Gareth Bale hits a hat-trick as Spurs win 4-0 at woeful Aston Villa
Aston Villa 0 – Tottenham 4 (Premier League, December 26, 2012) (Alternative highlights & MOTD highlights.) After a goalless first half in which they had racked up 15 corners, Tottenham took the lead just before the hour thanks to a fine through ball from Kyle Naughton who fed Jermain Defoe for the opener. Three minutes later it was 2-0 after Gareth Bale rounded Brad Guzan. Gareth Bale claimed his second of the game from an Aaron Lennon assist. A 23-minute hat-trick was complete when Gareth Bale scored his third, Tottenham’s fourth and the 12th goal Villa had conceded in 2 matches.