Tottenham welcomed Azerbaijani Premier League champions FK Qarabag to White Hart Lane on Thursday, where Mauricio Pochettino handed debuts to former Manchester City youth prospect Kieran Trippier and Austrian defender Kevin Wimmer:
Around five minutes into his debut, however, Trippier gave away a penalty and gave an example of nominative determinism by tripping Ansi Agolli. Brazilian midfielder Richard Almedia duly slotted home with his left foot:
In the 28th minute, Spurs got back into the game via recent signing Heung-Min Son. The Korean forward took advantage of some appalling marking by tapping home an Erik Lamela cross:
A few minutes later, Son's Europa League debut got even better as he teamed up with fellow new signing Dele Alli to put the home side in front:
Tottenham had a few chances to go even further ahead—particularly through Lamela, who had a handful of chances to put the ball in the net.
However, in the dying minutes, Lamela finally managed to get his name on the scoresheet: Harry Kane stole possession and passed to the Argentine forward, who gracefully chipped over the 'keeper:
After an early scare, the game finished 3-1 to Tottenham, whose next European encounter will be at Monaco on October 1.