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Tottenham spurred on by historic win over Man Utd

Published on Oct 3, 2012 5:26 PM
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Tottenham Hotspur's manager Andre Villas-Boas (right) celebrates with Clint Dempsey following their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester United at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England, Sept 29, 2012. Tottenham will head into their second Europa League group match away to Panathinaikos brimming with confidence after notching up a first Premier League victory over Manchester United in 27 attempts on the weekend. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

PARIS (AFP) - Tottenham will head into their second Europa League group match away to Panathinaikos brimming with confidence after notching up a first Premier League victory over Manchester United in 27 attempts on the weekend.

After a slow start to Andre Villas-Boas' reign at White Hart Lane, three straight league wins including the 3-2 thriller at Old Trafford have taken Spurs into fifth place and seem to have turned the tide for their Portuguese manager.

A first win over Sir Alex Ferguson's team since May 2001 left Villas-Boas declaring: "We don't stop here" as Spurs aim for a first European trophy since 1984 when they beat Anderlecht to claim the then-Uefa Cup.

"We feel confident now and our form has been impressive," said the former Chelsea coach who won the Europa League with Porto in 2011.

 
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