Posted May 04, 2013 on AP on Fox
Tottenham stayed in contention for a place in the Champions League next season after beating Southampton 1-0 on Saturday with Gareth Bale scoring against his former club in the 86th minute. After being marked out of much of the game, the 23-year-old Welshman found space 25 yards out, picked the ball off substitute Lewis Holtby and unleashed a trademark long-range strike which beat the outstretched Artur Boruc. The goal at White Hart Lane brought Bale's tally for the season to 30 - double his previous best. It also meant Bale became the first Tottenham player since Jurgen Klinsmann to register 20 league goals in a season.
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