Classy Spurs Keep Pressure on Chelsea

Tottenham moved to within four points of leaders Chelsea with a brilliant display against Bournemouth at White Hart Lane. Spurs beat the Cherries 4-0 to keep the pressure on Chelsea and to keep their own title hopes alive.

With Chelsea facing a tough game against Manchester United tomorrow, the Premier League title race may just be heating up. Chelsea have a few tough fixtures on the horizon, the blues face Everton, West Brom and Southampton in the next couple of weeks – Fixtures that should not be underestimated.

Tottenham saw off Bournemouth thanks to goals from Mousa Dembele, Heung-Min Son, the returning Harry Kane and Vincent Janssen. The result saw Tottenham extend their winning run to seven games, their longest league run of victories for 50 years. The win also saw Spurs extend their unbeaten run at home this season to 17 games, including winning the last 11.

Mauricio Pochettino has Tottenham playing some wonderful football at times, it is a joy to watch when they are on top form. If Bournemouth were to get anything from the game today, the Cherries had to keep it tight for the opening exchanges – They failed to do so, Mousa Dembele opened the scoring in the sixteenth minute, after a Christian Eriksen corner landed at Dembele’s feet at the back post, the Belgium international made not mistake in firing home. Tottenham only had to wait three minutes to double their lead, Jack Wilshere played a sloppy ball which was seized upon by Eriksen. The Denmark international fed Kane, who flicked a wonderful ball into Son’s path and the South Korea international motored through on goal before slipping the ball into the far corner for his fifth goal from his last six shots on target in the Premier League.

Eddie Howe will be furious with the way his side played, especially how they defended. Bournemouth gave Tottenham too much time and space and were duly punished. Harry Kane scored Tottenham’s third early in the second half, Simon Francis’ tame challenge gave Kane acres of room, the England international fired home from 15 yards. Vincent Janssen came off the bench to round off a classy display by spurs, scoring in stoppage time to make it 4-0.

Eddie Howe will be hoping his side do not play as badly as that for the remainder of the season, they cannot afford to defend like that in the Premier League, if they do – The opposition will continue to cut Bournemouth open.

Everyone associated with Tottenham will be Manchester United fans for 90 minutes tomorrow, a United win would certainly throw the cat amongst the pigeons. A title race that seemed dead a few short weeks ago is starting to show signs of life.

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