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Spurs brush Bremen aside to reach knockouts

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Rafael Benitez admits Inter Milan position is 'critical'

Internazionale head coach Rafael Benitez has called on the club to show a united front after they lost 2-1 at Serie A rivals Chievo on Sunday.

Samuel Eto'o punished for Zidane-like headbutt

Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto'o was banned today for three Serie A matches for a headbutt during Chievo's 2-1 win on Sunday after being tried and convicted by league chiefs on television evidence.

Capello thrust into Inter frame with Benitez running out of chances

Fabio Capello is being touted as a potential successor to the under-pressure Rafael Benitez at Internazionale – a move which could yet give the Football Association an escape from its awkward partnership with the Italian coach.

Huddlestone to miss three months with ankle injury

Midfielder added to Spurs' extensive sick-list, but club lifted by return of Defoe and Lennon

No FA action against Huddlestone

Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone has escaped any disciplinary action for an alleged stamp on Bolton's Johan Elmander.

Redknapp did not see Huddlestone incident

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp today insisted he had still to see Tom Huddlestone's alleged stamp on Bolton striker Johan Elmander which could land the midfielder a Football Association charge.

Robin van Persie included in Holland squad

Injured Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has been named in the preliminary Holland squad for their friendly against Turkey in Amsterdam on November 17.

Harry Redknapp delighted with Tottenham success

Harry Redknapp reckons no team in Europe will relish coming to White Hart Lane following Tottenham's stunning Champions League victory over Inter Milan.

Italian press unanimously praise Gareth Bale

The Italian press have been unanimous in singling out Tottenham star Gareth Bale as the main reason for Inter Milan's first defeat in the Champions League this season.

Dazzling Bale bursts past Inter to shoot hot Spurs to the top

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United's handy winger is set to lead Champions' League Turkey shoot

After a notably successful last round of matches in Europe two weeks ago, in which Tottenham were the only losers of the seven British sides, the coming week of reverse fixtures offers some sterner tests. In taking on the European champions Internazionale again, Spurs can at least look back on a more encouraging second-half performance in the San Siro, and can add the knowledge that if they win on Tuesday they could top the group with two games to play. Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United are already in that happy position at the halfway stage, though the latter pair face long treks to Ukraine and Turkey respectively.

McClaren will not replace Capello in 2012, says Brooking

The debate over who succeeds Fabio Capello as England manager in two years' time is set to intensify after an admission by the Football Association director of football development, Trevor Brooking, that it will not be Steve McClaren after all.

McClaren will not be the next England manager

Brooking says 2012 is too early for the 'wally with the brolly' to replace Fabio Capello

Bale shows that winning friends and influencing people is as easy as 1, 2, 3

Sparkling hat-trick against European champions confirms Spurs winger's reputation as Britain's brightest talent
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