Stadionul Sheriff - Tiraspol 24/10/2013 - 19:00CET (20:00 local time)

Group stage - Group K

Sheriff - Tottenham
0-2
 

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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
 

Match statistics

Sheriff
Tottenham

0

Goals scored

2

23

Possession (%)

77

10

Total attempts

10

3

on target

4

7

off target

4

0

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

1

6

Corners

5

9

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

10

8

Fouls suffered

11

227

Passes

796

168

completed

723

Lineups

sheriff

Sheriff

tottenham

Tottenham

77Tomić (GK)25Lloris (GK)
11Ricardinho5Vertonghen (C)
Goal12
14Balima7Lennon
15Metoua12Chiricheş
Yellow Card45+1
20Cadu
Substitution84
16Naughton
21Moyal
Yellow Card60
Substitution70
18Defoe
Goal75
22Paye19Dembélé
26Samardžić (C)23Eriksen
29Isa
Substitution88
30Sandro
Substitution76
88Stanojević33Lamela
Substitution61
90Luvannor35Fryers
Substitution34

Substitutes

12Stajila (GK)24Friedel (GK)
7Furdui
Substitution70
9Soldado
16Paireli
Substitution88
10Adebayor
17Scripcenco14Holtby
Substitution76
19Fernando
Substitution84
20Dawson
Substitution34
33William Celestino21Chadli
Substitution61
89A. Paşcenco22G. Sigurdsson

Coaches

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

Referee

Liran Liany (ISR)

Press kits

Last updated: 24/10/2013 21:03 CET

Standings

Last updated: 25/10/2013 09:26 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
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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