Classy Tottenham close the gap to four points

Tottenham Hotspur moved within four points of leaders Chelsea after an impressive 3-0 win over Bournemouth in their English Premier League clash at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

  • Tottenham 3 Bournemouth 0
  • Dembele opens the scoring
  • Son doubles the lead
  • Kane scores to make it 3-0
  • Janssen adds a fourth

Match summary

Moussa Dembele opened the scoring for Tottenham with his first Premier League strike since January 2016, which set the tone for the rest of the fixture.

Spurs were fully in control once Son Heung-Min hit the back of the net after 19 minutes and they held the lead until the break. Returning forward Harry Kane added further gloss to the scoreline with the third before Vincent Janssen grabbed the fourth in injury time.

Full report

After easing into the opening 15 minutes against Eddie Howe's side, Spurs opened the scoring after 16 minutes through one of the most unlikely of sources.

Moussa Dembele netted his first league goal in over a year, with a neat side footed finish after a defensive lapse of concentration from Simon Francis to allow the Belgian midfielder to stroke the ball past goalkeeper Artur Boruc.

Three minutes later Spurs doubled the lead, with Harry Kane providing a sumptuous back-heeled assist to in-form forward Son Heung-Min, who then had the presence of mind to drill the ball through Boruc's legs at the near post.

GOAL! @hm_son7 at it again as he doubles our lead with a fine finish, 2-0! #COYS #THFC

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The home side threatened to take the game away from the Cherries with the visitors being punished for individual errors in and around the box, however, Howe's side managed to stem the goal scoring until the half-time whistle.

Nonetheless, Mauricio Pochettino's half-time team talk seemed to have inspired his vibrant side to push for more goals as they aggressively pursue league leaders Chelsea.

Kane, who only recently returned from injury scored three minutes into the second-half, after showing real strength and composure to turn Francis and find the bottom corner of Boruc's net.

The 23-year-old's strike looked to have knocked the wind out of Howe's outfit and with the home supporters rallying behind Spurs, it looked likely to be an embarrassing scoreline.

However, as they did in the first-half, they found their way back into the fixture, albeit with little end product and late on, second-half substitute Vincent Janssen added a fourth – his first from open play.

The much maligned Dutchman had two bites of the cherry after a late corner kick, as his initial shot rebounded straight back to him, before he slotted home to a rapturous applause.