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November 28, 2013 11:30 PM IST
Alfheim Stadion — Tromsø
Referee:‬ E. Aranovskiy‎
Attendance:‬ 5868‎
 
 
Adnane Cusovic 63′ (OG)
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Tromso 0-2 Tottenham

A strong second-half performance from Mousa Dembele inspired the north Londoners to a comfortable victory against Tromso, after Anzhi Makhachkala's result guaranteed them top spot

By Simon Harrison

  • Benny Lekström
    1
    1
    2.50

    Benny Lekström

    The Swedish keeper commanded his area reasonably well and made a few decent saves but was left with no chance for Spurs' goals.

  • Jaroslaw Fojut
    1
    1
    3.00

    Jaroslaw Fojut

    An aerial threat in Tottenham's penalty area and made a few last-ditch clearances to deny the likes of Townsend and Soldado.

  • Ruben Kristiansen
    1
    1
    3.00

    Ruben Kristiansen

    Was excellent in the first half, pressing forward down the left to deliver crosses whenever possible, but struggled defensively against the pace of Townsend.

  • Adnane Cusovic
    1
    1
    2.50

    Adnane Cusovic

    The defender made two key challenges and one vital clearance as he helped to keep the scoreline respectable.

  • T. Bendiksen
    1
    1
    2.50

    T. Bendiksen

    The captain kept things moving in the centre of midfield and forced Friedel into his first save of the game in the second half with a long-range free kick.

  • Thomas Drage
    2
    1
    3.00

    Thomas Drage

    Performed neatly in the first half, releasing the likes of Kristiansen with regularity. Faded as the game progressed, however.

  • Magnus Andersen
    1
    1
    2.50

    Magnus Andersen

    Worked hard to double up on the likes of Townsend and Chadli whenever Spurs' left-sided players looked to cut inside from the flank.

  • Remi Johansen
    1
    1
    2.50

    Remi Johansen

    The midfielder worked hard to press Spurs when they were in possession but had little creative influence on the game.

  • William Johan Frantzen
    1
    1
    2.50

    William Johan Frantzen

    Rarely got forward and struggled to deal with Townsend and Sigurdsson's endeavours to get to the byeline.

  • Morten Moldskred
    1
    1
    2.50

    Morten Moldskred

    Provided a few nice touches but was mostly ineffectual and had no chances of note.

  • Zdenek Ondrášek
    1
    1
    3.00

    Zdenek Ondrášek

    Unfortunate to not give Tromso the lead in the early stages, the Czech striker showed some quality in flashes, beating men and opening up space for himself.

Substitutions

  • H. Norbye
    1
    1
    2.50

    H. Norbye

    The right sided player caused Fryers and, later, Vertonghen a few problems with his pace and desire to get forward.

  • Runar Espejord
    1
    1
    2.00

    Runar Espejord Flop of the Match

    Failed to really get into the game, only contributing to a handful of passages of play.

  • Brad Friedel
    2
    0
    3.00

    Brad Friedel

    The American shot-stopper had little to do throughout, making a couple of comfortable saves and otherwise being a spectator.

  • Vlad Iulian Chiricheş
    1
    0
    3.00

    Vlad Iulian Chiricheş

    The Romanian netted his first goal for Tottenham with a smart finish at the near post and showed great fitness to continue marauding up the field until the end of the game.

  • Kyle Naughton
    2
    0
    2.50

    Kyle Naughton

    Did not offer much going forward and was rather conservative with his use of the ball. As Spurs grew in confidence and relaxed, however, the Englishman improved.

  • Michael Dawson
    1
    0
    2.50

    Michael Dawson

    Cynically brought down Ondrasek to deny Tromso the opportunity to take the lead and was caused multiple problems by the Czech hitman.

  • Ezekiel Fryers
    1
    0
    2.50

    Ezekiel Fryers

    A quiet game from the full-back, as he was rarely threatened by the combination of Andersen and Frantzen, due to the duo being occupied with their defensive duties.

  • Etienne Capoue
    1
    0
    2.50

    Etienne Capoue

    Lost his head a little in the second half, making several fouls in the space of five minutes, but was otherwise a useful physical presence in the centre of midfield.

  • Andros Townsend
    1
    0
    3.00

    Andros Townsend

    Looked lively throughout but did not have an end product to his game. Marked tightly by Tromso but still wriggled free to try the odd snapshot and make a few dangerous crosses.

  • Mousa Dembélé
    3
    0
    3.50

    Mousa Dembélé Top of the Match

    After being moved upfield in the second hand, the Belgian was involved in plenty of slick passages of play, took his goal well and deserved to grab another.

  • Nacer Chadli
    1
    0
    2.50

    Nacer Chadli

    Spurned a great opportunity after being fed in behind the Tromso defence in the first half and had limited impact on the game.

  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
    1
    0
    3.00

    Gylfi Sigurdsson

    Fired a couple of shots narrowly wide of the post and constantly looked lively and determined, showing exactly the right mentality for any player. Caused Frantzen a fair few issues.

  • Roberto Soldado
    1
    0
    2.50

    Roberto Soldado

    Lacked high-quality service throughout the game and looked extremely frustrated as a result. Had a couple of half-chances but was often denied by the good work of Fojut or Causevic.

Substitutions

  • Jan Vertonghen
    1
    1
    2.50

    Jan Vertonghen

    Stood strong against the pace of Norbye in the last five minutes or so, using his strength and experience to defuse any potentially dangerous situations.

  • Lewis Holtby
    1
    0
    2.50

    Lewis Holtby

    The substitute featured in some neat build up play around the edge of the Tromso box.

  • Erik Lamela
    2
    0
    2.50

    Erik Lamela

    Keen to beat men and drive forward whenever possible, the Argentine added some late pace to the game.

Results
Group A Matchday 5
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