Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas felt his side thoroughly deserved their 2-0 Europa League win over Anzhi Makhachkala on Thursday night.
"It was a very good first half, where we were in control," Villas-Boas said.
"It is always tricky because Anzhi looked to be very threatening on the counter-attack, so attacking our spaces whenever we lost the ball.
"But I think through what we did in the first half we deserved the result.
"We lost a little bit of control in the second half, kept giving the ball away and they had the upper hand, but even so we were defensively sound."
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