Modric sits out bore draw as Adebayor arrives at the Lane

Tottenham Hotspur 0 Hearts 0 (Tottenham win 5-0 on aggregate)

The footballing earthquake that was necessary to prevent Tottenham progressing into today's draw for the group stage of the Europa League failed to materialise last night, although unlike a week ago they struggled to defeat a far more resolute Hearts side. Using four teenaged debutants but not Luka Modric, Spurs missed a penalty and were unable to add to last Thursday's five goals.

Despite insisting that they will hold onto Modric, who is due to play against Manchester City on Sunday, Tottenham have again left their transfer business late, going into the final week of the window before last night securing Emmanuel Adebayor from City and the Spanish midfielder Iago Falque from Juventus on season-long loans. Adebayor watched from the main stand and will have to do so again on Sunday, when he is ineligible. "The chairman's working on a couple of transfers at the moment," Harry Redknapp said later, admitting that Real Madrid's Lassana Diarra was one of them.

If the personnel were very different from the first leg, so was the pattern of the game. Several thousand raucous visiting supporters thought their team had scored as early as the 12th minute, when Gordon Smith took a pass from Rudi Skacel and struck a ferocious drive against the underside of the bar.

The Scots should have fallen behind, however, after half an hour. Harry Kane was brought down by Jamie Macdonald, but the goalkeeper was allowed to stay on the pitch and threw himself to his right to push away Kane's penalty.

Tottenham Hotspur (4-4-2): Cudicini; Corluka, Dawson (Kaboul, 46), Bassong, Townsend; Fredericks (Kranjcar, 61), Huddlestone, Livermore (J Nicholson, 76), Carroll; Pavlyuchenko, Kane. Substitutes not used Friedel, Assou-Ekotto, Van der Vaart, Defoe.

Hearts (4-1-4-1): MacDonald; McGowan, Webster, Zaliukas, Grainger; Jonsson; Templeton, Robinson (Taouil, 79), Skacel (Mrowiec, 72), Novikovas; Smith (Suso Santana, 83). Substitutes not used Kello, Obua, Driver, Stevenson.

Referee A Kakos (Greece).

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