July 16, 2011
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Recent signing Cristian Ceballos came on as a second half substitute as a Spurs XI beat a strong Nottingham Forest side in the Algarve.
I’m not 100% sure of the formation, but it seems that the following started the game:
Byrne Livermore Kantoutsis (trialist) Townsend
Mason Luongo Carroll
Obika Kane Waller-Lassen
With a lack of natural centre backs it seems that Jake Livermore, normally a midfield player, filled in alongside Greek trialist Tasos Kantoutsis.
Nottingham Forest used a lot of their first team player, although Andy Reid missed out through injury.
Moloney Chambers Morgan Lynch
Gunter Majewski Cohen McGugan
Harry Kane put us 2-0 up – first finishing one-on-one after an Obika effort was saved, before scoring his second from 25-yards. Wes Morgan pulled one back as we failed to clear from a corner, but Kudus Oyenuga came off the bench (along with Ceballos and Nicholson) and made it 3-1 around 80 minutes. Joe Garner scored a late consolation for Forest.
The young Spurs XI team also play Brighton on Tuesday night, again in Portugal, while the main squad (minus the injured Luka Modric) start their pre-season against Kaizer Chiefs this afternoon.