Football round-up: No Modric and no luck for Spurs
A Luka Modric-free Tottenham opened their pre-season campaign in South Africa with a 1-0 defeat against Kaizer Chiefs, who scored on the break in added time.
Spurs made seven substitutions at the break, including bringing on defender Bongani Khumalo, who was signed from the South African side Supersport United in January.
Arsenal changed all 11 at half-time in their 1-1 draw against Hangzhou Greentown in China on their tour of Asia. The Gunners fell behind to a goal by the Uruguayan midfielder Sebastian Vasquez but equalised through Carlos Vela before half-time.
Wolves also took the teams for each half approach at Crewe, which meant scope for outings for the newcomers Roger Johnson and Dorus De Vries. The exercise ended in a 2-1 victory for Crewe, Antoni Sarcevic scoring a superb winner from 25 yards shortly after Kevin Doyle's equaliser. Crewe had taken the lead in the first half through Shaun Miller, who rounded off a team move.
Blackburn went to Morecambe to take on Accrington Stanley and the home side in a double-header at the Globe Arena. They opened by beating Accrington 2-1, with Keith Andrews and Niko Kalinic scoring. Kurtis Guthrie scored for Stanley. Later David Dunn nodded down for Mauro Formica to net a second-half equaliser in a 1-1 draw against Morecambe, for whom Phil Jevons scored.
Latest in Sport
With the top nine players in the men’s world tennis rankings all missing this tournament to prepare ...
by Gareth Purnell
21 May 2013 02:01 AM
When cyclists look back on their careers spanning many hundreds (and in some cases possibly thousand...
by Martin Ayres
20 May 2013 06:12 PM
As England’s new football strip – made by Nike – is revealed today, new research shows the English F...
by Alex Miller
20 May 2013 04:52 PM
Why Spurs will break the bank to keep Gareth Bale this summer
Jose Mourinho clear to rejoin Chelsea as departure clears the way for Real Madrid to move for Gareth Bale to become Cristiano Ronaldo's successor
Tottenham to smash pay scale with £150,000-a-week contract in attempt to tie Gareth Bale to club
Why Arsène Wenger must spend to put icing on the cake and buy likes of Stevan Jovetic for Arsenal
Sam Wallace: As he leaves Real Madrid, make no mistake - Jose Mourinho's return to Chelsea will only end in tears
- 2 Austerity has hardened the nation's heart
- 3 Gay couple beaten in park urge MPs to moderate language on gay marriage
- 4 Why Arsène Wenger must spend to put icing on the cake and buy likes of Stevan Jovetic for Arsenal
BMF is the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes
Win anything from gadgets to five-star holidays on our competitions and offers page.