English Premier League: Spurs win easily over Watford

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Spurs' 2-0 defeat of the Hornets restored their five point buffer from Chelsea, who are now in fifth place.

The striker, making his 150th Premier League appearance against Watford, has scored 105 goals in the competition and only Alan Shearer (121) got more in his first 150 matches. Maybe we didn't play the way we wanted to play and our performance wasn't right but most important was the three points. "It will be a very successful season if we finish in top four".

Tottenham took the lead after 16 minutes when Watford keeper Orestis Karnezis spilled a cross from Kieran Trippier and Christian Eriksen scooped the ball to Alli who had the simple task of stroking the ball home from near the penalty spot.

An inopportune slip prevented Kane turning home Son Heung-min's initial cross, but the England global quickly picked himself up to slot home when Kieran Trippier flashed the loose ball back across goal for his 38th goal of the season.

A pair of first-half saves from captain Lloris prevented Watford from equalising following Alli's opener, Andre Gray and Richarlison denied by the France worldwide. They played as if the win was secured and that Watford was just showing up to the field because they had to.

Pochettino's side were purring in the FA Cup semifinal against Manchester United before Dembele starting hobbling and for all the wider reasons for that defeat, it was an out-of-sorts Dembele who lost the ball to Paul Pogba for United's equaliser that cost them as much as anything else.

While a top-four place is the primary objective, Tottenham could even move up to third if they win their game in hand over Liverpool.

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Overhauling Salah looks a tough job, but Kane finished last season with eight goals in his final three games and he is hoping for a repeat, despite looking sluggish in recent performances.

"After the disappointment of the FA Cup semi-final it was hard, we started a little sloppy and it's never easy to play against a team with good players and a team that plays with freedom".

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has warned his Liverpool counterpart Mohamed Salah that the race is on for the Golden Boot.

"He didn't have a lot of situations to deal with but there were a few which showed why he is one of the best goalkeepers in the world".

"Two in my last two Premier League games is good".

Spurs' carelessness in the first half was a little concerning, given they started the evening just two points ahead of Chelsea, and only Lloris' heroics saved them from losing a lead for the third match in a row.

"The one thing in would say: When Jose Mourinho leaves Manchester United, this is the guy who I would want to manage my football club".

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