Kane scores as Spurs thrash Bournemouth

Trevor Jackson
April 16, 2017

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane, right, and Bournemouth's Charlie Daniels challenge for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match.

Spurs closed the gap to Premier League leaders Chelsea with victory over Bournemouth this afternoon.

Chelsea can restore their lead at the top to seven points with victory over United tomorrow. "But four points is still a lot".

Greaves, Tottenham's record goalscorer with 266 in all competitions, managed at least 20 between 1966 and 1969.

Spurs doubled their lead two minutes later when Heung-Min Son blasted home from close range after a flawless flick from Harry Kane put him through on goal.

Tottenham got the win they needed to maintain their slim hopes of catching Chelsea to win the Premier League title. The Toffees moved ahead of Manchester United into fifth place on goal difference, having played three games more. "I want to do that year in year out", the 23-year-old said.

"We expended a lot energy fighting against Leicester, but against West Brom, against Chelsea, against the media", Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said, recalling last season's late costly draws against West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea.

Harry Kane, making his first start since suffering an ankle injury five weeks ago, scored his 20th league goal this season with a predatory 48th minute effort.

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Spurs went into the match on the back of 11 successive home wins and continued that impressive run in the blistering London sunshine.

"That was a very bad period at the end of last season".

Fabio Borini pounced on Darren Randolph's error before Sam Byram was dismissed.

If Chelsea can be chased down in Spurs' remaining six games, Tottenham would be crowned champions for the first time since 1961, and etching another new name in the Premier League trophy. Goals from Leicester duo Robert Huth and Jamie Vardy were canceled out by Yohan Cabaye and Christian Benteke.

Third bottom Swansea were unable to take advantage of Hull's slip as they lost 1-0 at Watford after Etienne Capoue netted in the 42nd minute.

Gylfi Sigurdsson missed two late chances to equalise, heading just wide before running through and then failing to get enough power behind a shot. Two minutes and three seconds after the restart, his side conceded a third.

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku struck three minutes later for his 24th league goal this season.

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