Tottenham paid the price for a Dele Alli horror tackle as Mauricio Pochettino’s side drew 2-2 with Gent and crashed out of the Europa League last 32.
Trailing 1-0 from the first leg in Belgium, Spurs enjoyed the perfect start at Wembley when Christian Eriksen opened the scoring only for a Harry Kane own-goal to pull the visitors level.
Then, in the 39th minute, came Alli’s moment of madness as he lunged high into Gent’s Brecht Dejaegere, leaving Spurs needing to score twice more with 10 men.
Victor Wanyama’s superb second-half strike gave Tottenham temporary hope but it was all for nothing, as substitute Jeremy Perbet’s late goal ensured Gent snatched a shock victory.
Hugo Lloris: 6
Kyle Walker: 7
Toby Alderweireld: 7
Jan Vertonghen: 6
Ben Davies: 5
Eric Dier: 5
Victor Wanyama: 7
Mousa Dembele: 6
Christian Eriksen: 8
Dele Alli: 3
Harry Kane: 5
Son Heung-min (for Davies, 56): 7
Harry Winks (for Dembele, 74): 7
Vincent Janssen (for Dier, 89): 5
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