Assou-Ekotto, Ginola & more: Twitter reacts as Spurs and Swansea win

Benoit Assou-Ekotto and David Ginola both tweet their thoughts after Swansea and Tottenham secure emphatic group-stage wins

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Benoit Assou-Ekotto with former Spurs team-mate Gareth Bale Photo: Twitter/Benoit Assou-Ekotto

Jermain Defoe scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur were emphatic 3-0 winners against Norwegian outfit Tromso in the Europa League.

Elsewhere, Swansea City secured a historic 3-0 win against former Champions League runners-up Valencia at the Mestalla, while Wigan Athletic secured a stalemate in Belgium.

Here is a selection of our favourite tweets from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to an exciting night of European action.

Former Wales striker John Hartson (‏@JohnHartson10) hails Swansea’s effort: “Waw the Jack army will be in good spirits tonight,, what a performance and result from the Swans..”

QPR defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto ‏(@AssouEkotto) is sitting down to watch his parent club: “Come on you Spurs lol”

Tottenham legend Gary Lineker (‏@GaryLineker) hopes his former club’s summer business will pay off: “Good to see that AVB has sufficient depth in his squad this season to rotate in the Europa League. Cost them a CL spot last season.”

Crystal Palace defender Peter Ramage ‏(@peterramage83) is impressed by Swansea’s result: “What a performance and result for Swansea!”

Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam (‏@Charlie26Adam) is happy to see Defoe in lethal mood: “Jermain Defoe on fire again!”

Welsh defender Iwan Roberts (‏@iwanwroberts) hails Michael Laudrup’s men: “Top-class performance by Swansea tonight, three cracking goals for different reasons what a start to their group.”

Ex-Newcastle United goalkeeper Shaka Hislop (‏@ShakaHislop) isn’t impressed with the standard of goalkeeping: “Quite a few goalkeeping errors across the Europa League today…bet the rest of the ESPN FC crew are gladly waiting to hammer me for it.”

Swansea defender Angel Rangel (‏@arangelz) is thrilled to win in his native Spain: “It was a very proud moment today. What a performance by the whole team. I also realised more than ever we have amazing fans.”

Spurs legend David Ginola (‏@DavidGinolaCeze) enjoyed the flamboyant football on view at White Hart Lane: “Well done Spurs good start in the European campaign.”

Finally, Wigan defender Emmerson Boyce ‏(@EmmersonBoyce) enjoyed the Europa League experience – reminding all of us of its value: “What a great experience playing European football. Thanks to the travelling fans that made the trip. Could hear you all game.”

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