Published: Sun, April 16, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino: Our job is done

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino: Our job is done

That leveled the record total for a South Korean player in a single European season, achieved by Cha Bum-kun at German club Bayer Leverkusen in the 1985-86 season.

Title-chasing Tottenham thrashed Bournemouth 4-0 to move within four points of Premier League leaders Chelsea, while Manchester City climbed to third place after a 3-0 win at Southampton on Saturday.

Mauricio Pochettino's side will now hope fifth-placed Manchester United can do them a favour by stopping Chelsea's seemingly unstoppable title charge at Old Trafford on Sunday.

And Harry Kane reached 20 goals for a third successive season, scoring on his first start in nearly five weeks after recovering from an ankle injury.

Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min, right, and Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli celebrate after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth at White Hart Lane stadium in London.

And in doing so he joined Arsenal legend Henry among a small band of strikers who have hit 20 or more goals Premier League goals in three straight seasons, along with Ruud van Nistelrooy and Alan Shearer. There's a break from league action next Saturday to play Chelsea in the semifinals of the FA Cup.

"It was great to be back out there", Kane said. The 23-year-old striker was still regaining sharpness during his 79 minutes on the field.

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Vincent Janssen bagged a rare goal in second-half stoppage time as Tottenham chalked up seven successive league wins for the first time since 1967.

Phil Jagielka's second-half opener was quickly cancelled out by Sam Vokes' penalty but the Toffees regained control - albeit in fortuitous circumstances - when Ben Mee put into his own net, Ross Barkley claiming the goal, before Romelu Lukaku made sure of the three points that takes them up to fifth in the standings.

A Bournemouth error led to Tottenham doubling its lead inside three minutes.

As expected, Arsenal loanee Jack Wilshere received countless boos from home supporters whenever he had possession of the ball. Two minutes and three seconds after the restart, his side conceded a third.

Kane was caught offside when an early chance fell to him at close range after six minutes, before Kyle Walker broke to tee up Dembele, whose sweetly struck low drive from outside the box was well saved by Artur Boruc.

Mousa Dembele, Heung-Min Son, Harry Kane and Vincent Janssen were all on target as the Lilywhites made easy work to sweep aside the Cherries.

Bournemouth is seven points above the relegation zone and closing in on securing a third season in the Premier League.

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