Son levels S Korean scoring record as Spurs beat Bournemouth

Tottenham's football was worthy of their best run of form in half a century, and Kane played a neat one-two with Son before curling a shot that lacked the power to beat Boruc.

A rampant Tottenham ripped Bournemouth apart easily to record a club-record 12th straight home win and trim Chelsea's lead at the Premier League summit to four points.

Tottenham is ending the season strongly but might have to settle for its highest Premier League finish rather than a first English title since 1961.

There was further reason for cheer for the north London club as Harry Kane made a goal-scoring return on his first start after missing the last five weeks with an ankle injury.

Kane, who was making his first start in nearly five weeks after recovering from an ankle injury, scored one and set up another as further strikes Mousa Dembele, Son Heung-min and Vincent Janssen helped seal a comfortable victory.

Meanwhile, United's record of 55pts is matched by Chelsea and Manchester City's title-winning seasons in 2006 and 2012 respectively, while the former achieved 52pts en route to 2010 glory.

Janssen, who came on for Eriksen in the 86th minute, sealed the victory in second-half stoppage time as he finished from close range after more dismal defending from Bournemouth.

Spurs also face Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals next weekend.

The 23-year-old's strike looked to have knocked the wind out of Howe's outfit and with the home supporters rallying behind Spurs, it looked likely to be an embarrassing scoreline.

Tottenham were convincing 4-0 winners over Bournemouth on Saturday to make it seven top-flight victories on the spin for the first time in 50 years. The midfielder ran through unchecked to meet Christian Eriksen's corner at the far post and net his first goal in 15 months.

As expected, Arsenal loanee Jack Wilshere received countless boos from home supporters whenever he had possession of the ball.

In-form Son fired through the legs of keeper Artur Boruc from a narrow angle after racing on to Kane's deft flick. Two minutes and three seconds after the restart, his side conceded a third.

Bournemouth finally managed a shot on target in the 74th minute but Harry Arter's attempt failed to trouble Hugo Lloris, before Ben Davies' dipping low drive forced a good save by Boruc.

He squandered two excellent chances to add to his tally soon after, the second thwarted by a block from Wilshere, who then dropped to the floor clutching his ankle.

AFC Bournemouth are 15th, seven points clear of the relegation zone ahead of the other matches.

  • Salvatore Jensen