When the extraordinary becomes the norm, you know are witnessing something special and it is almost becoming cliché to say Gareth Bale is in the form of his life.
Scoring two goals at West Ham, including a howitzer of a last minute winner, as Spurs secured a crucial 3-2 victory at Upton Park on Monday night, will not even have come a surprise to those who have been watching Gareth Bale of late.
But it was sensational. The opener was a precision placed effort past Jussi Jaaskelainen and Bale’s second will go down in Tottenham folklore after another game where he looked dangerous from set-pieces, especially in-swinging corners.
The brace means Bale has now scored eight goals in his last six Tottenham matches. It could also have been plenty more, with presentable chances missed by the Welsh Wizard against the likes of Newcastle and Lyon in both legs.
Can Arsenal stop Gareth Bale in the north London derby on Sunday?
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