- Tottenham Hotspur vs Sheffield United ended in a huge 4-0 win for the north Londoners
- Bale was the man of the moment as he scored three goals to guide Spurs to victory
- Ryan Mason's men now sit just five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea with four matches left
Tottenham Hotspur have moved to fifth on the Premier League standings after securing a 4-0 win over relegation-bound Sheffield United on the evening of Sunday, May 2.
Spurs put their Carabao Cup final frustrations behind them to stage a thrilling performance at home to storm to victory.
The north London side suffered a slim 1-0 cup defeat at Wembley Stadium in the hands of Man City to miss out on a glorious chance to end their title drought.
However, they seemed to have moved on from the heartbreaking defeat when they took on Sheffield at home, with Mason Ryan's men getting the job done to revive their hopes of playing European football next season.
Gareth Bale was the man of the moment during the clash as he scored a stunning hat-trick to inspire his side to victory.
Harry Kane had the earliest chance to put Spurs ahead in the 10th minute, but had to watch his deflected cross fly over the roof.
Bale should have done better two minutes later when Kane sent him an excellent first-time pass, but the Welshman got a bit excited as he blasted his shot over the bar from 18 yards.
However, the Real Madrid loanee made amends to his miss in the 36th minute, poking the ball beyond an advancing Ramsdale to make it 1-0.
Heung-Min Son thought he had doubled Spurs advantage five minutes after the break, but his 20-yard stunner was chalked off by VAR which ruled the South Korean was offside in the run-up to the goal.
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Bale went on to complete his brace in the 61st minute, lashing the ball into the top corner with his left foot, thanks to Son's well-placed pass.
The visitors nearly drew one back through Norwood four minutes later, but the home side's backline did enough to deal with the threat.
Bale put the game beyond the Blades with his third goal in the 69th minute, squaring a low and hard shot past a helpless Ramsdale to make it 3-0.
Steven Bergwijn made a near-instant impact after coming on in place of Bale as he set up Son for Spurs' fourth goal which put the game to bed.
The win saw the Lilywhites climb to fifth on the log and now sit just five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea with just four matches to end the season.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Thomas Tuchel has collected 11 topflight clean sheets from 15 matches following Chelsea's 2-0 win over Fulham at Stamford Bridge, Goal, Twitter.
The German boss has now beaten the likes of Jose Mourinho and Luiz Felipe Scolari who opened their campaigns as Blues managers with ten clean sheets out of 15 games.
Kai Havertz rose to the occasion against Fulham having being regarded as a flop in his debut season with the west London club.