Gareth Bale scored twice to inspire Tottenham to a resounding 4-0 win over Burnley, easing the pressure on manager Jose Mourinho.
It took Bale just 67 seconds to open the scoring before he turned provider for Harry Kane with a brilliant raking pass.
Lucas Moura wrapped up the match before the interval with a rasping strike from inside the box and Bale added a gloss with a superb, trademark finish in the second half.
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Hugo Lloris 7
The captain did not have a serious save to make but showed safe hands when needed.
Serge Aurier 7
A little loose in possession after returning to the side following a five-game absence through injury. Still, he added attacking thrust and a good balance to the side.
Davinson Sanchez 9
His best performance of the season? Had the beating of Burnley’s forwards in the air in a commanding and assured display. Best moment was a slide to put off Jay Rodriguez as he prepared to pull the trigger.
Toby Alderweireld 8
No surprise that Spurs looked more assured with the experienced Belgian back in the side. His raking balls started attacks and he was sound defensively.
Sergio Reguilon 8
Another Premier League assist with a fine cross for Lucas and also involved in Bale’s second goal. Offers so much going forward.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg 8
Provided the midfield platform for the superb attacking display. Kept the ball moving and mopped up well.
Tanguy Ndombele 8
He was Spurs’ creative hub, starting a number of counter-attacks, including the move leading to Bale’s second goal with a superb flick. Neat and tidy with the ball.
Gareth Bale 10 - Star man
He’s back. Scored twice – the second a stunner – and involved in the other two goals. Rolled back the years by skinning Charlie Taylor in the first half. Raking passes, flicks – his display had a bit of everything.
Lucas Moura 8
Justified his inclusion by making it back to back goals in the League with a rasping finish, having early forced Nick Pope into a smart save. Impressive.
Heung-min Son 8
Looked rejuvenated after finally getting a rest mid-week. Set up both Bale’s goals and unlucky not to score himself, forcing Pope into a fine save.
Harry Kane 9
In the unusual position of being outshone by another forward who isn’t Son but still played a huge part. Made his goal look easy (deflection aside) and nearly should again in the second half, Pope saving well.
Dele Alli (Lucas 66’) 6
More minutes in his legs but ultimately Mourinho’s decision to start Lucas ahead of him at No10 was the right call.
Erik Lamela (Bale 70’) 6
Gave Bale a breather in the final 20 minutes and made a nuisance of himself to Burnley’s back four, as usual. Took a poor touch from Son’s pass when clean through to lose the chance.
Matt Doherty (Aurier 81’) 6
Beaten in the air by Rodriguez for a header which hit the bar, although the whistle had gone seconds before.
Subs not used: Hart, Dier, Davies, Winks, Sissoko, Vinicius.