Pochettino cranks up Chelsea pressure in title race
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 17, 2017,
Apr 17, 2017, 11:50
Tottenham Hotspurs continued their impressive run in the English Premier League on Saturday with an emphatic 4-0 win over visiting AFC Bournemouth at the White Hart Lane.
Tottenham had held up their end of the bargain on Saturday, with Kane amongst the scorers on his return to the starting XI after injury, and the England global was delighted with the result.
Goal reports that Saturday's game was also Everton's 8th Premier League win on the run at home in Goodison Park, lifting them to 5th position on the log. "I think the players deserve full credit for how they played and I think it was fantastic from us", he told Sky Sports.
LONDON (AP) - Unlike last season's title race, Tottenham knows it isn't on the wrong side of a popularity contest in its pursuit of Chelsea.
15/4/17 Tottenham's Harry Kane scores their third goal Action Images via Reuters / Paul Childs Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
Against Bournemouth, Mousa Dembele was on target for the first time this season, Heung-min Son grabbed his eighth in six games and Vincent Janssen celebrated his first Premier League goal not scored from a penalty.
"The pressure is on Chelsea to win at Old Trafford and [that] will be very tough for them". Harry Kane scored his 20th league goal this season with a predatory 48th-minute effort. "That was our challenge from the beginning of the season to improve in our mentality, our belief, and I think you can see the group have improved a lot". But we are fighting to be there, and to play for the top four - for the second consecutive season, we are there.
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.
Arsenal, languishing in sixth, above Everton thanks to only goal difference after an abysmal three-goal demolition at the hands of Crystal Palace on Monday night, are far from where they would like to be.
At St Mary's, City captain Vincent Kompany was given only his fourth league start of an injury-plagued campaign and he made up for lost time in the 55th minute. Goals from Leicester duo Robert Huth and Jamie Vardy were canceled out by Yohan Cabaye and Christian Benteke.
The visitors, still without an away league win this season, survived some early scares and could have broken through when Michael Keane met George Boyd's corner but saw Ross Barkley clear off the line.
Andre Ayew put West Ham ahead in the fifth minute before Wahbi Khazri equalised in the 26th minute.
Fabio Borini pounced on Darren Randolph's error before Sam Byram was dismissed.
Going into today's Premier League clash against Chelsea, Mourinho believes Conte's side are much better prepared for the game than United. Etienne Capoue secured the victory for a Watford side which is all but assured of avoiding the drop.