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Kane is Spurs' Messi, says Pochettino

January 19 2018, 05:42 | Van Peters

Kane is Spurs' Messi, says Pochettino

Kane is Spurs' Messi, says Pochettino

The 4-0 victory at White Hart Lane moved Spurs to within four points of league leaders Chelsea, who play at Bournemouth in Saturday's late match.

Tottenham face Watford at White Hart Lane on Saturday with no room to slip up if they're to hold out any hope of catching Chelsea in the title race.

Goals from Dele Alli, Eric Dier and a double from Son Heung-min ensured that Tottenham picked up their sixth consecutive Premier League win. But that didn't stop Son Heung-Min from putting in Spurs' fourth goal in the 55th minute.

Tottenham now sit seven points behind London rivals Chelsea and they can't afford to drop any further behind to have any chance of winning the league. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.theeagleonline.com.ng as the source.

With Spurs cruising now, there was time to introduce Kane, the 24-goal sorcerer replacing Janssen.

His first contribution was to provide a lay-off for Alli, who curled a shot into the top corner from 25 meters (yards) in the 33rd minute. Son's cross from the left deflects into his path and the midfielder thunders a rasping drive home from the edge of the box.

Kane replaced Janssen on the hour and the England forward nearly marked his return from a month out with an ankle injury with a stoppage-time free kick that shook the bar. We started well, playing on the same level, but they had three great shots from three champion players.

"We don't want to be in it again", West Ham manager Slaven Bilic said.

Middlesbrough have now gone 14 Premier League games without a win.

HARRY KANE could only look on from the bench as his replacement Vincent Janssen missed a sitter when it looked easier to score. Son scored on either side of the break and killed any chance of Watford's revival. Watford: Heurelho Gomes: 5, Daryl Janmaat: 6, Adrian Mariappa: 5, Craig Cathcart: 5, Jose Holebas: 5, M'Baye Niang: 7, Tom Cleverley: 7, Abdoulaye Doucore: 5, Nordin Amrabat: 5, Stefano Okaka: 5 Isaac Success: 6.

After recovering from a goal down to win in the final two minutes of the mid-week trip to Swansea City, Spurs did everything that was asked of them against a poor Watford side with little still to play for this season.

"We'll see whether he will start the game or be on the bench".

It was Alli's 10th goal in 13 Premier League games since the turn of the year, and he was soon joined on the scoresheet by Dier, who has now scored as many goals in his last three Premier League appearances as he did in his previous 61.

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