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Ludogorets - Tottenham Hotspur
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FT: Ludogorets 1-3 Spurs. Kane scored his 200th goal for Tottenham and set up one for Lucas Moura as Mourinho got the Euro response he wanted following the disappointment at Antwerp. Lo Celso was also on target as the visitors produced an impressive display throughout.
Two minutes added.
There's been no sign of a late surge from the home team. Spurs look set for an important victory within the context of the group.
Spurs have played 45 minutes without Kane, but this is still going to be his night and he will be the man of the match too!
Hojberg lets fly with a bouncing free kick but Iliev is right behind it and gathers at the second attempt.
The count for Son's impact off the bench for the third Spurs goal was said to be 17 seconds, but Opta reckon it was even faster!
- Yellow cardMatt DohertyTottenham Hotspur
Spurs continue to probe for fourth to make completely sure of a victory their display fully deserves.
Bergwijn looks to get in on the goal act with a run and shot from the right, but Iliev is down well to smother.
- OffDominik YankovLudogorets
- OnMavis TchibotaLudogorets
LUDOGORETS CHANGE: Tchibota on for Yankov.
Another half chance for Oliveira but he can't find a way past Hart.
- OffGiovani Lo CelsoTottenham Hotspur
- OnTanguy N'DombeleTottenham Hotspur
SPURS CHANGE: NDombele on for Lo Celso.
Oliveira Souza cuts in from the right with a delightful stepover, but then gets his curling finish all wrong. He aims for the far post, but it's a mile off that.
Spurs have been in total charge for much of this, but the Bulgarians do have the odd moment. A neat move down the left sees it worked to Nedyalkov, but the Ludogorets skipper sees his shot blocked.
CLOSE! Bergwijn drills a shot through the legs of his marker but just wide of the far post after more good play from Son.
- OffGareth BaleTottenham Hotspur
- OnSteven BergwijnTottenham Hotspur
SPURS CHANGE: Bale off, Bergwijn on.
Son had been on the pitch just 17 seconds. Talk about a brilliant substitution!
- GoalGiovani Lo CelsoTottenham Hotspur
GOAL! Son makes an instant impact from the bench as he surges into the area and squares unselfishly for Lo Celso to slot home.
- OffLucas MouraTottenham Hotspur
- OnHeung-Min SonTottenham Hotspur
SPURS CHANGE: Son on for Lucas Moura.
- OffClaudiu KeserüLudogorets
- OnDimitar MitkovLudogorets
LUDOGORETS CHANGE: Mitkov on for Keseru.
- OnAlex SantanaLudogorets
LUDOGORETS CHANGE: Santana on for Anicet.
Lo Celso curls just wide of the far post after neat link-up play from Doherty and Bale on the right.
Interesting that Spurs were sloppy once Kane went off. It gave the home side a lift. The Lilywhites have regained their composure now.
CLOSE! Spurs should have their two -goal cushion again. Vinicius hammers over from the centre of the area after a good cut back form the left.
- GoalClaudiu KeserüLudogorets
GOAL! Keseru reduces the arrears as he lashes home on the volley after Tekpetey's attempt had deflected into his path.
- OffElvis ManuLudogorets
- OnBernard TekpeteyLudogorets
LUDOGORETS HT CHANGE: Tekpetey on for Manu.
- OffMoussa SissokoTottenham Hotspur
- OnPierre-Emile HøjbjergTottenham Hotspur
HT SPURS CHANGE: Sissoko off, Hojberg on.
- OffHarry KaneTottenham Hotspur
- OnCarlos ViníciusTottenham Hotspur
HT SPURS CHANGE: Job done for Kane. He is replaced by Vinicius.
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KICK OFF! Spurs get the contest back underway.
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HT: Ludogorets 0-2 Spurs.
As it stands, Spurs will move on to six points with Antwerp, who play LASK later. LASK are on three with Ludogorets on zero.
Kane's header from Bale's knock back lacks power and Iliev is able to save with ease. The Ludogorets keeper has been rather busy in this half.
Not far away from a third. Bale and Kane wreak havoc in the home side's defence once more, but Iliev is alert to deny them.
All hail Harry Kane!
Ludogorets look for an immediate response but Spurs defend well from a right-wing corner. Important for the visitors to maintain control of the proceedings after such a strong first half an hour or so.
- GoalLucas MouraTottenham Hotspur
GOAL! This time Kane turns provider as he darts on to Bale's lovely pass and rolls it across the six-yard box for Lucas Moura to tap home.
It's this man's night for the headlines at present.
Spurs are looking very strong so far. Jose will feel it's a good reaction from the Antwerp defeat. They have only lost back-to-back Europa League group stage games once previously, going down to Rubin Kazan and PAOK Salonika in November 2011.
From one Spurs striker to another.
Lucas Moura twinkle-toes his way into the box but tumbles just before he can pull the trigger. The referee is again well-placed and isn't convinced. Replays show Lucas stumbled as two defenders tried to get across to him. Not a foul.
Kane makes a super run on to Lo Celso's cute ball into the right side of the box. His cut back just evades Lucas, but Doherty latches on to the loose ball and forces a decent save out of Iliev.
Ludogorets appeal for a push or a hand ball as Spurs struggle to deal with a right-wing corner. It eventually bounces kindly for the visitors and they complete the clearance. The referee wasn't interested in the weak appeals.
CLOSE! Lucas Moura rifles a low drive inches wide of Iliev's right-hand post from just outside the area.
Anicet booked for pulling back Lucas.
- GoalHarry KaneTottenham Hotspur
GOAL! It's third time lucky for Kane. After twice going close, he rises highest to head a left-wing corner into the back of the net. That's his 200th Spurs goal on his 300th appearance.
DID YOU KNOW? Ludogorets have only won one of their last 11 home matches in the Europa League (D4 L6). That was a 5-1 victory against CSKA Moscow in September 2019.
Alderweireld meets the resulting corner at the near post, but can't flick his header on target.
Iliev gets down to deal with a difficult bouncing effort from Bale. The keeper manages to push it past his left-hand post.
Free kick to Spurs 30 yards out, right of centre. Bale is over it and striking that familiar pose....
OFF THE POST! Kane lets fly from 20 yards but sees a thumping drive cannon back off the post.
It's been all Spurs so far.
Incidentally, Kane is hoping to mark his 300th appearance with his 200th Spurs goal. He should have already done so. A very uncharacteristic miss from the Spurs skipper.
CLOSE! Kane blazes a volley over the top from close-in after running clean through on to Winks' clipped pass. Some lovely one-touch build up there. A shame it didn't result in a goal.
This is the Eagles’ fifth match v English opposition. They have lost three of the four previous encounters. However, they did claim a 2-2 draw at home to Liverpool in the Champions League in November 2014.
- 1st Half
KICK OFF! Ludogorets get us underway.
Ludogorets sit at the summit of the Bulgarian top flight on goal difference. However, they have lost both of their Europa League Group J matches so far (2-1 to Antwerp and 4-3 to LASK).
There have been some interesting developments regarding the future of former Spurs boss, Mauricio Pochettino today. There is well-sourced speculation he could be on Man United's radar.
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OPINION: Tottenham should look at how Manchester United made the right decision to keep Anthony Martial before choosing to sell the out-of-favour Dele Alli. The midfielder is on the bench tonight.
Moussa Sissoko: “We are all competitive and we want to go as far as possible. That is how big teams win trophies, to take it game after game and try to win each game.”
So, what can we expect from Bale tonight? He's making his fifth appearance since returning to Spurs and is fresh from netting his first goal in the win victory over Brighton. The Welshman starts with Kane for the first time.
Jose Mourinho: “There are still 12 points to play for, and we have already three, but it's important that we win or get a point. It's important the players understand the match has to be different from Antwerp and for myself I have to motivate them in a different way."
Ludogorets Interim manager, Stanislav Genchev: “It's a great privilege to play against a team like Tottenham. They are famous around the world and it will be shown around the world if we manage to win. To play against Tottenham is a dream come true and it would be an even bigger dream to beat them.”
Spurs make six changes from the win over Brighton with Gareth Bale and Harry Kane both starting. Joe Hart, Ben Davies, Giovani Lo Celso, Harry Winks and Lucas Moura also feature from the off.
CONFIRMED STARTING XIs - LUDOGORETS: Iliev, Ikoko, Terziev, Verdon, Nedyalkov, Cauly Souza, Anicet, Badji, Keseru, Manu, Yankov. /// TOTTENHAM: Hart, Doherty, Alderweireld, Dier, Davies, Winks, Sissoko, Lo Celso, Bale, Lucas, Kane.
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