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Gary Rose

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  1. Post update

    So as Hull City's maiden European adventure comes to an end, Tottenham can now look towards progressing as far as they can in the Europa League as they continue their promising start to life under new boss Mauricio Pochettino.

    They join Everton and Celtic in tomorrow's group stage draw, which takes place at lunchtime and you can find who will face who in Friday's Sportsday. For now, goodbye.

  2. Europa League round-up

    Elsewhere in Europe tonight, Inter Milan breezed into the group stage with a 6-0 thumping of Icelandic side Stjarnan while Germans Borussia Monchengladbach also recorded a big win, beating FK Sarajevo 7-0. They are through to tomorrow's draw, along with Feyenoord, who edged Zorya 4-3 to progress 5-4 on aggregate. PSV meanwhile, won 2-0 at Shakhtor.

    For all the results, head here.

  3. Post update

    Tottenham 3-0 AEL Limassol (agg 5-1)

    Tottenham's Andros Townsend, who scored a penalty against Limassol, speaking to ITV4: "It was a good win and hopefully we can make our mark and go far this year. This was my first 90 minutes in a few months, hopefully it will not be long before I am back where I was last year."

  4. Player reaction

    Tottenham 3-0 AEL Limassol (agg 5-1)

    Tottenham striker and goalscorer Harry Kane, speaking to ITV4: "It was good to get on the scoresheet as a striker but we played well as a team, we did the job we wanted to do and it was comfortable in the end.

    "It was good to score two goals in two games now against Limassol, so hopefully I can keep that form going."

  5. Post update

    A big signing for Leicester City, with the Premier League club just now confirming the arrival of former Real Madrid and Inter Milan midfielder Esteban Cambiasso.

    He may be 34, but that is quite a capture for Leicester.

  6. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    James Gallagher: Hull are deservedly out and the management probably don't care - this is a problem with so mucl PL money - shame for the fans

    Tom Garry: Baffled that @HullCity rested so many first-choice players tonight. Opportunity for a #EuropeanTour missed. Wrong priorities?


    Tottenham 3-0 AEL Limassol (agg 5-1)

    That's four wins out of four for Tottenham this season and once again they are safely through to the Europa League group stage. It has been a pretty straightforward qualifying campaign for Spurs, but it will get tougher from here onwards.

  8. Text us on 81111

    Joolz in Exmouth: Any reason why the likes of Kane and Dier aren't in the England squad? Especially when England don't have either of their first choice right backs and Lambert isn't a regular with Liverpool..?

    And following earlier comments from Billy in Glasgow that Hull should have put out their strongest possible team...

    John from Newcastle: I'm with Billy! Got no sympathy if Hull go out! Play your strongest team! I've seen it with my beloved Newcastle & it baffles me too.

    Mark in Bath: Hull City weren't trying to get into Europe, they were trying to win the FA Cup. What would you choose - win the Cup with no Europe or finish runners-up and qualify for Europe?

  9. Post update

    Tottenham 3-0 AEL Limassol (agg 5-1)

    Mauricio Pochettino is slouched back in his chair in the Tottenham dugout as two minutes of injury time are shown on the board. It has been a good night for the Spurs boss, with the home side rarely breaking into a sweat against Limassol.


    Hull City 2-1 KSC Lokeren (agg 2-2)

    That's it! All over at the KC Stadium and all over for Hull City's European ambitions. They needed one more goal to go through but they could not find it and it is Lokeren who go through to the Europa League group stage on away goals.

  11. Post update

    Hull City 2-1 KSC Lokeren (agg 2-2)

    Half a chance for Hull City as Jake Livermore sees a scuffed effort saved, that shot summing up the home's side lack of bite in the final third in this half. Two minutes of the five added on remain.

  12. Text us on 81111

    Jon in London: Re Hull making six changes- most of those players coming in were first choice last year, so it's still a strong team, hardly second stringers.

    Nick, spoken like a true football fan: Billy because the premiership is priorty, more so for a team like Hull.


    Hull City 2-1 KSC Lokeren (agg 2-2)

    A huge cheer goes up at the KC Stadium as five minutes of added time is announced. Is it enough though?


    Tottenham 3-0 AEL Limassol (agg 5-1)

    Limassol goalkeeper Pulpo Romero gets behind a good effort from Sandro as Tottenham go looking for a fourth. It's the Brazilian's last contribution of the game as Lewis Holtby finally gets on the pitch with just over 10 minutes left.

  15. Post update

    Hull City 2-1 KSC Lokeren (agg 2-2)

    Lokeren are penalised for taking too long with a free-kick as they try to wind down the clock. Five minutes left at the KC Stadium as Tom Huddlestone sees a deflected effort easily saved. A decisive third is looking increasingly unlikely for Hull.

  16. Text us on 81111

    Billy in Glasgow: English teams in Europe baffle me. Why did hull make so many changes? Playing in Europe is fantastic for the fans. Why spend a whole season fighting to get there then send out a second string team? Someone explain.

    Nick: As a Fulham fan hoping that Hull can reproduce some of the same Europa League magic that we had back in '10. C'mon City!!!

  17. Post update

    Tottenham 3-0 AEL Limassol

    Lewis Holtby is waiting to come on for Tottenham. In fact, he has been waiting for the last five minutes or so with the ball being passed around at a pedestrian pace in the middle of the pitch. It doesn't look in any danger of going out of play any time soon.

  18. Ten minutes to find a winner

    Hull City 2-1 KSC Lokeren (agg 2-2)

    Time is running out for Hull City as the game at the KC Stadium enters the final 10 minutes. They are pushing forward now in search of that winner but Lokeren, to their credit, are not packing out the defence. They want another goal as well.


    Hull City 2-1 KSC Lokeren (agg 2-2)

    Hull City boss Steve Bruce

    Ten-man Hull have no choice but to go for it as they need another goal to go through.

    Not surprisingly, manager Steve Bruce sends on Tom Ince in place of defender James Chester with 15 minutes to go.

  20. GOAL

    Tottenham 3-0 AEL Limassol (agg 5-1) - Andros Townsend pen (65 mins)

    Tottenham celebrate Andros Townsend's goal

    Superb stuff from Andros Townsend as he puts the penalty away into the corner with the goalkeeper having committed himself the wrong way. Tottenham are into the Europa League group stage.

  21. PENALTY to Tottenham

    Tottenham 2-0 AEL Limassol (agg 4-1)

    Kyle Naughton's cross inside the area is handled by Edmar and Tottenham can finish this off now...

  22. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 AEL Limassol (agg 4-1)

    Almost a third for Tottenham. Aaron Lennon's cheeky chip catches out AEL keeper Pulpo Romero - but not defender Carlitos. The Cape Verde defender (not often you say that on a BBC Sport live text commentary) clears Lennon's effort off the goal-line.

  23. RED CARD

    Hull City 2-1 KSC Lokeren (agg 2-2) - Yannick Sagbo

    Disaster for Hull as forward Yannick Sagbo is sent off for going in too strong into a challenge on defender Georgios Galitsios. The home side need to find another goal with 10 men. Straight red.


    Hull City 2-1 KSC Lokeren (agg 2-2)

    Hull City boost their attacking options as they chase a third goal that will send them through, Nikica Jelavic comes on for Liam Rosenior.

  25. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 AEL Limassol (agg 4-1)

    It would take something special for Limassol to turn this tie on its head but they are still having a go as striker Lukasz Gikiewicz bends an effort goalwards, it is easy pickings for Hugo Lloris though.


    Hull City 2-1 KSC Lokeren (agg 2-2)

    Nervy times for Hull as the game enters the final 30 minutes. Lokeren think they have scored, the away fans are celebrating, but the referee's whistle comes to Hull's rescue having spotted a foul inside box before the ball was put in the net.

  27. Post update

    Hull City 2-1 KSC Lokeren (agg 2-2)

    Robbie Brady scores his second of the night for Hull

    BBC Humberside's Hull City commentator Dave Burns admits: "We have dreamed about nights like this where we have had to think about the away goals rule - 110 years we've waited but let's hope it doesn't count tonight."

  28. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Adair Bergin: ‏Sadly, the hopeful promising start Spurs always have in the Europa League is bound to trail away... *sigh*

  29. GOAL

    Tottenham 2-0 AEL Limassol (agg 4-1) - Paulinho (49 mins)

    Game over....surely. Spurs midfielder Paulinho, who hunted back possession for Harry Kane's opener, is now the beneficiary. The Brazilian collects Vlad Chiriches' pass, jinks into the AEL box and fires low across the keeper into the bottom corner.

  30. Text us on 81111

    Alex, Fulham: I wonder how much Steve Bruce will regret making six changes if Hull don't end up going through tonight.

  31. Post update

    Hull City 2-1 KSC Lokeren (agg 2-2)

    Robbie Brady's penalty means it is all level on aggregate, but Lokeren are still in the driving seat as they are through on away goals as it stands.

  32. KICK-OFF

    Tottenham 1-0 AEL Limassol (agg 3-1)

    The referee gives his whistle a short, sharp shrill - and that means it is game on at White Hart Lane. Spurs are within touching distance of the Europa League group stage.

  33. GOAL

    Hull City 2-1 KSC Lokeren - Robbie Brady pen (55 mins)

    It is not the most convincing penalty but Robbie Brady won't care. The keeper dives the wrong way and Hull are now right back in this.

  34. Penalty to Hull

    Hull City 1-1 KSC Lokeren

    A handball by a Lokeren defender to block a cross and Hull have a penalty and a lifeline!

  35. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 AEL Limassol (agg 3-1)

  36. Post update

    Europa League latest

    No problems for Villarreal tonight, who lead 1-0 against Astana, 4-0 on aggregate. Likewise for Italian side Inter Milan, who are 4-0 up against Icelandic side Stjarnan, leading 7-0 overall, Metteo Kovavic with a hat-trick. It is goalless at the break between Club Bruges and Grasshoppers of Zurich, the Belgian side leading 2-1 on aggregate.

  37. Text us on 81111

    From Andrew: The Europa League is a poisioned chalice. Spurs aren't good enough to win it to gain Champions League qualification by that avenue, and by playing in Europe on Thursday nights their Premier League top four hopes will be damaged as a direct result also.

    Jon spurs fan in Eastleigh: You can tell certain players are desperate to use this match to showcase their skills and make Poch aware they're still around. The downside is that those players seem more intent on scoring themselves even when a pass is a better option; dembele, Kane and Townsend guilty already.

    Gerret, Thurrock: Lokeren: famous for slaughterhouses and horse meat sausages. Be afraid Hull. Be very afraid...

  38. GOAL

    Hull City 1-1 KSC Lokeren - Jordan Remacle (48 mins)

    Disaster for Hull as they pay the price for a sloppy start to the second half. Moments after Hull keeper Allan McGregor tipped an effort behind, Lokeren striker Jordan Remacle arrows a shot into the net. Huge task for Hull now as they must score twice.

  39. KICK-OFF

    Hull City 1-0 KSC Lokeren (agg 1-1)

    Michael Dawson is back down the tunnel and the players return to the pitch to get the second half under way. Poor start for Hull, though, as they give away possession from the off.

  40. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Toniwater: Hull have 2 come out in the 2nd half & not let Lokeren settle, Brucie will want intensity from his lads & to keep it for 45mins

  41. Post update

    Hull City 1-0 KSC Lokeren (agg 1-1)

    Michael Dawson greets the Hull fans

    Tottenham introduced their new signing, defender Federico Fazio, to the crowd at White Hart Lane before kick-off and Hull have taken the opportunity to do likewise at half-time. Michael Dawson, who spent almost a decade at Spurs before his move north earlier this week, is brought out to a warm reception at the KC Stadium.

  42. Post update

    Hull City 1-0 KSC Lokeren (agg 1-1)

    Former Hull City defender Peter Swan, speaking to BBC Humberside: "Steve Bruce would have taken this at half-time. It's now whether Hull can get another one. City have looked solid at the back but haven't really threatened again at the other end. It's evenly balanced and I think whoever gets the next goal goes through."


    Tottenham 1-0 AEL Limassol (agg 3-1)

    Routine stuff from Tottenham, who lead at the break courtesy of Harry Kane's strike just before half-time. Spurs boast a 100% record so far this season, and they are looking good for keeping that going against Limassol.

  44. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Martyn Seabourne: Tottenham couldn't hit a barn door tonight! - Was just about to tweet this then they went and scored. Typical.

    Ben Johnson: I would like to retract my previous tweet...

    Harry Whittingham: Harry Kane has deserved that to be honest. Obviously got talent and works hard on the pitch.


    Tottenham 1-0 AEL Limassol (agg 3-1)

    Andros Townsend goes in the book for a foul on Edmar as Limassol attack in the closing stages of this half. A mistake by Mousa Dembele allows Valentinos Sielis to race into the box but the ball is stabbed away just in time as the defender tries to find space to shoot.

  46. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 AEL Limassol (agg 3-1)

    Hull City and Lokeren might be making their way down the tunnel for half-time but the action continues for a while longer at White Hart Lane. That earlier delay while Limassol keeper Karim Fegrouch was treated and then taken off means there are seven minutes of added time.


    Hull City 1-0 KSC Lokeren (agg 1-1)

    It is half-time at the KC Stadium, where Robbie Brady's first goal of the season has tied things up on aggregate.

    We will have extra-time if it stays this way for another 45 minutes.

  48. GOAL

    Tottenham 1-0 AEL Limassol - Harry Kane (45 mins)

    Harry Kane scores for Tottenham

    He has had chances but finally Harry Kane finds the back of the net. A mistake by the Limassol defence allows Paulinho to take possession and he feeds the ball into the path of Harry Kane, who sweeps home with a low shot. Deserved.

  49. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Lars Wolter: Unbelievable that Tottenham haven't received a booking yet.

    Ben Johnson: ‏Harry Kane has a bit of Danny Welbeck about him. Tenacious, good on the ball, potential ability... but no end product.

  50. Post update

    Hull City 1-0 KSC Lokeren (agg 1-1)

    Lokeren have had their chances in this half but it is Hull who almost get a second five minutes before the break. Robbie Brady's cross is headed back by Yannick Sagbo for David Meyler to let fly with a volley which Davino Verhulst turns round for a corner.

  51. Post update

    Hull City 1-0 KSC Lokeren (agg 1-1)

    Lokeren threaten again as Danish defender Alexander Scholz gets forward but shoots wide. The Tigers aren't really building on the early lead given them by Robbie Brady as they look to book their place in tomorrow's draw for the group stages.

  52. CLOSE!

    Tottenham 0-0 AEL Limassol (agg 2-1)

    Great chance for Tottenham to take the lead following a move started and finished by Harry Kane. The big forward lifts a pass into the area for Aaron Lennon, who cleverly backheels the ball back into the path of Kane. He has a clear sight of goal but scoops the ball over the bar.

  53. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 AEL Limassol (agg 2-1)

    Nice footwork from Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele as he weaves his way towards the edge of the Limassol area. His attempted pass bounces back towards him off a defender and he takes full advantage, smashing a low shot that goes just wide of the upright. All Spurs at the moment.

  54. Post update

    Hull City 1-0 KSC Lokeren (agg 1-1)

    Hull City's Sone Aluko (centre) is challenged by Lokeren's Killian Overmeire (left) and Mijat Maric

    Lokeren are cup holders in Belgium, Hull went oh so close in England. Lokeren boast far greater European experience. While Hull are having their first taste of Europe, the Belgians have had a number of campaigns with their best effort a run to the quarter-finals of the Uefa Cup in 1980-81.

    They trail on the night but are certainly matching Hull in terms of possession and have given Hull one or two anxious moments at the back.

  55. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Edward Herbert: Harry Kane misses the penalty but he shouldn't feel too bad. At least he tried unlike in some of Adebayors penalties!

    jack: ‏Spurs playing their 2nd team. They should really be playing christian eriksen. He is their main spark in the whole team.

  56. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 AEL Limassol (agg 2-1)

    Adrian Sardinero lets fly with Limassol's first effort on target but it is no danger for Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris. At the other end Pulpo Romero jumps to claim Paulinho's corner, sending Younes Kaboul tumbling to the ground as the two collide. Kaboul is up and fires off a few angry words before players from both teams race in to defuse the situation.

  57. Post update

    Europa League latest

    Lyon, oh Lyon. They won seven French titles in a row between 2002 and 2008 and reached the last four of the Champions League in 2010. But they won't be going any further in the Europa League this season - they have won 1-0 at Romanian side Astra Giurgiu but go out on away goals after their humiliating 2-1 home defeat last week.

  58. Post update

    Hull City 1-0 KSC Lokeren (agg 1-1)

    Hull take the lead at the KC Stadium

    The away fans are in good voice at the KC Stadium and they have good reason to be at the moment as Lokeren have responded well to Hull's early goal. A Hans Vanaken shot almost sneaks in but skipper Curtis Davies makes a telling block to stop it going in.

  59. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 AEL Limassol (agg 2-1)

    A goal for Tottenham would surely kill this tie and they are going for it at the moment. A lovely one-two between Sandro and Ben Davies sees the latter almost sneak through on goal, but he is beaten to the ball by Pulpo Romero.

  60. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 AEL Limassol (agg 2-1)

    Tottenham, and more specifically Harry Kane, have not let that missed penalty affect them as the forward strides towards goal and, with defenders backing off, lashes an effort from outside the area that stings the gloves of Pulpo Romero.

  61. Text us on 81111

    Andy from Hull: Hull to win 3-1. Premier League always takes priority, would be nice to be in Europa group stages but nothing is worth losing Premier League status for.

  62. Post update

    Hull City 1-0 KSC Lokeren (agg 1-1)

    Apparently Lokeren's club song ends with the words 'It's time for a beer.'

    Early days in the second leg but it is Hull's glass that is currently half full, although the visitors have just missed a chance through defender Mijat Maric.


    Tottenham 0-0 AEL Limassol (agg 2-1)

    Limassol's substitute goalkeeper Pulpo Romero's first contribution is to keep out Harry Kane's penalty with his legs. It was a solid spot kick, but did the seven-minute delay affect Kane?


    Tottenham 0-0 AEL Limassol (agg 2-1)

    Karim Fegrouch is lifted on to the stretcher and carried off. The referee shows him a yellow card as he is taken off. Harry Kane to take the penalty...

  65. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    AEL Limassol's Edmar Lacerda da Silva (left) tussles with Tottenham's Andros Townsend

    Joshua Edwards: Great to see Apollon knock out Russian side Locomotiv Moscow!

    Haidan: I sincerely hope Harry Kane fully utilises this opportunity to show he should be a first team regular. Good luck to him!

    Rory Thomas: Europa is now a form of CL qualification, it should be just as if not more important

  66. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 AEL Limassol (agg 2-1)

    A long delay at White Hart Lane with Limassol keeper Karim Fegrouch being treated on the pitch. The stretcher has been brought on and the sub keeper is warming up. Harry Kane is pacing with the ball in his hand. It looks like he will take the penalty, but how will this delay affect his mind?

  67. Penalty to Tottenham

    Tottenham 0-0 AEL Limassol (agg 2-1)

    Penalty to Tottenham as Kyle Naughton chases a ball into the box and goalkeeper Karim Fegrouch races off his line and takes out the Spurs defender inside the area. The Limassol keeper is down injured though...

  68. GOAL

    Hull City 1-0 KSC Lokeren - Robbie Brady (6 mins)

    Robbie Brady gives Hull the perfect start as he levels the aggregate scores, firing in at the far post from Maynor Figueroa's cross.

    Former Hull City defender Peter Swan tells BBC Humberside: "Brady has looked really lively and hopefully that can kick-start his season and he can get over whatever has been bothering him so far in the Premier League."

  69. Hull City 0-0 KSC Lokeren (agg 0-1)

    Lokeren fans are in good voice on a mild and balmy evening in Hull, although there appear to be some empty seats in the home sections with some fans not yet in the ground. A cagey start from both sides.

  70. KICK-OFF

    Under way in the Europa League games at Hull City's KC Stadium and Tottenham's White Hart Lane, a decent atmosphere at both.

  71. Post update

    Hull City v KSC Lokeren (19:45 BST)

    Hull boss Steve Bruce hinted at changes before the game, with the Tigers boss suggesting the Premier League took priority over the Europa League.

    "To get in the group stages would be terrific for the club, we're aware of that. We're also aware of how difficult it is with all the pitfalls that come with it," he said.

    Bruce made six changes for tonight's game, but will he live to rue that? After all, the chance to play ain Europe doesn't come around too often...

  72. Post update

    Europa League latest

    Not a great day for Spanish side Real Sociedad. They went into the second leg of their tie against Krasnodar leading 1-0 but lost 3-0 in Russia and will not be in Friday's draw for the group stage.

  73. Post update

    Tottenham v AEL Limassol (19:45 BST)

  74. Post update

    Tottenham v AEL Limassol (19:45 BST)


    Tottenham sold long-serving defender Michael Dawson to Hull earlier this week and his replacement is Argentine defender Federico Fazio, who joined from Sevilla yesterday.

    He is not registered for this round of the Europa League but is being introduced at White Hart Lane now, walking out on to the pitch to warm applause.

  75. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    John McEnerney: no shortage of commitment from Brucie's side, if they find their rhythm early we'll have a cracking game on our hands!

    Martyn Wrather: Whilst we (Spurs) have secured 3 wins, it is not the time to get ahead of ourselves - focus must be on EPL survival, not Europe

  76. BBC coverage

    You can listen to full match commentary on Tottenham's game against AEL Limassol on BBC London while Hull City's clash with Lokeren is on BBC Radio Humberside. Updates from both are on BBC Radio 5 live.

    You can listen to both commentaries on FM if you live in the area where they are are broadcast. Alternatively, you can do so by clicking on the 'Live Coverage' tab at the top of this page from 19:45 BST.

  77. Post update

    Tottenham v AEL Limassol (19:45 BST)


    Still, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino won't be taking anything for granted, having witnessed first hand Manchester United's shock 4-0 defeat to MK Dons in the League Cup on Tuesday.

    "I watched the game in Milton Keynes live. I was there," he says. "It was difficult but it's a good example to be ready.

    "We need a very good performance to beat Limassol and because we need to stay in the next round, so we need to focus on the game."

  78. Post update

    Tottenham v AEL Limassol (19:45 BST)


    For 74 minutes of last Thursday's first-leg, Tottenham looked in danger of being the victim of an upset as AEL Limassol led through Adrian Sardinero 14th-minute strike.

    But late strikes by Roberto Soldado and Harry Kane ensured Spurs left Cyprus with two vital away goals that leaves their opponents with an almighty task at White Hart Lane.

  79. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    With Hull City making six changes from the draw with Stoke on Sunday, it seems that not even a place in the Europa League group stage takes priority over Premier League ambitions for the Tigers.

    Would you prefer to see your side focus on domestic matters over the Europa League? If the prospect of reaching its group stage for the first time in history doesn't prove enticing enough, what needs to be done to make the competition more appealing?

    Let us know via #bbcfootball, text us on 81111 (UK only) and have your say on the BBC Sport Facebook and Google+ pages.

  80. Post update

    Hull City v KSC Lokeren (19:45 BST)

    Hull City

    Hull City: Inside the Hull City dressing room ahead of tonight's Europa League tie.

  81. Post update

    Europa League latest

    One early result to tell you about - and it is good news for Cypriot football, with Apollon Limassol winning 4-1 at Lokomotiv Moscow to seal a 5-2 victory on aggregate.

  82. Post update

    Tottenham v AEL Limassol (19:45 BST)

    Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and defender Younes Kaboul are the only two players to retain their place in the Tottenham side from the one that beat QPR 4-0 at the weekend. Vlad Chiriches and Sandro make their first appearances of the season.

    Tottenham: Lloris, Naughton, Chiriches, Kaboul, Davies, Dembele, Sandro; Lennon, Paulinho, Townsend, Kane. Subs: Friedel, Dier, Rose, Veljkovic, Chadli, Holtby, Adebayor.

    AEL Limassol Fegrouch, Sielis, Gikiewicz, Diego Barcelos, Nikolaou, Edmar, Luciano Bebe, Carlitos, Diallo Guidileye, Cadu, Sardinero. Subs: Pulpo (GK), Jonathan Espana, Tagbajumi, Carlitos, Danielzinho, Eleftheriou, Nadeau.

  83. Leeds sack Hockaday

    Just briefly switching our attention back to domestic matters and some big news from the Championship as manager Dave Hockaday has been sacked after two-and-a-half months in charge.

    Leeds owner Massimo Cellino told the club's website: "After the defeat at Bradford I realised that my decision to keep David at the club following the defeat at Watford was wrong and I had to change my mind on the coaches position. As a club we will now begin our search for a new head coach."

  84. Post update

    Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone: Massive game tonight. We need a victory to keep our European adventure alive. Massive for everyone involved.

  85. Post update

    Hull City v KSC Lokeren (19:45 BST)

    Hull boss Steve Bruce makes three changes to his side from the first leg as the Tigers look to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Belgian side Lokeren at the KC Stadium.

    Captain Curtis Davies starts in defence, along with midfielders Jake Livermore and Mohamed Essa, as Hull try to earn a place in tomorrow's draw for the group stages.

    It is also six changes for the Tigers from their draw against Stoke in the Premier League on Sunday.

    Hull starting XI: McGregor, Rosenior, Figueroa, Chester, Davies, Meyler, Brady, Livermore, Essa, Sagbo, Aluko.

  86. McGregor to make amends?

    Hull City v KSC Lokeren (19:45 BST)

    Allan McGregor

    While a draw will be enough to see Tottenham progress, Hull City have it all to do against Belgian side Lokeren at the KC Stadium tonight.

    They trail 1-0 on aggregate after a howler by goalkeeper Allan McGregor in the first leg in Belgium.

    The 24-year-old passed the ball straight to Lokeren midfielder Hans Vanaken, who gleefully made the most of the unexpected gift by rounding McGregor and firing home the game's only goal.

    The Scot will no doubt be determined to help make amends tonight.

  87. Post update


    Hello and welcome to our coverage of the Europa League play-offs.

    It is second-leg action tonight with Premier League sides Hull City and Tottenham among the 62 teams battling for the 31 places to be claimed this evening ahead of Friday's group stage draw.

    Tottenham will fancy their chances of having their name in the hat as they host Cypriot side AEL Limassol boasting a 2-1 lead from the first leg.

    But for the Tigers, dipping their toes in European football waters for the first time in their history, the task ahead is a little more tricky...

  88. From Sixfields to San Siro?

    Hull City

    A decade ago, Hull City were playing Northampton and Kidderminster Harriers in the bottom tier of the English Football League.

    Now, they stand one game away from the possibility of rubbing shoulders with the likes of Inter Milan and other European heavyweights.

    Can the Tigers make that big, historic step into the Europa League group stage?