A fine hat trick by Gareth Bale helped Tottenham Hotspur make short work of already-relegated Sheffield United in the Premier League to keep their champions league qualification hopes alive.
It took a while for the home side to break through, but Bale opened the scoring with a fine finish on 36 minutes after Serge Aurier played him through on goal.
Son Heung-Min looked to have doubled Tottenham’s lead early in the second half, but his powerful finish from a Toby Alderweireld long ball was ruled out following VAR consultation.
Bale put on a show in the minutes that followed, first converting after Son led a fast break and then completing his hat trick with a low shot via another Aurier assist.
Son added further gloss to the scoreline with a goal of his own to leave Ryan Mason’s team on 56 points from 34 matches, five behind fourth-placed Chelsea.