Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 Crystal Palace – 7th March (Alfie)
Sunday night saw Spurs pick up their third win in a week, leaving the most impressive display till last.
Following wins earlier in the week, Spurs completed a second-half rout against the South London side to take their aggregate scoreline of 13-1 for the week.
Pushing the Lilywhites’ goal tally for the season past 100, second only to Europe’s elite – Bayern Munich.
It was 90 minutes in dreamland once again, with Gareth Bale and Harry Kane running the show. A partnership fans could only dream about years ago, was unfolding in front of their eyes.
Spurs’ first two goals showed the duo’s prowess in full flow, Kane’s passing ability combined with Bale’s intelligent attacking positioning, allowed Spurs to score twice either side of a stooping Benteke header for the visitors.
Kane then produced one of the goals of the season, hitting a first time pass from Matt Doherty across the keeper, sailing into the far corner.
The win was then sealed after Heung-Min Son selflessly squared across to Kane for his second and Spurs’ fourth – breaking the 25 year-old record for most goal contributions by a partnership in a single season.
Jose Mourinho opted for his familiar 4-2-3-1 formation with three changes in the starting XI from the team that beat Fulham, with Tanguy Ndombele being handed a well-deserved rest.
Ben Davies & Dele Alli were replaced by Sergio Reguilon and Lucas Moura as the team was refreshed at the end of a busy week.
The changes in the side were awarded immediately, after Moura’s relentless pressing allowed Bale to tap in for his first goal of the night.
Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Dinamo Zagreb – 11th March (@sheku_thfc42)
After Sunday’s thrashing of Crystal Palace, it was back to Europa League action for Tottenham against Dinamo Zagreb in the round of 16.
A fast start by the Croatian outfit put Spurs immediately on the back foot, with two great chances for them to take the lead early on.
However, Tottenham inevitably settled into the game, creating a few close chances but failing to capitalise.
But then, a skilful Erik Lamela solo run left five defenders in his wake, only for his left footed shot to come off the post for a Harry Kane tap in.
The start of the 2nd half brought more refereeing controversy, with Serdar Gözübüyük failing to award a clear penalty on Tanguy Ndombele.
The second half continued in the same vein as the majority of the first half with Tottenham creating lots of chances but failing to convert.
Gareth Bale and Steven Bergwijn nearly doubled the lead minutes after coming on, with the Dutchman narrowly missing the post.
The lead was eventually doubled in the 69th minute with Serge Aurier finding Harry Kane in the box for his 26th goal in all competitions.
Bale nearly made it 3-0 as the Zagreb keeper punched his swerving free-kick away from goal.
Next week sees the highly anticipated North London Derby and the second leg of Spurs’ Last 16 tie.