Tottenham Hotspur vs. Sheriff Tiraspol: 5 Things We Learned

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Tottenham Hotspur vs. Sheriff Tiraspol: 5 Things We Learned
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Erik Lamela and Jermain Defoe each scored in a 2-1 win for Tottenham Hotspur over Sheriff Tiraspol.

The Europa League's second Western-themed night of the season saw Spurs spike Sheriff Tiraspol's hopes of an upset in North London with a 2-1 win.

Erik Lamela scored his first goal as a Tottenham Hotspur player to give his side a second-half lead. The Argentinian then won the penalty, through which Jermain Defoe moved into first place on his own as the club's all-time top scorer in Europe with 23 goals.

Ismail Isa reduced the deficit for the visitors from the Moldovan division, but Spurs managed to hold on to earn the three points that have sealed their qualification from Group K.

Read on for a few things learned from Thursday night's game.

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