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There's been lots of talk about Bale's form since he returned to Spurs, after seven years away, when he rejoined the north London club on loan from Real Madrid.
The forward had only started two league games in the months since moving back to England but a goal in each leg of the Europa League in the past 10 days and his performance off the bench against West Ham last week had led to calls for him to start.
Jose Mourinho decided Sunday at home against Burnley was the right time and the Welshman opened the scoring after just two minutes, he then set up Harry Kane to make it 2-0 on 15 minutes.
After Lucas Moura had made it 3-0 before the break, Bale added his second just after half-time, making it 4-0 on 55 minutes with a cracking finish after a great counter attack, before being subbed off 15 minutes later.
What a finish! :heart_eyes:- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 28, 2021
Gareth Bale grabs his second of the game and Spurs are cruising.
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Gareth Bale just beat his man by touching the ball around him and bursting down the touchline with a long sprint to start a Spurs move. It was a beautiful, nostalgic sight.- Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) February 28, 2021
Gareth Bale vs Burnley- :flag_black: (@JuneCymru) February 28, 2021
-2 chances created
-7 long balls
He's finally back. :flag_black: pic.twitter.com/ZZXpqJOMtl
Gareth Bale is playing like someone that's just found out golf courses are set to reopen on 29th March.- Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) February 28, 2021
BALE HAS ARRIVED.- The Spurs Web :white_circle: (@thespursweb) February 28, 2021
A fully fit Gareth Bale is a scary thought. pic.twitter.com/2j3fRfLiT1- Joey:dove: (@JoeyTHFC) February 28, 2021
Bale when he realises his contract is finally coming to an end and nobody is going to pay his high wages anymore pic.twitter.com/K5WINJm1E5- V:cactus: (@KaizerTK8) February 28, 2021
Spurs fans had been wanting Mourinho to play a more attacking side and on Sunday he started with Kane, Bale, Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura.
Even Dele Alli got on the pitch in the second half, and the white half of London will be very happy with everything from Sunday's game.
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