Tottenham vs LASK – LIVE!

Carlos Vinicius made an impressive debut for Tottenham as he created two goals in a 3-0 win in the Europa League Group J win over LASK.

Vinicius was starting for the first time as Jose Mourinho gave Harry Kane the night off and he made goals in either half for Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min, while he would have also netted himself had Andres Andrade not scored an own goal.

Gareth Bale started the first game of his second spell and made that goal where Andrade put through his own net, but it is clear the Welshman is still some way off his peak physical condition.


It was a comfortable night for Mourinho’s men in north London as they were not tested against a weak Austrian side and made a good start to a hectic group stage which is packed into an eight-week period.

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Is Ndombele the story of the season?
 

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As Tottenham return to the scene of their embarrassment tonight, the inquest into their late collapse against West Ham has been largely inconclusive, writes Dan Kilpatrick.

Since Sunday’s 3-3 draw, even Jose Mourinho has struggled to convincingly explain how his side conceded three times in the final eight minutes.

Spurs will be grateful for the chance to quickly put it behind them when they begin the Europa League group stage against LASK.~

Mourinho has escaped criticism for the implosion, but he deserves a share of the blame and, like his players, he was guilty of assuming the game was won.

Of his substitutions, two went relatively unremarked amid the sideshow of Gareth Bale’s second debut, but the decision to replace Tanguy Ndombele was arguably as big a reason as any for Spurs’s slump.

Even before Ndombele’s replacement, Harry Winks, failed to clear for Manuel Lanzini’s stunning equaliser, the Frenchman’s exit emboldened West Ham.

More than anyone, Ndombele had compelled Spurs to play on the front foot in another impressive outing. Although he was on the pitch for just 72 minutes, no Spurs player completed more successful passes in West Ham’s half than Ndombele’s 34 and, without him, the hosts slunk deeper and became increasingly passive.

By the time of Lanzini’s sucker-punch, Spurs had almost entirely ceded midfield supremacy to Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek.

Read: Tanguy Ndombele finally fits bill for Tottenham as smiles replace sulks for club-record signing

Kick-off time and venue

Tottenham vs LASK is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off tonight.

The match will be played behind closed doors at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.

How to watch

TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.

Team news

Tottenham XI: Hart, Doherty, Sanchez, Davies (C), Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Winks, Lamela, Bale, Lucas, Vinicius

Subs: Lloris, Austin, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sissoko, Ndombele, Clarke, Lo Celso, Dele, Bergwijn, Son, Kane

Prediction: Tottenham 2-0 LASK

This Spurs team can score goals, which they have proven plenty recently. Their frailties at the back should not come to haunt them on Thursday, despite expected changes.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

This will be the first meeting between the teams.

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Additional reporting by PA.


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