Kane scores treble in Spurs victory

Spurs striker Harry Kane grabbed a hat-trick and Dele Alli added the fourth as the home side put the game to bed before half-time, and reduced the gap behind leaders Chelsea to 10 points.

"There's great movement around him and that causes consternation".

'I feel fresh and sharp and in good shape. He might go alone, but instead snaps a ideal square-ball across the face for Alli, who slides in to finish emphatically into the roof of the net.

"We wanted to come out and get back to winning ways", Kane told Sky Sports. I felt awful after the game and at half-time and I apologised to the boys as well. "Our conversations are private but I gave more love than normal", said Pochettino. "His personality is what he shows on the pitch and the behaviour he showed today". 'If anyone wants to print that, I'm more than happy'.

"He is only 20 years old and I would protect him always". The injury earlier in the season might have done me a bit of good, getting me a bit more rest. Sometimes he's upset with me.

Manchester City, with their 2-0 win away to Bournemouth, commandeered second place in the Premier League standings so it's yet another must-win for Spurs. "And we will try, like always in football", he explained.

"He is a wonderful player and he is going to have an absolutely outstanding career, I have no doubt", said the former United States global 'keeper, who spent four years with Spurs. But if Antonio Conte was anxious that a lack of pressure from their top four challengers had dimmed his players' desire, he need not have fretted.

On their travels they have been less impressive, with the most recent league game, a 2-0 defeat at Liverpool, notable as one of the worst performances of the season. However, a first home league win for the Eagles under Allardyce - a 1-0 success against fellow drop rivals Middlesbrough on Saturday, has turned the battle at the bottom into a "seven-team league" in his words. They've lost one match in six, conceding only four goals during that stretch. He does not wait to be asked twice, taking a touch to move it into stride before snapping a low shot across Grant and into the far side-netting before anyone has even said nice swept-back barnet, pal.

  • Julie Sanders