MK Dons 3 Tottenham XI 5

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Tottenham fielded a surprisingly strong side for this Spurs XI fixture.  It was great to see the starting line up included Defoe , Pavlyuchenko, Kranjcar , Corluka, Danny Rose and David Bentley and a  magificent 16ooo crowd probably deserved to see some famous faces.

The game was very open and lively throughout with both sides missing early chances but it only took 7 minutes for SuperPav to burst through the middle and slot home.   Baldock hit the post for Dons before the lively Pavlyuchenko smashed in a cracker in the near top corner to go in 2 – 0 at half time.

Spurs often looked vulnerable losing possession whilst dwelling on the ball in midfield and were very reliant on Corluka to clear things up at centre back.

Luke Chadwick seized a chance to get Dons back in the game just after half time when Kranjcar lost possession.  It wasnt long before Dons were back on level terms following another midfield mistake by Spurs.

Defoe had got himself into plenty of good positions without catching a chance early like we all know he can.  He either took one touch too many or hit it so clean it was straight at the MK keeper David Martin.  He made way for Harry Kane after 75 minutes and Kane got in between goalkeeper and defender to steal a poachers goal at the Spurs end with his second touch.   Within a couple of minutes Niko Kranjcar absolutely fizzed a long range one across  the goal and into the far corner.  It seemed like game over and Spurs took off Corluka who was the only defender with any height.   Within a couple of minutes Dons scored again to set up a grandstand finish.  However the promising Kane robbed a defender of  possession and pushed the ball along the ground for the bottom corner to seal the win. He will have enjoyed scoring 2 goals in 15 minutes in front of a sea of Spurs fans behind the goal.
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All in all a good game, good football at times but with lots of mistakes and also lots of goals and good value for a friendly match.

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