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Summary

  1. Ba penalty after Chiriches handball
  2. FT: Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb
  3. Commons strikes early Celtic winner
  4. FT: Krasnodar 1-1 Everton

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By Mike Henson

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A draw apiece for the English teams and a 1-0 victory for Celtic then.

I don't think the scorelines quite do justice to a night of atmosphere, incident and entertaining football.

You can expect more of the same on Saturday with Liverpool, Manchester City in action after a cracking lunchtime Yorkshire derby between Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds.

See you there.

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Elton in London: This Spurs squad is littered with players who hover aimlessly somewhere between 'average' and 'sub-par'. Worse than this is the fact that most of them were signed in a single transfer window.

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Slaven Bilic
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Besiktas manager Slaven Bilic: "I am frustrated. For every club it is always good when you get a point away at White Hart Lane but I think we played great football. We dominated, we passed the ball well and we definitely deserved more than this point.

"From our point of view it was a really good game of football but especially in the first half you have to score the kind of chances we had. To beat such a big club away you have to score those chances but of course I am proud of my team."

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Ross in Guildford: Has to be Dortmund, scoring the goal to win Bundesliga at the YELLOW WALL end.

Tony in Herts: Regarding which foreign club...Leeds...then back to Hartlepool.

The last few thoughts of the night on which foreign club you would choose to play for in your imaginary career.

Well Jamie...

There is nothing specific in Law 14 of the 2014/15 laws of the game

(page 44 of your handbook) regarding "stuttering" in a player's penalty kick run-up.

In 2010 the

law was clarified in order to prevent players from feinting to shoot.

"Feinting in the run-up to take a penalty kick to confuse opponents is permitted," said Fifa's Jerome Valcke four years ago.

"However, feinting to kick the ball once the player has completed his run-up is now considered an infringement."

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Graham Jack Thirkill: What is going on with defenders recently? Chelsea seem to be the only team doing it right at the moment.

Kevin Johnson: Clever penalty from Demba Ba but isn't there a rule against completely stopping on the run-up?

Jamie Gillies: I thought you weren't allowed to completely stop your run up in a penalty?

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Harry Kane
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Tottenham goalscorer and striker Harry Kane: "It is always great to get on the scoresheet but we wanted to come away with a win and to concede that late goal is very disappointing. We have to move on and look to the next match.

"It's good that there is competition for places, the manager wants competition and whenever I get the chance I want to try and impress and score and I think I did that tonight but overall we are disappointed. We have to move one from this result."

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Tottenham goalkeeper and tonight's captain Hugo Lloris: "Maybe it will be a clearer penalty on the replay. It was a tough game against a big Turkish team and maybe the teams deserved to draw. It's football - sometimes you don't play a great game but you have to know how to win. Today we went close but we conceded that late penalty. But now we have to refocus on a big game on Sunday."

Hugo Lloris
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Player reaction

Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon: "Delighted with the win but it is only our third clean sheet of the season and so let's hope there is more of those."

Europa League latest

Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi, left, celebrates with his teammate Danilo D'Ambrosio
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It is disappointment for Tottenham but delight for Asteras in Group C, who have beaten Partizan Belgrade 2-0 and lead the group by two points from Besiktas and Spurs.

Elsewhere, Spanish side Villarreal have hammered Apollon 4-0, Inter Milan have seen off Qarabag 2-0 and Club Brugge have won 3-0 at HJK. In Celtic's group, Red Bull Salzburg won 2-1 at Astra.

Bradley Allen

Tottenham academy coach on BBC London 94.9

"It was pulsating and exciting game, there was an attacking intent from the visitors, they chased the game and didn't just park the bus.

"Spurs somehow got themselves in front with a well taken goal from Kane and they had one or two chances in the second half to put it out of reach, but they didn't and it gave Besiktas hope.

"It was a poor mistake for Vlad Chiriches, he had a mistake in him all night and in the end it was just what Besiktas deserved."

Vlad the In-peril-er

Dema Ba and Vlad Chiriches
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Vlad Chiriches will owe a few of his Spurs team-mates an apology when they get back to the home dressing room.

Just four minutes away from holding out against a strong Besiktas side, he got himself in trouble by missing a header and then dug himself deeper in with his very own

Webb Ellis moment.

Signed for

a reported £8.5m in August 2013, how close are Tottenham to cutting their losses on him?

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Lee: Hugo Lloris has been fantastic. In complete contrast, Vlad Chiriches is terrible. A centre back who gambles, lunges and leaves everything to the last minute.

Andy: Vlad Chriches is an absolute liability, how can he possibly be getting game time week-in, week-out at this level whilst regularly playing like this? Awful defender.

Matt in Romford: From league team to cup team, from cup team to...? Vlad Chiriches just isn't good enough.

Andy in Oxford: Shocking defending

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Slaven Bilic has Mauricio Pochettino in a steely handshake and is not letting go. The Besiktas manager is into an animated explanation of what has been an entertaining match. Pochettino looks like he would rather go and collect his own thoughts.

FULL-TIME

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Hugo Lloris shows his disappointment at the final whistle
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FULL-TIME

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Scott Brown celebrates at the final whistle
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Tottenham now probing. Andros Townsend's cross is cleared but only to another white shirt...

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David Ljunggren: That is one of the most deserved equalisers I have ever seen in a game of football.

Theo Resnikoff: Chiriches a liability again. Why does Pochettino keep putting his faith in him? Not good enough.

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Besiktas and Tottenham are both after the win here. Demba Ba scuffs a shot from 20 yards, before a route to goal almost opens up for Harry Kane at the other end.

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Bradley Allen

Tottenham academy coach on BBC London 94.9

"Definitely a penalty, and Vlad Chiriches is lucky that's not more than a yellow card. Dreadful defending. He's always got a mistake in him, a work in progress or not. And what a time to do that.

"But, really, that goal is deserved. The referee was left with no choice but to give that penalty, and Demba Ba was as cool as you like. He simply passed the ball into the bottom corner and there might still be time for Besiktas to steal a late winner."

INJURY TIME

Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

Three minutes...

Can Celtic go one better than Spurs and hold on?

GOAL

Tottenham 1-1 Besiktas - Demba Ba pen (89 mins)

Cool as a cucumber. Demba Ba gives Hugo Lloris the eyes, pauses in his approach to the ball, sort of bends his knees a little and rolls the ball into the far corner.

The flares are lit in the away section and there are a few Spurs fans heading down the gangways.

Demba Ba scores from the penalty spot
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PENALTY

Penalty to Besiktas

An awful handball from Vlad Chriches, who seems to have a major brainfade in the box.

Tottenham Hotspur's Vlad Chiriches receives a yellow card
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Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

Besiktas might be running out of a little steam and belief. Centre-back Pedro Franco takes on an ambitious 30-yarder and it is well over the top.

Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

Jason Denayer booked for a late challenge, fairly wide and not far outside the Celtic box. Marcelo Brozovic delivers the ball but there is no way past Craig Gordon.

Alexandar Tonev off, Jo Inge Berget, beard and all, is on.

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This is the first time I have noticed it, but I think there is a banner at White Hart Lane commemorating the formation of

Tottenham's LGB&T fan group earlier this year.

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Kerim Koyunlu, the footballer formerly known as Fulham's Karim Frei, is on in place of Gokhan Tore. Can he find a leveller against the Cottagers' London rivals?

Ten minutes to go

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Ten minutes left at White Hart Lane. The Celtic hardcore are a little closer to victory, jumping and dancing at Parkhead.

Emmanuel Adebayor
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Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

Virgil van Dijk starts off a move that peters out. Surely one of the best names in British football.

A poor throw from Eduardo gifts the ball to Anthony Stokes, who sees the keeper of his line and tries to chip him but there is a little too much purchase on the ball and it floats over the Zagreb bar.

Anthony Stokes
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Neil Knighton: Outstanding again by Lloris. He's keeping us in this.

Jamie Thompson: Lloris is truly amazing. Easily the best in the league for me, and I support Arsenal.

Nick Weetch: This is an absolutely shocking performance by the ref tonight at White Hart Lane. Besiktas are playing with an extra man.

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Bill in Kent: Spurs website said on police advisement they stopped selling tickets for the game.

Bill is correct, on Wednesday evening

the Tottenham website told fans tickets were no longer on sale, saying: "Following discussions with the Police and Local Authority, ticket sales for Thursday evening's Europa League match against Besiktas have now been closed."

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Roberto Soldado, with the sort of sad eyes that could launch a thousand charity appeals, trudges to the sidelines. Emmanuel Adebayor meets him there, slapping palms and then charging into the fray to replace the Spaniard.

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Bradley Allen

Tottenham academy coach on BBC London 94.9

"Once again, awful Spurs defending. Demba Ba's first touch was brilliant and his shot might have skimmed the underside of the bar and gone in, were it not for a brilliant fingertip save from Hugo Lloris. The Tottenham keeper has kept his side in this game... by about five goals!"

CLOSE!

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Ba! Over the bar!

Besiktas's Demba Ba should do better after a lovely sky-hook piece of control plucks the ball out of the night air, but his stabbed shot is deflected over by the bravely-spreadeagled Hugo Lloris.

Demba Ba
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Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

Chaos in the Zagreb box, all caused by a whipped-in free-kick from Anthony Stokes. The ball ends up heading goalwards - possibly off Josip Simunic - but Eduardo makes the save.

Leigh Griffiths on for Mubarak Wakaso.

Anthony Stokes controls the ball
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Emmanuel Adebayor is being taking through some laminated instructions on the sidelines as he peels off his trackie top. We could see the Tottenham striker on the baize soon.

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Slaven Bilic makes his second tweak, throwing striker Mustafa Pektemek into the mix at the expense of Olcay Sahan. The new man nods over the top from a corner with his very first touch.

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Bradley Allen

Tottenham academy coach on BBC London 94.9

"That was possibly Spurs' best opening of the game. And this match has really opened up, with Besiktas chasing the equaliser but leaving spaces for Tottenham. And the crowd have really woken up. We could se a really great last 20 minutes."

CLOSE!

Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

Tottenham thread together a slick passing move, culminating in Ben Davies getting his head up to pull the ball back to Harry Kane on the edge of the box. The Tottenham striker controls with his first touch, lashes a low shot with his second and is only denied by a smart save from Tolga Zengin.

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This game is boiling up into an entertaining last 20 minutes. Tempers are beginning to fray and defences are beginning to tire on both sides.

Mauricio Pochettino argues with the fourth official
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