Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 12/15/11
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A 4-0 win was not enough to see Spurs through to the last 32 as Harry Redknapp's European campaign ended in disappointment and anger in Dublin. Goals from Steven Pienaar, Andros Townsend, Jermain Defoe and Harry Kane gave Tottenham a comprehensive victory over the Irish part-timers, but Rubin Kazan's 1-1 draw at PAOK Salonika meant the favourites for Group A crashed out. The match took an ugly turn with 20 minutes to go when Redknapp reacted angrily to barracking from the Shamrock fans by appearing to aim a defiant clenched-fist gesture towards them from the edge of his technical area. Despite being overwhelming favourites to top Group A when the draw was made, defeats against Rubin Kazan and PAOK Salonika with weakened sides earlier in the competition had cost Tottenham dearly and Redknapp had already written off his team's chances of qualifying before kick-off tonight. The Londoners went in to the match tonight knowing they had to beat Shamrock and hope PAOK beat Rubin while the S...
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