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Football: Stunning comeback takes Spurs through in Europa League

Published on Feb 28, 2014 6:27 AM
 
Tottenham Hotspur's Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor (right) scores their third goal during the Uefa Europa League round of 32, 2nd leg, football match between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk at White Hart Lane in north London on Feb 27, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - Tottenham Hotspur are through to the last 16 of the Europa League after a dramatic recovery saw them get the better of ten-man Dnipro at White Hart Lane on Thursday.

After losing 1-0 in the first leg of the round of 32 tie in Ukraine last week, Spurs looked to be heading out of the tournament when Roman Zozulya headed in a delivery from visiting captain Ruslan Rotan two minutes into the second half.

That left the Premier League club needing to score three unanswered goals to go through, but a Christian Eriksen free-kick reduced the deficit on 55 minutes before Zozulya was shown a straight red card by the French referee following a headbutt on Jan Vertonghen.

Spurs made the most of their man advantage as Emmanuel Adebayor struck twice in the space of four minutes to seal a 3-1 win on the night and go through 3-2 on aggregate.

 
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