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English clubs qualify for last 32 of Europa League

TOTTENHAM have qualified for the Europa League knockout stages after Harry Kane’s second-half goal saw Spurs beat Qarabag 1-0 in Azerbaijan.

Mauricio Pochettino named a strong side despite the fact Spurs face Chelsea early on Sunday and he was rewarded with a victory from their marathon trip to Baku.

Spurs are three points clear at the top of Group J with Anderlecht in second spot following their surprise 2-0 triumph in Monaco.

Liverpool are also through to the last 32 after they beat Bordeaux 2-1 at Anfield. James Milner (penalty) and Christian Benteke were on target for Jurken Klopp's side.