(Sporting Alert) — Tottenham recorded a victory in Europe, but fellow English outfits Swansea City and Wigan were both held in Europa League group action on Thursday night.
Defender Jan Vertonghen and striker Jermain Defoe were on target for Spurs to pick up a 2-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol in Group K action on the road.
However, Swansea City and Wigan both had to settled for 1-1 draws at home in their fixtures.
Michu netted for Swansea to give them the lead in the second half, but former EPL striker Djibril Cisse salvage a point for Kuban in Group A at the Liberty Stadium.
In Group D at the DW Stadium, Wigan finished 1-1 with Rubin Kazan, with on loan Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell scoring the leveller for the Championship side in the 40th minute.
Elsewhere on Thursday night, Federico Cartabia scored a brace in Valencia’s 5-1 win over St Gallen in Group A at the Mestalla, while Fiorentina defeated Pandurii Targu-Jiu 3-0 in Group E at Stadio Artemio Franchi.
– EUROPA LEAGUE RESULTS:
Full-Time: Swansea 1-1 Kuban
Full-Time: Valencia 5-1 St. Gallen
Full-Time: Chornomorets 0-1 Ludogorets
Full-Time: Dinamo Zagreb 0-0 PSV
Full-Time: Elfsborg 1-2 Esbjerg
Full-Time: Salzburg 2-1 Standard
Full-Time: Wigan 1-1 Rubin
Full-Time: Zulte-Waregem 1-3 Maribor
Full-Time: Fiorentina 3-0 Pandurii
Full-Time: Pacos de Ferreira 0-2 Dnipro
Full-Time: Bordeaux 2-1 APOEL
Full-Time: Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 Maccabi T-A
Full-Time: Dynamo K. 3-0 Thun
Full-Time: Genk 1-1 Rapid
Full-Time: Freiburg 1-1 Estoril
Full-Time: Liberec 1-1 Sevilla
Full-Time: Betis 1-0 Guimaraes
Full-Time: Lyon 1-0 Rijeka
Full-Time: Apollon Limassol 0-0 Lazio
Full-Time: Trabzonspor 2-0 Legia
Full-Time: Anzhi 1-0 Tromso
Full-Time: Sherif 0-2 Tottenham
Full-Time: Shakhter Karaganda 1-1 AZ
Full-Time: PAOK 3-2 Maccabi Haifa