Published: Thu, January 03, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

EPL: Kane keeps Tottenham in title hunt with Cardiff romp

EPL: Kane keeps Tottenham in title hunt with Cardiff romp

Spurs moved back into second place and, to within six points of Premier League leaders Liverpool, as first-half goals from Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min rewarded their superiority over Neil Warnock's Bluebirds.

He didn't want any questions on the subject, but it was the biggest story at his club, and indeed across the entire Premier League on that day.

As indicated by statistics provided by Transfermarkt, that goal proved to be momentous for Kane, as Cardiff were the only side he had never previously managed to score against in the Premier League.

Liverpool face third-placed Manchester City on Thursday night, and City could move back above Spurs if they avoid defeat at the Etihad Stadium.

Though the sight of constant jousting between Tottenham Hotspur's media officer and a reporter at Mauricio Pochettino's recent press conference descended into something resembling comedic tones, there was a serious undercurrent.

Kane has a lethal record against every side he has played against and he now has the best strike rate of any player to have scored against 25 or more teams in the Premier League.

Eriksen received a pass from Son, took a touch, and sent a precise shot from the edge of the area just inside the post to make it 2-0 in the 12th minute. "He will go with his national team, but we have players and football is about the squad and surely we will find the solution". And it was 3-0 in the 26th minute as Kane helped Sissoko's pass on to Son, who fired across Neil Etheridge.

Harry Kane has now scored against every Premier League opponent
Harry Kane has now scored against every Premier League opponent

"I think we are so happy and so pleased".

Cardiff City is in danger of relegation, now 16th out of 20 teams in the Premier League.

"In this country, all the people are going to watch the game, but I will be in a neutral position trying to enjoy the game", said Pochettino.

"The league should enforce they play at Wembley now for the rest of the season", he said.

Neil Warnock's side made life hard for the Lilywhites on October 6 at Wembley Stadium, but Pochettino's team ground out a one-goal victory thanks to Eric Dier's early opener.

Pochettino, who remains the bookmaker's favourite to get the full-time job at Manchester United, said the overall performance of his team had delighted him after Saturday's damaging 3-1 home defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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