Kane matches Greaves after hitting 20-goal mark again

Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min scores during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth at White Hart Lane stadium in London, Saturday, SpursOfficial/status/853251196739620867">April 15, 2017.

Spurs produced a dominant display at White Hart Lane, with goals from Mousa Dembele, Son Heung-min, Harry Kane and Vincent Janssen helping them secure a 12th successive top-flight win on home soil.

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 from Mousa Dembele, Heung-min Son and Vincent Janssen helped seal a comfortable victory.

Kane is the fourth player to score 20 or more goals in the Premier League three seasons in a row, joining Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer and Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Substitute Vincent Janssen received the biggest roar of the day in stoppage time as he claimed his first Premier Leasgue goal from open play since joining a year ago.

Pochettino said pointedly that it was "fair play" in the fight with Chelsea this time, and his players were clearer about what was required to push to the end in the title battle. Chelsea play tomorrow afternoon against a Manchester United side that is vying for a coveted place in the top four.

Manchester United head into the game on the back of their 1-1 draw with Anderlecht in the Europa League on Thursday night.

A potential barometer of where the two title contenders stand will come in next weekend's FA Cup semi-final, with Chelsea and Spurs meeting at Wembley.

Dembele also looked in the mood, unleashing a fierce effort from Kyle Walker's lay-off that was parried by Artur Boruc, and in the 16th minute he put his side in front.

"I missed it. The guys have been winning comfortably and I felt I put in a good shift".

Howe said: "When you lose one of our best players it is going to be hard". I think today it's not important the gap we have with Arsenal."The most important thing is to do our job, try to win games and try to reduce the gap with Chelsea".

They already have 71 points, one more than last year's final total, with six matches still left to play and are one short of their Premier League record tally of 72 points, set under Andre Villas-Boas in 2013.

Kane, who replaced Janssen up front in one of two changes from Tottenham's victory over Watford, was seemingly in the mood to make up for lost time in his bid for goals and threatened early on.

Three minutes later it was 2-0.

Pochettino believes that has helped and he also flagged up former Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri's recent comment that the whole world had been rooting for the Foxes last season. We would have wanted to perform much better as a group, we didn't do it, credit to them (Tottenham).

  • Leroy Wright