Cyprus Mail
Football Premier League Sport

Lucas hat-trick helps Spurs to thrash Huddersfield

Tottenham's Lucas Moura celebrates with the match ball

Tottenham Hotspur’s Brazil forward Lucas Moura struck a superb hat-trick in a 4-0 win over relegated Huddersfield Town on Saturday to bolster the home side’s hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Spurs were without the injured Harry Kane and Dele Alli but Lucas’s treble after an early Victor Wanyama goal were just reward for a dominant display against the bottom side.

The win in the early game took Spurs up to third place, a point ahead of Chelsea and four points clear of fifth-placed fellow London rivals Arsenal, who have a game in hand.

Tottenham made seven changes from the side that beat Manchester City 1-0 at home in the Champions League in midweek, with an eye on the quarter-final second leg on Wednesday.

Wanyama put Spurs ahead after 24 minutes with a fine individual goal after dribbling around goalkeeper Ben Hamer and tucking the ball into an empty net from a Ben Davies pass.

Three minutes later the hosts scored again thanks to a fierce right-foot drive by Lucas that flew underneath Hamer after the excellent Moussa Sissoko set him up on the break.

Spurs’ Fernando Llorente hit the bar after halftime and Huddersfield’s Juninho Bacuna had a late free kick tipped on to the bar before Christian Eriksen hit the post on the counter.

Six minutes later Lucas controlled Eriksen’s cross and fired into the bottom corner past the helpless Hamer before rounding off the win by smashing into the top corner in stoppage time.

Related Posts

Liverpool edge closer to City, Chelsea back to winning ways

Reuters News Service

Inspired Shapovalov overpowers listless Zverev

Reuters News Service

Kyrgios circus rolls on in Australian Open doubles

Reuters News Service

Barty fends off Anisimova to reach Australian Open quarter-finals

Reuters News Service

Last-minute Rashford goal helps Man Utd beat West Ham

Reuters News Service

Villa win at struggling Everton as objects rain down from the stands

Reuters News Service