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Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Queens Park Rangers

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayo
Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor scored his side's fourth against QPR
  • Nacer Chadli scores twice for Spurs
  • Eric Dier and Emmanuel Adebayor both on target
  • Tottenham remain unbeaten this season with three wins
  • Leroy Fer and Mauricio Isla make QPR debuts

Harry Redknapp's return to White Hart Lane was a miserable one as the QPR manager saw his side beaten comfortably by a rampant Tottenham.

Winger Nacer Chadli scored twice for Spurs, while defender Eric Dier and striker Emmanuel Adebayor also got their names on the scoresheet.

The result meant Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has won each of his three matches in charge.

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Redknapp's QPR have lost both of their Premier League games without scoring.

Beforehand, the talk had centred on Redknapp's first visit to Spurs since he was sacked by the club in June 2012 after almost four years in charge.

The visitors had a particularly strong Tottenham flavour with Spurs legend Glenn Hoddle, who was appointed by Redknapp as QPR's first-team coach earlier this month, watching from the stands

Redknapp, 67, was afforded a warm welcome by the home fans but any sentiment was quickly forgotten as his team was brushed aside by Pochettino's men.

QPR manager Harry Redknap
QPR manager Harry Redknapp cut a forlorn figure on his White Hart Lane return

The Argentine has been tasked with earning a top-four finish and introducing a similar style to the one he implemented at Southampton.

Although they face a sterner test of their credentials in a week's time against Liverpool, Tottenham fans will feel encouraged with both the quality and ruthlessness of this performance.

Spurs recalled five players rested for their 2-1 win over Limassol in their Europa League play-off and showed no signs of fatigue to take an early lead.

Christian Eriksen dispossessed Loic Remy, which allowed Nabil Bentaleb to send Adebayor clear down the right. The Togo striker's cross to the back post picked out Chadli, who controlled on his chest before deftly poking the ball past Robert Green.

QPR's White Hart Lane struggles
QPR have managed just three wins in 27 visits to White Hart Lane in all competitions, with their last coming back in May 1994.

QPR should have levelled when Matty Phillips brought down a difficult ball on the edge of the Tottenham box but, with only Hugo Lloris to beat, he sliced his shot over the crossbar.

The visitors rarely threatened in the remainder of the first half as Spurs took command.

Eriksen rattled the crossbar with a spectacular free-kick before Spurs added a second goal on the half-hour. Dier got in front of Leroy Fer to head home Erik Lamela's corner.

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Tottenham 4-0 QPR: Mauricio Pochettino praises Erik Lamela

Argentine Lamela, who has looked reinvigorated under compatriot Pochettino after a difficult first season following his move from Roma, impressed again and had a major hand in Tottenham's second goal shortly before the break.

The 22-year-old jinked past several players as he burst into the area and crossed for the unmarked Chadli to head past Green.

QPR gave debuts to Netherlands midfielder Fer following his £8m move from Norwich, and Chile defender Mauricio Isla after his arrival on loan from Juventus, but neither player had much of an impact on a disappointing day for QPR.

Their afternoon would get worse, though, when Adebayor added a fourth goal for Spurs, confidently dispatching Danny Rose's cross past Green.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino: "It was a great performance. We are trying to develop our style and philosophy. It is not easy but the players always try.

"Erik Lamela did well, it is never easy when you come to new country and you are young to adapt. He needs time to show his skill."

QPR boss Harry Redknapp: "We didn't play well and got what we deserved, which is nothing.

"I thought we were in awe of Tottenham a little bit. You have to play with energy, you can't stroll about in this division if you want to stay in it."

QPR boss Harry Redknapp and Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino
QPR boss Redknapp was given a warm embrace by Tottenham manager Pochettino
Tottenham winger Nacer Chadli
Chadli celebrated his opening goal in front of the Tottenham supporters
QPR goalkeeper Robert Green and Tottenham's Nacer Chadli
QPR goalkeeper Robert Green was unable to stop Chadli's header for Tottenham's third goal
Tottenham's Emmauel Adebayor, Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli
Adebayor celebrates scoring Tottenham's fourth with Erik Lamela and Chadli
QPR players Joey Barton and Rio Ferdinand
QPR players Joey Barton and Rio Ferdinand were disconsolate at the final whistle

Line-ups

Tottenham

  • 1Lloris
  • 15Dier
  • 4Kaboul
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 3Rose
  • 29Capoue
  • 42BentalebSubstituted forDembéléat 59'minutes
  • 11Lamela
  • 23Eriksen
  • 22ChadliSubstituted forKaneat 69'minutes
  • 10AdebayorSubstituted forSoldadoat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Lennon
  • 9Soldado
  • 14Holtby
  • 18Kane
  • 19Dembélé
  • 24Friedel
  • 33Davies

QPR

  • 1Green
  • 4Caulker
  • 5Ferdinand
  • 22DunneSubstituted forOnuohaat 45'minutes
  • 14Isla
  • 8Barton
  • 17Mutch
  • 10FerBooked at 64minsSubstituted forFaurlinat 68'minutes
  • 3Traore
  • 7PhillipsSubstituted forZamoraat 74'minutes
  • 19Remy

Substitutes

  • 2Simpson
  • 11Wright-Phillips
  • 15Onuoha
  • 18Faurlin
  • 21Murphy
  • 23Hoilett
  • 25Zamora
Referee:
Anthony Taylor
Attendance:
36,109

Match Stats

Home TeamTottenhamAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away6