FK Shkendija vs Tottenham live: Latest score as hosts cancel out Erik Lamela goal with stunner
Good afternoon and welcome along to live coverage of Spurs’ Europa League qualifying tie against North Macedonian’s side KF Shkendija.
Jose Mourinho’s side survived a scare when they saw off Lokomotiv Plovdiv in Bulgaria in the last round and they face another arduous midweek away trip to eastern Europe this week to take on Shkendija.
It would have been Spurs’ second game in 48 hours but their Carabao Cup third round tie against Leyton Orient was called off in midweek after the League One side suffered an outbreak of coronavirus in their squad.
New recruit Sergio Reguilon is not involved in the party that has travelled to North Macedonia, nor is Gareth Bale. One player who has travelled and is expected to start is Dele Alli, who has been left out of the past two matchday squads and has been thrown down a challenge by Mourinho to earn his place back in the Premier League eleven.
The manager is expected to hand starts to reserve goalkeeper Joe Hart as Hugo Lloris gets a rest. Serge Aurier could make his first outing of the season at right back while Tanguy Ndombele could make his second start in successive games as he builds up match fitness.
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Mourinho is still missing Japhet Tanganga through injury, although the young defender has begun his outdoor return, while Gareth Bale will not be back in action until next month with his knee problem.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, was one of a couple of players who picked up minor knocks in the victory at Southampton, will be rested.
We will have all the build-up and live updates from the match later this evening, with kick off in Macedonia arriving at 7pm UK time.
We will also have coverage of Mourinho’s post-match press conference and a full transcript with every word he has to say after the game so stick with us for the evening and we will bring you all the latest.