ENGLISH TEAMS EUROPE MISADVENTURE – Arsenal and Manchester City crash out of Champions League, Spurs walk a tight rope in Europa League

          Following the exit of Arsenal and Manchester City from the Champions League by Bayern Munich and Barcelona respectively, another English side endured a horrid night as Tottenham capped a dismal week for English clubs in Europe with a 3-1 first-leg loss to Benfica in the Europa League at White Hart

Villa-Boas sack shocked Allardyce

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says he is surprised that Tottenham took the decision to sack manager Andre Villas-Boas. Spurs parted company with Villas-Boas on Monday and Tim Sherwood will be in charge of Tottenham for Wednesday night's Capital One Cup match against West Ham at White Hart Lane. Allardyce said: "Spurs

Villas-Boas commends Tottenham's patience

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has expressed his admiration for his side's patience in their 2-0 Europa League win over Tromso on Thursday. Spurs progress to the next round of the competition as Group K winners was guaranteed thanks to Anzhi Makhachkala's 1-1 draw with Sheriff Tiraspol, took all three points through