Harry Kane guides Tottenham to massive win

Arnold Nichols
May 2, 2018

Goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane either side of half-time gave them a 2-0 victory against Watford which leaves them five points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea with three games to play.

The win helped solidify fourth-place for Spurs, but they didn't perform up to their usual standards. "To win the games and finish in the top four for the first time would be great for the club".

Watford, solid but uninspired, created three decent chances in the first half, with Andre Gray denied by Lloris each time. Watford are a hard opponent, they played well, created great chances.

Pochettino made just one change from the disappointment of the FA Cup semi-final defeat, with Hugo Lloris coming in for Michel Vorm, and the number one was to make a few decent saves in a game Spurs dominated but still managed to appear to crunch through the gears instead of accelerate smoothly.

"Of course the most important thing for us is to win the three points because it puts us in a very important position in the table".

Harry Kane got the goal and inched slightly closer to Mo Salah in the race for the golden boot.

"Hugo Lloris was fantastic and showed why he is one of the best in the world".

"If you take [Diego] Maradona, Ronaldinho... they were the most skilful players around - they could do things with the football other professional players could only dream about".

An inopportune slip prevented Kane turning home Son Heung-min's initial cross, but the England worldwide quickly picked himself up to slot home when Kieran Trippier flashed the loose ball back across goal for his 38th goal of the season. Moving out of the top four comes with a hell of a tax these days, so this was an important game for Mauricio Pochettino's side, whose primary objectives for this season may have ended in failure but who still have significant incentive not to enter a tail-spin in the campaign's final weeks.

Pochettino, who has three years left on his contract, said Tottenham's recruitment policy and strict wage structure will stay the same "whether it is me or another". Hopefully I can finish strong like I did last season going into a big summer.

'I try to improve every year, ' said Kane. "In my mind, I'm just trying to get to that 30-goal mark". I probably could have scored a couple more today.

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