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Oct 2, 2014 at 8.05pm UK at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
SpursTottenham Hotspur
1-1
BesiktasBesiktas
Kane (27')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Ba (89' pen.)

Result: Tottenham Hotspur settle for draw after late Demba Ba penalty

Tottenham Hotspur and Besiktas play out a 1-1 draw in tonight's Europa League Group C clash at White Hart Lane, as Demba Ba's late penalty gives the visitors a point.

A late penalty by Demba Ba allowed Besiktas to seize a 1-1 draw right at the death against Tottenham Hotspur in tonight's Europa League Group C clash at White Hart Lane.

Gokhan Tore of Besiktas and Vlad Chiriches of Spurs battle for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Besiktas JK at White Hart Lane on October 2, 2014© Getty Images

The visitors tested Spurs in the early stages, as they powered forward on every occasion and forced several errors by the home side.

Ba then swivelled in the area in the 12th minute before powering a shot towards goal, which cannoned off the Spurs post.

However, the breakthrough came the way of the home side in the 27th minute, as Nabil Bentaleb was able to expertly set up Harry Kane.

The young striker was able to power forward to the edge of the box blast a shot off the foot of the post and into the net.

Besiktas were unlucky not to equalise in the latter stages of the first half, as Ba and Tomas Sivok threatened time after time, while Olcay Sahan had to be denied by Hugo Lloris's outstretched foot in the 32nd minute.

The game continued to be open-ended after the break, as Andros Townsend curled a shot over the bar in the 54th minute, while moments later, Sahan's shot had to be thwarted by a one-handed Lloris save.

Just before the hour, Bentaleb's low, drilled effort skimmed narrowly past the far post, but Sahan countered again a few minutes later when his acrobatic scissor kick flew narrowly wide.

As Besiktas turned the screw in the latter stages of the game, Lloris was forced to deny the visitors' frontline time and time again, with a multitude of saves to keep Spurs in the lead.

Just when it seemed like the home side would claim all three points, a Vlad Chiriches handball in the final minute of the game gifted the visitors a penalty, with Ba making no mistake and nonchalantly stroking the ball past Lloris into the net.

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Gokhan Tore of Besiktas and Vlad Chiriches of Spurs battle for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Besiktas JK at White Hart Lane on October 2, 2014
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