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Spurs out despite win

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A 4-0 win over Shamrock Rovers was not enough to see Tottenham through to the last 32 of the Europa League as Harry Redknapp's European campaign ended in disappointment and anger in Dublin.

Goals from Steven Pienaar, Andros Townsend, Jermain Defoe and Harry Kane gave Tottenham a comprehensive victory over the Irish part-timers, but Rubin Kazan's 1-1 draw at PAOK Salonika meant the favourites for Group A crashed out.

The match took an ugly turn with 20 minutes to go when Redknapp reacted angrily to barracking from the Shamrock fans by appearing to aim a defiant clenched-fist gesture towards them from the edge of his technical area.

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Europa League
Tottenham Hotspur
Football
Andros Townsend
Premier League
Jermain Defoe
Steven Pienaar

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