Tottenham made it five wins from five in the Europa League following a 2-0 victory on the road to Tromso of Norway on Thursday evening.
The match was played on an artificial pitch in which snow needed to be cleared from before the game in freezing conditions.
Under-pressure boss Andre Villas-Boas chose to field a strong side despite already being guaranteed top spot in the group following Anzhi Makhachkala’s 1-1 draw with Sheriff Tiraspol earlier in the day.
There were starts for out of form striker Roberto Soldado, England winger Andros Townsend, Frenchman Etienne Capoue and Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Spurs had to wait until the second half to break the deadlock against Tromso and they were given help off Adnan Causevic as he put the ball through his own net.
The win was made sure of when Mousa Dembele doubled his side’s lead with 15 minutes remaining on the clock.
Tottenham are into 6/1 in the football betting on bet365.com for the Europa League following their latest success in the competition. The field is expected to get stronger as teams from the Champions League will enter at the next stage of the draw later next month.
Spurs will now prepare for a home tie against Manchester United on Sunday in the Premier League. Their last domestic game saw them hammered 6-0 by Manchester City at the Etihad Stdium, a result which has left some Spurs fans calling for the Portuguese man to be sacked from his position as manager.
The North London club have dropped all the way down to ninth place in the league table on 20 points. A win against United, still one of the favourites in the betting on bet365.com, will see them leapfrog the reigning champions though, and depending on results elsewhere, could see them return into the top four.