Lucas Moura hit a superb hat-trick as Spurs registered their third straight win at their new stadium to overcome bottom club Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
It was Victor Wanyama who got the ball rolling with an excellent opening goal in the 24th-minute, his first since scoring against Liverpool in February last year, before Moura took over with his treble. His first came just three minutes later to double Spurs lead who went on and completely dominated the contest without adding to their tally until Lucas scored twice in the final few minutes to wrap up a fine win and take Spurs back to third in the Premier League table.
After a relatively quiet start to the game, Spurs went ahead when Ben Davies played a pass infield to Fernando Llorente – in for the injured Harry Kane as one of seven changes from the midweek Champions League win over City – on the edge of the area and although the ball missed him it fell to Wanyama, who skipped past Terence Kongolo, dummied goalkeeper Ben Hamer and rolled it into an empty net.
With that goal, it means the Kenyan captain is the first African player to score at Tottenham’s new stadium. His coach, Mauricio Pochettino was full of praise for Wanyama after the match.
“It’s always amazing for a player who has been injured for a while to feel the net, to feel the grass, to play 90 minutes and, for Victor, it’s fantastic news that he can be fit again and he can play and help the team like he did.”