Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Bournemouth

Tottenham kept the pressure on leaders Leicester City by cruising to an emphatic 3-0 victory against Bournemouth at White Hart Lane.

Match Reports: Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 BournemouthMatch Reports: Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Bournemouth

It took Spurs only 44 seconds to take the lead when Kyle Walker drove forward and whipped in a cross that Harry Kane touched past Artur Boruc.

It was 2-0 in the 16th minute when Kane coolly beat Boruc after being set up by Dele Alli, as the England international registered his 21st goal of the season.

Christian Eriksen then flashed a shot over the bar and Eric Dier’s effort was blocked by Steve Cook as Spurs threatened to run riot.

Six minutes before the interval Alli had an effort disallowed as Kane was offside when he flicked the ball on, while the Cherries’ only first-half opening was created by Max Gradel whose free-kick was headed over the bar by Steve Cook.

Spurs grabbed a third goal in the 52nd minute when Kane turned provider when his shot was parried by Boruc and Eriksen slotted home the rebound.

Dier then scuffed a long-range shot wide and Alli also failed to get a good connection on his shot after being set up by Eriksen.

Substitute Ryan Mason forced Boruc to make a smart stop soon after replacing Alli and while Bournemouth refused to give in, they lacked the quality to get back into the match.

The straightforward victory means that Spurs are five points behind Leicester again with seven games of the season remaining.

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