Goal heroes promise no let-up in Spurs’ title pursuit

Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane (2nd R) in action during the English Premier League football match between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Britannia PAUL ELLIS / AFP

Tottenham Hotspur’s English striker Harry Kane (2nd R) in action during the English Premier League football match between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Britannia PAUL ELLIS / AFP

Tottenham Hotspur stars Harry Kane and Dele Alli promised to keep pushing leaders Leicester City all the way in the race for the Premier League title after sharing the goals in a 4-0 rout of Stoke City on Monday.

The England duo scored two apiece as Spurs recorded a hugely impressive away win that saw the north London club move to within five points of leaders Leicester with four games of the season remaining.

Performing well at Stoke’s Britannia Stadium has long been regarded as the acid test of a title-contender’s credentials, and on this evidence Spurs remain very much in the hunt to be crowned champions of England for the first time since 1961, when they did the ‘Double’ by winning the old First Division and the FA Cup in the same season.

“What a performance!” Kane told Sky Sports after taking his tally for the season to 26 goals in all competitions.

“Stoke is a tough place to come and to win in the manner we did shows what sort of team we are. We are not going anywhere,” he added.

“We scored four but could have had six or seven. It is one of our best performances all season but that’s what we can do.”

Tottenham had been buoyed before kick-off by the fact Leicester could only manage a draw at home to West Ham on Sunday and in-form forward Kane said: “Leicester dropped points and I have been itching to play. I had to wait a whole day and a half.”

“It doesn’t get much better than that. We hardly put a foot wrong and could have scored more.

“We are ready to put the pressure on Leicester. We think we can do it.”

Tottenham’s only minor blemish on Monday came when Alli, having rounded the goalkeeper, saw his shot hit the outside of the post.

Had it gone in, the midfielder would have had a hat-trick.

“I don’t know how I missed that chance!” Alli said. “Finishing training for me, I think.

“I am just enjoying playing, there is nothing to be scared of,” he added. “Leicester know we are going to keep fighting.”



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