Tottenham Hotspur beat Sheriff Tiraspol in Europa League

The north London club have the maximum nine points from three games in Group K and lead the section by five points from Anzhi Makhachkala, the Russians who beat Tromso 1-0.

updated: October 25, 2013 10:43 IST
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Paris: Jan VertonghenTottenham Hotspur closed in on a place in the Europa League knockout stages with a hard-earned 2-0 win away to Moldovan champions Sheriff Tiraspol on Thursday.

It was a hard-earned win for Andre Villas-Boas' side, with Sheriff applying plenty of pressure, but ultimately the Premier League team's class shone through.

Villas-Boas made wholesale changes to the Spurs team that had beaten Aston Villa on domestic duty on Sunday but the visitors needed just 12 minutes to open the scoring.

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