Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Burnley: Ruthless Bale inspires Spurs to victory in North London
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28: Gareth Bale (C) of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with team mates (L - R) Sergio Reguilon and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg after scoring their side's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on February 28, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Matthew Childs - Pool/Getty Images)

Big confidence win for Tottenham Hotspur at home over Burnley FC by 4-0, with Gareth Bale, Harry Kane, Lucas Moura getting their names on the scoresheet.

Spurs arrived to the fixture having suffered five defeats in their last six league games, therefore a victory was must needed for Jose Mourinho’s squad.

The Portuguese manager decided to start the strongest team available for him, as the starting XI featured players like Kane, Bale, Lucas, Son-Heung Min and Tanguy Ndombele.

Story of the game

The game started with a statement by Tottenham Hotspur, as only 75 seconds after kickoff Gareth Bale got the home side ahead after a great cross by Son.

Striker Harry Kane would continue the great momentum for Spurs, scoring his eight career goal against Burnley in the Premier League.

According to OPTA, Spurs have scored 41 league goals this season, with 33 of them featuring either Kane or Son as the scorer or assister.

Lucas would put the game to bed before the first half ended, with the Brazilian scoring for a second consecutive game in the Premier League.

After dominating the first half with 58% possession, the last 45 minutes of the fixture was more of the same, with Tottenham holding on to the three goal lead and adding to it. 

Bale would seal the deal, recording the fourth goal of the game and securing his first brace with the 'Lilywhites' since returning from Real Madrid back in September 2020. 

The Welsh International seems to be back at his best, as has been directly involved in seven goals in his last four appearances for Tottenham in all competitions (four goals & three assists).

Bale was also awarded the ‘Man Of The Match’ for his performance. 

Key storylines 

Defensive improvements

Tottenham Hotspur put on display the hard work they've been putting in the training ground when it comes to defensive skills. 

Spurs managed to secure just their second clean sheet in the last nine Premier League fixtures. 

Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez were the chosen centre-backs for Jose Mourinho, and they did not dissappoint.

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Relegation battle

Sean Dyche's team will have to continue fighting to stay in the Premier League until the end of the season. 

Following the 4-0 loss against Spurs, Burnley FC currently sit 15th in the table with 28 points, only five away from 18th, Fulham FC

Big couple of weeks for the Clarets, as they will now face Leicester City, Arsenal, Everton and Southampton in consecutive weeks.