Tottenham finally earned their first win of their Europa League campaign this season, a five star performance thanks to a Harry Kane hat-trick and a delightful double from Erik Lamela.
Argentinian Lamela curled in a stunning Rabona effort from the edge of the box after 28 minutes for his first goal of the contest as he tries to justify his £30 million price tag.
His second, a volley from a tight angle, squirmed under Goalkeeper Tomas Kosicky at his near post to extend Spurs’ lead to three.
It was a home-grown product that gave the hosts the lead though as Kane scored his second goal in his third Europa League game this term with 13 minutes played.
The England under 21 striker struck home the opener from distance with his right foot into the bottom corner, leaving Kosicky grasping thin air as the underdogs went behind early on.
Kane tapped home his and Tottenham’s fourth with 14 minutes left on the clock, turning home a rebounded Moussa Dembele effort that gave Kosicky trouble, swerving away from the once capped Slovakia keeper and into the path of Kane who couldn’t miss.
He had his third six minutes after, provided by Federico Fazio’s cross, was headed home for 5-0. A triple against Tripolis capping off a successful night for Kane and his side.
An eventful night for Kane ended with him having to go in goal with Hugo Lloris being sent off for fouling an Asteris attacker. Substitute Jeronimo Barrales took the resulting free-kick which squirmed under the makeshift Goalkeeper.
Tottenham: Lloris, Dier, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies, Capoue, Dembele, Kane, Lamela (Eriksen ’76), Townsend (Lennon ’83), Adebayor (Chadli ’76)
Subs not used: Vorm, Chiriches, Stambouli, Soldado
Asteras: Kosicky, Lluy, Sankare, Zisopoulos, Panteliadis, Munafo Horta, Mazza (Bakasetas ’82), Usero, Rolle (Barrales ’73), Tsokanis, Parra (Alberto Fernandez ’80)
Subs not used: Theodoropoulos, Badibanga, Gianniotas, Kyriakopoulos