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Tottenham turned Shamrock

europa league live Tottenham made ​​a difficult 3-1 win against Shamrock Rovers in the Group A match of UEFA Cup.

Surprising guests from Ireland took the lead in the 50th minute with a goal of Rice.

Ten minutes in the 60th later Tottenham equalized with a goal by Roman Pavlyuchenko.

Jermain Defoe was accurate in the 62nd minute and made ​​the score 2-1 in favor of "spurs".

Giovanni dos Santos realized third goal in a Shamrock in the 66th minute for the final 3-1.

After this victory Tottenham out of first place in the group with a total of 4 points. Rubin Kazan also had four points and occupies the second position. PAOK is third with 2 points, but Shamrock is the last position with 0.

“We were the better side throughout the game," Defoe told Channel 5. "They had one chance and they scored but you have to stay positive. Once Pav [Pavlyuchenko] scored we were in full control.”

The pint-sized striker was one of a minority of established first team names in the Spurs line up as Harry Redknapp gave opportunities to a number of young fringe players.

“It was an opportunity for them to show what they can do at this level,” Defoe continued. “There are no easy games and they all did well”

The performance was good preparation for Spurs who face Arsenal in the first north London derby of the season at the weekend.

“I’m looking forward to it now” Defoe concluded, “It’s a massive game against Arsenal”.