PIC: How Sheriff used Arsenal rivalry to wind up Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur subject to more Europa League trolling...

Tottenham Hotspur maintained their 100% record in the Europa League this season as their 2-0 slaying of FC Sheriff sees them in a dominant position atop Group K with nine points from their opening three matches.

Still yet to concede, Spurs' perfect start - engineered by accomplished manager Andre Villas-Boas - was bolstered thanks to goals from Jan Vertonghen and Jermain Defoe, who has now struck six times in continental competition this season and moves him level to Martin Chivers' club-record 22-goal haul on the European stage.

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While the talk should be centred on Tottenham's successes, it has been noted that a trolling leit motif has developed as, following on from a female Tromso fan dancing in front of the Spurs support in an Arsenal shirt, the Sheriff fans too have adopted Gunners memorabilia and, this time, armed themselves with a red-and-white banner.

The banter may have had an effect on the traveling Hotspur lot, it did not divert the attention of the players, even during Sheriff's best spell when Vlad Chiriches was called upon to block what would have been an expert equaliser.

If Tottenham produce a victory on the return fixture on November 7, when they take on Sheriff in their own manor, then progression to the knockout stages of the tournament will be guaranteed.

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