Sport Tromsoe's Remi Johansen in duel with Tottenham's Nacer Chadli

Tottenham’s manager, Andre Villas-Boas, believes his players are ready to take on Manchester United after a disappointing display in northern Norway – and says the Premier League champions could be the perfect opponents for his side.

Erik Lamela, who scored the first and made the second, is mobbed

Tottenham 2 Sheriff 1 match report: Jermain Defoe breaks club record as Erik Lamela begins to win hearts at White Hart Lane

England striker passes Martin Chivers' European goalscoring record with Europa League penalty

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris lies stricken on the Goodison Park pitch after colliding with Romelu Lukaku

Andre Villas-Boas risks re-opening feud with Romelu Lukaku after suggesting Everton striker could have avoided collision with Hugo Lloris

Spurs manager responds to criticism for failing to take the goalkeeper off after he suffered a blow to the head

Hugo Lloris stays on the field during Tottenham's draw with Everton despite being having earlier lost consciousness

Hugo Lloris concussion: Tottenham goalkeeper set for further assessment

Frenchman will undergo tests ahead of Spurs' Europa League game against Sheriff Tiraspol

Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Capital One Cup against Aston Villa

Anzhi v Tottenham team news: Jermain Defoe given opportunity to break club record in Europa League

The England striker selected to start the match in Russia

Emmanuel Adebayor leaves the pitch in Basel after defeat on penalties

Basel 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2 match report: Penalty hoodoo costs Spurs place in final four

Aggregate 4-4 (aet); Basel win 4-1 on penalties

Andre Villas-Boas leaped to Gareth Bale's defence

Europa League: FC Basel v Tottenham match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Europa League quarter-final second leg at St. Jakob Park

Heurelho Gomes

Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes breaks hand

The stopper is currently on loan with Hoffenheim

Tottenham Hotspur midfielders Gareth Bale (L), Moussa Dembele (C) and Lewis Holtby vie for the ball in training

Europa League: Tottenham v FC Basel match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Europa League quarter-final at White Hart Lane

Andre Villas-Boas leaped to Gareth Bale's defence

Tottenham v Basle: Andre Villas-Boas wary of Basle experience ahead of Europa League tie

Sides meet at White Hart Lane in the quarter-final first leg

Swansea City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 match report: Gareth Bale puts Spurs back on course for Europe

Another outstanding display from the Welshman is too much for Swansea

Spurs’ Gareth Bale is blocked by Maxime Gonalons

Match Report: AVB relishes Inter return for Tottenham

Lyons 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 (Tottenham win 3-2 on aggregate)

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe picks up an injury in the Premier League match against West Brom

Jermain Defoe some way from return for Tottenham

England striker out for longer than expected

Spurs' Hugo Lloris says Thursday's game against Lyon

Hugo Lloris: Lyon v Tottenham match 'could almost be a Champions League game'

France captain relishes clash with former club

Gareth Bale scores the winning free-kick against Lyon

Despite comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale insists there is 'a lot of room for improvement'

Tottenham winger scored two brilliant free-kicks in victory over Lyon

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War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?
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Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?