Kane only has eyes for trophies with Spurs
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 16, 2017,
Apr 16, 2017, 15:24
Chelsea responded last weekend after Spurs had trimmed their lead, beating Bournemouth 3-1, but Antonio Conte's men face a less than straightforward trip to Manchester United on Sunday.
Tottenham Hotspur claimed their seventh league win a row and their 12th at home easing past AFC Bournemouth 4-0 at White Hart Lane.
Substitute Vincent Janssen rounded off the action with a fourth goal in stoppage time, the Dutchman's first Premier League strike from open play since joining past year.
Our job is done now, we have the three points and now we'll see what happens tomorrow.
"We've said that if they fail, we must be ready and we will be there waiting".
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits Chelsea are still favourites for the Premier League title despite the "pressure" being on them to win against Manchester United. Four points is still a lot. "But now we are focusing on fighting our opponents when we play".
Son netted Tottenham's second goal to take his season tally to 19 and become the highest-scoring South Korean in a single European season since Cha Bum-kun at German club Bayer Leverkusen in 1985-86.
If Spurs are to pull off a remarkable comeback in the league, they will need Kane back in form. Although that aspect of his all-around game does not show on the stat sheet, it was Kane's attractive flick-on which played into the path of Son to score Tottenham's second.
And to add icing to the cake for Tottenham, Janssen ended his long wait for his first league goal from open play to score his side's fourth in added time.
"It was another great performance", Pochettino, whose side won 4-0 for the second Saturday running and now have six-goal better goal difference than Chelsea, told Sky Sports.
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.
Kane looked to have lost control under pressure from Simon Francis but he wrestled the ball back, twisted away from the defender and rifled it past Boruc.
His personal challenge has seemed Sisyphean at times this season-a player haunted at every step by injuries past and present, seeking to prove he still belongs as a Premier League midfielder, let alone at Arsenal.
Without a win in their last four games, Bournemouth were just seven points clear of the drop zone after the defeat and Howe criticised their failure to deal with set-pieces. "We've got to focus the players' minds that we're not".
"Tomorrow will be a very tough game for them but there are still lots of games to play".