MAURICIO POCHETTINO watched with aid as Spurs ended their rotten Premier League run in fashion.
Tottenham had been in search of their first win in 5 matches and surprisingly, ran riot to embarrass Mark Hughes’ workforce.
Successful the title is not a risk after their wobble however they’ve nonetheless wanted to type themselves out to keep away from a full-on disaster.
Of their earlier three contests in opposition to Stoke, Spurs had received Four-Zero however right here, they handed that mark and will have scored much more.
Spurs led on the break by way of an personal purpose from Ryan Shawcross and after lacking a lot of probabilities, they rating twice inside a minute within the second half with Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane heading in the right direction.
Kane then made it Four-Zero within the 65th minute and Christian Eriksen obtained the fifth earlier than Shawcross pulled one again.
Tottenham will now go into their midweek residence recreation with Brighton filled with confidence – though the weekend journey to Manchester Metropolis could possibly be a bit harder.
Former Spurs gamers Peter Crouch and Kevin Wimmer obtained respectable receptions from the house crowd, who needed to wait 12 minutes for a half probability however Son’s shot was straight at Jack Butland.
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Tottenham’s followers then celebrated the opener within the 21st minute though it was all due to Shawcross.
Son has to earn some credit score for the best way he gave Thomas Edwards a tough time, the cross got here off the leg of Kurt Zouma and the ball hit Shawcross’ head with Kane respiration down his neck.
With a number of the strain off, Son tried to attain one of many targets of the season with a terrific run from a deep space though his eventual shot was stored out by Butland’s foot.
The England keeper then dived to his proper to push away a free-kick from Eriksen after which blocked a long-range effort from Mousa Dembele.
Kane missed an opportunity which 9 occasions out of 10 he would bury and he then appealed for a penalty after a close-range effort hit Shawcross’ arm however that will have been ridiculously harsh.
Dele Alli was not having the very best of video games and didn’t look sharp sufficient.
Even when he discovered the ball in a great place, the midfielder was nudged off the ball by Zouma.
But seven minutes into the second half, Alli obtained a intelligent move from Harry Winks, slipped the ball by way of Shawcross’ legs for Son who took one contact earlier than powering a shot into the nook.
Extremely, it was Son’s 36th purpose in 109 appearances for Tottenham, with 38 of these video games coming as a sub. Many followers neglect he truly scored 21 targets for the membership final season.
The third got here a minutes later with Ben Davies enjoying a one-two with Eriksen and Kane rose above Erik Peters to plant a agency header previous Butland. It was his 17th of the season for Spurs.
Hugo Lloris delivered a superb one-handed save to disclaim Xherdan Shaqiri after which Kane made it quantity 18 with a low end from the sting of the field.
Eriksen carried on the rout with an honest end with 15 minutes left after one other good move from Son.
Shawcross pulled one again with a header after Lloris made a large number of coping with a nook.