Brazilian striker Carlos Vinicius opened his account for Tottenham Hotspur with two first-half goals and Harry Winks scored a spectacular long-range effort in a 4-0 win over Ludogorets in Group J of the Europa League on Thursday.
AllNews understands that the win puts Tottenham into second place in the standings with two games remaining, level on points with Royal Antwerp, who also won 2-0 away at Austrian side LASK.
Welsh forward Gareth Bale started for Tottenham, as did out-of-favour Dele Alli, but it was Vinicius, signed on loan from Benfica as a backup for Harry Kane, who took the spotlight.
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The 25-year-old put Tottenham in front after 16 minutes when Alli's ball intended for Bale deflected off a Ludogorets player into the path of Vinicius who rolled in an easy finish.
Tottenham was totally dominant and Alli was also involved in the second goal, unselfishly squaring to Vinicius after Tanguy Ndombele's shot was parried out by goalkeeper Plamen Iliev.
"It was a pass for Gaz, I overhit it, but I'll take it!" ?@HarryWinks comes clean on his wonder goal and sums up tonight's win.#UEL ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/XtzPiLpmPP— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 26, 2020
Just past the hour mark, Winks sparked the second half to live, when he received the ball from a throw-in some 50 meters out on the left and launched a shot that flew over the head of Iliev.
Tottenham was not finished, though, and Vinicius teed up Lucas Moura to fire his side's fourth.
There was still time for 16-year-old striker Dane Scarlett to come off the bench for his Spurs debut and become the club's youngest-ever player to appear for the first team.
?? ????? and ??? ???? old@DScarlett09 becomes our youngest ever player in a competitive game! ?#UEL ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/iLXk95295e— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 26, 2020
Scarlett almost capped a memorable day with a chance in stoppage time but his shot rolled across the face of goal.