'Pressure on' - Hazard reacts on Twitter to Tottenham victory v Bournemouth
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 16, 2017,
Apr 16, 2017, 0:57
Harry Kane became the first Tottenham Hotspur player since the great Jimmy Greaves to hit 20 goals in three successive top-flight seasons after netting in the 4-0 Premier League defeat of Bournemouth on Saturday.
Not only did Mousa Dembele score his first goal of the season, but substitute striker Vincent Jansson netted in stoppage time for his first from open play in the league since joining Tottenham previous year.
At the other end of the table, Fabio Borini's last-minute goal gave rock-bottom Sunderland what could prove to be a precious point in their battle to beat the drop following a 2-2 draw against 10-man West Ham.
Captain Vincent Kompany headed in the opener in the 55th minute with his first goal in 20 injury-ravaged months before Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero scored. "We have improved a lot, from the beginning of the season that was our chance to improve our mentality, our belief and I think you can see the group and the team have improved".
Leicester suffered a dispiriting warm-up for their decisive Champions League quarter-final clash as they squandered a two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace.
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.
Tottenham got the win they needed to maintain their slim hopes of catching Chelsea to win the Premier League title.
The north London club earned a comfortable three points at White Hart Lane this weekend with goals from each of Moussa Dembele, Son Heung-min, Harry Kane and Vincent Janssen.
The England striker then took centre stage three minutes after the re-start as he made it 20 league goals for the third season in a row.
Tottenham has a seven-point edge over Manchester City, which went third by beating Southampton 3-0.
Andre Ayew put West Ham ahead in the fifth minute before Wahbi Khazri equalised in the 26th minute.
Goals from Robert Huth and Jamie Vardy put the Foxes in charge early on.
West Ham, with 37 points, are virtually safe but Sunderland, with only two points from their last eight games, remain nine points short of safety with six games left.
Phil Jagielka's close-range effort, Ross Barkley's deflected strike and Romelu Lukaku's league-leading 24th of the campaign sealed Everton's eighth successive home win.
Bournemouth, who managed one shot on target, are now without a win in four matches and remain seven points above the bottom three.
Swansea is two points behind Hull in the third relegation place after a fifth loss in six games.