Paulinho's injury time goal gives Tottenham Hotspur win at Cardiff City

Cardiff City 0 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur

  • 93" Paulinho

Ref: Mark Clattenburg
Attendance: 27,815

Cardiff City Stadium

Paulinho scored a last ditch winner for Spurs in a 1-0 win at Cardiff City Stadium.

Tottenham have won it at the death against Cardiff City in a one sided affair at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Tottenham went into the game knowing they had to win to stay in touch with local rivals Arsenal - after The Gunners beat Stoke City 3-1 at The Emirates.

And for 90 minutes they punished Cardiff City who stayed resolute in defence. Chances came and went for Spurs, with a total of 29 attempts at goal in a game where they also had 63% of possession.

But Cardiff were dogged in defence and appeared to be holding out for an unlikely point when Brazilian midfielder Paulinho spoiled the party with a right foot finish in the final minute of injury time.

Statistics

Cardiff City

Tottenham Hotspur

Possession

36.3%
63.7%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Cardiff City

  • David Marshall
  • Ben Turner
  • Kévin Théophile-Catherine
  • Steven Caulker
  • Andrew Taylor
  • Peter Whittingham
  • Aron Gunnarsson
  • Kim Bo-Kyung
  • Gary Medel
  • Craig Bellamy
  • Fraizer Campbell

Substitutes

  • Peter Odemwingie
  • Jordon Mutch
  • Mark Hudson
  • Nicky Maynard
  • Joe Mason
  • Joe Lewis
  • Don Cowie

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Hugo Lloris
  • Kyle Naughton
  • Michael Dawson
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Kyle Walker
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • Andros Townsend
  • Paulinho
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Mousa Dembélé
  • Roberto Soldado

Substitutes

  • Harry Kane
  • Sandro
  • Erik Lamela
  • Vlad Chiriches
  • Ezekiel Fryers
  • Lewis Holtby
  • Brad Friedel

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