Full-time: Tottenham 2-2 Gent (2-3 on aggregate)

  • Tottenham eliminated from the Europa League at the last-32 stage after being held to an entertaining draw in front of 90,000 supporters at a sold-out Wembley Stadium
  • Mauricio Pochettino's side, trailing 1-0 after last week's shock first-leg loss in Belgium, take the lead inside 10 minutes after Christian Eriksen capitalises on a defensive mix-up between Rami Gershon and Stefan Mitrovic
  • Visitors equalise when Harry Kane inadvertently flicks a header into his own net
  • Dele Alli shown a straight red card before half-time for a shocking late challenge on Brecht Dejaegere
  • Victor Wanyama offers Spurs hope with a thumping drive into the top corner
  • Substitute Jeremy Perbet seals Gent's progress after some rotten late defending
  • Tottenham have lost six of their last seven matches at the home of English football
  • They have also now won only one of five games against Belgian opposition
  • Elsewhere tonight: Leicester City sack manager Claudio Ranieri just nine months after Premier League title win
Jeremy Perbet

That is all for this particular live blog, be sure to read IBTimes UK sport editor Nick Howson's take on a sorry night to forget for Spurs.

We will be back on Saturday to bring you live coverage of resurgent Swansea City's trip to Chelsea. Tottenham vs Stoke and the small matter of an EFL Cup final meeting between Southampton and Manchester United will also be on the agenda this weekend.

Goodbye for now.


Plucky Gent, mired in domestic mid-table mediocrity, march on. They will join Manchester United in tomorrow's last-16 draw that takes place at Uefa headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

Here are the last-32 results in full:



Another harrowing night in Europe for Tottenham, who succumb to a team that you really would have expected them to dispatch with relatively minimal fuss. Alli's moment of madness cost them dearly, as did some diabolical defending for Gent's killer second goal. The Wembley curse continues.

Harry Kane

Pochettino's side, currently third in the top-flight and 10 points adrift of leaders Chelsea, will have to shake off this disappointment quickly ahead of a home Premier League meeting with Stoke City at White Hart Lane on Sunday. They also host Millwall in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup later this month.


Tottenham are out of the Europa League



Tottenham 2-2 Gent (2-3 on aggregate)


Lloris produces a fine low shot to deny Gigot. However, the offside flag had already been raised.


Another attempt from Kane fails to trouble Kalinic. Vincent Janssen, on for Dier, is unable to register a shot on target.


Lovely play from Kane to escape his marker and get into the box. He bends a shot narrowly wide.


Two more Tottenham corners produce no goals, despite the best efforts of Wanyama.

The fourth official signals only three minutes of added time. This one is surely over.



Kane releases Son, but the South Korean international blazes over from a fantastic position. That lack of composure has really cost Tottenham.

Wanyama and Winks have their names taken as Spurs lose their heads in front of a rapidly emptying Wembley Stadium.


Tottenham have preciously little time to find two more goals. A frustrated Dier gives the linesman a mouthful and is cautioned for his troubles.


Bar a miraculous late turnaround, Tottenham are heading out of the Europa League.

The sting had just gone out of the hosts' attack over the last few minutes and Gent capitalise to devastating effect.

Dier and Vertonghen get their wires hopelessly crossed when trying to play offside, allowing Coulibaly to charge forward into the box.

His cross hits Dier and falls kindly for substitute Perbet, who prods home with the outside of his right boot via a deflection off the hapless Spurs centre-back.

Jeremy Perbet


Goal: Tottenham 2-2 Gent (Jeremy Perbet)


Another Eriksen corner is headed well wide by Alderweireld. That was a difficult chance, it must be said.

Just over 10 minutes plus stoppage time remaining for Tottenham to find the goal that, providing they do not concede another, would put them into the hat for tomorrow's last-16 draw.


Walker deservedly has his name taken for a frustrated sliding tackle on Gershon.

A change apiece now as Dembele makes way for Winks and first-leg hero Perbet replaces Simon.


Son falls too easily in the box under pressure from Gigot. No penalty.

Gent, who have looked extremely leggy over the last few minutes, try to put the final nail in Tottenham's Europa League coffin but Moses Simon can only guide his header into the side netting after a searching left-wing cross from Saief.

The away fans thought that was in.


Son gets away from Verstraete and produces a low cross that is just too quick for Kane to reach. Eriksen's latest corner is flicked on by Alderweireld and Gent almost score a headed own goal of their own.

Walker hammers a shot into the side netting. Gent are clinging on for dear life just at the moment.


Vertonghen protests one of Sousa's decisions and is promptly shown a yellow card.

Eriksen gets clear beyond the Gent defence and is stopped by a brilliantly-timed tackle from Gigot. Pochettino appeals vociferously for a penalty, but there was nothing wrong with that.

Tottenham's latest attack ends with Vertonghen picking out row z with a wild shot.


That Wanyama strike gives Tottenham the lead on the night and levels the aggregate score at 2-2. However, as it stands, Gent will go through on away goals.

Still plenty of time left for Spurs to find another.


Now then. After Eriksen's goal-bound effort is accidentally blocked by Kane, who cannot get the ball out of his feet, Tottenham come again.

Walker combines nicely with Eriksen before Wanyama, an unlikely scorer, curls an unstoppable drive into the top corner. Son making his presence felt already.

Game on.

Victor Wanyama


Goal: Tottenham 2-1 Gent (Victor Wanyama)


Pochettino signals his attacking intent by replacing the ineffective Davies with Son.

Kane guides a difficult header wide after being picked out by Walker.


What a chance for Kane to give Tottenham real hope with over 30 minutes of this tie remaining.

Running onto a pass from Eriksen, the England striker pulls his powerful shot wide of the far post.