Tottenham 5 – 0 Gillingham: Spurs run riot at the Lane

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Barclays Premier League side Tottenham Hotspurs made easy work of their lower tier opponents Gillingham, whacking them 5 – 0 in the English Football League (EFL) clash staged at the White Hart Lane on Wednesday 21 September.

The hosts did not even have a number of key players including England international Harry Kane who was injured in the last match as well as Victor Wanyama who spent the entire match on the bench and they were done favors by an early injury to Gillingham keeper Jonathan Bond.

The real rout came in the second half as the hosts led going to the break courtesy of Cristian Ericksen’s goal on the 31st minute and the midfielder repeated the feat on the 48th minute, completing his brace before being substituted on the 60th minute, his place taken up by Kevin N’Koudou.

Dutchman Vincent Jansen’s wait for the first goal in Spurs colors came to an end on 51 minutes after he converted the penalty that made it three for Spurs.

Josh Onomah and Erik Lamela made it harder for Gillingham with the fourth and fifth goals three minutes apart, on 65 minutes and 68 minutes.