It took almost an hour for our Europa League group stage matches to come alive last night but three goals in the space of six minutes saw Spurs record a 3-1 victory over Shamrock Rovers who had taken the lead at White Hart Lane.
Prior to goals from Pavlyuchenko, Defoe and Dos Santos, it looked like being another frustrating evening for Tottenham, who had hit the bar twice in the first period and after the game, Harry Redknapp agrees that it could have been ‘one of those nights’.
“No disrespect to Shamrock Rovers, they were excellent, but we could have been three or four up by half-time,” said Harry on the club website.
“I couldn’t have asked for any more from the players than what they did in the first half.
“We hit the crossbar, the keeper made some great saves and we kept opening them up, we just couldn’t get a break in front of goal.”
Fortunately, the away goal seemed to give us the wake up call we needed to finally make our mark in this stage of the competition. Elsewhere in the group, Rubin Kazan unexpectedly dropped a point in a 2-2 draw with PAOK to leave them level on points with Spurs at the top and those two sides will meet at White Hart Lane on the 20th of October.