A rampant Tottenham rallied past a lackluster Liverpool side 4-1 as the North London club got their second home victory on the trot on Sunday. It was another Harry Kane show that washed away a below par Liverpool defense which leaves them 12 points behind the leaders now.
Kane opened the scoring after four minutes
Setting the Scene:
Tottenham were in a chance to be level on points with second placed Manchester United. The North London side were on the back of a moral boosting Champions League draw against Real Madrid.
Liverpool drubbed Maribor 7-0 in their Champions League match but it was league where they were without a win in three matches.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino had Wanyama missing while Sane, Lallana were the Reds absentees.
Spurs started the game in finest fashion when their goal scoring machine Harry Kane put them front after three minutes. The home side were by far the better team and there pressing of the ball along with movement and passing was exquisite. It was Kane’s turn to assist now as he passed Heung Min Son from which the Korean doubled the lead. Liverpool though shell shocked, managed to come back midway through the half courtesy of Mohammed Salah.
Kane with Aurier
After the break, it was another hammer blow from Spurs as Dele Alli restored their two goal advantage. They were running riot while the visitors defense looked awful at sometimes. Kane got his second of the night when the ball fell to him after Mignolet couldn’t punch it clear properly.
Salah came close in the latter stages but Frenchman Lloris was alert to deny him any opening. In the end it was an easy win for the North London side as Spurs now retain their third position in the table.
Spurs: Lloris; Alderwiereld, Vertonghen, Sanchez; Trippier, Aurier, Eriksen (Dier), Winks, Alli; Son (Sissoko); Kane (Llorente)
Liverpool: Mignolet; Gomez, Matip, Lovren (Oxlade Chamberlain), Moreno; Can (Grujic), Henderson, Milner; Salah, Coutinho, Firmino (Sturridge)
Spurs now face West Ham in the Carabao Cup tie before a trip to Old Trafford next week.
Liverpool will host Huddersfield next Saturday in the league.