Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 4, Monaco 1.
Erik Lamela scored a first-half hat-trick to ensure Tottenham topped Europa League Group J in style with a convincing victory over Monaco.
The Argentine playmaker, 23, expertly placed all three of his goals beyond visiting keeper Danijel Subasic, who had a night to forget.
Monaco's consolation came when Stephan El Shaarawy curled in from 25 yards.
But Tom Carroll's neat, close-range finish rounded off another superb display by Mauricio Pochettino's side.
In-form Spurs dominant
Monaco were never in the contest against a Tottenham team that started without the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen.
Despite the changes, Tottenham had enough firepower to extend their run of form to nine games unbeaten, with just two defeats in their last 21 matches.
Lamela was the architect with three low shots which were too good for Subasic, but the Croatia international will feel he was beaten far too easily at his near post.
Perhaps the best goal of the night was the cool finish applied by Carroll after his quick feet had left Elderson wrong-footed.
The manner of the strike was reminiscent of the type of goals regularly scored by Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi.
Plenty to smile about
With qualification already secured, Pochettino took the opportunity to test the depth of his squad - and his understudies passed with aplomb against a Monaco side who knocked out Arsenal on their way to reaching the quarter-finals of last season's Champions League.
Nabil Bentaleb and Nacer Chadli continued their recoveries from injury with tidy substitute performances, while 18-year-old Joshua Onomah impressed in his first senior start.
The midfielder combined some probing passing with clever runs and he might have scored, but he opted for precision rather than power from six yards out.
South Korean forward Son Heung-Min was always a threat too on a night when Monaco, save for a 20-minute period in the second half, were outplayed.
By finishing top of their group, Tottenham avoid having to play the best teams which will drop down from the Champions League in the next round.
They are next in action on Sunday when they host Newcastle in the Premier League (16:00 GMT).
|Tottenham's potential opponents in the next round|
|St Etienne||Sparta Prague|
|Shakhtar Donetsk||Draw to be made on Monday, 14 December at 12 noon GMT|
What they said
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: "I'm very happy, job done and first in the group. I'm proud of them and we showed we have a very strong squad.
"It's fantastic for Lamela and a great moment for him. From the start of the season he's showing improvement and consistency.
"Joshua Onomah deserved it for how he trains and develops his game. He's a great talent from the academy."
- Erik Lamela scored the first hat-trick for an English club versus Monaco since Tony Yeboah for Leeds in September 1995.
- Lamela has netted five goals in five Europa League games this season.
- Tom Carroll's goal was his first for the club since making his debut against Hearts in 2011.
- 15DierSubstituted forBentalebat 42'minutesBooked at 50mins
- 11LamelaSubstituted forChadliat 62'minutes
- 14N'JieSubstituted forAlliat 79'minutes
- 7Son Heung-Min
- 13Fortuna dos SantosBooked at 36mins
- 28ToulalanBooked at 74mins
- 10Bernardo SilvaSubstituted forDiarraat 65'minutes
- 7DirarBooked at 74mins
- 8João MoutinhoSubstituted forLemarat 45'minutes
- 19TraoréSubstituted forMbappe-Lottinat 56'minutes
- 22El Shaarawy
- Ivan Bebek
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 4, Monaco 1.
Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nabil Dirar (Monaco).
Foul by Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur).
Raphael Diarra (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Monaco. Jérémy Toulalan tries a through ball, but Stephan El Shaarawy is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Josh Onomah (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ben Davies.
Attempt blocked. Nabil Dirar (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Thomas Lemar.
Foul by Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur).
Elderson Echiéjilé (Monaco) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur).
Jérémy Toulalan (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Dele Alli replaces Clinton N'Jie.
Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 4, Monaco 1. Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.
Attempt saved. Clinton N'Jie (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Son Heung-Min.
Attempt blocked. Josh Onomah (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Son Heung-Min.
Attempt missed. Elderson Echiéjilé (Monaco) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Thomas Lemar with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.
Nabil Dirar (Monaco) is shown the yellow card.