Harry Kane’s first start since injury as Tottenham sink relegation-bound Stoke City

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Tottenham traveled to Stoke City today as Harry Kane started his first game since his recent injury.

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Christian Eriksen gave Tottenham a second-half lead on the 52nd minute after latching onto a perfectly weighted and positioned ball from Dele Alli.

Stoke City however cancelled out Tottenham’s opener just five minutes later after Mame Biram Diouf capitalised on a poor Hugo Lloris clearance.

Christian Eriksen then went on to reinstate Tottenham’s lead with a free-kick that Stoke City failed to defend.

Meanwhile, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino celebrated his 200th Premier League game today with a fitting three points.


Harry Kane’s first start since his ligament injury three weeks ago proved to be a vital and clinical performance. There were initial fears that Kane’s fitness for the World Cup this summer could be compromised but Kane produced a typical performance and was initially awarded Tottenham’s second goal before it was later deemed to have been Christian Eriksen’s.


It is not looking positive for Stoke City and Paul Lambert, to say the least. Today’s loss will leave the Potters rooted in 19th position with Southampton above them holding two games in hand over Lambert’s side. It looks as though Stoke City fans may have to wave goodbye to the Premier League unless a miracle of fine form can be produced by the Potters in the business end of the season.


Hugo Lloris has often been regarded as one of the finest goalkeepers in world football but his performances of late has done little to flatter. The Spurs number one was at fault for an Alvaro Morata opener against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and it was a poor clearance from the French international today that invited Stoke to momentarily wipe out Tottenham’s lead.

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