Pugh backs Bournemouth for strong finish to the season

The two sides clash at Wembley on Saturday in the semi-finals of the FA Cup with Spurs striker Harry Kane claiming they can land a devastating blow against Antonio Conte's men in the title race by knocking them out of the cup.

Son is also closing in on a 31-year-old record after taking his tally to 19 for the season in all competitions - level with Cha Bum-kun, who scored 19 times for Bayer Leverkusen in 1985-86.

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane, right, and Bournemouth's Charlie Daniels challenge for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match.

It is the third season in a row England forward Kane has reached the 20-goal mark - a feat previously only achieved by Alan Shearer, Ruud van Nistlerooy and Thierry Henry.

Leicester City played the role of underdog past year as it fought off Tottenham's challenge to improbably collect the Premier League trophy last May. But now we are focusing on fighting our opponents when we play.

Leroy Sane grabbed a second in the 77th minute moments before Sergio Aguero chipped in with his 29th goal of the season - and 11th in 11 games - to seal a comfortable victory.

There's still a chance Sunderland could avoid the drop, but it's an unlikely prospect even after Fabio Borini came off the bench to rescue a point in the 90th.

But Palace got one back through Yohan Cabaye two minutes later before Christian Benteke capped the fightback with a 70th minute header.

Stoke City defeated Hull City in a similar 3-1 home win while Watford pipped Swansea City by a lone goal scored by Etienne Capoue in the 42nd minute which leaves Swansea in the relegation zone at 18th position on the table.

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku struck three minutes later for his 24th league goal this season.

Everton moved into fifth place in the table - above Manchester United, who have played three games fewer - after scoring twice in the final 20 minutes to beat Burnley 3-1 at Goodison Park.

Etienne Capoue capitalised on Mawson's sloppiness to score the only goal of a boring encounter, the win taking Watford on to 40 points and all-but securing their top-flight status. Nobody can doubt our credit to win the game.

Pochettino had watched Ranieri on Sky last Monday night, when the manager who led Leicester to the title was the guest for the Crystal Palace versus Arsenal game, and he was particularly interested to hear him mention the goodwill Leicester had felt last season.

  • Julie Sanders