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Spurs come undone in Russia

sports Updated: Nov 04, 2011 23:06 IST

Tottenham failed to provide their absent manager Harry Redknapp with a Europa League win after his heart operation on Thursday as elsewhere on the fourth batch of group matches five teams ensured safe passage to the round of 32.

The quintet joining already qualified Sporting Lisbon were Dutch duo PSV Eindhoven and FC Twente, Belgian giants Anderlecht, Polish outfit Legia Warszawa and Spain's Athletic Bilbao.

Tottenham came away from their taxing 6,500 kilometre round trip to the outer reaches of the continent empty-handed after a 1-0 defeat at Rubin Kazan, with Redknapp keeping tabs on his mix of youngsters and veterans on television back home.

The 64-year-old Spurs boss had earlier in the day been released from hospital after Wednesday's procedure to insert two stents to unblock coronary arteries, with assistant manager Kevin Bond and first team coach Joe Jordan taking charge in Tatarstan.