Monaco 1-1 Tottenham: Stephan El Shaarawy cancels out Erik Lamela opener

The north London side face Ligue 1 outfit Monaco in the Europa League at White Hart Lane on Thursday night. The young left winger popped in his 2nd goal in as many games and impressed in 64 minutes of play.

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N’Jie also revealed how he passed on his inside knowledge ahead of Spurs’ trip to the Stade Louis II.

The strong team selected by Pochettino was clearly aimed at securing early control of Group J in order to rotate his stars later in the campaign.

Fiorentina dominated the match right from the start as they defeated the Belenenses 4-0 in the UEFA Europa League. Essentially, Mauricio Pochettino put out a well experienced group on the pitch in hopes of getting a win. Their attacking play promised much but failed to produce enough quality in the final third, leaving Lloris untested.

There was an uncharacteristically shaky display from goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. Stephan El Shaarawy, for instance, arrived from Milan, while Fabio Coentrao joined on loan from Real Madrid.

Spurs finished fifth a year ago and are now sixth but Neville insists they are moving in the right direction.

It may have taken two seasons to find any consistency, but the £30 million club-record acquisition from Roma is at last fulfilling his promise. However, the ball ricocheted kindly into the path of Erik Lamela, who was left with a simple tap-in.

Liverpool’s poor start to the season continued as the Merseyside Reds were held to a 1-1 draw by Sion at Anfield. But after his dire display against Stoke in August, it wouldn’t be far wrong. Thanks to goals from Bernardo Silva, Andrea Raggi and Nabil Dirar, Leonardo Jardim’s side were in command, but their opponents dug their heels in and equalised late courtesy of Nicola Benezet – though questions must be asked of Daniel Subasic’s positioning.

“We said at half-time to go out and bring a lot of energy and bring the momentum of that goal with us”.

“Of course it helped when we scored just before half-time to make it 1-1, but I think we played very well”.

Lamela now appears to have found the consistency that has eluded him in the past.

Monaco will host Suprs in their second ever match.

Danny Rose led the charge and Kane cut back from the byline after goalkeeper Danijel Subasic charged out, only for Chadli to curl over from 18 yards. The feeling of regret coloured his post-match thoughts. Rose landed in a heap after clearing the ball, having shown a total disregard for his own safety.

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“I am happy for us and the team too“, Pochettino, whose side return to Premier League action at Swansea this weekend, said. This is the same for all players.

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