Tottenham 1-0 Rubin Kazan: Match Report

20 October 2011 10:05

Roman Pavlyuchenko gave Harry Redknapp a timely reminder of his talents by firing in a brilliant 20-yard free-kick to hand Tottenham an important Europa League 1-0 group stage win over Rubin Kazan at White Hart Lane.

Pavlyuchenko blasted home an early contender for goal of the season with a powerful strike that flew in off the bar, just 24 hours after Redknapp admitted he would consider selling the striker in the January transfer window.

Surprise starter Heurelho Gomes did well to deny Gokdeniz Karadeniz in the first half, and Tottenham were second best for most of the second half, but they held on to register the win which deposed Rubin at the top of Group A.

Source: PA

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