Europa League

Defoe hat trick helps Spurs stop Maribor

November 8, 2012
By Press Association
Jermain Defoe responded to his England snub by scoring a superb hat trick as Spurs stopped Maribor 3-1 to put their Europa League campaign back on track.

Just nine hours after he was left out of Roy Hodgson's Three Lions squad, the Tottenham striker put in a top-class performance against the Slovenian side, scoring all three goals to move Spurs up to second in Group J with two matches to go.

The 30-year-old's excellent display owed a lot to his partnership with Emmanuel Adebayor, ...

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