlestone
8 England MF Jermaine Jenas
9 Russia FW Roman Pavlyuchenko
11 Netherlands MF Rafael van der Vaart
12 Honduras MF Wilson Palacios
13 France DF William Gallas
14 Croatia MF Luka Modrić
15 England FW Peter Crouch
18 England FW Jermain Defoe
No. Position Player
19 Cameroon DF Sébastien Bassong
20 England DF Michael Dawson (team captain)
21 Croatia MF Niko Kranjčar
22 Croatia DF Vedran Ćorluka
23 Italy GK Carlo Cudicini
25 England MF Aaron Lennon
26 England DF Ledley King (club captain)
27 England GK Ben Alnwick
30 Brazil MF Sandro
31 England MF Andros Townsend
32 Cameroon DF Benoît Assou-Ekotto
36 South Africa DF Bongani Khumalo
37 Croatia GK Stipe Pletikosa (On loan from Spartak Moscow)
39 England DF Jonathan Woodgate
40 South Africa MF Steven Pienaar

2010–11 season long-term injuries[edit]

Date injured Player Injury Return date
25 November 2009 England Jonathan Woodgate Groin Injury January 2011[47][48]
1 June 2010 England Jamie O'Hara Back Injury January 2011[49]
4 September 2010 England Michael Dawson Ankle Injury 12 December 2010[50]
7 September 2010 England Jermain Defoe Ankle Injury 20 November 2010[51]
15 November 2010 England Tom Huddlestone Ankle Injury April 2011[52]
10 July 2010 England David Bentley Ankle Injury 21 September 2010[53]
16 October 2010 England Ledley King Groin Injury May 2011

Competitions[edit]

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
(H/A)
Scorers Attendance
10 July 2010 Bournemouth A 0–4 Obika 36', Pavlyuchenko 61',74' Rose 62' 4,675
17 July 2010 San Jose Earthquakes A 0–0 10,721
22 July 2010 New York Red Bulls A 1–2 Keane 61', Bale 71' 20,312
25 July 2010 Sporting Lisbon A 2–2 Keane 23', Obika 69' 23,228
29 July 2010 Villarreal H 1–4 dos Santos 56' 17,917
3 August 2010 Benfica A 0–1 Bale 55' 30,215
7 August 2010 Fiorentina H 3–2 Pavlyuchenko 27', Keane 56', 89' 13,561

Premier League[edit]

Matches[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
(H/A)
Scorers Attendance
14 August 2010 Manchester City H 0–0 35,928
21 August 2010 Stoke City A 1–2 Bale 18', 30' 27,243
28 August 2010 Wigan H 0–1 35,101
11 September 2010 West Brom A 1–1 Modrić 27' 23,642
18 September 2010 Wolves H 3–1 van der Vaart 77' (pen), Pavlyuchenko 87', Hutton 90+1' 35,940
25 September 2010 West Ham A 1–0 34,190
2 October 2010 Aston Villa H 2–1 van der Vaart 45+3', 75' 35,871
16 October 2010 Fulham A 1–2 Pavlyuchenko 31', Huddlestone 63' 25,615
23 October 2010 Everton H 1–1 van der Vaart 20' 35,967
30 October 2010 Manchester United A 2–0 75,223
6 November 2010 Bolton A 4–2 Hutton 79', Pavlyuchenko 87' 20,255
9 November 2010 Sunderland H 1–1 van der Vaart 64' 35,843
13 November 2010 Blackburn H 4–2 Bale 16', 75', Pavlyuchenko 42', Crouch 69' 35,700
20 November 2010 Arsenal A 2–3 Bale 50', van der Vaart 67' (pen), Kaboul 86' 60,102
28 November 2010 Liverpool H 2–1 Škrtel 65' (o.g.), Lennon 90+2' 35,962
4 December 2010 Birmingham A 1–1 Bassong 19' 25,770
12 December 2010 Chelsea H 1–1 Pavlyuchenko 15' 35,787
26 December 2010 Aston Villa A 1–2 van der Vaart 23', 67' 39,411
28 December 2010 Newcastle H 2–0 Lennon 57', Bale 81' 35,927
1 January 2011 Fulham H 1–0 Bale 42' 35,603
5 January 2011 Everton A 2–1 van der Vaart 11' 34,124
16 January 2011 Manchester United H 0–0 35,828
22 January 2011 Newcastle A 1–1 Lennon 90' 51,010
2 February 2011 Blackburn A 0–1 Crouch 3' 23,253
5 February 2011 Bolton H 2–1 van der Vaart 6' (pen), Kranjčar 90+2' 36,197
12 February 2011 Sunderland A 1–2 Dawson 44', Kranjčar 57' 40,986
22 February 2011 Blackpool A 3–1 Pavlyuchenko 90' 16,069
6 March 2011 Wolves A 3–3 Defoe 30', 35', Pavlyuchenko 48' 28,669
19 March 2011 West Ham H 0–0 36,010
2 April 2011 Wigan A 0–0 18.578
9 April 2011 Stoke H 3–2 Crouch 11', 34', Modrić 18' 32,702
20 April 2011 Arsenal H 3–3 van der Vaart 6', 70' (pen), Huddlestone 43' 36,138
23 April 2011 West Brom H 2–2 Pavlyuchenko 27', Defoe 66' 36,160
30 April 2011 Chelsea A 2–1 Sandro 19' 41,681
7 May 2011 Blackpool H 1–1 Defoe 89' 35,585
10 May 2011 Manchester City A 1–0 47,029
14 May 2011 Liverpool A 0–2 van der Vaart 9', Modrić 56' (pen) 44,893
22 May 2011 Birmingham H 2–1 Pavlyuchenko 49', 90+3' 36,119

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 H A H A H A H A A H H A H A H A A H A H A A H A A A H A H H A H A H A H
Result D W L D W L W W D L L D W W W D D W W W L D D W W W L D D D W D D L D L W W
Position 14 8 11 11 5 8 5 5 5 5 7 7 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 6 5 5

Last updated: 23 May 2011.
Source: 2010–11 Tottenham Hotspur F.C. season#Premier League
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Champions League[edit]

Play-off round[edit]

Round Date Opponents H / A Result
(H/A)
Scorers Attendance
1st Leg 17 August 2010 Young Boys A 3–2 Bassong 42', Pavlyuchenko 83' 31,275
2nd Leg 25 August 2010 Young Boys H 4–0 Crouch 5', 61', 78' (pen), Defoe 32' 34,709

Tottenham Hotspur win 6–3 on aggregate.

Group stage[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
(H/A)
Scorers Attendance
14 September 2010 Werder Bremen A 2–2 Pasanen 12' (o.g.), Crouch 18' 40,000
29 September 2010 Twente H 4–1 van der Vaart 47', Pavlyuchenko 50' (pen), 64' (pen), Bale 85' 32,518
20 October 2010 Internazionale A 4–3 Bale 52', 90', 90+1' 70,520
2 November 2010 Internazionale H 3–1 van der Vaart 18', Crouch 61', Pavlyuchenko 89' 34,103
24 November 2010 Werder Bremen H 3–0 Kaboul 6', Modrić 45+1', Crouch 79' 33,546
7 December 2010 Twente A 3–3 Wisgerhof 12' (o.g), Defoe 47', 59' 24,000
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England Tottenham Hotspur 6 3 2 1 18 11 +7 11
Italy Internazionale 6 3 1 2 12 11 +1 10
Netherlands Twente 6 1 3 2 9 11 −2 6
Germany Werder Bremen 6 1 2 3 6 12 −6 5
  INT TOT TWE BRM
Italy Internazionale 4–3 1–0 4–0
England Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 4–1 3–0
Netherlands Twente 2–2 3–3 1–1
Germany Werder Bremen 3–0 2–2 0–2

Knockout Phase[edit]

Round of 16[edit]
Round Date Opponents H / A Result
(H/A)
Scorers Attendance
1st Leg 15 February 2011 Milan A 0–1 Crouch 80' 75,652
2nd Leg 9 March 2011 Milan H 0–0 34,320

Tottenham Hotspur win 1–0 on aggregate.

Quarter-final[edit]
Round Date Opponents H / A Result
(H/A)
Scorers Attendance
1st Leg 5 April 2011 Real Madrid A 4–0 77,427
2nd Leg 13 April 2011 Real Madrid H 0–1 34,311

Real Madrid win 5–0 on aggregate

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents H / A Result
(H/A)
Scorers Attendance
Third Round 9 January 2011 Charlton H 3–0 Townsend 49', Defoe 58', 60' 35,698
Fourth Round 30 January 2011 Fulham A 4–0 21,829

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents H / A Result
(H/A)
Scorers Attendance
Third Round 21 September 2010 Arsenal H 1–1 (1–4 a.e.t.) Keane 49' 35,883

Player statistics[edit]

No. Pos. Nationality Player PL CL FA LC Total Goal Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK Brazil Brazil Gomes, HeurelhoHeurelho Gomes 30 10 1 0 41 0 4 1
2 DF Scotland Scotland Hutton, AlanAlan Hutton 17 4 1 0 22 2 2 0
3 MF Wales Wales Bale, GarethGareth Bale 29 12 0 0 41 11 1 0
4 DF France France Kaboul, YounèsYounès Kaboul 13 3 0 0 16 2 1 1
5 MF England England Bentley, DavidDavid Bentley 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 0
6 MF England England Huddlestone, TomTom Huddlestone 10 6 0 0 16 2 3 0
8 MF England England Jenas, JermaineJermaine Jenas 12 6 1 0 20 0 4 0
9 FW Russia Russia Pavlyuchenko, RomanRoman Pavlyuchenko 18 6 1 1 26 14 3 0
10 FW Republic of Ireland Ireland Keane, RobbieRobbie Keane 6 5 0 1 12 1 0 0
11 MF Netherlands Netherlands van der Vaart, RafaelRafael van der Vaart 17 3 1 0 21 15 5 1
12 MF Honduras Honduras Palacios, WilsonWilson Palacios 17 7 1 1 26 0 7 0
13 DF France France Gallas, WilliamWilliam Gallas 15 4 1 0 20 0 3 0
14 MF Croatia Croatia Modrić, LukaLuka Modrić 32 9 2 0 43 4 4 0
15 FW England England Crouch, PeterPeter Crouch 35 9 1 0 45 11 2 1
16 DF England England Naughton, KyleKyle Naughton 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0
17 MF Mexico Mexico dos Santos, GiovaniGiovani dos Santos 3 1 0 1 5 0 0 0
18 FW England England Defoe, JermainJermain Defoe 9 4 2 0 15 9 0 1
19 DF Cameroon Cameroon Bassong, SébastienSébastien Bassong 8 4 2 1 15 2 1 0
20 DF England England Dawson, MichaelMichael Dawson 9 2 2 0 13 0 2 1
21 MF Croatia Croatia Kranjčar, NikoNiko Kranjčar 5 4 1 1 11 1 1 0
22 DF Croatia Croatia Ćorluka, VedranVedran Ćorluka 8 4 1 0 13 0 1 0
23 GK Italy Italy Cudicini, CarloCarlo Cudicini 7 4 1 0 12 0 0 0
24 MF England England O'Hara, JamieJamie O'Hara 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 MF England England Rose, DannyDanny Rose 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
25 MF England England Lennon, AaronAaron Lennon 34 10 1 1 46 2 0 0
26 DF England England King, LedleyLedley King 6 3 0 0 9 0 0 0
27 GK England England Ben Alnwick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 DF England England Walker, KyleKyle Walker 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
29 MF England England Livermore, JakeJake Livermore 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0
30 MF Brazil Brazil Sandro 19 4 2 1 26 1 4 0
31 MF England England Townsend, AndrosAndros Townsend 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
32 DF Cameroon Cameroon Assou-Ekotto, BenoîtBenoît Assou-Ekotto 30 12 2 1 45 0 3 0
36 DF South Africa South Africa Khumalo, BonganiBongani Khumalo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 GK Croatia Croatia Pletikosa, StipeStipe Pletikosa 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
39 DF England England Woodgate, JonathanJonathan Woodgate 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
40 MF South Africa South Africa Pienaar, StevenSteven Pienaar 8 2 1 0 11 0 1 0
45 DF England England Caulker, StevenSteven Caulker 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
  • Last Update: 5 February 2011
  • Data includes all competitions
  • Substitution appearances included as full
  • PLPremier League
  • CLChampions 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 23 May 2011

P. Player Position PL CL FA LC Total
1 Netherlands Rafael van der Vaart Midfielder 13 2 0 0 15
2 Russia Roman Pavlyuchenko Forward 10 4 0 0 14
3 Wales Gareth Bale Midfielder 7 4 0 0 11
4 England Peter Crouch Forward 4 7 0 0 11
5 England Jermain Defoe Forward 4 3 2 0 9

Most appearances[edit]

As of 22 May 2011

P. Player Position PL CL FA LC Total
1 England Aaron Lennon Midfielder 34 10 1 1 46
2 Cameroon Benoît Assou-Ekotto Defender 30 12 2 1 45
3 England Peter Crouch Forward 35 9 1 0 45
4 Croatia Luka Modrić Midfielder 32 9 2 0 43
5 Wales Gareth Bale Midfielder 29 12 0 0 41

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