Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Huddersfield Town: Lucas Moura’s hat-trick sees Spurs move back up to third in the Premier League with victory over the Terriers
Goals from Victor Wanyama and a Lucas Moura hat-trick saw Spurs move back up to third in the Premier League with the three points.
It is three back-to-back victories at the new arena and they are still to concede in front of their home fans.
Mauricio Pochettino made seven changes to his team with only Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen, Moussa Sissoko and Christian Eriksen the survivors from their Champions League win over Manchester City.
Son Heung-min, who has scored two of Spurs’ three goals at their new stadium, was on the bench.
Despite missing Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Son, Tottenham were a threat up front and took the lead after 24 minutes.
Fernando Llorente spun his marker but could not control the ball and it fell nicely into the path of Wanyama, who coolly rounded the goalkeeper to slot home.
Spurs doubled their lead three minutes later when Moura latched onto a through ball from Moussa Sissoko and arrowed a shot into the bottom left-hand corner.
Jon Stankovic had Huddersfield’s best chance of the half after 30 minutes when he headed wide from a set piece and should have done better.
Spurs went into the break 2-0 up and largely untroubled by the visitors.
Llorente came close to adding a third soon after half-time when the striker broke free in the area and his volley struck the crossbar.
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Huddersfield did not make life easy for the home side in the last 15 minutes, though, as they had a number of chances to get themselves back into the game.
Steve Mounie curled a header inches past the right-hand upright while Karlan Grant raced through on goal before a vital challenge was made.
Lloris was forced into a good save in the 80th minute when Juninho Bacuna’s 30-yard free-kick was heading for the top corner.
Moura wrapped up the points for Tottenham with his second goal of the game two minutes from time, smartly controlling Eriksen’s low cross with one foot before using the other to fire past Ben Hamer.
He then completed his hat-trick in the final minute of the match with another superb finish.
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