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Tottenham Hotspur vs. Sunderland: Final score 5-1, Oh happy day

A win! An attack! Somewhat of a defense! More Christian Eriksen!

Mike Hewitt

Tottenham Hotspur need to play Sunderland every week. Spurs met the Black Cats at White Hart Lane on Monday and suddenly, they looked like a great team. More importantly, the scoreboard reflected it in a 5-1 win.

It wasn't always sunny for Spurs, though, as the Black Cats scored first. Sunderland went in front when Vlad Chiriches got drunk and gave the ball away while Hugo Lloris was out of his goal. The result was Lee Cattermole shooting into an empty net while Lloris comically tried to stop the shot.

Luckily for Spurs, they had Christian Eriksen. While the rest of the team ran around doing something other than football, Eriksen pulled the club along and in the 28th minute it showed on the scoreboard. The Dane got free before hitting an inch perfect cross for Emmanuel Adebayor that bounced off of the striker's crotch and in.

From there, Spurs took off. They kept the ball, generated chances and left Sunderland more hopeless than they usually are. They didn't score again until nearly the hour mark, but they looked good and, finally, in the 59th minute, they had the lead.

Of course, the Spurs goal came through Eriksen again. This time his perfect cross found Harry Kane, who found the back of the net. That opened the floodgates for Spurs and then Eriksen got on the scoresheet himself, ripping a shot from 20 yards to give him a goal along with his two assists.

Tottenham weren't done, getting goals from Adebayor and Gylfi Sigurdsson in the last five minutes to cap a dominating win at White Hart Lane.