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Posted on 10 November 2001  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Ledley King's dreams of playing in next summer's European Under-21 Championship are still alive after England came from 2-0 down to draw in Holland in the first leg of their play-off last night.

Our outstanding defensive prospect earned his 11th cap in Utrecht as the home side stunned David Platt's outfit by taking a 2-0 lead in the first half.

But goals from Fulham's Sean Davis and an stunning strike from Blackburn's David Dunn secured a 2-2 draw.

The sides will now meet again in the second leg at Derby County's Pride Park on Tuesday for a place in the finals.

Boss Platt said: "It was some comeback but when you're 2-0 down, you have to (produce one)," he said.

"I thought in the first-half, we were probably guilty of believing in each other a bit too much.

"I don't think we ever got going really in the first-half, but full credit to them because at 2-0 down in international football, you can go under, especially away from home.

"We changed one of two things around and were much better in the second-half, I was a little bit disappointed that we didn't go on and win it.

"But it's only half-time now and we have to finish the job off at Pride Park."