European football: Tottenham defeats Celtic 2 - 0

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

David Bentley takes a corner for Blackburn Rovers against Arsenal FC during the 2006/2007 season.
Image: Mikołaj Kirschke/Augsburg College Echo.

Tottenham Hotspur defeated Scottish team Celtic Football Club 2 – 0 with goals coming from Darren Bent and new signing David Bentley.

The game was a pretournament friendly exhibition game between the English and Scottish sides at the Feyenoord Jubilee Tournament in {{w|Rotterdam]], Netherlands. Celtic were last season's Scottish Premier League champions. Tottenham Hotspur finished 11th in the English Premier League last season.

Bentley, the £15 million new signing and English international scored in the eightieth minute with veteran Bent first opening up the scoreboard after a mistake in the 24th minute by Celtic defender Paul Hartley allowed Bent to pounce and score a goal past Celtic keeper Artur Boruc.

Teams

Spurs: Gomes; Zokora (Gunter, 83), Dawson, Woodgate (Bale, 45), Assou-Ekotto; Lennon (Bentley, 45), Huddlestone (King, 62), Jenas, Modric (O'Hara, 83); Berbatov, Bent Subs: Jansson, Gilberto

Celtic: Boruc; Hinkel, McManus (O'Dea, 45), Caldwell, Wilson (Naylor, 61); Hartley (Donati, 73), S Brown, Robson (Caddis, 56), McGeady; McDonald, Vennegoor of Hesselink (Samaras, 62) Subs: M Brown, Balde


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