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Neil Johnston

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  1. Post update

    It started with a dull goalless draw in northern France and ended with drama and a flurry of goals at White Hart Lane. Thanks for keeping me company. You'll be hearing loads more about Erik Lamala's goal. But can he do it on the Premier League stage? Perhaps we'll find out on Sunday. Catch you soon.

  2. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Martin Ratcliff: Hugo Lloris' red card isn't a crisis. Michel Vorm is a more than capable back-up. I'm just surprised he didn't start tonight.

    Gareth Beale: Vorm to get a game or two in the Europa League now - maybe Hugo was fed up travelling to the middle of nowhere on week nights!

    Matt Donnelly: Harry Kane should definitely be in the England squad. He's no worse than Rob Green or Scott Carson...

    And with that, Matt wins my tweet of the night.

  3. Post update

    Lille 0-0 Everton

    Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard: Good point on the road in a tough match. Travelling Blues were incredible tonight!

  4. Manager reaction

    Tottenham 5-1 Asteras

    Mauricio Pochettino talking on ITV4 about Erik Lamela's spectacular goal: "Yes, it was an unbelievable goal and I'm happy with the result and looking forward, but it's only three points."

    On Harry Kane: "He's always in my plans, today he scored three goals, and I'm very happy with him."

    On the result: "I'm not satisfied. For me the result is important but the last goal makes me unsatisfied. I saw it on TV and for me it wasn't a sending off. But the situation where we gave the player the chance to arrive one-on-one I am not happy about. I am unhappy about the last two or three minutes of the game. But I am happy with the three points."

    Some people are just so hard to please...

  5. Post update

    Europa League round-up

    Some big, big wins in the Europa League.

    Borussia Monchengladbach battered Apollon Limassol 5-0 to climb off the foot of the Group A table. The rout was completed by a Thorgan Hazard effort in injury time.

    Six goals in Austria as the hosts, FC Red Bull Salzburg, came out on top. Their 4-2 defeat of Dinamo Zagreb included an Alan Douglas Borges de Carvalho hat-trick inside an hour, and grants second-placed Salzburg a four point gap above Zagreb in Group D.

    Former Juventus and Parma frontman Amauri's goal on the hour meant Torino saw off a spirited HJK Helsinki challenge - the Turin side's 2-0 win has them now second in group B, two points behind Club Brugge who drew 1-1 with FC Copenhagen.

    And of the four goalless draws in the competition today, French outfit St Etienne profited the most. They are now up into second in Group F, ahead of Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk by that point won tonight.

  6. What next for Tottenham

    Tottenham 5-1 Asteras

    It's over to Greece next for Mauricio Pochettino's men where they face a quick re-match with Asteras on 6 November. Then Partizan Belgrade visit White Hart Lane on 27 November before Spurs round off their group campaign in Turkey against Besiktas on 11 December.

  7. Time for a rematch?

    Some news from the Champions League.

    Sporting Lisbon are demanding that Tuesday's Champions League game against Schalke be replayed after they lost to a controversial injury-time penalty.

    Jonathan Silva was adjudged to have handled the ball by Russian referee Sergei Kasarev but television replays showed contact was with his head. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting converted the penalty to give Schalke a 4-3 victory.

    "Sporting have demanded the match be played again or receive the bonus for a draw," Schalke said in a statement.

  8. Post update

    Celtic 2-1 Astra Giurgiu

    Leaders Celtic now have seven points from three games in Group D, the same number as Red Bull Salzburg, 4-2 winners at home to Dinamo Zagreb.

  9. Player reaction

    Tottenham 5-1 Asteras

    Tottenham's hat-trick hero Harry Kane on ITV4: "It was a great night... until I went in goal! I wasn't the best - I'll leave that to the keepers from now on. I quite fancied myself in goal, but when I saw the free-kick wobbling towards me I wasn't too happy!

    "We want to kill off teams, and so five goals is great. I like sniffing in and around the box, seeking rebounds. Goals in and around the box are crucial.

    "I have seen Erik Lamela do that in training - he has that in his locker. It's great for him to do them in the big games. I need to keep doing what I'm doing, and when I get a chance score goals.

    "The manager tells me to go out there, play my football and get my goals. I have done that tonight."

  10. Text us on 81111

    Tom from Worcester: When Harry Kane does it against the Premier league teams then maybe he's ready for the England team. Not after scoring against an unknown team.

    AP: That will hurt Tottenham, it certainly takes the gloss off their victory tonight. 5-0 up with three minutes to play and your goalkeeper gets needlessly sent-off and will now be suspended for crucial European away games to come. Spurs never do make it easy for themselves. At least their fans can't ever complain about being bored!

    Jon in Eastleigh: Harry Kane, midweek Taibi.

  11. Post update

    Tottenham 5-1 Asteras

    Harry Kane applauds fans at full-time

    Harry Kane is in front of the TV cameras. Composed, impressive interview for a 21-year-old. Won't let the goal he conceded ruin his first competitive hat-trick. Good on him.

  12. Post update

    Tottenham 5-1 Asteras

    Bradley Allen

    BBC London 94.9 summariser

    "All smiles around White Hart Lane, amongst the players, supporters and coaching staff. That's just what Spurs needed, putting them in a much stronger position in the group. They must do the same when they travel in the next two games. If they can get at least four points they won't be too concerned.

    "They can be encouraged by tonight's display, and will seek to repeat it against Newcastle at the weekend."

  13. Post update

    Tottenham 5-1 Asteras

    The Europa League boring? Not having that. DVDs of this match will be selling like hot cakes in the Tottenham club shop. Incident-packed, thoroughly entertaining and Asteras could - and should - have scored more than one.


    Celtic 2-1 Astra Giurgiu


    Tottenham 5-1 Asteras

    Harry Kane at full-time

    Five points from three games. Tottenham joint top of Group C with Besiktas.

  16. Post update

    Tottenham 5-1 Asteras

    Deep into stoppage time.

  17. Post update

    Tottenham 5-1 Asteras

    An outrageous 'Rabona' goal by Erik Lamela. A stunning Hugo Lloris save. A Harry Kane hat-trick. A Lloris red card. A Kane goalkeeping clanger. That's entertainment...

  18. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tom Miszkowski: Harry Kane. Hat-trick hero, not so good in goal.

    Chris Baldwin: Kane is human after all...

  19. Post update

    Tottenham 5-1 Asteras

    Bradley Allen

    BBC London 94.9 summariser

    "Brilliant, Harry Kane pulls on the aubergine shirt and goes in goal! Considering the state of the game and as the opposition player was going wide, a yellow card for the French international keeper would have sufficed.

    "Oh dear! The ball just pitched in front of Kane. He went and spilled it under his body. That was quite amusing, really..."

  20. GOAL

    Tottenham 5-1 Asteras - Jeronimo Barrales

    Harry Kane makes a mistake while in goal

    Oh no. Copy book well and truly blotted. Jeronimo Barrales hits the target with the free-kick that results from the incident that led to Hugo Lloris's dismissal. But he would not have expected to score. Not in a month of Sunday's. Not even with Harry Kane in goal. But Kane's first action as a goalie sees the ball somehow squirm under him. Oops.

  21. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Edward Parham: Tonight's win will do Spurs a world of good in this competition. Great effort by Kane and Lamela.

    Edward Parham: For Lloris, Lamela and company, you've got to wonder how much they'll have left in the tank this weekend versus Newcastle?

    Glenn Sissen: So Harry Kane scores and has a good game against a team I can't pronounce, and people proclaim he should play for England?

  22. RED CARD

    Tottenham 5-0 Asteras - Hugo Lloris (86 mins)

    Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane swap shirts

    What drama. The points are in the bag but Hugo Lloris is shown a red card for a foul as the last man and, with all substitutes used, Harry Kane takes the gloves.

  23. Post update

    Tottenham 5-0 Asteras

    Bradley Allen

    BBC London 94.9 summariser

    "Harry Kane is on fire, and he's always in the right place at the right time. That's superbly capped his display tonight.

    "He's been getting starts in the England Under-21 side and if his development continues apace then hopefully he'll be part of Gareth Southgate's squad next summer in the European Championships.

    "He came here to Spurs from Arsenal as a 14-year-old, having been released by them."

  24. Post update

    Celtic 2-1 Astra Giurgiu

    It should be 3-1 and done and dusted but Beram Kayal puts a good opening wide.

  25. GOAL

    Celtic 2-1 Astra Giurgiu - Gabriel Enache (81 mins)

    Not pretty but they all count. Celtic fail to deal with a low cross from the left and Gabriel Enache is somewhat fortunate to bundle the ball in at the near post.

  26. GOAL

    Tottenham 5-0 Asteras - Harry Kane (81 mins)

    Harry Kane scores a hat-trick

    Take a bow Harry Kane. The 21-year-old secures himself a European hat-trick after nodding home Federico Fazio's chip from close range. Emphatic from Spurs.

  27. Post update

    Europa League latest

    Besiktas are battering Partizan Belgrade in Group C, with former Chelsea youth player Gokhan Tor netting his side's fourth of the night with 10 minutes still to go.

    Another 4-0 scoreline is between Group D's FC Red Bull Salzburg and Dinamo Zagreb, with the hosts in the ascendancy. A hat-trick for Alan Douglas Borges de Carvalho.

    And Borussia Monchengladbach lead Apollon Limassol 3-0 in Group A, thanks in part to an Ibrahima Traore brace.

  28. Ten minutes remaining

    Tottenham 4-0 Asteras

    Ten minutes remaining. Time for another Tottenham goal or two.

  29. Post update

    Celtic 2-0 Astra Giurgiu - Stefan Johansen (79 mins)

    All over rover. Silviu Lung can only parry the ball into the path of Stefan Johansen, who rifles it into the net with a thunderous left-foot effort before the scrambling Lung can get to it.

  30. Post update

    Celtic 1-0 Astra Giurgiu

    BBC Scotland's Alasdair Lamont at Celtic Park

    "Stefan Scepovic is off and running, with a vital goal that could go a long way to putting Celtic into the next round of the Europa League. Fair play to Ronny Deila for keeping him on when he could justifiably have replaced him. Can Celtic now kill the game off or at the very least keep Astra at bay at the other end?"

  31. Post update

    Tottenham 4-0 Asteras

    Bradley Allen

    BBC London 94.9 summariser

    "Full credit to Harry Kane, who followed that effort in. The keeper has spilled a few shots this evening. Kane deserved his brace, because he's worked very hard as that number 10. A good evening's work again for Harry Kane."

  32. GOAL

    Tottenham 4-0 Asteras - Harry Kane

    Harry Kane celebrates

    Fifteen minutes remaining and Harry Kane is in the right place to tap home after Mousa Dembele's shot from the edge of the box is spilled by the keeper. Job done.

  33. Post update

    Celtic 1-0 Astra Giurgiu - Stefan Scepovic (73 mins)

    Stefan Scepovic scores
    Stefan Scepovic celebrates

    He might have missed a few chances tonight but there was no mistake this time from Stefan Scepovic. The Serb climbs high to head home Anthony Stokes's free-kick from the right.

    Celtic fortunate to be ahead.

  34. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Chris Baldwin: Can Pochettino tell Lamela it's actually the Europa League on the weekends?

    Graham Last: I will name my next child Erik...

    Ben Howson: Why is Harry Kane not in the England team? The emphasis has been placed on Sterling, Chambers and so on. But at the moment he is better than most.

  35. Post update

    Tottenham 3-0 Asteras

    This game has been peppered with some brilliant individual efforts. Hugo Lloris's save is right up there.


    Tottenham 3-0 Asteras

    Breathtaking from Hugo Lloris as the Spurs keeper flings himself across his line to keep out Fernando Usero's volley from 10-yards. The ball was rocketing into the back of the net before Lloris somehow got in the way. Quality.

  37. Post update

    Celtic 0-0 Astra Giurgiu

    Close again for Astra, with the influential Constantin Budescu forcing a good save from Craig Gordon.

  38. Post update

    Tottenham 3-0 Asteras

    Bradley Allen

    BBC London 94.9 summariser

    "Wonderful finish. When the ball spun up after the initial block he let it drop and his technique for the shot was wonderful. The Tottenham supporters certainly did not see the best of Lamela last campaign, but he's had a full pre-season under his belt and he looks strong, more robust, and two wonderful goals from him tonight."

  39. Post update

    Celtic 0-0 Astra Giurgiu

    BBC Scotland's Alasdair Lamont at Celtic Park

    "Whatever Ronny Deila said at half-time, it's not inspired Celtic to greater things. They've still to test Silviu Lung and their build-up play is too laboured to open up the Astra defence."

  40. GOAL

    Tottenham 3-0 Asteras - Erik Lamela (66 mins)

    Erik Lamela celebrates

    He can't score in the Premier League but he can't stop scoring in the Europa League. Erik Lamela puts the game beyond doubt with another special finish. It's not as good as his first but after his initial attempt spins off a defender the Argentine is well placed to fire a low volley into the net from 10-yards. Give him the man of the match award now.

  41. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Asteras

    When does Mauricio Pochettino start making changes ahead of Sunday's game at home to Newcastle? No sign of a sub at the moment. Tottenham very much in control with 25 minutes remaining.

  42. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Erik Lamela's goal has got everybody talking...

    Bill Smith: I saw the goal and did not realise Lamela wrapped his left foot around his right leg to bend it into the net until I read it on #bbcfootball. Wow!

    Sarah Bertram: What a goal, looked like he hit it with his right peg at first!

    Mark Vickers: Instinctive brilliance from Lamela! What a difference a consistently brilliant Lamela could make to Spurs…

  43. Post update

    Celtic 0-0 Astra Giurgiu

    Alexander Tonev, fresh off the bench, has a crack from long range, but his strike flies wide. Decent effort though.

  44. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Asteras

    A roar goes up as Erik Lamela powers forward before passing to Emmanuel Adebayor, unmarked inside the area, who can't get his shot away. Adebayor tees-up Harry Kane who forces the keeper into a full-stretch save.

  45. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Jordan Mundy-Gill: Oh my word, that Lamela goal. Goes straight into my top five favourite goals ever. That is outrageous.

    John Dunthorne: Lamela should be fined by Spurs for showboating, then given a bonus to pay the fine! Cheeky brilliance.

    Vikram Dave: Outrageous by Lamela. Poch unmoved. Bet he sees that every day in training!

  46. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Asteras

    Bradley Allen

    BBC London 94.9 summariser

    Braian Lluy challenges Erik Lamela

    "Asteras are showing real heart and determination to get back in this match and make it 2-1. That's exactly why Tottenham need to maintain their concentration levels."

  47. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Asteras

    There's only one talking point...Erik Lamela's stunning goal. He's yet to score in 17 Premier League games for Spurs since arriving from Roma in August 2013. Yet he can produce something like that on the Europa League stage. Frightening!

  48. Post update

    Celtic 0-0 Astra Giurgiu

    BBC Scotland's Alasdair Lamont at Celtic Park

    "Stefan Scepovic badly needs a goal for Celtic, but he's just had two bad misses. The first one perhaps comes at him too quickly for him to react but the second is a striker's dream and he heads it well off target. Sums up Celtic tonight so far."

  49. CLOSE!

    Celtic 0-0 Astra Giurgiu

    Cross comes in from the left, Stefan Johansen misses it, it runs to another Stefan. This one, Scepovic, must score. He is unmarked six yards from goal but the ball comes quickly and he skims his header wide.

    Even worse, minutes later a great cross comes from the right but Scepovic heads wide from eight yards. Very poor miss.

  50. Post update

    Europa League latest

    Besiktas fans celebrate

    A goal apiece between Villarreal and FC Zurich in Spain - Ruben Gracia Calmache put the hosts ahead on just six minutes before Marco Schonbachler netted an equaliser moments before half-time.

    Salzburg striker Alan Carvalho's brace has his side 2-0 up away at Partizan Belgrade.

    And Dutch left-winger Memphis Depay, capped 11 times by his country, puts PSV ahead a couple of minutes before the interval. Visitors Panathinaikos have work to do.

  51. Post update

    Celtic 0-0 Astra Giurgiu

    Astra threaten again. Crowd becoming very twitchy.

  52. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Asteras

    Tottenham looking to put this to bed. Man of the moment Erik Lamela wins a corner as his goal-bound effort cannons off a defender inside the Asteras penalty area. One way traffic.

  53. KICK-OFF

    Celtic 0-0 Astra Giurgiu

    Play restarts.

  54. KICK-OFF

    Tottenham 2-0 Asteras

    Off we go again.

  55. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Asad Khan: Erik Lamela didn't cost £30 million for no reason.

    Mark Lynch: That is an unbelievable goal by Lamela. I literally can't believe he did that! Not seen anything like it!

    Graham Jack Thirkill: Not sure any description of Lamela's goal can do it justice. Shakespeare would have a good go though.

  56. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Asteras

    If Lionel Messi scores a goal like Erik Lamela just has in Saturday's El Clasico we won't hear the last of it...

  57. Text us on 81111

    Chris: I'll be dreaming of that Erik Lamela finish for months. How I try and try and try to do that.

    Mark in Nottinghamshire: Ludicrous audacity from Lamela! Why oh why can't you do it on a Saturday?!

    Sheelagh: That was completely unnecessary from Erik Lamela. There was absolutely no need for him to shoot like that. But still, what a finish!

  58. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Asteras

    Erik Lamela scores

    TV replays of Erik Lamela's goal show that it was an outrageous 'Rabona' finish - the former Roma man wrapping his left foot around his right leg to bend it into the net. Absolutely astonishing. Mauricio Pochettino didn't react. He probably couldn't believe what he had just seen. Brilliant.

  59. Post update

    Celtic 0-0 Astra Giurgiu

    BBC Scotland's Alasdair Lamont at Celtic Park

    "Not to put too fine a point on it, that was dire from Celtic. I mentioned momentum earlier and there's been absolutely no sign of the firepower that brought them five goals at the weekend. Instead, the Romanians have looked the likelier to score and Celtic can be thankful they haven't done. Ronny Deila needs to earn his corn at the interval."


    Celtic 0-0 Astra Giurgiu


    Tottenham 2-0 Asteras

  62. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Asteras

    Bradley Allen

    BBC London 94.9 summariser

    "Consider the Spurs players' matchday fitness levels. This side is still a work in progress, and that is clearly noticeable. This has been a marked improvement from Tottenham compared to that last Europa League game against Besiktas."

  63. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Asteras

    It's a relaxed atmosphere at White Hart Lane, and why not? Two goal leads have been too infrequent this term. The good news for the hosts is that they are going for the kill and hunting a third.

  64. Post update

    Celtic 0-0 Astra Giurgiu

    Celtic almost score on the stroke of half-time but Anthony Stokes's shot - low and surely goal-bound - is blocked by Cristian Oro.

  65. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Asteras

    Andros Townsend runs with the ball

    Spurs have adopted a shoot on sight policy. Next to have a go is Andros Townsend. It's not a bad effort either as his 20-yard drive bends just past the post. Asteras can't wait for half-time. They've got another five minutes of damage limitation to survive yet.

  66. Post update

    Europa League latest

    Away goals in the late Europa League matches, with Veli Kavlak netting after 18 minutes for Besiktas in Serbia at Partizan Belgrade. Austria international midfielder Kavlak's goal has his side up into second in Group C.

    And FK Qarabag are a goal up at Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, thanks to Macedonia's Muarem Muarem.

  67. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Asteras

    This really is Erik Lamela's night. Spurs fans are still signing his name when the Argentine commits a terrible foul on Fernando Usero. Surely a card? Nope. Play on says the ref.

  68. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Dean Pannell: Lamela, you genius!

    Phil Baker: Stop it, Lamela. Outrageous.

    Gareth Brett: Quite possibly the best goal I've seen Spurs score since the Ginola days!

    Talking about Ginola goals...

  69. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Asteras

    Erik Lamela's finish has everyone out of their seats. Everyone except manager Mauricio Pochettino who remains seated - and emotionless - in the dug out. Not even a smile. Come on're winning!

  70. Post update

    Celtic 0-0 Astra Giurgiu

    William Amorim tries his luck now, but misses the target. Astra are undoubtedly growing in confidence.

  71. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Asteras

    Bradley Allen

    BBC London 94.9 summariser

    "That is something Lamela will have practised on the training ground. The ball broke to him on the edge of the box and the cleverness of that finish was exquisite. That goal's worth the entrance fee all on its own. Perfect, an absolutely brilliant finish."

  72. GOAL

    Tottenham 2-0 Asteras - Erik Lamela (29 mins)

    Erik Lamela celebrates

    Exquisite stuff from Erik Lamela as he finds the top corner with a first-time 29th minute curling shot from the edge of the area after the ball rolls into his path. That's brought White Hart Lane alive. If only he could do that on a regular basis on the Premier League stage...

    Indeed, having seen that goal again it is quite amazing, a rabona, an amazing show-off of a finish. You don't really grasp what he has done until you see it in slow motion, Lamela wrapping the leg with which he kicks the ball around his standing leg. How did he not fall over?

  73. Post update

    Celtic 0-0 Astra Giurgiu

    BBC Scotland's Alasdair Lamont at Celtic Park

    "All of a sudden Astra look pretty tidy and should probably be ahead. Three good chances (two smart Craig Gordon saves and a loose bit of finishing preventing the goals) and the home crowd aren't happy with the ease with which the Celtic defence is being carved open. Celtic have got to be better than this."

  74. Text us on 81111

    Tottenham 1-0 Asteras

    Jon in Eastleigh: Harry Kane's a midweek Messi!

    AP: Harry Kane for England. There, I said it!

    Ross from Kent: Is Eric Dier wearing black boots? Very retro!

  75. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Asteras

    Etienne Capoue gets in a tangle right in front of the Greek net just as he is about to pull the trigger. The French midfielder will be hoping that does not prove costly.

  76. CLOSE!

    Celtic 0-0 Astra Giurgiu

    Hmm, Craig Gordon knew nothing about this, but then he was unsighted. Seidu Yahaya gets full purchase on a rasping volley that slams into the chest of Gordon. The Celtic keeper then saves with his legs after more good work from Constantin Budescu. As if the warnings were not coming thick and fast, Takayuki Seto then snatches a good chance, missing the target.

  77. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Asteras

    Fair play to Asteras. They have not retreated into their shells since falling behind. Indeed, Hugo Lloris is forced to make a headed clearance outside his area to snuff out a chance. The Greeks do not lack confidence.

  78. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Asteras

    One of the reasons Spurs are still seeking a first group win is because they failed to kill off Besiktas in their last game in the competition. No wonder Mauricio Pochettino is urging his team forward. He wants this game done and dusted.

  79. Post update

    Celtic 0-0 Astra Giurgiu

    BBC Scotland's Alasdair Lamont at Celtic Park

    Stephan Johansen of Celtic

    "Not much so far to excite the fans who braved the wind and rain. Celtic have had plenty of possession but are yet to test Silviu Lung in the FC Astra goal. The Romanians look content to try and hit Celtic on the break, but no real sign of any threat from them yet either."

  80. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Asteras

    That's four Europa League goals in five appearances for Harry Kane this season. In contrast, the 21-year-old has played just 40 minutes of Premier League football. Just a hunch but I think he might be involved on Sunday against Newcastle.

  81. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Asteras

    Bradley Allen

    BBC London 94.9 summariser

    "Harry Kane sure can strike a clean football! If you have the ability to shoot from outside the box, well a young striker like Kane can produce just that. In off the far post and I'm delighted for Harry Kane. He's having a fantastic season and is really blossoming, coming of age."

  82. Post update

    Celtic 0-0 Astra Giurgiu

    Anthony Stokes wins a free-kick a good 25 metres from goal. Out comes the magic foam. Virgil van Dijk hits the ball - straight into the wall.

  83. GOAL

    Tottenham 1-0 Asteras - Harry Kane (13 mins)

    Harry Kane scores for Tottenham
    Harry Kane celebrates

    Wonderful goal by Harry Kane who cannot stop scoring in the Europa League. The Spurs forward lets fly from 22-yards, his low angled effort beats the keeper and goes in off the post.

  84. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Vinny Person: Soldado hasn't been rested. He's been dropped. You just can't keep firing blanks as a striker, especially against the weaker teams.

    Matt Cartwright: Really strong team for Spurs. Adebayor really needs to start scoring.

    Ian Marks: Hope Spurs put a few away in tribute to Bill Nicholson.

    It is 10 years to the day since the passing of legendary Tottenham Hotspur manager Bill Nicholson.

  85. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Asteras

    All the noise coming from the away end. Asteras have battled through from the second qualifying round to the top of Group C. Spurs know they're in a match.

  86. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Asteras

    Big chance for Asteras!

    Pablo Mazza, one of several Argentines in the visitors team, finds himself clean through but loses his composure at the vital moment and screws his shot horribly wide.

    Spurs respond through Harry Kane's powerful 25-yard attempt which fizzes narrowly wide. Lively start!

  87. Post update

    Celtic 0-0 Astra Giurgiu

    No significant chances to talk of as yet at Celtic, industrious enough start from both sides though. Celtic with the first corner of the game but Charlie Mulgrew cannot keep his header on target.

  88. Text us on 81111

    Shaun Compaton67: MUST win for Celtic tonight. Ronny Delia and the Bhoys can't afford to slip up tonight. 3-0 Celtic. Cmon the Bhoys!

  89. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Asteras

    Bradley Allen

    BBC London 94.9 summariser

    "No real threat posed to Tottenham at the moment. The Asteras defence are all big units, but the rest of the side are small players, technicians. They look comfortable on the ball. Spurs will have to engage, close down, press high up the pitch and win that ball back."

  90. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Asteras

    The Greeks are wearing their home kit - a fetching yellow and navy blue number. And they're playing as though they are the home side. They've settled very quickly.

  91. Radio, radio

    Tottenham 0-0 Asteras

    Live radio commentary of Tottenham's Europa League game is on BBC London 94.9 (UK only).

  92. Post update

    Celtic v Astra Giurgiu (20:05 BST)

    It has been a season to forget for Celtic so far as far as the Scottish Premiership is concerned.

    But Ronny Deila's side top Group D and will go a long way to securing a place in the last 32 if they defeat Romania's Astra Giurgiu.

    "It's a very important match and if we can win we put ourselves in a very good position," says Deila. "If we can win two games against them then that will be fantastic, but they are a very good team."

  93. KICK-OFF

    Tottenham 0-0 Asteras

    No goals in Lille. Will we get one down the Lane? Time to find we go.

  94. KICK-OFF

    Celtic 0-0 Astra Giurgiu

    We are under way at Celtic Park.

  95. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    A good point for Everton?

    Dom Breslin: A good point away at Lille for Everton. Top of the group with two out of the three remaining games at Goodison. All in our hands.

    John Pierce: Do I have words for that performance? Yes I do. Insipid, uninspiring, lethargic and resolute. Apparently we get a point for it.

  96. Europa League latest

    The final whistle echoes around grounds as the early Europa League clashes of the evening come to an end.

    That resounding 4-2 win for Wolfsburg over FK Krasnodar isn't enough to catapult them top of Everton's Group H - the Toffees' point in France has them clear at the top by one.

    Napoli remain top of Group I but have been brought back down to earth after losing 3-0 to BSC Young Boys, who join the Neapolitans and Sparta Prague on six points.

    HNK Rijeka's 3-1 win over Feyenoord in Group G was unexpected, but the Croatian side still prop up their table.

    And Trabzonspor's regulation 2-0 victory over KSC Lokeren has them second in Group L.

  97. Post update

    Tottenham v Asteras (20:05 BST)

    Mario Balotelli might have received a rollicking for swapping shirts during Liverpool's Champions League defeat to Real Madrid, but the manager of Asteras Tripolis is quite happy for his players to take selfies on the White Hart Lane pitch before kick-off.

    Asteras are currently eighth in the Greek Super League. Will they be celebrating a famous win later?

  98. Manager's reaction

    Lille 0-0 Everton

    Roberto Martinez looks on

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez speaking to ITV4: "It was a very pleasing clean sheet, we knew Lille were going to throw everything at us and we coped with that. The pitch wasn't very good which effected both sides."

  99. LINE-UPS

    Tottenham v Asteras (20:05 BST)

    Jan Vertonghen warms up

    Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Dier, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies, Lamela, Capoue, Dembele, Townsend, Kane, Adebayor. Subs: Vorm, Chiriches, Lennon, Soldado, Chadli, Eriksen, Stambouli. Asteras

    Asteras Tripoli: Kosicky, Lluy, Sankare, Zisopoulos, Panteliadis, Munafo, Mazza, Usero, Rolle, Tsokanis, Parra. Subs: Theodoropoulos, Barrales, Fernandez, Bakasetas, Badibanga, Gianniotas, Kyriakopoulos.

    Referee: Ivan Kruzliak (Slovakia)

  100. Legend

    Tottenham v Asteras (20:05 BST)

    Tottenham programme

    The front cover of Tottenham's programme is dedicated to their former manager Bill Nicholson on the 10th anniversary of his passing.

    Nicholson guided Spurs to the first league and Cup Double of the 20th century. In 1999, an approach road to his beloved White Hart Lane was officially named Bill Nicholson Way, a lasting tribute to a man who dedicated more than 60 years of his life to Tottenham, and whose legend lives on at the Lane.

  101. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Hull's former Spurs midfielder Tom Huddlestone: Good signing session this afternoon at the club store in Princess Quay. Back home to watch the Spurs game

  102. Post update

    Celtic v Astra Giurgiu (20:05 BST)

    BBC Scotland's Alasdair Lamont at Celtic Park

    "A big night this for Stefan Scepovic, who has yet to show what Ronny Deila and Celtic's scouts saw in him prior to his £2m January move. Stefan Johansen seemed to relish his more advanced role against Ross County following the return of Charlie Mulgrew and the Celtic fans will be hoping for more of the same from him. And with Mikael Lustig available again at right-back, Celtic look pretty strong."

  103. Post update

    Tottenham v Asteras (20:05 BST)

    Time to head to White Hart Lane. Will the Europa League provide Spurs with some respite from their disappointing domestic form?

    Boss Mauricio Pochettino is certainly not hiding behind excuses after seeing his side endure a sticky time in the Premier League, winning just one of their six games.

    Pochettino, who is still seeking his first group win after draws against Partizan Belgrade and Besiktas, says: "We are in a very tough period in the club, but when you arrive to a club with big potential like Tottenham, a big club, and have the possibility to build something important, this is a very good challenge for us.

    "I enjoy, but I try to enjoy it more than I am. I am aware of the results."

  104. FULL-TIME

    Lille 0-0 Everton

    Romelu Lukaku applauds

    All over. Hard-earned point for the Toffees who stay top of Group H.


    Lille 0-0 Everton

    Late, late change. James McCarthy is on for Ross Barkley. He'll be lucky to get a touch.

  106. CLOSE!

    Lille 0-0 Everton

    Magnificent effort by Samuel Eto'o after Lille's defence is exposed by Muhamed Besic but his curling effort lands narrowly wide of the target.

  107. Post update

    Lille 0-0 Everton

    Everton fans watch on

    Another roar from the end where Everton's fans are seated. They're urging their team forward but it looks as though Roberto Martinez's side have settled for a point here.


    Lille 0-0 Everton

    Attacking change for Lille. Marvin Martin for skipper Rio Mavuba.

  109. Post update

    Celtic v Astra Giurgiu (20:05 BST)

    BBC Scotland's Alasdair Lamont at Celtic Park

    "Pretty poor weather-wise in Glasgow this evening, but the pitch should be nice and slick as a result of the drizzle swirling around the stadium. Celtic have found it difficult to get any momentum this season, but tonight offers an opportunity to build upon the weekend thrashing of Ross County. Their Romanian opponents have had an even more sticky start to the season and lie bottom of Group D. Win here tonight and Celtic are well on the way to the knock-out stage."


    Lille 0-0 Everton

    Aiden McGeady gets a generous round of applause from Everton's army of fans as he makes way for Christian Atsu. The 22-year-old, on loan from Chelsea, has yet to score for the Toffees. Now would be a good time.

  111. Ten minues remaining

    Lille 0-0 Everton

    Into the final 10 minutes. This game is for the taking.

  112. Post update

    Lille 0-0 Everton

    Samuel Eto'o collapses to the ground on the edge of the Lille penalty area following a hefty challenge by Pape Souare. Everton fans scream for a free-kick. The referee is having none of it.

  113. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Mark Schumann: Come on Everton! Lille are for the taking here...

    Cameron Laws: Scary how good Ross Barkley is at just 20 years of age. Gascoigne-esque.

    Stephen Brogarth: We think Stoke are physical in England. Lille, legally most the time, are showing how physical football can be.


    Lille 0-0 Everton

    Lille fans in the stands

    Just over 15 minutes left. Lille fans bouncing up and down on the spot like West Brom's famous boing boing celebration - except not as good. Ryan Mendes on for Ronny Rodelin for the hosts.

  115. Post update

    Lille 0-0 Everton

    Aiden McGeady runs with the ball

    Where has this come from?

    Everton look a completely different team since Romelu Lukaku came on. Aiden McGeady rampages down the flank but his final delivery is poor.

    At the other end, Tim Howard is quick off his line to snuff out the danger with Divock Origi sniffing a goal. Both teams going for it.

  116. Celtic team news

    Celtic v Astra Giurgiu (20:05 BST)

    Kris Commons misses out once again after failing a fitness test but Emilio Izaguirre has recovered from an injury he sustained in that match and starts at left-back.

    Astra are minus injured Ghana Under-23 striker Sadat Bukari, while French winger Elliot Grandi, previously of Blackpool, is also missing.

    Celtic: Gordon, Lustig, Denayer, van Dijk, Izaguirre, Brown, Mulgrew, Johansen, McGregor, Scepovic, Stokes. Subs: Zaluska, Matthews, Ambrose, Tonev, Griffiths, Wakaso, Kayal.

  117. Post update

    Elsewhere in the Europa League

    They're propping up Group J, but Rio Ave have a goal back at Steaua Bucharest, with a strike from the brilliantly-named Yonathan Alexander Del Valle Rodríguez just after the interval.

    Mustapha Yatabare has put hosts Trabzonspor ahead against Lokeren in Group L, HNK Rijeka lead Feyenoord 1-0 in Group G and BSC Young Boys have their noses in front against Group I table-toppers Napoli.

  118. Post update

    Lille 0-0 Everton

    Romelu Lukaku's appearance has lifted the Toffees. A huge roar from Everton's 5,000 travelling army echoes around the ground as Roberto Martinez's side win their first corner following more good work by the substitute. The Toffees are starting to believe.


    Lille 0-0 Everton

    Roberto Martinez clearly feels Everton can still win this. Romelu Lukaku is on for Steven Pienaar. And almost immediately Lukaku sets up a chance for Aiden McGeady whose shot hits the keeper, with the ball spinning towards the net before being hacked clear. Everton's best chance by a mile.

  120. Post update

    Lille 0-0 Everton

    Ross Barkley does well to scramble a Lille corner away but for one heart-stopping moment the ball looked, from a certain angle, as though it was spinning towards the Toffees net. It doesn't. Everton breathe again.

  121. Post update

    Lille 0-0 Everton

    Please, please, please keep your away day memories coming in. They're more entertaining than this match.

  122. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Duncan Saunders: Friday overnight Heathrow to Qatar. Saturday morning dune bashing, evening England v Brazil, night pub. Sunday, Qatar to Heathrow.

    James Mitchell: I flew from London to Glasgow to watch Inverness lose to Aberdeen in the League Cup final last year. Great day, bad result.

    Haydn Gleed: Train from Glasgow at 6am, 400 mile journey, rush across London, watch QPR v mighty Cardiff City, 400 mile train back. All in 24hrs.

    Away day memories - keep them coming.

  123. Post update

    Lille 0-0 Everton

    Free-kick to Everton just outside the French penalty area and Samuel Eto'o froces the keeper into a rare save. Then flashpoint! Steven Pienaar and Franck Beria are booked following a clash that almost sparks a full blown ruck. This is getting lively. And about time...

  124. Spurs team news

    Tottenham v Asteras (20:05 BST)

    Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor and England winger Andros Townsend return to the Tottenham side which faces Greek side Asteras.

    Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino continues to rotate his squad in their European campaign, making six changes from Saturday's 4-1 defeat at Manchester City. Defenders Jan Vertonghen and Ben Davies, midfielder Mousa Dembele and forward Harry Kane, who has scored two Europa League goals in three matches, also start.

    Tottenham: Lloris, Dier, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies, Capoue, Dembele, Kane, Lamela, Townsend, Adebayor. Subs: Vorm, Chiriches, Chadli, Eriksen, Lennon, Stambouli, Soldado.

  125. Post update

    Celtic v Astra Giurgiu (20:05 BST)

    Don't forget Tottenham and Celtic are both in action later.

    You can follow all the action from Celtic's match against Astra Giurgiu, which starts at 20:05 BST, on our very own live text commentary of that match.

  126. Post update

    Lille 0-0 Everton

    So, that's why Liverpool invested £10m on the young fella. Divock Origi leaves Leighton Baines and Tony Hibbert trailing before creating space for himself on the edge of the area and firing narrowly over Tim Howard's bar.

  127. Text us on 81111

    Osian, from Aberystwyth: Was on a university trip to Glasgow, happened to be the day before Scotland v Wales in the last World Cup qualifiers...having taken the group decision not to stay a second night for the game we got into the minibus for the long trip back, only for it to snow most of the way home and take twice as long as it should have! Ended up listening to the game thanks to some patchy radio coverage somewhere on the Wales-England border.

    Luke, Portsmouth: A dodgy kebab the night before + an away trip to Colchester with Pompey = an intimate relationship with Colchester Community Stadium toilets. Missed all four goals.

    Ashley in New Jersey: Left UK in '86. Promised if Colchester United made it to Wembley I would be there. 1992 beat Witton Albion 3-1 at Wembley New York to the game for the day! C'mon Colchester!

    Away day memories - they really do just keep coming.

  128. Post update

    Lille 0-0 Everton

    Divock Origi

    Sloppy play in the Everton midfield and off goes Divock Origi bursting forward towards the Toffees penalty area. Fortunately Phil Jagielka is back to clear the danger before the teenage forward can cause any damage.

  129. Post update

    Lille 0-0 Everton

    Tim Howard gestures next Ross Barkley

    Ross Barkley has dispensed of the headband. Unfortunately it has done little to improve this contest. Neither side in a hurry to create any chances at the moment.

  130. KICK-OFF

    Lille 0-0 Everton

    And we're off. No changes by either team.

  131. Post update

    Lille 0-0 Everton

    How long before substitute Romelu Lukaku appears for Everton?

  132. Text us on 81111

    Nick, London: Travelled with two of my brothers to Lisbon from London for England's opening match of Euro 2004. Direct flights were a fortune so we found another way - flew to Valencia, drove from there to Faro to get a coach for three hours to the game. Journey there full of excitement, journey back was soured by Zidane's two injury time goals...

    Tim in Stourbridge: Travelled from the Midlands to see Tranmere play the first home game of the 1989-90 season in Division 3 v Cardiff City. Arrived at Prenton Park well before 3pm only to find the streets around the ground empty with a local informing me the match had already finished! There was an 11am morning kick-off with Rovers winning 3-0.

    Away day memories - it really is the gift that keeps on giving.

  133. Post update

    Elsewhere in the Europa League

    Wolfsburg celebrate

    Interval time in Lille, and the final whistle has gone in a six-goal thriller in Krasnodar. It's Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg who have prevailed 4-2, with former Chelsea starlet Kevin De Bruyne grabbing a brace. That result leaves the Germans second in Group H at the time of writing, with Everton ahead by a point.

    Also a goal in Group K, with Peru winger Juan Manuel Vargas netting for visitors Fiorentina against PAOK Salonika.

    And four goals in the first half of Group J's fixtures mean at half-time it is Aalborg BK 2-0 Dynamo Kiev and Steaua Bucharest 2-0 Rio Ave. If it stays that way all of Aalborg, Kiev and Steaua will have collected six points from three games each.

  134. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Bondy: I travelled to Barrow from Eastleigh in the FA Cup first round, only for a fluke last minute goal to lose 2-1. 619 miles well spent...

    Darren Jacobs: Newcastle away on a Wednesday night from Reading. Flew up in the afternoon, lost 3-2 then flew back at 6am to be in work for 9am!

    Rob Craxford: My cousin flew from Sydney to see Hull play the FA Cup then back to Sydney. Then to Los Angeles. Disorientated.

    Tell us about your most bizarre/adventurous/memorable away day journeys.

  135. Post update

    Lille 0-0 Everton

    Lille faded after a bright start and Everton will feel they have a chance of winning this. But they're going to have to improve significantly in attack. You could count the number of chances they created with one hand.

  136. HALF-TIME

    Lille 0-0 Everton

    Ross Barkley and teammates await a corner

    The referee's had enough. No stoppage time or anything. He blows his whistle and rushes towards the dressing room for a cuppa.

  137. Post update

    Lille 0-0 Everton

    Maybe the head bandage impeded his eyesight! Everton win a free-kick 30-yards from Lille's goal when Steven Pienaar is fouled by Simon Kjaer. Ross Barkley takes a long hard look at the net...and fires into Row Z. This game is crying out for a moment of inspiration.