GIF: Soldado Scores Hat-Trick as Tottenham Ease Past Anzhi Makhachkala

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterDecember 12, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12:  Roberto Soldado of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring their first goal during the UEFA Europa League Group K match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and FC Anji Makhachkala at White Hart Lane on December 12, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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Tottenham raced into a 2-0 lead over Anzhi Makhachkala in their final Europa League group game thanks to a brace of goals from Roberto Soldado

First, the Spaniard got just the right touch on a free kick from Gylfi Sigurdsson to put his side 1-0 ahead.

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He then doubled that advantage with a classy finish low into the far corner—Erik Lamela doing an equally good job to lay the chance on. 

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In the second half he sealed his hat-trick—his first for Tottenham—from the penalty spot.

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Spurs had already sealed qualification to the last 32 before the game started, but they looked set to apply some gloss to their position with a perfect record of six wins from six matches.