- Arsene Wenger kept Arsenal’s players in for dressing room for showdown talks after Man United loss
- Arsenal paid £50,000 for Paul Gascoigne’s medical care; Spurs made Gazza pay for CL tickets [Sun]
- Brendan Rodgers’ position as Liverpool manager “not under immediate threat” [BBC]
- Inter’s Dodo was left with a horrifically mangled face after his clash with AC Milan’s Sulley Muntari
- Cesc Fabregas has never enjoyed “a football match as much as” Chelsea 1st half v West Brom
Clinical Jermain Defoe leads Spurs to 3-1 win over Maribor
Tottenham Hotspur 3 – Maribor 1 (Europa League, November 8, 2012) (Alternative highlights 1 & alternative highlights 2.) Jermain Defoe put Tottenham in front with a lovely finish from a Gareth Bale pinpoint delivery. Robert Beric levelled the score for Maribor following a poor backpass from Kyle Naughton and another mistake from Hugo Lloris. Jermain Defoe restored the lead for Tottenham with a clinical left-footed finish. Jermain Defoe completed his hat-trick after more fantastic wing play from Gareth Bale.
- Updated: November 8, 2012