Besiktas travelled to White Hart Lane for their second game in Group C of the Europa League. The group was wide open prior to the game, with all teams having picked up one point in their opening games.
Harry Kane showcased his talents by scoring a well taken long range effort. After getting the ball onto his left foot the English striker unleashed a powerful low effort that was always getting away from the Besiktas goalkeeper.
Spurs had a chance to double their lead in the 53rd minute after some neat link up play on the edge of the Besiktas area, Benjamin Stambouli rolled the ball into the path of Andros Townsend, who could only put a curling effort over the bar.
Just moments later Besiktas had a great chance to equalise, Strong hold up play from Demba Ba allowed the striker to play the ball into the path of the overlapping Olcay Sahan. The attacking midfielder went for the top corner, but was denied by a strong save from Hugo Lloris.
Harry Kane could have doubled his tally for the night in the 70th minute after Welsh left back Ben Davies drove down the left wing with blistering pace to pull a cross back to Kane, who did well to control the ball on the edge of the area. The 21-year-old could only manage to strike a powerful half volley straight at the keeper.
Vlad Chiriches made a massive mistake for Spurs; a missed clearance left him in all sorts of trouble. This led to him handling the ball and giving away a penalty. He also received a yellow card for his error. Demba Ba stepped up to calmly slot away from the spot.
Ba has now scored against Tottenham for West Ham, Newcastle, Chelsea and Besiktas.
Hugo Lloris will be devastated by the result, as the Spurs captain put in a man of the match performance and kept Spurs in the game throughout.
A tough home game for Tottenham and three points could have been very important, with Group C still so tightly contested. The point see both teams move on to two points.
Spurs fan could definitely see this as a point gained, but could have also left White Hart Lane with all three points in the bag. Spurs now go into back-to-back Europa League games against Asteras Tripolis. These two games will be crucial for Spurs, as Asteras are the current leaders in group C and two bad results could see the North London club crash out of Europe.