Match report as Tottenham put one foot into the Europa League last 16 with a convincing 4-1 win over Wolfsberger in Budapest; Gareth Bale, Heung-Min Son, Lucas Moura and Carlos Vinicius all on target
Thursday 18 February 2021 19:59, UK
Tottenham took a giant stride towards booking their place in the Europa League last 16 as Gareth Bale scored during a convincing 4-1 win over Wolfsberger in Budapest.
The last-32 first-leg tie was moved from Austria to Hungary’s Puskas Arena due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Heung-Min Son gave Tottenham a 13th-minute lead when he headed in Matt Doherty’s cross.
Bale’s brilliant finish made it 2-0 before the half-hour before Lucas Moura’s solo effort extended Spurs’ advantage (34).
Michael Liendl gave Wolfsberger hope early in the second half as he scored from the penalty spot after Moussa Sissoko needlessly clattered into Christopher Wernitznig (55).
But a late finish from Carlos Vinicius ensured Tottenham take a three-goal cushion back to London ahead of the second leg next Wednesday.
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Tottenham travel to face West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday; coverage starts at 11am with kick-off at 12pm.
Wolfsberger visit Sturm Graz on Sunday in the Austrian Bundesliga before Spurs host the Europa League round of 32 second leg on Wednesday at 5pm.
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