4 October, 2013 - 09:33

Tottenham and Swansea maintain perfect start in Europa League

Tottenham and Swansea maintain perfect start in Europa League

Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City maintained their perfect start in Europe after second straight victories over Anzhi Makhachkala and St.Gallen respectively.

The second-string London side had no problems in Russia as Jermain Defoe and Nacer Chadli scored in the first half to secure a victory.

Swansea City, however, had a tough test from the Swiss opponents in Wales. The visitors could have opened the scoring 15 minutes into the game but Goran Karanović missed from the penalty spot. Wayne Routledge hit the back of the net in 53 minutes to give Swansea a hard-fought win. Michu got a head injury in the middle of the first half and kept on bleeding until the end of the match having to change his shirt five times.

Wigan Athletic earned their first European victory over Maribor 3-1 courtesy of a brace from Nick Powell and a goal from Ben Watson.

Kuban Krasnodar 0-2 Valencia
Swansea City 1-0 St.Gallen

Anzhi 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur
Tromso 1-1 Sheriff

Rubin Kazan 4-0 Zulte-Waregem
Wigan Athletic 3-1 Maribor

Shakhter Karagandy 1-1 Maccabi Haifa
AZ 1-1 PAOK

Rapid Wien 2-2 Dynamo Kyiv
Genk 2-1 Thun

Sevilla 2-0 Freiburg
Slovan 2-1 Estoril

Rijeka 1-1 Real Betis
Lyon 1-1 Vitoria Guimaraes

Legia Warszawa 0-1 Apollon
Trabzonspor 3-3 Lazio

Ludogorets 3-0 Dinamo Zagreb
Chornomorets 0-2 PSV

Esbjerg 1-2 Salzburg
Elfsborg 1-1 Standard Liege

Dnipro 1-2 Fiorentina
Pacos de Ferreira 1-1 Pandurii

APOEL 0-3 Eintracht Frankfurt
Bordeaux 1-2 Maccabi Tel Aviv

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Author: Leon Smolski

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