Alli, Kane Score To Help Spurs Beat Watford


Still, the win moved Spurs five points clear of Chelsea in fourth place, one step closer to securing Champions League football for next season.

"He needs to improve still but he is happy - 150 games in the Premier League, 105 goals". "Maybe the performance was not great, but the most important thing is to get the three points". The England striker had scored just twice in his last eight matches before last night - and one of those was the controversial goal against Stoke when he claimed Christian Eriksen's free-kick had glanced his shoulder en route to the back of the net - and he started against the Hornets looking a man short on self-belief.

At the other end, Kane somehow miscued inches from the goal line after Jan Vertonghen's fine header had hit the post and then he had a goal ruled out for going a moment too soon from the Belgian's pass.

But Watford should have levelled 10 minutes later as a slack Eric Dier pass allowed Etienne Capoue to release goal-shy striker Andre Gray, only for his tame shot to be repelled by Hugo Lloris.

The visitors are still not guaranteed Premier League safety and this defeat extended their winless run to seven matches.

Dele Alli took advantage of Watford's shaky defense and gave Spurs the early lead inside 16 minutes.

The 24-year-old picked up an ankle injury at the beginning of March, but after some fearing at first that he could miss the World Cup, he returned to action within three weeks.

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I think he showed he's courageous, the quality of performance and everything - Hugo's showed he's one of the best, I have no doubt about that.

"If I stay here for three years more, after three years the project will not change".

The United fan and former defender is a big fan of Pochettino and says it's inevitable bigger clubs with larger budgets will eventually tempt him away from White Hart Lane.

'Of course, I think he showed he is courageous, performance, quality he showed he is one of the best in the world, no doubt.

"We have three games ahead and I think it will be a very successful season if we finish in the top four", Pochettino added.

Kane scored one of the goals in Tottenham's 2-0 win to Watford and now has 27 in total, four behind Salah's 31, who was named Football Writers Player of the Year.

"Whether it is me or another, that is the right project to keep pushing, don't be disappointed if we still don't win a trophy, the expectation always is massive".