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Tottenham’s decision to leave their big guns at home saw them lose 1-0 to Vitesse Arnhem in Group G of Europa Conference League.

The likes of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Cristiano Romero and Hugo Lloris did not travel to Holland with Sunday’s clash at West Ham in mind and a second string were undone by Maximilian Wittek’s 78th-minute strike.

Unsurprisingly given the amount of changes, Spurs were not up to much in an attacking sense in the first half, with teenage striker Dane Scarlett up against it in a lone role in attack.

They immediately showed more after the break and were within inches of taking the lead in the 47th minute. Giovani Lo Celso showed why he is becoming a key player for Argentina as he went on an enterprising dribble before laying it off for Gil, whose first-time shot rattled the crossbar.

That was as good as it got for Spurs who were pinned further and further back as the second half wore on, with Eli Dasa twice going close with efforts from distance, the second effort bringing a smart stop out of Gollini.

It was no surprise when the goal came 12 minutes from time as Wittek brilliantly volleyed home Dasa’s cross from the edge of the area to send the home crowd wild.

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Elsewhere in Group G, Rennes saw out their 2-1 win at NS Mura to go clear atop the standings.

It means Spurs are third on four points, with Vitesse second on six and Rennes top on seven.

Next up in the competition, the Dutch side come to North London on November 6.

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Bergwijn – 6

Tanganga – 7

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Safe to say Vitesse enjoyed that

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Full time! Vitesse 1-0 Tottenham

90+4 mins: A short set play goes nowhere and is eventually acrobatically cleared. Lo Celso’s final cross is poor. That’s the game.

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90+4 mins: Lo Celso fouled. Here comes one final chance…

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90+3 mins: Dele puts the ball in and it bounces harmlessly up for the goalkeeper. Another cheer. Another minute ticks by.

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90+2 mins: The GelreDome is ready to enjoy this, cheering every lump clear as Tottenham probe for a route back into the game.

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90 mins: Sanchez intervenes as Tottenham do more defending than they’d like at this stage.

Four minutes added on.

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89 mins: Buitink’s efforts to slow Spurs down earns him a yellow card, for launching a 45-yard shot after committing a foul.

It gives the visitors the ball back but they can’t do anything with it.

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