Bale keeps Spurs on course for Champions League

Updated: 04 May 2013 22:35 IST

After being marked out of much of the game, the 23-year-old Welshman found space 25 yards out, picked the ball off substitute Lewis Holtby and unleashed a trademark long-range strike which beat the outstretched Artur Boruc.

Bale keeps Spurs on course for Champions League
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Tottenham stayed in contention for a place in the Champions League next season after beating Southampton 1-0 on Saturday with Gareth Bale scoring against his former club in the 86th minute.

After being marked out of much of the game, the 23-year-old Welshman found space 25 yards out, picked the ball off substitute Lewis Holtby and unleashed a trademark long-range strike which beat the outstretched Artur Boruc.

The goal at White Hart Lane brought Bale's tally for the season to 30 - double his previous best. It also meant Bale became the first Tottenham player since Jurgen Klinsmann to register 20 league goals in a season.

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