Live: Tottenham 3 Tromso 0
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Last Updated: 23/09/13 at 07:23
Spurs 3 Tromso 0. Spurs stroll to an easy victory. Two typical finishes from Defoe and a stunner from Eriksen. The fans will go home happy.We will have two minutes of time added on at the end of the game.Spurs playing out time now. It's been very straight forward for Villas-Boas's men.You felt it was going top take something special from Tottenham to add to their two goals and that was certainly something that was worth waiting for.Special goal from a special player. Eriksen creates space 20 yards out and whips an unstoppable shot into the top corner.Sandro then does excellently to cover Tromso's latest attack into the box.Tromso attack down the left through Kristiansen and he wins a corner. Nice run.Sandro calm in the centre again under pressure. Eriksen makes an opening for Paulinho but his shot is blocked.Lamela tracks back again but Tromso worked a decent opening inside the Tottenham box.Tromso have really played better in the second half. They try the direct ball again but Pritchard can't control it.Drage off Andersen on.Different approach from Spurs this half. Far more patient. Eriksen trying to continue his fine recent form and thread a few more balls through to Defoe.Sigurdsson then loses balance with his back to goal. Nothing doing. Tromso goal kick.Lamela with room on the right but he can't feed Eriksen.Spurs certainly trying to force another opening. Tromso starting to look a little jaded.Fojut was shown a yellow card just before the substitution.Holtby off Paulinho on.The corner is long but Spurs keep it well and when the cross is eventually delivered, Sandro headers straight at Sahlman.Defoe with an excellent run creates his own space and Spurs get a corner.Decent spell from Tromso. Lamela tracks back and wins possession this time.Sigurdsson then gives away a foul.Plenty of vocal support for the visitors but they'll need more than that. Throw to Tromso after the corner was hit long.Kristiansen breaks into the Spurs area and it's a Tromso corner.Eriksen gets involved straight away but Lamela is offside.Holtby then makes a good run but he lacks support. Tromso throw.Naughton takes a quick throw but it wasn't a Spurs throw in the first place.Dembele off Eriksen on.Pritchard fires over from 20-yards. Decent chance.Koppinen off Antonsen on.Dembele then fouled and Johnsen goes into the book.Certainly Tromso's moment of the match.Moldskred with a lovely run but he can't find that killer final ball. Great run. Tottenham survive.Defoe then flagged offside when it looked like he might have a chance to complete his hat-trick.Naughton claims possession deep inside the Tromso half but the Norwegians reclaim the ball and to their credit get a free-kick on halfway.Lamela picking the ball up in more central areas now but when the ball falls to Holtby his shot goes wide.Game being played at a very slow pace at the moment.Loud cheers from the crowd then as Sigurdsson trips over his own feet.Naughton forced back to Daswon but Spurs won't mind as they have acres of room to play.Tottenham win the ball back and Holtby wins a corner. Sigurdsson trots over to take but it's an easy claim for Sahlman.Dembele then uses too much power and Ondrasek wins a free-kick.Kaboul brushes Pritchard aside and powers into the Tromso half.Holtby charges forward and Tromso clear for a throw. Tromso appear to be playing even deeper than in the first half.Sigurdsson sets Sandro up. Lamela had a chance moments before. Still 2-0 to Spurs.Spurs get us going again in the second half.Bendiksen off Johnsen on for TromsoThe referee blows the half time whistle and it's more than comfortable for Tottenham. They lead 2-0 at the break.We will have one added minute...Defoe attempts a bending effort with his right foot. Good save by the 'keeper this time.Tromso win a throw off Naughton. Looked like a Spurs throw at first.Pritchard has a go from distance but he drags it wide.Superb Spurs move. Defoe exchanged passes with Holtby and then set Sigurdsson up but his shot flashes wide.Kaboul taking his time at the back with the ball and Vertonghen gets one or two early touches.Dembele then fouls Bendiksen and Tromso have a second to gain a bit of shape.Rose will be replaced by Vertonghen for Tottenham.Lamela crosses with his right foot but it's long. Defoe is then flagged offside.Easy for Spurs even though they temporarily have ten men. Rose won't be returning.Spurs playing keep ball while they get Vertonghen ready.Kaboul with time to play it to Rose but Rose looks like he's struggling. He's gone down.Clever from Holtby again. Reverse ball to Lamela and Tromso concede a throw.Rose does well and steals the ball on halfway. Tottenham throw.That's twenty European goals for Defoe in a Tottenham shirt.He's done it again! Holtby with the assist this time and Defoe prods home. Game over?Spurs still trying to stretch their opponents. Tromso not really seeing any of the ball.Rose with another searching cross from the left but Tromso clear.I say half hour, but we're not that far away...Moldskred makes a good run and he isn't picked out. Frustrating opening half hour for the travelling fans.Incredible defending by Tromso but Kaboul can't capitalise.Dembele with a lovely cross field ball to Rose. Spurs then switch play again and Lamela wins a corner.Kristiansen trying to get Tromso moving forward now. Little going on in front of him though.Dembele is too strong for the Tromso midfield and Lamela can't quite reach Sandro's ball. Good move.Deserved lead and you can't give Defoe that kind of space in the area.Lovely finish by Defoe who dinks it over the Tromso 'keeper. Beautifully threaded ball to him by Lamela in the build up.Spurs attack again through Rose and Defoe and when the ball breaks to Sigurdsson his shot is stopped by the Tromso 'keeper.Tromso with 11 men behind the ball. They are really trying to make this difficult for Spurs. The ball eventually breaks to Dembele but he fires over.Rose wins another throw for the home side. Sandro drives forward but Causevic stabs away.Tromso have a rare attack but Pritchard is offside.First big chance for Spurs. Holtby with time, feeds a lovely little ball through to Defoe but Sahlman saves well with his feet. Decent chance.Sigurdsson tries to slip Defoe through but the flag is up and Sahlman gets us going again.Dembele tricks his way into the area but his cross is weak. Spurs still have possession though.Great play by Lamela who controlled well and then fed Defoe. Lovely touches.Noticeable that Daswon and Kaboul have acres of grass in front of them to run into.Holtby runs out of grass this time and Tromso restart with a throw.Sigurdsson takes but it's long and out of play.Rose, who has been Spurs' most lively player in the first period wins the home side a corner.Holtby then miss times his pass and it's a Tromso throw.Sandro loses out momentarily and Sahlman lofts forward towards Pritchard.Tromso look happy to let Tottenham have the ball in deep areas. They certainly aren't committing many men forward just yet.Sandro wins the ball back and Spurs break quickly again. Rose with time to attack down the left.Tromso win a free-kick and will look to get the ball in the Spurs half. Cagey start from the away side.Spurs fans singing: "We sing what we want..."Naughton this time attacks down the right and Spurs enjoy a bit of keep ball with Dembele.Lloris gets his first touch. The French international is in a really bright orange kit. You can't miss him.Rose has a shot after weaving into the area. Low effort with his weaker right foot.Naughton gives Lamela his first touch down the right.Defoe spins away from his marker on halfway but Tromso clear quickly. Good start from Spurs.Johansen nearly loses out to Holtby but Tromso manage to keep possession.Spurs win possession back straight away and Rose exchanges passes with Sandro in midfield.Tromso get us going....Here we go then, excellent turn out at White Hart Lane, as ever.Terry Sims has been in touch via Twitter: Can't wait for this one, I can see Spurs winning well here, with goals from Lamela, Sigurdsson, Defoe & Holtby.The players are in the tunnel and are about to make their way out...Atmosphere really building ahead of this one.Tromso only reached the group stages of the Europa League after Besiktas - who beat them in qualifying - were kicked out of the competition for their part in match-fixing scandal in Turkey.
Romanian defender Vlad Chiriches could also make his debut Tottenham after winning his work permit.Wingers Aaron Lennon (foot) and Nacer Chadli (hip) are both ruled out through injury, while midfielder Etienne Capoue is sidelined with an ankle problem.
Defender Hans Norybe is set to miss out for the Norwegians after suffering a broken nose in last weekend's win over Rosenborg.
Tromso coach Agnar Christensen is sweating on the fitness of midfielder Magnus Andersen as he battles with an ankle injury, while Ruben Kristiansen and Jaroslaw Fojut should be fit to play after recovering from illness.
Jermain Defoe could be in line for a rare start, but Emmanuel Adebayor is not in the first-team plans of Villas-Boas and continues to train with the development squad.
Spurs reached the quarter-finals of the competition last season and they will be looking to improve on that this term.
Andre Villas-Boas' side have started the Premier League season well with three wins from four games, but the Portuguese is expected to make a number of changes to his side for the Europa League.
You can get involved this evening as well. Why not send a Tweet to @FootballMcD and I will get as many comments on as possible.If you fancy a flutter, why not head over to our friends at Sky Bet for the very latest odds.Tromso starting XI v Tottenham: Sahlman, Fojut, Kristiansen, Moldskred, Causevic, Koppinen, Bendiksen, Drage, Ondrasek, Johansen, Pritchard.Tottenham starting XI v Tromso: Lloris; Naughton, Dawson, Kaboul, Rose; Dembele, Sandro; Lamela, Holtby, Sigurdsson; Defoe.Full team news to follow...Good evening and welcome to live coverage of Tottenham v Tromso in the Europa League.Live updates will appear here...