EPL: Palace remain in danger; Tottenham win 2-1 at Stoke

Arnold Nichols
April 8, 2018

Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane canceled out Mame Biram Diouf's goal to earn Spurs the three points. "The most important thing is three points to us".

Stoke, who had seen Kane score eight times against them in their previous four games against Spurs, hit the crossbar through a Shaqiri free kick but was unable to get another equalizer and it remains in deep trouble.

There was encouragement for the Baggies when Jay Rodriguez poked home in the 54th minute.

The draw, though, allowed Spurs to move alongside them with a sixth straight league win as they outclassed Stoke City, whose relegation fears in 19th place were only heightened.

BC-SOC-Stoke-Tottenham, 478Eriksen at the double as Tottenham wins 2-1 at Stoke in EPLAP Photo LON848, LON821, LON846, LON835Eds: With AP Photos.

Harry Kane made his return for Spurs after almost a month out with injury but it was Eriksen who orchestrated the victory with two goals in 11 second-half minutes, taking his goal tally to five in three games in all competitions.

Chris Hughton's side regained their composure and took the lead after 29 minutes when Solly March's shot was tipped onto the post by Lossl and the ball rebounded in off the keeper, but Huddersfield were level minutes later when Shane Duffy's loose backpass was seized on by Mounie.

Brighton had midfielder Davy Propper sent off for a studs-up lunge on Jonathan Hogg in the 74th minute.

Stoke only held onto their parity for seven second-half minutes as Alli teed Eriksen up for a precise finish into the bottom corner, after the midfielder had been forced wide and seemingly missed a chance to supply Kane.

Like King, fellow Bournemouth substitute Lys Mousset had earlier scored with one of his first touches after his introduction.

Despite Kane's return to the starting XI, Spurs were guilty of making a laboured start and they were almost punished in the 12th minute, when Erik Pieters found Diouf with a low cross, only for the Senegalese forward to guide his effort over while stretching.

There was also a win for Newcastle at Leicester, Jonjo Shelvey and Ayoze Perez scoring before Jamie Vardy's late reply. It will be fantastic for the club to do it for a third consecutive time.

Roberto Pereyra's 61st minute strike gave Watford the lead, but Sam Vokes made an immediate impact in the 70th minute with an equaliser 22 seconds after coming on and Jack Cork completed the comeback three minutes later.

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