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.

GIF: Brad Guzan’s stunning save from Gareth Bale.

GIF: Jermain Defoe puts Spurs 1-0 up at Villa.

GIF: Gareth Bale rounds Guzan for 2-0 Spurs v Villa.

GIF: Ouch! Gareth Bale taken out by Fabian Delph.

GIF: Gareth Bale drills home his second v Aston Villa.

GIF: Gareth Bale bags his third v Aston Villa.

GIF: The Gareth Bale heart celebration post 3rd goal v Aston Villa.

Andre Villas Boas interview post Aston Villa win.

Picture. Gareth Bale Tweets picture of his Aston Villa match ball on the top of his Christmas tree.

Individual Highlights: Gareth Bale’s glorious display in Spurs win at Aston Villa.