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(ATT 14,300) 24th October 2013 - Kick off 18:00 Ref: Liran Liany

Sh Tiraspol Sheriff Tiraspol (Mol) vs Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham

Sh Tiraspol 0

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Tottenham 2

J Vertonghen (12)
J Defoe (75)

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  1. The final whistle goes and Tottenham have strengthened their grip on top spot in Europa League Group K thanks to a 2-0 away win. They have been made to work hard by a spirited FC Sheriff side but an early goal from Vertonghen and Defoe's late strike, which brought him level with a club record, have made the difference.

  2. 89

    Naughton is back on the pitch but does not look entirely comfortable and Spurs would be advised not to give him too many passes.

  3. 88

    Isa, who has been a constant menace up front, is replaced for the closing stages by Paireli.

  4. 87

    Naughton staggers over to the touchline after suffering a knock and Spurs may have to see out the final few minutes with just ten men as they have used all their substitutions.

  5. 86

    Tottenham's players are still full of energy as they launch a swift counter-attack, before Chadli loses control of the ball and concedes a foul inmidfield.

  6. 84

    Fernando comes on for the final stages for Sheriff in place of Cadu.

  7. 83

    Defoe is denied by a smart save from Tomic after receiving a clever pass from Holtby, but the flag is already up for offside.

  8. 82

    Sheriff nearly grab a lifeline as Luvannor releases Isa with a defence-splitting pass but he pokes his shot wide of the onrushing Lloris and his left-hand post.

  9. 80

    Holtby is a versatile performer capable of playing in an advanced role, but at the moment he has settled into a central midfield position.

  10. 78

    Defoe's goal appears to have knocked the stuffing out of Sheriff, as Tottenham dominate possession and make their opponents chase shadows.

  11. 76

    Villas-Boas shuffles his pack for a third and final time as he brings on Holtby for Sandro.

  12. 75

    GOAL! Defoe doubles Tottenham's lead with a fierce strike from 25 yards which takes a wicked deflection to guide it past a stranded Tomic. That is a big goal for Spurs and a big goal for Defoe, who has now drawn level with Chivers' club-record mark of 22 European goals.

  13. 73

    Chiriches cuts inside from a deep position and sends a swerving shot high and side from long range, leaving Lennon to wonder why he did not pass it out wide.

  14. 72

    Tottenham breathe a sigh of relief as Ricardinho shoots from 20 yards and the ball crashes into Dawson's back-hell, deflecting it agonisingly wide of Lloris' right-hand post.

  15. 71

    Naughton gets forward on an overlapping run down the left and Chadli tries to play him in, but Sheriff's defence holds firm.

  16. 70

    Moyal has to go off and it is Furdui who comes on in his place for Sheriff.

  17. 69

    Moyal stays down after picking up a knock and signals to the bench that he needs some treatment from the physios.

  18. 68

    Lennon has the chance to turn and run at the Sheriff defence for probably the first time and after a burst of speed he drags a low shot from 20 yards against Tomic's right-hand post. So close to a second goal for Spurs.

  19. 66

    Dembele links up well with Defoe and then Chadli before Tottenham win a corner, which is easily cleared by the home side.

  20. 64

    Tottenham enjoy another spell of possession in midfield but have generally lacked a cutting edge this evening and created very little apart from Vertonghen's goal.

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Matches

  • Europa League

    Thu 24th Oct - Group K
    • A Mak'kala
      1 - 0
      Tromso
      bet
      TV
    • Sh Tiraspol
      0 - 2
      Tottenham
      bet
      TV
    Thu 24th Oct - Group L
    • S Karaganda
      1 - 1
      AZ Alkmaar
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      TV
    • PAOK S'nika
      3 - 2
      Maccabi Haifa
      bet
      TV
    Thu 24th Oct - Group G
    • Dynamo Kiev
      3 - 0
      FC Thun
      bet
      TV
    • Genk
      1 - 1
      Rapid Vienna
      bet
      TV
    Thu 24th Oct - Group H
    Thu 24th Oct - Group J
    • Trabzonspor
      2 - 0
      Leg Warsaw
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      TV
    • A Limassol
      0 - 0
      Lazio
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      TV
    Thu 24th Oct - Group I
    Thu 24th Oct - Group A
    Thu 24th Oct - Group B
    Thu 24th Oct - Group C
    Thu 24th Oct - Group D
    Thu 24th Oct - Group E
    • Fiorentina
      3 - 0
      P Targu-Jiu
      bet
      TV
    • P Ferreira
      0 - 2
      Dnipro
      bet
      TV
    Thu 24th Oct - Group F
    • Frankfurt
      2 - 0
      Mac Tel Avi
      bet
      TV
    • Bordeaux
      2 - 1
      Apoel Nicosia
      bet
      TV

Tables

Europa League Group A

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Valencia 6 13
2 Swansea City 6 8
3 Kuban 6 6
4 St Gallen 6 6

Europa League Group B

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Ludogorets 6 16
2 Chernomorets Odessa 6 10
3 PSV Eindhoven 6 7
4 Dinamo Zagreb 6 1

Europa League Group C

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Red Bull Salzburg 6 18
2 Esbjerg 6 12
3 IF Elfsborg 6 4
4 Standard Liege 6 1

Europa League Group D

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Rubin Kazan 6 14
2 Maribor 6 7
3 Zulte-Waregem 6 7
4 Wigan Athletic 6 5

Europa League Group E

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Fiorentina 6 16
2 Dnipro 6 12
3 Pacos Ferreira 6 3
4 Pandurii Targu-Jiu 6 2

Europa League Group F

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Eintracht Frankfurt 6 15
2 Maccabi Tel Aviv 6 11
3 Apoel Nicosia 6 5
4 Bordeaux 6 3

Europa League Group G

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Genk 6 14
2 Dynamo Kiev 6 10
3 Rapid Vienna 6 6
4 FC Thun 6 3

Europa League Group H

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Sevilla 6 12
2 Slovan Liberec 6 9
3 SC Freiburg 6 6
4 Estoril 6 3

Europa League Group I

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Lyon 6 12
2 Real Betis 6 9
3 Vitoria de Guimaraes 6 5
4 Rijeka 6 4

Europa League Group J

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Trabzonspor 6 14
2 Lazio 6 12
3 Apollon Limassol 6 4
4 Legia Warsaw 6 3

Europa League Group K

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Tottenham Hotspur 6 18
2 Anzhi Makhachkala 6 8
3 Sheriff Tiraspol (Mol) 6 6
4 Tromso 6 1

Europa League Group L

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 AZ Alkmaar 6 12
2 PAOK Salonika 6 12
3 Maccabi Haifa (Isr) 6 5
4 Shakhtyor Karaganda 6 2