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Live Reporting

Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    A great night for Thomas Partey, Carlos Vinicius and Kelechi Iheanacho.

    Wins for Arsenal, Tottenham and Leicester.

    The Europa League is back with a bang. Thanks for your company.

    Anyone for Aston Villa v Leeds on Friday?

  2. 'I have so many options now'

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    Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho: "I'm happy for the squad. We changed lot of players...others have worked so hard. Normally I wouldn't do it in the first match in the phase when we're playing at home but I trust the boys and it was good.

    "The performance was solid and safe. We could have scored more goals but it's not a knockout game. Just three points. If we had supporters in the stadium it would have been more. They bring an extra bit of energy.

    "In the end it was an opportunity for players to play and get confidence.

    "I feel for the subs - everybody wants to play.

    "Last season we had lots of problems without a strike force and without winger and attackers in some parts of the season. I look at my side now and I have so many options."

  3. 'Congrats to Leicester'

    Leicester 3-0 Zorya Luhansk

    Viktor Skrypnyk, Zorya manager: "I would like to congratulate our opponents on their win. Our guys played a decent game and we have nothing to feel ashamed about.

    "We have another five games to play and we are hoping to put some points on the board. This kind of game is a good experience for us."

  4. Post update

    Leicester 3-0 Zorya Luhansk

    Leicester City


    Leicester’s Jonny Evans made his first appearance in major European competition since December 2013, for Man Utd against Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League.

  5. 'You want to be loved and appreciated'

    Tottenham 3-0 LASK

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham's Gareth Bale, speaking to BT Sport: "We know these games are important. We went out there and did a great job. It wasn't our best performance but we were solid and most important is the three points.

    "I am a bit stiff. It is like a mini pre-season for me and I am trying to get minutes into the legs. Hopefully it won't take me long to get back up to full speed and I am enjoying being on the pitch and being back at this amazing club."

    What is it like being back? "It is amazing. It is a big reason why I play well and why I came back. You want to be loved and appreciated. I will give everything for this shirt.

    "This is a great squad that has a lot of depth, hopefully we can use that to our advantage. It is always good to have competition to keep you on your toes."

  6. Post update

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    Tottenham Hotspur

    Gareth Bale, speaking to BT Sport on his first start since returning to Spurs: "It's like a mini pre-season for me. Hopefully it won't take me too long to get up to full speed."

    More from Bale in a moment.

  7. Vardy back on Sunday?

    Leicester 3-0 Zorya Luhansk

    Will Jamie Vardy be back to face Arsenal on Sunday?

    "We'll see how he is in the next few days and hopefully he can be available for the weekend," said Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers.

  8. 'We need more movement'

    Leicester 3-0 Zorya Luhansk

    Leicester City

    Harvey Barnes

    Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers on BT Sport: "It was a very good win, it's nice to get the points on the board and a clean sheet. We had to work hard, there's areas where we can get better.

    "They play a diamond and it's a system where they can hurt you on the inside. When they had the ball they were a threat but we killed the game in the second half.

    "The players deserve a huge amount of credit. They can be better, we need more movement at the top end of the pitch because we could have got in more."

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    Seth: So, the team that spent £220m on players this summer failed to win in Europe whilst all other Premier League teams that played in Europe won. This is incredible!

  10. Goal rush

    Tottenham 3-0 LASK

    Tottenham Hotspur


    Spurs have scored 31 goals in all competitions this season, five more than any other Premier League side.

  11. Full time on the first Europa League night of the season

    Jens Petter Hauge of AC Milan scored bagged the third goal for the Italian side on his European debut for the club
    Image caption: Jens Petter Hauge of AC Milan bagged the third goal for the Italian side on his European debut for the club

    A tough night for Celtic who gave a better account of themselves in the second half but still didn't have enough to get past Serie A leaders AC Milan, who ran out 3-1 winners.

    In the other game in that group, Lille beat 10-man Sparta Prague 4-1 - Turkish forward Yusuf Yazici bagged a hat-trick in Prague to go top of that group on goal difference.

    The highest scoring game of the night game came from Spain where Villarreal beat Polish side Sivasspor 5-3. The visitors put up a fight but not enough to get a result from La Liga's second placed side.

    Sporting Braga beat AEK Athens 3-0 in the other match in Leicester's group. Leicester will face the Greek side next week.

    Royal Antwerp beat Ludogorets Razgrad 2-1 away from home in Bulgaria and will face Spurs in their next group match.

  12. 'This squad deserves a trophy'

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    Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham's Lucas Moura, speaking to BT Sport: "It is the best way to start the competition. Of course we need to improve some things but 3-0 at home is a good result.

    "We missed a lot of opportunities and gave some space for them but I think we are solid.

    "It is always good to score, especially for strikers. It is my job. If I help my team-mates I am happy, if I can score it is even better.

    "I know Jose Mourinho is a winner and wants to win a trophy here. I think the squad deserves a trophy. I am very positive for the season but let's do it step by step. We will fight for it because I think the fans and the club deserve it."

  13. 'We were clinical'

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    Leicester City


    Leicester midfielder James Maddison on BT Sport: "We wanted to get off to a good start in the competition. We didn't know too much about them but we handed the occasion well. We play a Europa League game every week for the next few weeks so it was important to make that start.

    "They started well but we have got strength in depth, we have a good attacking group and we were clinical.

    "It's been stop start for me with little injuries but I feel good now, that was another hour and a goal. It takes a while to get up to speed and I missed pre-season."

  14. Post update

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    Leicester City

    Leicester had two English players - James Maddison and Harvey Barnes - score in a single European game for the first time since September 1961.

  15. Post update

    Six wins. One draw. No defeats.

    It's been a good few days for Premier League clubs in Europe.

  16. Post update

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    The games are coming thick and fast. Next up for Leicester in the Europa League is a trip to AEK Athens next Thursday.

    Spurs are in Belgium to face Royal Antwerp on the same night.

  17. Nice and easy

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    Plus points for Tottenham?

    A Gareth Bale assist, a busy performance by Lucas Moura and an eye-catching display by Carlos Vinicius.