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Fernando Llorente off the mark for Tottenham in stroll against Apoel

It has taken a while – 17 appearances, to be precise – but Fernando Llorente is up and running as a Tottenham Hotspur goalscorer. The summer signing from Swansea City has been used mainly as a substitute by Mauricio Pochettino but, given a starting opportunity in what was a dead Champions League rubber, he responded with a decent all-round performance and he crowned it with his first goal in the club’s colours.

Given Tottenham’s recent stutters – they have won only once in five Premier League matches – it was an opportunity for them to find a bit of momentum and Llorente did so on a personal level. Son Heung-min did likewise. The winger added Spurs’ second goal before he was withdrawn on 65 minutes, with an eye on the game against Stoke City on Saturday.

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