Moura scores first hat-trick as Tottenham move pass Chelsea

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 13/04/2019

Lucas Moura scored his first hat-trick at Tottenham's new stadium as Spurs reclaimed the third spot in the Premier League from Chelsea after a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Huddersfield on Saturday afternoon.

With Harry Kane injured and Heung-Min Son rested ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash with Manchester City, Mauricio Pochettino made seven changes, challenging his fringe players to maintain Spurs' top-four challenge.

And Moura delivered, scoring his first in devastating fashion after Victor Wanyama's opener, before completing his treble with clincal strikes in the final three minutes.

Relegated Huddersfield mounted a rally before Moura's late double as Juninho Bacuna's free-kick was tipped onto the crossbar by Hugo Lloris, but Spurs' victory was never in doubt as they moved a point and place above Chelsea ahead of the Blues' trip to Liverpool on Super Sunday.