Dele Alli with an impressive performance to help Tottenham win

Spurs were already in control of the tie following a 4-1 first-leg victory and quickly asserted their authority at home with Alli’s spectacular effort.

It was in keeping with an impressive performance by Alli, who was at his creative best to also lay on two goals.

Carlos Vinicius scored twice, either side of a Gareth Bale effort.

No team in Uefa Cup or Europa League history has overturned a three-goal deficit from the first leg at home to progress and Wolfsberger never threatened to do so here.

Spurs could have had more, with Vinicius coolly rounding goalkeeper Manuel Kuttin before Gustav Henriksson cleared off the line.

But Vinicius did get his goal with a back-post header from Alli’s smart cross, before substitute Bale lashed into the top corner from the Englishman’s through ball.

Striker Vinicius added his second and Tottenham’s fourth to complete the rout after good work from 16-year-old Dane Scarlett.

Jose Mourinho’s side will find out who they face in the next round during Friday’s draw.

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WED 24 FEB 2021EUROPA LEAGUE – ROUND OF 32 – 2ND LEG
Tottenham
4
RZ Pellets WAC
0
Alli (10’minutes), Alves Morais (50’minutes, 83’minutes), Bale (73’minutes)
(Agg 8-1)
FT
HT 1-0
Doherty (10’minutes), Alli (50’minutes, 73’minutes), Scarlett (83’minutes)
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Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Wolfsberger: Spurs cruise into the Europa League last 16
By Alex Bysouth
BBC Sport
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Dele Alli
Dele Alli scored his third goal of the season and first since December 2020
Dele Alli scored a superb overhead kick as Tottenham cruised into the Europa League last 16 with an 8-1 aggregate win over Austrian side Wolfsberger.

Spurs were already in control of the tie following a 4-1 first-leg victory and quickly asserted their authority at home with Alli’s spectacular effort.

It was in keeping with an impressive performance by Alli, who was at his creative best to also lay on two goals.

Carlos Vinicius scored twice, either side of a Gareth Bale effort.

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No team in Uefa Cup or Europa League history has overturned a three-goal deficit from the first leg at home to progress and Wolfsberger never threatened to do so here.

Spurs could have had more, with Vinicius coolly rounding goalkeeper Manuel Kuttin before Gustav Henriksson cleared off the line.

But Vinicius did get his goal with a back-post header from Alli’s smart cross, before substitute Bale lashed into the top corner from the Englishman’s through ball.

Striker Vinicius added his second and Tottenham’s fourth to complete the rout after good work from 16-year-old Dane Scarlett.

Jose Mourinho’s side will find out who they face in the next round during Friday’s draw.

Mourinho still in trophy hunt
Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale scored his third goal as a substitute in a European game, with the previous two coming in the 2018 Champions League final for Real Madrid
Tottenham boss Mourinho doubled down on his methods this week and insisted he will be remembered in north London for the right reasons.

A run of five defeats in six Premier League games has seen his job called into question but the Portuguese still has a chance to win two trophies this season at a club who are without silverware for 13 years.

Mourinho, whose side are in the Carabao Cup final and now the Europa League last 16, was able to rest the likes of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Tanguy Ndombele with the tie all but sewn up after victory in Budapest.

He also left Bale on the bench until 22 minutes from time, perhaps with the Welshman in mind for a start in the Premier League against Burnley on Sunday.

Alli is a player Mourinho has used sparingly this season but made his case for more game time with a wonderful opening goal after 10 minutes.

The playmaker shifted the ball wide to Matt Doherty before finding the bottom corner with a bicycle kick on the bounce after collecting the return.

Alli then picked out Vinicius at the back post with a well-weighted delivery for the Brazilian to guide a header beyond goalkeeper Kuttin.

Bale made it three from Alli’s pass, allowing Mourinho to bring on 20-year-old defender Marcel Lavinier and 17-year-old midfielder Nile John for their Spurs debuts.

It was teenage substitute Scarlett who made the fourth goal, however, winning the ball back in the area for Vinicius to convert his sixth Europa League goal this season.

The Europa League winners will earn a place in next season’s Champions League, but Mourinho’s attention will now switch to trying to overhaul a nine-point deficit so Spurs can secure a spot in Europe’s elite competition via the Premier League.

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