Gareth Bale scores world class goal as Tottenham progress to Europa League last 16

Gareth Bale scores world class goal as Tottenham progress to Europa League last 16

- Spurs put four goals past Wolfsberg in both ties of the two-legged affair

- Carlos Vinicius scored a brace in the second leg as his side stormed to a 4-0 win

- The London side will now shift their focus to their weekend clash against Burnley

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Tottenham Hotspur have booked a place in the last 16 of the Europa League after securing an 8-1 aggregate win over Wolfsberg.

Mourinho's Spurs through to last 16 of Europa League after 8-1 aggregate win over Wolfsberg
Carlos Vinicius scored a brace in the second leg as his side stormed to a 4-0 win. Photo by Julian Finney.
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Spurs hammered the Austrian side 4-1 in the first leg of their round of 32, before securing a convincing 4-0 win at home to ensure their passage into the next stage of the competition.

The London side went into the Wednesday evening, February 24, clash on the backdrop of a disappointing run in the domestic scene, having suffered a 2-1 defeat to rivals West Ham United at the weekend.

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However, they put their woes in the league behind them to stage an impressive performance at home against Wolfsberger.

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Youngster Carlos Vinicius emerged match hero during the encounter, with the promising forward scoring a brace to inspire Spurs to victory.

Dele Alli got Jose Mourinho's men off a flying start, scoring the opener in the 11th minute after he launched a sensational overhead kick into the corner from 12 yards.

Despite being in control, the home side had to wait until the 50th minute to double the advantage through Vinicius, nodding home powerfully to make it 2-0.

Gareth Bale put the game beyond the visitors in the 73rd minute with a fantastic strike, before Vinicius put the game to bed in the 83rd minute to complete his brace on the evening.

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The win was enough to earn Spurs a place in the last 16 as Mourinho pushes to win them their first major trophy in years.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Tottenham's current dip in form has raised eyebrows about Jose Mourinho's managerial approach to games and tactics, Mirror.

Spurs have continued their poor run of form with three straight defeats and their latest was at the hands of London rivals, West Ham.

The stats are currently nothing to write home about for the club and coach following Mourinho's longest ever winless run in his career.

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