Tottenham have boosted their chances of securing a Europa League spot as they picked up a dominant 4-0 win over Sheffield United.
Real Madrid star Gareth Bale provided the goals and the inspiration for Spurs on night with a first Premier League hat trick since 2012.
Ryan Mason’s side looked stung into action following last weekend’s disappointing EFL Cup final defeat as the dominated right from the start in this one.
Son Heung-min fired an early test for Aaron Ramsdale before Chris Basham was forced to hack away Harry Kane’s effort.
And with the Spurs pressure building before the break, it was Bale who finally broke through as latched onto Serge Aurier’s chip to edge them in front.
There was no slowly down from there after restart as a Bale double ended the game with 20 minutes to go.
Son’s pass released the Welshman in behind to smash home an emphatic finish past Ramsdale before Aurier cut inside to lay on a perfect hat trick strike.
With United run ragged late on, Son saved the best for last for Spurs as he stepped inside two Blades tackles to curl a brilliant fourth.
Full Time from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium it’s Tottenham 4 Sheffield United 0
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