Video: Gareth Bale's greatest goals for Tottenham and Wales
As the Wales international completes his move away from White Hart Lane - we take a look back at the moments that convinced Real Madrid to break the world record transfer fee
James Mariner is a journalist who has been boring The Independent sports desk with mindless statistics since June 2007. Helping with various, wide-ranging desk duties (I made the tea once), supervising workies and the endless researching of panels, James has an unnatural love of all things football, and in particular the Europa League, being a Tottenham Hotspur supporter. He cites Brian Sears and Ledley King among his heroes and can even find something interesting in Burnley v Hull City. On a good day.
Monday 02 September 2013
Gareth Bale has completed his move away from Tottenham. Here, we take a look at some of his greatest moments for Tottenham and Wales...
Took Robbie Keane's flick in his stride before advancing down Fulham's right and cooly beating Antti Niemi to score his first goal for Spurs...
Met Aaron Lennon's cross at head-height to volley home the winner at Stoke...
Scored a trio of left-footed strikes in narrow Champions League loss at Internazionale
Swept Lennon's ball first-time in to send an arcing shot up and over Joe Hart at Manchester City
Picked the ball up at halfway before running across Man United's half and beating David De Gea
Moved to the edge of the Scotland penalty area before swerving a shot in from range for the winner
Ran from his own half at Norwich before powering home for the equaliser
Scored pair of stunning long-range free-kicks at the end of each half to help Spurs beat Lyons in Europa League
Picked up possession 30 yards from goal before sending dipping shot over Jussi Jaaskelainen for late winner at West Ham
Controlled Jan Vertonghen's pass with first touch before sweeping past Michel Vorm with outside of left foot
Curled home from 25 yards to seal late win over Sunderland on the final day of the season
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