Llorente treble ensures safe passage for Spurs
Tottenham's Fernando Llorente got a hat-trick as they chalked up their record competitive away win with the 7-0 thrashing of fourth-tier Tranmere Rovers i
Defender Serge Aurier broke the deadlock with a deflected shot from the edge of the area five minutes before the break to breach a Tranmere side who had competed well in the first half before the floodgates opened after the break.
Spanish striker Llorente, restricted to a place on the bench for much of the season, got his first goal of the night when he slotted home from close range after fellow forward Son Heung-min burst down the right and delivered a perfect low cross.
Right back Aurier then added his second goal, driving the ball home after excellent creative work from Son.
South Korean Son himself made it 4-0 with a solo run from inside his own half, without a challenge from Tranmere’s defenders, which ended with a clinical finish.
Tottenham’s promising 18-year-old midfielder Oliver Skipp then delivered a wonderful through ball for Llorente who slipped the ball home to make it five in the 71st minute.
The Spainard got his hat-trick moments later and Harry Kane finished the scoring off.Published: by Radio NewsHub