Premier League Scores: Result, Match Analysis and Highlights from the EPL Fixture between Tottenham Hotspur vs Stoke City on Saturday, December 22, 2012. Includes Video Highlights for U.S. viewers (as available).
Result: Tottenham 0 – 0 Stoke City
Location: White Hart Lane – Tottenham
|Spurs – 0||Stoke – 0|
No goals, but plenty of fouls, as I’m sure you could all guess. Stoke came away from this one having conceded 12 fouls and receiving 5 yellow cards (1 short of getting a disciplinary fine). As could be expected Spurs dominated every other aspect of the game. Stoke played their typical hard-nosed style and largely sat back to defend.
Tottenham put 22 shots in with only 5 on target, and worse still 16 of their shots were from outside of the box, a testament to Stoke’s defense. It seemed obvious that Stoke was playing for the away draw, which certainly favors them. Tottenham moves up to 30 points, which ties them with Arsenal, Everton and West Brom, placing them in 5th place behind Arsenal and Everton, who both won today. Stoke moves up to 8th place tied on points with Norwich at 25 points, but with a +2 goal difference.