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Conte wins first game as Spurs beat Vitesse in five-goal thriller

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New manager, Antonio Conte made a great start to his Tottenham Hotspur journey as he led the side to a 3-2 victory over Vitesse on Thursday night.

The Europa Conference League game saw three players sent off in a thrilling exchange that saw all five goals scored in the first half.

Spurs actually threatened to throw away an early three-goal lead before eventually scrambling over the line as they held on to win.

Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura’ efforts as well as an own goal by Jacob Rasmussen put the hosts 3-0 up within the first 28 minutes before Rasmussen rose to head home from a corner and Matus Bero also scored for Vitesse before halftime.

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Spurs’ Cristian Romero was sent off for a challenge on Openda and Vitesse captain Danilho was then shown a second yellow card for hauling down Harry Kane.

Keeper Markus Schubert then quickly followed late on for handling outside his area as he ran out to clear from Emerson Royal.

At the end of it all, Spurs gave Conte the win he wanted to move them into second place behind Rennes in Group G.

Much is actually expected from Conte, who joined the London club on Tuesday.

The former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss agreed to manage the team until the summer of 2023 following the departure of Nuno Espirito Santo.

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