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Flawless Tottenham subdue Sheriff

Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 20.53CET
FC Sheriff 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur FC
Jan Vertonghen and Jermain Defoe scored in each half as the visitors maintained their perfect record in Group K.
Flawless Tottenham subdue Sheriff
Jermain Defoe scored his fourth goal in three Group K games ©Getty Images
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Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 20.53CET

Flawless Tottenham subdue Sheriff

FC Sheriff 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur FC
Jan Vertonghen and Jermain Defoe scored in each half as the visitors maintained their perfect record in Group K.

Tottenham Hotspur FC moved to the brink of qualification for the knockout stages with a 2-0 victory at FC Sheriff.

André Villas-Boas' men had won each of their previous Group K contests without conceding and they maintained both records as Jan Vertonghen and Jermain Defoe scored in either half to leave Moldovan side Sheriff still searching for a first success in the section.

The hosts made the early running but it was Spurs who struck first when Christian Eriksen's outswinging cross was met by a firm header into the bottom corner by the towering Vertonghen. Sheriff did not waver in their belief, however, and should have levelled when Luvannor Henrique broke through Tottenham's high back line and rounded Hugo Lloris, only to be denied by a flying goal-line block from Vlad Chiricheş.

Aaron Lennon was next to scamper clean through before being thwarted by Vjekoslav Tomić's outstretched boot, but Sheriff continued to find space in behind the Tottenham rearguard, with Ismail Isa's curling effort lacking the necessary bend to find the far corner. Henrique also swivelled and drilled over another presentable chance to cap a thrilling first period.

The second half proved to be a more measured affair, with the visitors content to hold onto their advantage and penetrate on the counterattack. Lennon came close to doubling their advantage with a weaving run and low strike against the upright before Defoe beat Tomić for his fourth goal in the group, a deflected drive from 25 metres after a piercing run from substitute Nacer Chadli.

Last updated: 26/10/13 0.06CET

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Lineups

sheriff

Sheriff

tottenham

Tottenham

77
TomićVjekoslav Tomić (GK)
25
LlorisHugo Lloris (GK)
11
RicardinhoRicardinho
5
VertonghenJan Vertonghen (C)
Goal12
14
BalimaBenjamin Balima
7
LennonAaron Lennon
15
MetouaMarcel Metoua
12
ChiricheşVlad Chiricheş
Yellow Card45+1
20
CaduCadu
Substitution84
16
NaughtonKyle Naughton
21
MoyalKobi Moyal
Yellow Card60
Substitution70
18
DefoeJermain Defoe
Goal75
22
PayeDjibril Paye
19
DembéléMousa Dembélé
26
SamardžićMiral Samardžić (C)
23
EriksenChristian Eriksen
29
IsaIsmail Isa
Substitution88
30
SandroSandro
Substitution76
88
StanojevićMarko Stanojević
33
LamelaErik Lamela
Substitution61
90
LuvannorLuvannor Henrique
35
FryersEzekiel Fryers
Substitution34

Substitutes

12
StajilaDmitri Stajila (GK)
24
FriedelBrad Friedel (GK)
7
FurduiValentin Furdui
Substitution70
9
SoldadoRoberto Soldado
16
PaireliVadim Paireli
Substitution88
10
AdebayorEmmanuel Adebayor
17
ScripcencoAlexandru Scripcenco
14
HoltbyLewis Holtby
Substitution76
19
FernandoFernando
Substitution84
20
DawsonMichael Dawson
Substitution34
33
William CelestinoWilliam Celestino
21
ChadliNacer Chadli
Substitution61
89
A. PaşcencoAlexandru Paşcenco
22
G. SigurdssonGylfi Sigurdsson

Coach

Veaceslav Rusnac (MDA) André Villas-Boas (POR)

Referee

Liran Liany (ISR)

Assistant referees

Shabtai Nahmias (ISR), David Elias Biton (ISR)

Fourth official

Oren Borneshtain (ISR)

Additional assistant referees

Menashe Masiah (ISR), Daniel Bar Natan (ISR)

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