Jose Mourinho finally brought Gareth Bale back into his first XI for a Premier League game – and he was handsomely rewarded.

Spurs swatted aside Burnley in North London today as Mourinho’s side recorded a 4-0 victory.

Prior to today, Bale had only started two games in this competition since returning to Tottenham on a season-long loan from Real Madrid.

But the Welshman justified his manager’s faith by opening the scoring inside two minutes, prodding past Nick Pope from close range.

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Bale completed his brace early in the second half with a much more difficult finish, bending it past Pope with that wand of a left foot of his.

And Mourinho offered a little fist pump in celebration of that goal:

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It was a brilliant all-round performance by Bale – who also set up Harry Kane’s goal in the first half with a long-distance pass – and Mourinho brought him off on 70 minutes for Erik Lamela.

Here’s more pictures from the victory:

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