After a goal-shy start to the season, Roberto Soldado showed his predatory instincts with two first half goals against Anzhi Makhachkala.
The Spaniard striker was a big summer capture from Valencia, and the £26m hitman was supposed to be the striker to help Spurs break into the top four. However, the former Real Madrid man has struggled to find the net in England, with most of his goals coming from the penalty spot.
But in tonight's Europa League tie against Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, Soldado has rediscovered his goalscoring touch with an early brace. The 28 year old glanced a Gylfi Sigurdsson free kick in off the the post before he timed a run in behind the defence to perfection, latching onto Erik Lamela's pass and sliding the ball past the onrushing goalkeeper.
With finishing like this, Soldado can still prove to be the man to make Spurs a title challenger - maybe it's just a case of getting him scoring against easier competition, giving him greater confidence to hit the goalscoring trail in the Premier League.
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