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<p><strong>Vyacheslav Malafeev:</strong></p><p>  Dealt smartly with early Czech efforts, came off his line well and handleded confortably. Powerless to prevent Pilar’s goal.<strong> 6</strong></p>

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<b>Roman Pavlyuchenko</b><br/>
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It has been rumoured that the injury-ridden Spurs defender will be offered a one year extension to his contract within the coming months, with King stating that he believes he can play on for another year at least. Otherwise, prizing the 31-year-old away from White Hart Lane would be a gamble for most clubs, although his performances have remained high on the occasions that he has appeared.

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