Tottenham cruise against FC Twente

Tottenham enjoyed some good fortune in the official’s decisions as two penalties contributed to a 4-1 defeat of FC Twente at White Hart Lane.

For Spurs this was their first win in the Champions League and whilst the result somewhat flattered the hosts, boss Harry Redknapp will be unconcerned.

Rafael Van der Vaart had a penalty saved for Spurs before he made amends by putting his side ahead. An eventful night for the Dutchman ended with a red card.

Roman Pavlyuchenko converted a spot-kick to double the lead but
Nacer Chadli pulled one back for the visitor’s as three goals were scored in the opening eleven minutes of the second half.

Pavlyuchenko scored a dubious penalty to restore Spurs two goal advantage and Gareth Bale's late goal sealed the points in an eventful encounter.

Tottenham scorers: Van der Vaart 47, Pavlyuchenko (pen) 50 Pavlyuchenko (pen) 64, Bale 85
FC Twente scorers: Chadli 56

Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

Venue: White Hart Lane, Tottenham
Attendance: 32,518

TOTTENHAM
01 Gomes
02 Hutton
03 Bale
19 Bassong
26 King
32 Assou-Ekotto
06 Huddlestone
11 Van der Vaart (yellow card, red card)
14 Modric (Lennon 82)
09 Pavlyuchenko (Keane 89)
15 Crouch (Jenas 66)

Substitutes
23 Cudicini,
22 Corluka,
07 Lennon,
08 Jenas,
12 Palacios,
21 Kranjcar,
10 Keane

FC TWENTE
13 Mihailov (yellow card)
03 Kuiper (yellow card)
04 Wisgerhof
15 Rosales (yellow card)
19 Franco
06 Brama
07 Landzaat (de Jong 69)
08 Janssen
11 Bajrami (Chadli 28)
10 Ruiz
21 Janko

Substitutes
01 Boschker,
05 Bengtsson,
36 Schimpelsberger,
22 Chadli,
27 Vujicevic,
09 de Jong,
14 Parker

 
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