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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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