Roberto Soldado scored his first Tottenham hat-trick as Spurs maintained their 100% record in the Europa League by easing past Anzhi Makhachkala.

The hosts were already guaranteed top spot in Group K, but began with an attacking verve as Soldado headed in Gylfi Sigurdsson's free-kick before finishing well from Erik Lamela's pass.

Anzhi responded before the break when Ewerton Almeida Santos stabbed in.

But Lewis Holtby's delicate volley and Soldado's penalty confirmed the win.

Tottenham in the Europa League 2013-14

Roberto Soldado
  • 22 Aug: Dynamo Tbilisi 0-5 Tottenham
  • 29 Aug: Tottenham 2-0 Dynamo Tbilisi
  • 19 Sep: Tottenham 3-0 Tromso
  • 3 Oct: Anzhi 0-2 Tottenham
  • 24 Oct: Sheriff 0-2 Tottenham
  • 7 Nov: Tottenham 2-1 Sheriff
  • 28 Nov: Tromso 0-2 Tottenham
  • 12 Dec: Tottenham 4-1 Anzhi

Like Tottenham, the Russian visitors had already sealed progress to the last 32 prior to this game, and although they caused moments of worry for Andre Villas-Boas's team, they were eventually overpowered.

By winning the group, Spurs will play at White Hart Lane in the second leg of their Europa League knockout tie in February and they will take heart for the remainder of the competition after a confident display.

This was their fifth game unbeaten since they were thumped 6-0 by Manchester City last month.

Soldado scored his first goals from open play in front of the home supporters since his £26m move from Valencia in the summer, and was greeted with cheers as he departed 12 minutes from the end.

Anzhi might be bottom of the Russian Premier League after having to sell former stars such as Samuel Eto'o and Willian because of cost-cutting, but an energetic Tottenham certainly answered Villas-Boas's calls to make an impression before they host second-placed Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.

Spurs had suffered an early scare before they went ahead when Ilya Maksimov failed to test Brad Friedel when clean through, but Andros Townsend was then brought down with Soldado flicking in Sigurdsson's whipped free-kick after seven minutes.

That was Soldado's first goal since 27 October and the 28-year-old added another six minutes later, when Erik Lamela played him in with a cute pass and the Spaniard found the bottom corner.

Townsend then should have made it 3-0 but chipped wide with only the goalkeeper to beat.

Despite their fragility in defence, there were still signs Anzhi could prosper in attack and the Russian side pulled a goal back after 44 minutes when Eweton prodded home from a corner.

Townsend continued to be the hosts' most positive outlet, and he set up a third goal when he drifted in from the right, chipped to Holtby, who took one touch with his left and then flicked into the top corner with the same foot.

Villas-Boas then introduced 21-year-old Ryan Fredericks in defence, and although it was his first game this season, he wasted little time in causing havoc.

After another surging run, Fredericks was clipped in the penalty area and, after a nod from the official behind the goal-line, Swedish referee Stefan Johannesson awarded the spot-kick.

Soldado found the net from 12 yards for his seventh goal of the season, although Anzhi goalkeeper Evgeni Pomazan got a hand to it, sending the Spurs fans home in good spirits after a thoroughly entertaining game for a dead rubber.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Tottenham Hotspur

  • 24 Friedel
  • 16 Naughton Booked
  • 03 Rose (Fredericks - 45' )
  • 14 Holtby Booked
  • 15 Capoue
  • 35 Fryers
  • 33 Lamela
  • 19 Dembélé (Eriksen - 64' )
  • 09 Soldado (Coulthirst - 78' )
  • 22 Sigurdsson
  • 17 Townsend

Substitutes

  • 20 Dawson
  • 21 Chadli
  • 23 Eriksen
  • 41 Coulthirst
  • 43 Fredericks
  • 54 Dombaxe
  • 56 Archer

Anzhi Makhachkala

  • 01 Pomazan
  • 07 Agalarov (Angbwa - 80' )
  • 05 Grigalava Booked
  • 08 Da Silva
  • 06 Epureanu
  • 37 Almeida Santos
  • 20 Sobolev
  • 29 Razak (Gatagov - 85' )
  • 28 Serderov
  • 87 Maksimov Booked
  • 81 Burmistrov

Substitutes

  • 04 Angbwa
  • 10 Gatagov
  • 13 Tagirbekov
  • 24 Adeleye
  • 27 Dzhenetov
Ref: Stefan Johannesson

Match Stats

Shots

16 9

On target

8 6

Corners

9 6

Fouls

13 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 4, Anzhi Makhachkala 1.

90:00 +3:02 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 4, Anzhi Makhachkala 1.

90:00 +2:33

Attempt blocked. Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

90:00 +2:28

Attempt blocked. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lewis Holtby.

90:00 +1:30

Attempt saved. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

87:31 Booking

Booking Kyle Naughton (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

87:25

Foul by Kyle Naughton (Tottenham Hotspur).

87:25

Benoit Angbwa (Anzhi Makhachkala) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:53

Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Tottenham Hotspur).

86:53

Nikita Burmistrov (Anzhi Makhachkala) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Anzhi Makhachkala. Alan Gatagov replaces Abdul Razak.

83:42

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Ewerton.

83:38

Attempt blocked. Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

82:46

Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:46

Foul by Ewerton (Anzhi Makhachkala).

80:14

Attempt saved. Nikita Burmistrov (Anzhi Makhachkala) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

80:12

Attempt saved. Nikita Burmistrov (Anzhi Makhachkala) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Vladimir Sobolev with a through ball.

79:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Anzhi Makhachkala. Benoit Angbwa replaces Kamil Agalarov.

78:46

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

77:55

Delay in match Kyle Naughton (Tottenham Hotspur) because of an injury.

77:31

Etienne Capoue (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:31

Foul by Vladimir Sobolev (Anzhi Makhachkala).

77:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Shaquile Coulthirst replaces Roberto Soldado.

75:20

Corner, Anzhi Makhachkala. Conceded by Roberto Soldado.

74:49

Corner, Anzhi Makhachkala. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.

74:11

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Evgeny Pomazan.

74:07

Attempt saved. Lewis Holtby (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks.

73:46

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.

73:46

Foul by Kamil Agalarov (Anzhi Makhachkala).

72:33

Attempt saved. Vladimir Sobolev (Anzhi Makhachkala) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gia Grigalava with a through ball.

71:31

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Evgeny Pomazan.

71:29

Attempt saved. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks with a cross.

70:35

Hand ball by Nikita Burmistrov (Anzhi Makhachkala).

69:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 4, Anzhi Makhachkala 1. Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

68:35

Penalty Tottenham Hotspur. Ryan Fredericks draws a foul in the penalty area.

68:35

Penalty conceded by Jucilei (Anzhi Makhachkala) after a foul in the penalty area.

66:43

Attempt missed. Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Roberto Soldado.

66:07

Foul by Lewis Holtby (Tottenham Hotspur).

66:07

Abdul Razak (Anzhi Makhachkala) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:49

Kyle Naughton (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:49

Foul by Vladimir Sobolev (Anzhi Makhachkala).

63:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Christian Eriksen replaces Mousa Dembélé.

63:31

Attempt blocked. Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Roberto Soldado.

62:38

Attempt saved. Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks with a cross.

60:20

Attempt missed. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Lewis Holtby.

58:52

Ezekiel Fryers (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:52

Foul by Ilya Maksimov (Anzhi Makhachkala).

58:15

Corner, Anzhi Makhachkala. Conceded by Ezekiel Fryers.

57:41

Foul by Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur).

57:41

Nikita Burmistrov (Anzhi Makhachkala) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:50

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Vladimir Sobolev.

56:16

Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Tottenham Hotspur).

56:16

Ilya Maksimov (Anzhi Makhachkala) wins a free kick on the left wing.

55:53

Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Tottenham Hotspur).

55:53

Vladimir Sobolev (Anzhi Makhachkala) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:38

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Ewerton.

53:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 3, Anzhi Makhachkala 1. Lewis Holtby (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Andros Townsend.

52:36

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Gia Grigalava.

51:40 Booking

Booking Ilya Maksimov (Anzhi Makhachkala) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

51:34

Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.

51:34

Foul by Ilya Maksimov (Anzhi Makhachkala).

50:34

Corner, Anzhi Makhachkala. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.

49:18

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Gia Grigalava.

48:31

Offside, Anzhi Makhachkala. Vladimir Sobolev tries a through ball, but Serder Serderov is caught offside.

45:00

Second Half begins Tottenham Hotspur 2, Anzhi Makhachkala 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Ryan Fredericks replaces Danny Rose.

45:00 +1:01 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 2, Anzhi Makhachkala 1.

43:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 2, Anzhi Makhachkala 1. Ewerton (Anzhi Makhachkala) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nikita Burmistrov with a cross following a corner.

42:46

Corner, Anzhi Makhachkala. Conceded by Brad Friedel.

42:41

Attempt saved. Jucilei (Anzhi Makhachkala) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ilya Maksimov with a cross.

42:29

Attempt blocked. Ilya Maksimov (Anzhi Makhachkala) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nikita Burmistrov.

42:24

Attempt missed. Serder Serderov (Anzhi Makhachkala) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Gia Grigalava with a cross.

40:25

Attempt missed. Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

37:05

Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).

37:05

Gia Grigalava (Anzhi Makhachkala) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:10

Foul by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tottenham Hotspur).

35:10

Jucilei (Anzhi Makhachkala) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:52

Hand ball by Nikita Burmistrov (Anzhi Makhachkala).

33:55 Booking

Booking Gia Grigalava (Anzhi Makhachkala) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

33:49

Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the right wing.

33:49

Foul by Gia Grigalava (Anzhi Makhachkala).

32:22

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

32:06

Delay in match Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur) because of an injury.

31:49

Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:49

Foul by Ewerton (Anzhi Makhachkala).

30:13

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur).

30:13

Kamil Agalarov (Anzhi Makhachkala) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:21

Attempt missed. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andros Townsend with a cross.

25:16

Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.

25:16

Foul by Kamil Agalarov (Anzhi Makhachkala).

24:31

Offside, Anzhi Makhachkala. Abdul Razak tries a through ball, but Kamil Agalarov is caught offside.

23:34

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

22:56

Delay in match Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur) because of an injury.

20:19

Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the right wing.

20:19

Foul by Gia Grigalava (Anzhi Makhachkala).

19:06 Booking

Booking Lewis Holtby (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

18:59

Foul by Lewis Holtby (Tottenham Hotspur).

18:59

Vladimir Sobolev (Anzhi Makhachkala) wins a free kick on the right wing.

18:21

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Lewis Holtby tries a through ball, but Gylfi Sigurdsson is caught offside.

17:46

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Ewerton.

17:10

Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).

17:10

Abdul Razak (Anzhi Makhachkala) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:24

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Alexandru Epureanu.

15:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 2, Anzhi Makhachkala 0. Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Erik Lamela with a through ball.

12:38

Etienne Capoue (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:38

Foul by Gia Grigalava (Anzhi Makhachkala).

8:54

Foul by Lewis Holtby (Tottenham Hotspur).

8:54

Jucilei (Anzhi Makhachkala) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 1, Anzhi Makhachkala 0. Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson with a cross following a set piece situation.

5:27

Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.

5:27

Foul by Abdul Razak (Anzhi Makhachkala).

3:51

Attempt saved. Ilya Maksimov (Anzhi Makhachkala) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jucilei with a through ball.

1:43

Attempt missed. Gia Grigalava (Anzhi Makhachkala) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Alexandru Epureanu with a headed pass following a corner.

1:19

Corner, Anzhi Makhachkala. Conceded by Roberto Soldado.

0:30

Gia Grigalava (Anzhi Makhachkala) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:30

Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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