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Brilliant Bale sparks Spurs victory
Published : 30 Oct 2011 18:17:00
Tottenham stretched their unbeaten run to seven matches and moved level on points with fourth-place Newcastle thanks to a routine 3-1 win over QPR at White Hart Lane.
Gareth Bale opened the scoring with a sweet drive past Paddy Kenny in the 20th minute before Rafael van der Vaart added a second soon after to equal the club's record of scoring in five successive Barclays Premier League games.
Substitute Jay Bothroyd pulled one back for QPR in the second half, but Bale calmed the home fans' nerves 20 minutes from time with a wonderful curling shot after a neat exchange with Aaron Lennon on the edge of the box.