Girard talks up Origi

Lille manager Rene Girard has continued to rave about his striker Divock Origi and has compared him to Everton duo Samuel Eto'o and Romelu Lukaku.

Tottenham 5-1 Asteras Tripolis

Harry Kane scored a hat-trick and Erik Lamela added a brace as ten-man Spurs romped to a 5-1 victory over Asteras in the Europa League.

Lille 0-0 Everton

A hard-fought Europa League battle in France saw both sides walk away with a point, as Everton stay top of their group.

Tottenham v Asteras Tripolis

Tottenham continue their campaign in the Europa League when they take on Greek outfit Asteras Tripolis at White Hart Lane on Thursday.

Girard being patient with Origi

Lille manager Rene Girard was keen to lift the weight of expectation off Divock Origi's shoulders ahead of Thursday's clash against Everton.

Lille v Everton

Everton will be looking to maintain their unbeaten start in this season's Europa League when they travel to France to face Lille on Thursday.

Inzaghi gunning for Coppa

AC Milan manager Filippo Inzaghi has targeted this season's Coppa Italia as a way to earn his side a place in continental football.

Martinez praises Everton character

Everton manager Roberto Martinez paid tribute to his side after a late rally saw the Toffees sneak a, 1-1 draw in their Europa League clash with Krasnodar.

Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Besiktas

Demba Ba scored a late penalty as Tottenham Hotspur were held to a draw at home to Europa League Group C rivals Besiktas.

Krasnodar 1-1 Everton

Despite being outplayed for long spells, Everton secured a 1-1 draw against Krasnador in Russia thanks to Samuel Eto'o's equaliser.

Toffees tap into local knowledge

Roberto Martinez says Aiden McGeady and Samuel Eto'o's knowledge of Russian conditions will be advantageous ahead of Thursday's clash in Krasnodar.

Tottenham v Besiktas

Tottenham Hotspur switch focus to Europa League on Thursday where they will host Turkish outfit Besiktas in a Group C clash at White Hart Lane.

FC Krasnodar v Everton

Everton make the long trip to Russia on Thursday to take on FC Krasnodar in a Europa League clash they will be desperate to win.

No European hangover for Everton

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard is confident that his side will not struggle to lift themselves following their Europa League exploits in midweek.

Martinez praises superb Howard

Roberto Martinez has paid tribute to goalkeeper Tim Howard after his top-draw performance helped Everton to a 4-1 win over Wolfsburg.

Results
South African ABSA Premier League
Wednesday 22nd October
Free State Stars 0 - 0 Amazulu
Bidvest Wits 0 - 2 Polokwane City
Supersport United 1 - 4 Maritzburg United
Ajax Cape Town 2 - 1 Platinum Stars
University Of Pretoria 1 - 2 Bloemfontein Celtic

Barclays Premier League
Monday 20th October
West Bromwich Albion 2 - 2 Manchester United
Sunday 19th October
Stoke City 2 - 1 Swansea City
Queens Park Rangers 2 - 3 Liverpool
Saturday 18th October
Southampton 8 - 0 Sunderland
Newcastle United 1 - 0 Leicester City
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