Gareth Bale scored a hat-trick and Son Heung-Min added a late goal as Tottenham kept themselves in contention for a European spot.
Gareth Bale scored his first hat-trick after returning to Tottenham Hotspur on loan from Real Madrid this season. Son Heung-Min scored a delightful fourth goal to complete the rout for Tottenham on Sunday. Sergie Aurier had an impressive game at the right back with two assists to his name. The win helped Tottenham to leapfrog above Liverpool and West Ham United into fifth spot. Tottenham came into the match after their League Cup final defeat to Manchester City on April 25th.
Sergie Aurier’s clever overhead ball picked Bale’s run inside the box. The Welshman toed the ball over the Sheffield goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale to make it 1-0 for Tottenham in the 36th minute. On the hour mark, Son beat two Sheffield players to give the ball to Bale. With acres of space in front of him, Bale smashed it past Ramsdale to make it 2-0 for the home side.
Eight minutes later Sergie Aurier set up Bale for his third goal of the night. The Welshman fired in a low first time shot from just outside the box to make it 3-0 for Spurs. it was the Welshman’s eighth goal in last eight matches.
Son scored the goal of the match in the 77th minute. The South Korean received the ball on the edge of the left side of the penalty box, cut inside to beat the defender and slotted a right footed curler into the top corner to complete the rout.
The win helped Tottenham into fifth spot with 56 points from 34 games. Five points adrift fourth placed Chelsea. One and two points lead over West Ham and Liverpool respectively, who have a game in hand. West Ham will play away to Burnely on Monday night.
It was their second consecutive league victory under interim Manager Ryan Mason after Jose Mourinho was sacked. Tottenham will next play away to Leeds United on Saturday and they are in contention for a Champions League spot with four games remaining to play.
Sheffield United have already been relegated into the championship and are playing for provide.