Lucas Moura scored a brilliant hat-trick as Tottenham cruised past relegated Huddersfield and moved above Chelsea into third in the Premier League.

A much-changed Spurs side dominated from the off at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and deservedly went ahead when Victor Wanyama danced around Ben Hamer and slotted home midway through the first half.

Moura added their second just 144 seconds later as he rifled a low shot past Hamer after being played in by Moussa Sissoko.

The Brazilian was on the scoresheet again three minutes from time as he controlled and volleyed home Christian Eriksen’s cross.

And he completed his hat-trick deep into injury time with another emphatic finish past Hamer.

Christian Eriksen and Fernando Llorente had earlier hit the woodwork for Spurs as they piled on the pressure, though Hugo Lloris was called into action late on to tip a Leandro Bacuna free-kick onto the crossbar.

Huddersfield remain bottom and they have now lost six consecutive league games.

No Kane? No problem

With one eye firmly on Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester City, Pochettino made seven changes to the starting XI that beat City 1-0 in the first leg.

Injured trio Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Harry Winks all dropped out of the squad, while in-form Son Heung-min was named among the substitutes, leaving Llorente and Moura to lead the line alongside Eriksen.

Spurs’ new-look front three were impressive; Llorente helped create the first by holding off his marker to make the space for Wanyama to run into, Eriksen was his influential self and Moura stole the show.

The Brazilian produced two superb finishes for his first and third while he displayed impressive skill to control Eriksen’s cross for the second.

It remains to be seen who Pochettino will pick to start at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, and Son will almost certainly return, but Moura has certainly done his chances no harm.

And on this evidence, Pochettino has plenty of players to hurt City, even without talisman Kane.

Line-ups

Tottenham

  • 1Lloris
  • 21FoythBooked at 60mins
  • 6D Sánchez
  • 5VertonghenBooked at 76minsSubstituted forRoseat 85′minutes
  • 16Walker-Peters
  • 17SissokoSubstituted forSkippat 74′minutes
  • 12Wanyama
  • 33Davies
  • 23Eriksen
  • 18LlorenteSubstituted forSon Heung-Minat 87′minutes
  • 27Lucas Moura

Substitutes

  • 2Trippier
  • 3Rose
  • 4Alderweireld
  • 7Son Heung-Min
  • 22Gazzaniga
  • 47Marsh
  • 52Skipp

Huddersfield

  • 12Hamer
  • 33Hadergjonaj
  • 26Schindler
  • 27StankovicSubstituted forMooyat 82′minutes
  • 5Kongolo
  • 37DurmSubstituted forMounieat 69′minutes
  • 9Kachunga
  • 6Hogg
  • 7BacunaBooked at 66minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 90+4′minutes
  • 15LöweBooked at 45mins
  • 16Grant

Substitutes

  • 2Smith
  • 10Mooy
  • 13Coleman
  • 19Williams
  • 21Pritchard
  • 24Mounie
  • 25M Jorgensen
Referee:
Lee Mason
Attendance:
58,308

Match Stats

Home TeamTottenhamAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home70%
Away30%
Shots
Home22
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 4, Huddersfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 4, Huddersfield Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Danny Williams replaces Juninho Bacuna.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 4, Huddersfield Town 0. Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Son Heung-Min with a through ball.

Foul by Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur).

Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 3, Huddersfield Town 0. Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Son Heung-Min replaces Fernando Llorente because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Danny Rose replaces Jan Vertonghen.

Delay in match Fernando Llorente (Tottenham Hotspur) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Aaron Mooy replaces Jon Gorenc Stankovic.

Attempt missed. Steve Mounie (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Florent Hadergjonaj with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kyle Walker-Peters.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Hugo Lloris.

Attempt saved. Juninho Bacuna (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Oliver Skipp (Tottenham Hotspur).

Juninho Bacuna (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Fernando Llorente (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt missed. Karlan Grant (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Juninho Bacuna.

Booking

Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur).

Jon Gorenc Stankovic (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Steve Mounie (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jonathan Hogg with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Oliver Skipp replaces Moussa Sissoko.

Attempt missed. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kyle Walker-Peters following a corner.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Chris Löwe.

Fernando Llorente (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Terence Kongolo (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt blocked. Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Terence Kongolo.

Attempt blocked. Fernando Llorente (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Karlan Grant (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Juninho Bacuna following a fast break.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Florent Hadergjonaj.

Attempt blocked. Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kyle Walker-Peters with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Steve Mounie replaces Erik Durm.

Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).