• January 28, 2023

Tottenham 4-0 Burnley: Gareth Bale, Harry Kane and Lucas Moura score for Spurs

Gareth Bale has scored three goals in the Premier League this season and has scored eight goals in all competitions for Tottenham in 2020-21

Gareth Bale scored twice and scored another goal as Tottenham drove to an easy Premier League win over Burnley that raised his hopes for a European qualifying.

Spurs had lost five of their last six league games but were moving up within two minutes when Bale converted Son Heung-min’s low cross.

Bale’s great long pass brought Harry Kane to Tottenham’s second goal before Lucas Moura added a third of Sergio Reguilon’s delivery.

Son was the architect for the fourth as he ran at the Burnley defense before finding Bale, and the Wales striker rolled a fine finish into the far corner to seal the emphatic win.

The win puts Jose Mourinho’s side in eighth place. They are six points behind fourth-placed West Ham, who finished last in Champions League qualifying but has a game in hand on the Hammers.

Brilliant Bale inspires Tottenham

Having won the Champions League four times with Real Madrid, Bale was expected to return to Tottenham, where he twice won the Professional Football Association’s Player of the Year award before moving to La Liga.

However, after a few interrupted campaigns, Bale sustained an injury when he returned to Spurs in September on a loan deal from Real and struggled to build a regular series of games.

But his most recent form has shed some glimpses of what Tottenham fans were hoping for, and after scoring both games in the 8-1 aggregate win over Austrian club Wolfsberger in the Europa League over the past 32 years, he only got his third Start in the Premier League of the season on Sunday.

Before the game, Mourinho said Bale “was happier than ever” and it took the 31-year-old just 70 seconds to score when he got between Burnley’s center-backs and steered Son’s low cross past Nick Pope on the first chance of the game.

Kane shot just wide and Moura was turned down by Pope before the English goalkeeper was beaten again after 15 minutes.

A brilliant long ball from Bale 30 yards from his own goal set Kane free and the striker scored his 14th Premier League goal of the campaign, despite the fact that his goal distracted James Tarkovsky to take it over Pope.

Tottenham won that game 5-0 last season and it then became a question of how many would they score.

The third came when Reguilon’s flank was accidentally struck by Tarkovsky and Moura touched before shooting into the net.

Bale, in arguably his best performance of the season, scored another superb curling finish after a stormy run from Son before the Welshman was replaced after 69 minutes.

Gareth BaleBale spent six years at Tottenham before joining Real Madrid in September 2013 for a world record fee of £ 85.3m

Only one superb Pope goalkeeper denied the hosts a bigger win as he scored good saves from Kane and Son on a tough day for Burnley.

Tottenham have finished in the top six for the past 11 seasons. They started this game 10th, although beating rivals Arsenal in north London and also ahead of Aston Villa brought them back to eighth place.

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Tottenham

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1Lloris

24Aurier6thD Sánchez4thAlderweireld3Reguilón

28Ndombele5Højbjerg

9Bale27Lucas Moura7thSon of Heung-Min

10Kane

  • 1Lloris
  • 24AurierReplaced byDohertyat the 81 ‘protocol
  • 6thD Sánchez
  • 4thAlderweireld
  • 3Reguilón
  • 28Ndombele
  • 5Højbjerg
  • 9BaleReplaced byThe Appleat the 70 ‘protocol
  • 27Lucas MouraReplaced byThereat the 66 ‘protocol
  • 7thSon of Heung-Min
  • 10Kane

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  • 2Doherty
  • 8thWinks
  • 11The Apple
  • 12Hard
  • 15thanimal
  • 17thSissoko
  • 20thThere
  • 33Davies
  • 45Alves Morais

Burnley

formation 4-4-2

1Pope

2Lowton5Tarkovsky6thAlong3Taylor

8thBrownhill18thWestwood4thcork11McNeil

27otter19thRodriguez

  • 1Pope
  • 2Lowton
  • 5Tarkovsky
  • 6thAlong
  • 3Taylor
  • 8thBrownhill
  • 18thWestwood
  • 4thcorkReplaced byStephensat the 81 ‘protocol
  • 11McNeil
  • 27otterReplaced byWoodat the 73 ‘protocol
  • 19thRodriguezReplaced byRichardsonat the 88 ‘protocol

replacement

  • 9Wood
  • 15thPeacock Farrell
  • 16Stephens
  • 26thBardsley
  • 28Long
  • 34Dunne
  • 38Richardson
  • 41Benson
  • 45Driscoll-Glennon

Live text

  1. End of the game, Tottenham Hotspur 4, Burnley 0.

  2. The second half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 4, Burnley 0.

  3. Missed attempt. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the center of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Son Heung-Min after a quick break.

  4. Corner, Burnley. The corner was caused by Toby Alderweireld.

  5. Corner, Burnley. The corner was caused by Toby Alderweireld.

  6. Foul by Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur).

  7. Dwight McNeil (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Missed attempt. James Tarkowski (Burnley) header missed from the center of the box to the right. Assisted by Dwight McNeil with a cross following a corner.

  9. Corner, Burnley. The corner was caused by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.

  10. Substitution, Burnley. Lewis Richardson replaces Jay Rodriguez.

  11. Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Foul by Chris Wood (Burnley).

  13. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Foul by Dale Stephens (Burnley).

  15. Missed attempt. The right-footed shot by Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) from outside the area is too high. Assisted by Harry Kane with a through pass after a quick break.

  16. Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Matt Doherty is replacing Serge Aurier with an injury.

  17. Substitution, Burnley. Dale Stephens replaces Jack Cork.

  18. Foul by Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham Hotspur).

  19. Charlie Taylor (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. The corner was created by Nick Pope.

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