New Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado scored twice as his dominating side crushed a poor Dinamo Tbilisi in Georgia. The score finished 5-0, all but seeing Spurs into the Europa League group-stage.
Andros Townsend was instrumental throughout the game, with the winger getting a surprise start after injury to Aaron Lennon and the news of Gareth Bale’s imminent transfer to Spanish side Real Madrid.
He proved his worth within 12 minutes, finding the net after a brisk counter-attack from the London side, scoring from 25-yards into the right hand corner.
They scored a second on 44 minutes, with new Brazilian signing Paulinho scoring the goal after a cross from the influential winger Andros Townsend.
The third came on 58 minutes, with Townsend yet again involved after crossing for Soldado to score the first of his two goals.
It was defender Danny Rose who found a fourth, with the man who impressed on loan at Sunderland last season, scoring in spectacular fashion. It was his first since his wonder striker against Arsenal in 2010.
A fifth came from the in-form striker Roberto Soldado, this time just a tap in for the Spanish newcomer, rounding off a five-star finish for the London side.
There were only a handful of chances for a poor Tbilisi side, although French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was up to stopping the shots and kept a clean sheet.
Manager Andre Villas-Boas will be pleased with his Spurs side, showing that they can prosper without star Gareth Bale after news spread that managing director Franco Baldini has rushed to Spain as the deal is set to be completed in the next few days.
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