Belfast Telegraph

Redknapp dancing with delight

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp was left dancing with delight after his team returned to winning ways with a comfortable 3-1 win over Wigan.

Spurs followed up their agonising defeat to Manchester City with two poor performances against Wolves and Watford, but they were back to their best as a Gareth Bale double and Luke Modric's effort gave them victory.

The Spurs boss, who even performed an impromptu jig on the touchline after his team's second and third goals, said: "I've been sitting down all week. I kept dancing around like a two-year-old! It was nice to get on my feet again. The fans were great - I appreciated it."

He added: "I am happy. We're back up there again. I keep looking at the gap behind us. We're 13 points ahead of Arsenal now - it's a nice lead."

Bale put Spurs ahead when he hooked a volley past Ali Al Habsi in the 29th minute and the Londoners doubled their lead five minutes later when Modric picked up on a loose ball and turned before hammering past the Latics stopper from 20 yards.

Bale's second was a sublime finish from the edge of the area after he effortlessly gained a yard on his marker Ben Watson.

The 22-year-old was desperately unlucky not to get his first hat-trick since he smashed three past Inter Milan at the San Siro last season, being denied on three occasions by Wigan late on.

"Bale was terrific tonight. He is an amazing talent," Redknapp added. "He's unstoppable when he's like that."


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