Tottenham blast five past Hearts in Europa League

  • 19 August 2011
Tottenham player Gareth Bale Image copyright Getty Images

Tottenham put five past Scottish side Hearts in their their Europa League play-off first leg at Tynecastle.

Rafael Van der Vaart, Jermaine Defoe and Blake Livermore were all on the score-sheet by half-time.

Hearts manager Paulo Sergio said: "There is a huge difference in quality between the two teams but we should have done better in the first half."

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp said he really enjoyed watching his team's performance.

"The first half was fantastic. We moved the ball around quickly and that is how I like to see us play," he said.

Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon added to the demolition with goals in the second-half.

The two teams play the return leg at White Hart Lane on Thursday August 25th.