Dele Alli stole the show as Tottenham secured their place in the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 with a thumping 8-1 aggregate win over Wolfsberger AC.

Tottenham Hotspur have managed to advance to the Last 16 stages of the UEFA Europa League with a dominant 4-0 victory over the hosts Wolfsberger AC in the second leg of their Round of 32 tie on Wednesday.

Within just 10 minutes of the first half, Dele Alli pulled off a sensational overhead kick to start off the proceedings in Spurs’ favour. In the 50th minute, Jose Mourinho’s men doubled the tally, as Carlos Vinicius belted the ball back into the net with a superb header, after being served by Alli.

Within four minutes after his arrival on the pitch, Gareth Bale made it 3-0 for Tottenham with a left-footed curler inside the box, with Alli getting the assist again. In the 83rd minute, Vinicius heaped more misery on the Austrian outfit with his second goal of the night, with youngster Dane Scarlett providing the assist.

Tottenham must build on this victory and generate momentum to get rid of their inconsistent patch in the Premier League. And here, at The Hard Tackle, we will run the rule over Jose Mourinho’s players after their commanding 4-0 victory over the Austrian outfit.

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Joe Hart: 6/10

The former Manchester City goalkeeper had a comfortable outing, as the opposition forwards did not pose any serious threat throughout the ninety minutes.

Matt Doherty: 7/10

Another positive outing in the Europa League for the right-back, as he got the assist for Alli’s opening goal. The Irishman won 6 out of the 8 duels he contested and in spite of rare sloppy moments in tonight’s game, Doherty’s display showed promise.

Eric Dier: 6/10

The Englishman’s sluggishness was quite visible, as was unable to command the defensive region as comfortably as would have liked.  His aerial ability was often tested by the opponents, but he managed to stand tall and deal with the threat.

Toby Alderweireld: 6.5/10

The Belgian international stood firm in his primary task, dealing with whatever little threat the visitors posed. With 93 per cent passing accuracy, he was able to dictate the proceedings from the back.

Ben Davies: 7.5/10

A prominent figure in the game, Davies dominated the left flank with ease. The left-back won 6 of his 8 duels and denied the opposition wingers to establish any sort of foothold. Also showed good intent pushing forward, as he made three dribbles.

Moussa Sissoko: 6.5/10

The Frenchman produced a tireless performance and with 8 crucial recoveries, the midfielder did not allow the visitors to find any space in the middle.

Harry Winks: 7.5/10

The Englishman was an influential presence in the middle of the park. He completed 8 recoveries and 3 interceptions, cutting off any threat from the visitors. Also made purposeful forward runs which caused Wolfsberger some problems.

Erik Lamela: 7/10

Tasked with the responsibility of troubling the visitors’ backline with his runs, Lamela put in another encouraging display as the right-winger. The Tottenham No. 11 looked a threat each time he got on the ball as he created one big chance and won 13 of his 20 ground duels on the night.

Dele Alli: 9/10

The man of the for Tottenham. Within 10 minutes after kick-off, Alli announced himself with a spectacular overhead kick, which set the tone for the Lilywhites. Was able to wreak havoc in the opposition’s half with his movement. Along with his eye-boggling acrobatic goal, Alli also served up two splendid assists, which sealed the tie for the hosts.

Steven Bergwijn: 7/10

The Dutchman popped up in crucial spaces with his instinctive runs and drove the attack forward by unleashing his pace. Completed three key passes and two dribbles on the night and could have snatched a goal right before half-time.

Vinicius: 8.5/10

The Brazilian forward has been shining bright in the UEFA Europa League this term and was once again able to pounce on the opportunity, as he bagged a second-half brace after having had an effort cleared off the line in the first period.


Lucas Moura: 6/10

Came on as a substitute in the 69th minute replacing Bergwijn. Created one chance within that little period.

Gareth Bale: 7/10

Came onto the scene by replacing Lamela. Made a significant statement with his top-notch finish in the 73rd minute. He has now directly contributed to four goals in his last three outings (Goals 2 Assists 2).

Marcel Lavinier: 6/10

A late replacement for Matt Doherty. The Lilywhites debutant looked sharp and helped his team to get over the line. Won 4 of the 5 duels he contested.

Dane Scarlett:6/10

On for Dele Alli in the final nine minutes. Got the assist for Vinicius’ second goal of the night.

Nile John: N/A

Another debutant, who came on to replace Sissoko in the 81st minute. Did not play enough to warrant a rating.

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