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Champs League first for Spurs

2010-08-25 23:03

London - Peter Crouch scored a hat trick in a 4-0 victory over Swiss side Young Boys on Wednesday to lead Tottenham into the Champions League group stage for the first time.

Crouch's first goal - a header from Gareth Bale's cross in the fifth minute - cancelled out the visitors' 3-2 advantage from the first leg.

Jermain Defoe scored a contentious second in the 32nd after controlling Bale's pass with his left hand.

Crouch headed in Bale's corner in the 61st. He completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot in the 78th after Bale was fouled by Senad Lulic, who received a second yellow card.

Tottenham's 5-3 aggregate victory ensures there will be four Premier League sides in the group stage.

AP

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  • Mlu - 2010-08-26 06:10

    Harry has done a remarkable job with Spurs. If you will remember het took over when Spurs were languishing in the bottom half of the table a not too long ago, it is fantastic to see them contesting the ECL this season. Well done Spurs - we will now see the likes of Barca, Real, Inter at the Lane.

  • Louis - 2010-08-26 06:55

    What do we call Defoe...a cheat? that is what Henry was called when he handled the ball. CHEAT CHEAT. GUNNER.

  • Ian - 2010-08-26 07:00

    6-3 aggregate not 5-3

  • Wazza - 2010-08-26 07:32

    COYS!!!! Brilliant, we deserve to be there. Yes we may lose to Real, Barcelona etc and we may not!! Still will be brilliant to see those sides playing at White Hart Lane. Cannot wait! Hope we get drawn with the top sides.

  • AndyJ - 2010-08-26 08:27

    Fantastic for my team - Go SPURS even if Ar******es like LOUIS think that Defoe is a cheat, at least his goal wasn't the decider for qualifying. Just wish I could be in the UK for home legs @ WHL.

  • NGAM - 2010-08-26 09:19

    Well done spurs... awesome to have 4 EPL teams participating...

  • Lamps_8 - 2010-08-26 10:46

    Awesome Dose of Wednesday night football.Well Done Spurs!

  • True London - 2010-08-26 13:35

    When I was a just a little boy, I asked my mother "what will I be?" "Will I be Chelsea?" will i be spurs?" Here's what she said to me. 'Wash your mouth out son! And get your father's gun! And shoot the Tottenham scum! Ha HA HA HA HA Cos we follow the Arsenal over Land and sea We follow the Arsenal To victory

  • UNITED BOY - 2010-08-26 14:41

    EVEN THOUGH IM A HUGE UNITED FAN I WAS REALLY SUPPRTING SPURS TO MAKE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE THEY WORKED REALLY HARD TO FINISH 4TH IN THE LEAGUE AND ITS WOULD OF BEEN A SHAME FOR THEM CRASH OUT WELL DONE BOYS

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