English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur qualified for the group stage of the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League courtesy of a 4-0 victory over Switzerland’s BSC Young Boys in London last night.
England international Peter Crouch notched a hat trick as Spurs overcame a 3-2 first-leg away deficit to win the home and away tie 6-3 on aggregate. With the result, Tottenham retures to the top flight of European club competition for the first time since 1962.
England will be the only country with four teams in the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League with fellow EPL clubs Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United already having qualified via their league positions at the end of last season.
Spurs (4-4-2) – Gomes (Cudicini, 46); Corluka, Dawson, King, Assou-Ekotto; Lennon, Palacios, Huddlestone, Bale (Kranjcar, 81); Crouch, Defoe (Pavlyuchenko, 61). Subs: Kaboul, Jenas, Giovani, Keane.
Young Boys (4-1-4-1) – Wolfli; Sutter (Regazzoni, 61), Affolter, Jemal, Spycher; Doubai (C Schneuwly, 81); Degan, Costanzo (M Schneuwly, 61) Lulic, Hochstrasser; Bienvenu. Subs: Burki, De Pierro, Raimondi, Mayuka.