Tottenham secure emphatic 5-1 win against Astera Tripoli

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Tottenham recorded a stunning 5-1 win over Greek side Asteras Tripolis in the Europa League last night; the match was full of drama however and included a hat-trick, sending off and a wondergoal!

Harry Kane certainly had a night to remember, and his stunning performance started well with a sweet right-footed shot from outside the box which clipped the inside of the post and gave Spurs a 1-0 lead.

Soon after, Erik Lamela stole the limelight. He scored what could be one of the goals of the year with an unbelievable rabona from the edge of the box which flew past the flailing Asteras goalkeeper.

The Argentinian wasn't satisfied with one great goal, as he slammed a rebounded cross on the volley from a tight angle low into the Asteras net.

Kane's second came after Lloris had pulled off a sensational save. Dembélé hit a long-range effort which was parried by the Asteras keeper, for Kane to simply tap in, giving Spurs a 4-goal cushion over their opponents.

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Kane shines bright with maiden hat-trick

The hat-trick was completed when the young Englishman headed in a cross from defender Federico Fazio.

If a 5-0 win with a first ever senior hat-trick for Harry Kane and a goal of the year contender from Erik Lamela wasn't enough, the match turned even more dramatic at the end.

An over-the-top ball from Asteras sent their striker through, and in heroic fashion Hugo Lloris charged out of his box to meet him. Unfortunately, he took out the player rather than the ball, and this resulted in him being sent off.

Red card leads to moment of comedy gold

Without any subsititutes, who else but Harry Kane stepped up and pulled on the gloves for the remainder of the match. However, his confident gesture fell flat after he fumbled a weak free-kick and let the ball dribble past him into the Spurs goal.

All in all, a match filled with many highs and a couple of lows for Tottenham fans. Many commented that it was one of their most entertaining and enjoyable matches to watch for a long time, and who can blame them after the drama that unfolded at White Hart Lane.

At the end of the day, Tottenham walk away with a none-too-shabby 5-1 victory which propels them joint top of their Europa League group with Besiktas, looking set to qualify from their group. They now look forward to a clash with struggling Newcastle in the Premier League.

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