09 Dec Two for Harry Kane as Tottenham return to form by thrashing Stoke
Tottenham ended a four-match Premier League winless streak in style with Harry Kane scoring a brace as they thrashed Stoke 5-1 at Wembley.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side marched through their Champions League group despite being drawn with Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund but their recent domestic form has been patchy at best.
Spurs had not won a Premier League game since November 5 but were always the better side on Saturday as an unfortunate Ryan Shawcross own goal gave them the lead.
That was followed by three goals in 12 second-half minutes as man of the match Son Heung-min notched before a double from Kane, with Christian Eriksen adding a fifth before Shawcross pulled one back for the visitors.
Tweet of the match
Star man – Son Heung-min
While Kane bagged twice, it was Son’s pace and work-rate which really tore the Stoke defence to shreds. The South Korea international’s low cross led to Shawcross turning in the own goal and he took his goal superbly well having missed an earlier opportunity all of his own making.
Moment of the match
Son’s goal not only put the hosts two goals clear but it came at the end of a good move which started deep inside their own half, Harry Winks and Dele Alli involved before Son finished with aplomb.
Kane’s second strike was his 50th goal of 2017 for club and country.
Tottenham: Hugo Lloris 6 (out of 10), Kieran Trippier 7, Eric Dier 7, Jan Vertonghen 7, Ben Davies 7, Harry Winks 7, Mousa Dembele 7, Son Heung-min 9, Christian Eriksen 8, Dele Alli 6, Harry Kane 8. Subs: Erik Lamela (for Alli, 67) 6, Moussa Sissoko (for Winks, 78) 6, Fernando Llorente (for Son, 85) 5.Stoke: Jack Butland 6, Kurt Zouma 5, Ryan Shawcross 4, Kevin Wimmer 5, Thomas Edwards 5, Joe Allen 6, Darren Fletcher 5, Eric Pieters 5, Xherdan Shaqiri 6, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting 5, Mame Biram Diouf 5. Subs: Peter Crouch (for Edwards, 70) 5, Geoff Cameron (for Shaqiri, 75) 5, Ibrahim Afellay (for Allen, 80) 5.
Who’s up next?
Tottenham v Brighton (Premier League, December 13)
Burnley v Stoke (Premier League, December 12)