Spurs 3-0 Bournemouth: (match report)
Spurs defeated Bournemouth three nil this afternoon at the lane in a game which showcased an exceptional Spurs side that were flawless throughout. The deadlock took only 44 seconds to be broken after Kyle Walker found Kane in the box via a fine cross, and the inform striker needed no invitation as he tucked the ball into the bottom left hand corner of the net, 1-0 to Spurs. Pochettino’s 11 doubled their lead 15 minutes later through none other than Harry Kane, Kane was put through on goal by Alli and the 22 year old exhibited his terrific clinical ability by firing the ball past Boruc, into the bottom right hand corner of the net, 2-0 to Spurs! Spurs were completely dominant in play in the remaining 30 minutes of the first half, and Alderweireld was as brilliantly creative as he was defensively, as the Belgian sprayed accurate passes to the attackers as we went in search for a third. We went in to the half time interval in full command, as all in the ground were in no doubt that the Lillywhites would triumph in this encounter.
Spurs started the second half with a flourish as Christian Eriksen got our third of the afternoon on 52 minutes. Although it was Harry Kane who was influential in the making of the goal, as the striker hit a powerful low effort from the outside of the box which the cherries goalkeeper Artur Boruc could only parry into the path of the darting Eriksen, who tapped home from close range to make it 3-0 to Spurs. There weren’t many chances in the following half hour that remained, as Spurs knocked the ball around freely and with ease, as the south coast club offered little attacking threat. However, this was down to our superiority on the field as we excelled particularly in the midfield, as Dembele and Dier immediately stopped any creative play that the cherries produced. Spurs almost got a fourth two minutes before the end, Christian Eriksen arrived in the penalty area first, after a fast flowing attack and the Dane was desperately unlucky not to score a brace, as his effort was blocked well by a Bournemouth defender on the line. The final score Spurs 3-0 Bourenmouth, the lads bounced back in style from their 2-1 defeat against Dortmund in midweek as Pochettino’s tactical brilliance proved too much for the cherries, as we defeated Eddie Howe’s men with ease. We are now five points off Leicester with seven games remaining and with 21 points up for grabs, and a squad full to the rim with champions league pedigree, we are undoubtedly in with a great chance of upsetting the odds and winning the Premier league for the first time since 1961. COYS⚽️
Additional notes: Kyle Walker’s performance was of the highest order, the right back put in a first rate defensive display as he expertly dealt with the fast and skill full Max Gradel on the left wing. In addition, Walker also got an assist after setting up Kane’s first goal in the opening 44 seconds. On the other hand Harry Kane will likely get the man of the match award for his matchless performance this afternoon and despite from grabbing an all important brace, the academy graduate was omni present in all areas of the pitch as his passion and commitment in getting stuck in further back pleased the Tottenham faithful greatly. As the Tottenham icon made some excellent interceptions as he should deservedly be awarded man of the match.
Spurs (4-2-3-1): Lloris (c), Walker, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Rose, Dier (Chadli 90), Dembele, Lamela (Carroll 66), Alli (Mason 81), Eriksen, Kane. Substitutes (not used): Vorm, Walker-Peters, Trippier, Son.