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Lamela and Kane light up the Lane
23 Oct 2014 23:11
Tottenham 5-1 Asteras Tripolis
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Erik Lamela scored one of the finest goals ever seen at White Hart Lane on a night in which Tottenham's hat-trick hero Harry Kane ended the thrashing of Asteras Tripolis in goal.
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This Europa League encounter was not one which whetted the appetite, but the 21,428 in attendance were treated to a wonderful, entertaining match full of incident.
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Kane not only scored his first hat-trick for Spurs but ended the Group C clash in goal after Hugo Lloris' late sending off, although Lamela will take the headlines for his wonderful brace in the 5-1 win.
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Many wrote off the man billed as Gareth Bale's heir after a poor, injury-disrupted first season in north London, although this evening he showed a glimpse of the talent that saw Spurs last summer fork out a club-record £30million for his services.
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Showing incredible skill and creativity, Lamela wrapped his left foot around his right leg to score with a rabona strike from the edge of the box - a goal any of the greats to don the lilywhite shirt would have been proud of.
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Spurs were already a goal ahead at that point thanks to Kane's long-distance strike and their first Group C win was to get better still, with Lamela volleying home from an acute angle before Kane turned home his second from close range.
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The 21-year-old wrapped up a hat-trick soon after and then donned the goalkeeper's gloves after Lloris was shown a straight red card for bundling over Tasos Tsokanis.
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The resulting free-kick from Jeronimo Barrales squirmed through Kane's grasp, but that was not enough to wipe the smile off his face.
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