Mourinho will be very pleased with what he saw from his team this evening. Tottenham Hotspur cruise to a 4-0 victory, putting them in a good position to qualify for the last 32 of the Europa League. The Spurs boss was able to rest pretty much all of his key figures, which will serve the North London side well heading into the winter schedule.
- 2nd Half
- 1st Half
Tottenham Hotspur - Ludogorets
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FULL TIME: Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Ludogorets
This has been so comfortable for Spurs as they play this match to a finish at walking pace. Ludogorets just haven't been able to handle the North London side. Utterly dominant.
Across the face! Scarlett is played in behind the Ludogorets defence, but his shot flashes wide of the far post. That would have been a nice piece of history for the youngster.
There will be four minutes of stoppage time played at the end of the match.
Next up for Spurs is a tricky Premier League match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Mourinho will be pleased he's been able to rest all his key figures ahead of that.
This second half has been a training exercise for Spurs. They have barely moved out of second gear and they have still managed to add two more goals to the scoreline. Easy.
Scarlett was in behind! What a moment that could have been for the youngster! He took down a pass over the top, but the Ludogorets goalkeeper came off his line to smother the shot.
- OffTottenham Hotspur
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... and Scarlett is the third youngster to be given his Spurs debut. Nice moment.
- OffDele AlliTottenham Hotspur
- OnHarvey WhiteTottenham Hotspur
... White is also on off the bench for the final stages of the match...
- OffJoe HartTottenham Hotspur
- OnAlfie WhitemanTottenham Hotspur
Here we go. Three debutants on at once. Whiteman comes on...
Dele is about to come off for Tottenham. The midfielder has played pretty well and contributed two assists, but he will be a little disappointed that he wasn't able to score himself.
Tottenham are cruising this and it looks like Mourinho is going to make three changes in one go. This is an opportunity to give some youngsters some valuable game time.
Over the bar! Clarke holds up the ball in the opposition box and sets up Winks for the shot, but the midfielder sends his effort over the crossbar when he should have hit the target.
Moura really wanted that goal. The Brazilian is having to fight hard for his position in the Spurs starting lineup under pressure from Bale and that will give Mourinho something to think about.
- GoalLucas MouraTottenham Hotspur
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Tottenham Hotspur 4 (73 mins - Lucas Moura) Ludogorets 0. This is so easy for Spurs now. Dele plays the pass into Vinicius, the Brazilian shows good presence of mind to set up his countryman for the shot and Moura burries his effort into the back of the Ludogorets net! Lovely goal, that.
- OffClaudiu KeserüLudogorets
- OnMavis TchibotaLudogorets
Tchibota comes on for the final 20 minutes or so. Can he make any sort of difference?
- OffKiril DespodovLudogorets
- OnBernard TekpeteyLudogorets
Ludogorets also make a change of their own, but this one is surely beyond them now.
- OffGareth BaleTottenham Hotspur
- OnJack ClarkeTottenham Hotspur
A second change for Tottenham with Clarke coming on for Bale for the final 20 minutes.
Spurs are on course to move on to nine points in the group. They can't qualify for the last 32 of the Europa League this evening, but this win would put them right on the brink.
The commentator on this match says Winks' shot has been measured at 56 yards out! I said 40 yards. It was even further out than that! What an incredible goal. Just say you meant it, Harry.
The replays show Winks was possibly looking for the run of Bale to the back post, but the way he shapes, it does look a bit like a shot. Let's see what he says after the game...
- GoalHarry WinksTottenham Hotspur
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Tottenham Hotspur 3 (63 mins - Harry Winks) Ludogorets 0. Did he mean that?! Winks has just scored a stunner from about 40 yards out, lobbing the goalkeeper and finding the back of the net off the underside of the crossbar! What a goal if he meant it! Spurs are now three goals to the good!
Hjobjerg has been pretty impressive for Tottenham since joining from Southampton in the summer. He should help the home side shore things up in the centre of the pitch to see this out.
- OffTanguy N'DombeleTottenham Hotspur
- OnPierre-Emile HøjbjergTottenham Hotspur
There's the change we were expecting - it's Ndombele who comes off and Hjobjerg is introduced.
Spurs have taken their foot off the gas in this second half. They are still in control, seeing the majority of possession, but Ludogorets are showing a bit more energy.
It looks like there might be a chance coming for Tottenham. There is some activity down on the home team's bench. Ndombele is surely a candidate to be rested, you would think.
While he has yet to find his scoring touch in front of goal this evening, there are signs Bale is starting to find peak fitness. He is getting closer and closer to that level.
Bale denied! That was a good opportunity for Spurs to score a third! Doherty knocked down a diagonal pass from Winks, with Bale running on to the ball. The goalkeeper makes the save at his near post.
Will Mourinho take the opportunity to give some of the club's youngsters a run out in this second half? Or does he want the third goal first to make sure of the points?
- Yellow cardTanguy N'DombeleTottenham Hotspur
There's a yellow card for Ndombele. The referee has been quite card happy this evening.
Offside call! Bale was breaking in behind the Ludogorets backline when the pass came over the top. However, the flag is up against the Welsh winger and that was the right call.
If this level of domination keeps up, we wil also surely see Ndombele come off at some point in the second half. The Frenchman also played against Manchester City at the weekend.
As things stand, it would be surprising if Kane and Son were introduced in this second half. Surely Mourinho would like the luxury of being able to rest both players for the full 90.
It's fair to say Spurs have had it all their own way so far. Ludogorets just haven't been able to get out of their own half. It feels like a mission of damage limitation from them.
- 2nd Half
The second half is under way! Tottenham Hotspur have a 2-0 lead over Ludogorets in this Europa League fixture.
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HALF TIME: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Ludogorets. A brace from Vinicius, his first goals for his new club, have put Spurs in a good position heading into the half time interval. One-sided.
There will be just one minute of stoppage time played at the end of the first half.
What a comfortable first half for Mourinho and his Spurs players. They are in total control. The Portuguese coach couldn't really have asked for anything more so far.
PICTURE: Spurs looking comfortable
This first half has been a walk in the park for Tottenham. Ludogorets are allowing them so much time and space on the ball. The Bulgarians don't believe they can win this one.
This is a competition Mourinho has won twice before with Porto and Manchester United. He'll want to make it a hat trick this season with Tottenham Hotspur. The guy collects trophies.
Tottenham look set to enjoy a good season, with the North London side currently top of the Premier League table, but Mourinho will want to have a real go at the Europa League too.
The cut-back from Dele for Vinicius' second goal was very unselfish. It would have been understandable had the midfielder taken the shot on himself, but he recognised his teammate was in a better position.
Easy street for Spurs now. They are in complete control of this match and the scoreline doesn't quite reflect just how dominant they have been. Ludogorets barely been a factor.
- GoalCarlos ViníciusTottenham Hotspur
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Tottenham Hotspur 2 (33 mins - Carlos Vinicius) Ludogorets 0. A second goal for Tottenham and a second goal for Vinicius! Ndombele's strike from distance was saved by Despodov, Dele was on hand to square the pass for the Brazilian forward and he finished into the empty net from close range!
Off the post! That wasn't what Davies intended, but he very nearly caught out the goalkeeper! The left back cut across the ball and smashed a shot off the woodwork at the near post!
This is all too easy for Tottenham at the moment. Ludogorets have barely ventured beyond the halfway line simply becaause they can't keep hold of the ball that long. One-sided.
PICTURE: Vinicius scored his first goal for Spurs
Indeed, Mourinho has to be pleased with what he has seen from Vinicius in this first half. He's a different sort of centre forward to Kane. He gives Spurs something else, which is handy.
That was a bit of a waste from Dele. He had options ahead of him, and time in the centre of the pitch, but his outside-of-the-boot pass bounced through to the goalkeeper.
WINKS... wide! Just for a moment it seemed the long range strike from the Spurs midfielder was about to find the corner of the net, but it flashes not far wide of the post.
Ludogorets are doing their best to play out from the back, but they can't handle the high press from Tottenham and that is causing them to give up possession inside their own half.
Bale looks very lively in this first half. Mourinho has been using the Europa League this season to build up the fitness of the on-loan Real Madrid winger. He's getting there.
It should be noted that this match was in some doubt due to a Covid-19 outbreak in the Ludogorets camp. They have barely been allowed to train in recent days. That could be a factor tonight.
That was just so easy for Ndombele to win the ball in the Ludogorets half. The Bulgarians haven't coped well with Tottenham's high press in these opening 25 minutes.
Pace from Bale! That was a sign of what the Welsh winger can offer Spurs, beating his man for sheer pace down the right side. His cross into Moura in the middle was intercepted.
This has been a strong start from Spurs. They have been well on top since the first whistle. Ludogorets just can't get out from inside their own half at the moment.
Vinicius is making a lot of good runs in behind the Ludogorets backline. Even though they are playing a low defensive block, there is a lot of space to exploit in behind them.
Mourinho showed no emotion on the touchline as his team scored the opener, but the Portuguese coach will surely be pleased Vinicius is up and running in a Tottenham shirt.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Tottenham Hotspur 1 (17 mins - Carlos Vinicius) Ludogorets 0. Tottenham have taken the lead and it's Vinicius who scores his first goal for the club! Dele's pass through bounced into the path of the Brazilian forward who showed good composure to roll a low finish into the back of the net.
That Ndombele is the only Spurs player still in the team from the Manchester City underlines how the French international has finally earned Mourinho's trust in his midfield.
Dele has a shot on goal, but that was never going to test the Ludogorets goalkeeper. The midfielder looks desperate to make something happen out of nothing this evening.
Vinicius shoots wide! The Brazilian forward controls a pass from his countryman, Moura, inside the box, but he couldn't test the goalkeeper in the Ludogorets goal. Comfortably wide.
Mourinho has made no fewer than 10 changes to his side following the Premier League win over Manchester City. Ndombele is the only one who keeps his place in the team.
Defletcted! Roof of the net! Bale has a third freekick opportunity. This one was much better and was heading for the target. However, it picks up a deflection and lands on top of the net.
Glancing header! Doherty gets the cross into the box, Bale was making the near post run. He won the header, but nobody in a white shirt was anticipating it at the back post.
Ludogorets are inviting pressure on top of themselves. They are camped deep inside their own half. It's up to Tottenham to try and break down the Bulgarian visitors to North London.
Bale over the bar! The Welsh winger gets the chance to strike a second freekick towards goal, but the ball flashes well over the crossbar. The goalkeeper wasn't concerned by that.
First yellow card of the night and it's shown to Keseru for a handball. That was exceptionally harsh.
As mentioned in the build-up, this is a big chance for Dele. For whatever reason, the midfielder doesn't have the trust of Mourinho and so this is an opportunity to stake a claim.
Tottenham are in a good position in their Europa League group, but the defeat to Antwerp a few weeks ago means they still have some work to do to make the last 32.
Offside! Vinicius chases a ball played down the channel by Davies, but the Brazilian foreard was offside. That's the sort of runs he needs to make this evening, though.
An early opportunity for Spurs, with Bale whipping the cross into Moura from the right side of the box, but the referee spots a foul from Vinicius and Ludogorets survive in the opening two minutes.
The match is under way! It's Tottenham Hotspur against Ludogorets in the Europa League!
Okay, here we go. We are just minutes away from getting under way here. Kick off coming up.
The two teams are out on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium pitch for the Europa League anthem. 'The Europaaaaa!'
This is a good opportunity for a number of Tottenham's fringe players to make an impression on Mourinho.
Not long until kick off at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Spurs have two wins from three games in the Europa League this season, so they still have some work to do to make the last 32.
Some news over Lo Celso's omission from the squad - the Argentine midfielder picked up a knock in training this week and so that explains why he won't be available for Tottenham.
Dele starts! Mourinho has rotated his Spurs squad for this Europa League fixture. Kane is on the bench with Vinicius given a chance to show what he is capable of leading the line.
Jose on Diego...
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TEAM NEWS: Tottenham - Hart, Doherty, Sanchez, Tanganga, Davies, Winks, Ndombele, Dele, Moura, Bale, Vinicius. /// Ludogorets - Iliev, Ikoko, Verdon, Grigore, Nedyalkov, Anicet, Badji, Moti, Despodov, Keseru, Yankov.
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