Birmingham boss Alex McLeish hailed the ruthless finishing of striker Mikael Forssell as his hat-trick stunned Tottenham and earned the club their first win since Boxing Day.

The Finnish international´s treble was his first in England and his first since grabbing a treble for Finland against Macedonia in a World Cup qualifier three years ago.

"I´m really pleased for Mikael. I´ve had him in and out of the team since I came here, but the lack of goals in previous weeks meant I had to push his experience back into the team," McLeish said. "He was merciless in front of goal. He could have had four or five goals, but his link-up play was also good. He had a terrific game."

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