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Stoke 0-4 Tottenham: Harry Kane and Dele Alli doubles keep the heat on Leicester in the Premier League title race

Monday 18th April , 2016 9:39 pm
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Harry Kane and Dele Alli both scored twice as Tottenham beat Stoke to cut the gap at the top of the Premier League to five points.

Kane scored a stunner in the first half before grabbing his second with the simplest of finishes in the second half.

Dele Alli scored his first either side of Kane’s double but also recorded one of the worst misses of the season so far.

He made amends for it with a lovely volley to crank the heat up on Leicester after their draw with West Ham on the weekend with only four games remaining.

Mauricio Pochettino had never beaten Stoke and the Britannia atmosphere was electric as Mark Hughes looked to extend his unblemished record against the Argentine.

Kane looked to silence the crowd after only six minutes but he dawdled on the ball a little too long allowing Shay Given – making his debut for the Potters at 39-years-old – to get back in position and save well with his legs.

However, Given had no chance three minutes later when Kane cut inside from the left and sent a wicked, curling shot into the bottom corner of the goal to give Spurs the lead.

Marko Arnautovic had the hosts’ best chance of the half, doing well to evade a couple of tacklers before striking a fierce shot which was well beaten away by Hugo Lloris.

And minutes before the break Alli’s backheel gave Christian Eriksen a golden chance to double the lead but the Dane’s shot thundered back off the crossbar, despite being one-on-one with Given.

Tottenham finally did get their second on 66 minutes when Eriksen lofted a lovely through ball to Alli who deftly dinked the ball over the onrushing Given and into the net.

Minutes later Alli had his head in his hands after producing one of the misses of the season. Again he found himself free and rounded Given before hitting the ball against the post when the empty net was gaping.

It did not matter though, as 90 seconds later Kane bagged his 24th goal of the season, rolling the ball into an empty net after Lamela’s cut back to make it 3-0.

And Alli scored arguably the pick of the goals with a fantastic volley into the bottom corner from the edge of the area to complete the rout with nearly ten minutes remaining.

 

 

Source: Talksport

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