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Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1-2 Tottenham: Spurs survive Europa League scare

Match report as Harry Kane and Tanguy Ndombele complete late turnaround after two red cards see plucky Plovdiv implode

Tottenham survived a Europa League scare to come from behind and beat nine-man Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2-1 to progress into the third qualifying round.

Spurs were staring at an embarrassing defeat with 19 minutes remaining in Bulgaria after substitute Georgi Minchev fired plucky Plovdiv ahead.

However, Harry Kane's 80th-minute penalty, awarded after Dinis Almeida was sent off for handball on the line, and the dismissal of Birsent Karagaren for dissent turned the game in Spurs' favour.

Tottenham substitute Tanguy Ndombele sealed the comeback with five minutes remaining as Jose Mourinho's side set up a third qualifying round tie against Shkendija in North Macedonia next Thursday.

Spurs could have had a much easier evening than they did, had Heung-Min Son dispatched Giovani Lo Celso's through pass inside two minutes, but the outstretched leg of goalkeeper Martin Lukov prevailed.

Steven Bergwijn rattled the crossbar midway through the half and then should have been awarded a penalty when he was up-ended in the box by Lucas Masoero, but the referee and linesman missed the clear foul. สูตรแทงบอลกำไรดี

Spurs were unable to find a breakthrough before the break but created their best opening within eight minutes of the restart as Ben Davies' cross reached Son unmarked, but the South Korean scooped over from six yards.

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