Harry Kane on target as clinical Tottenham dismantle Bournemouth


Harry Kane netted his 25th goal of the season as Tottenham thumped Bournemouth 4-0 to make it seven league wins in a row and cut the gap on leaders Chelsea to four points.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men rarely looked troubled as they roared into a commanding lead courtesy of two goals in three first-half minutes from Mousa Dembele and Heung-Min Son.

Kane then added a killer third just after the break before substitute Vincent Janssen put the icing on the cake in stoppage time to seal a 12th straight home victory for the Lilywhites and pose the question of Antonio Conte’s Blues ahead of their trip to Manchester United on Easter Sunday.

Kane was starting for the first time since sustaining an ankle injury in March, and he marked the occasion by joining an elite group of forwards to net 20 Premier League goals in three consecutive campaigns.

Bournemouth never looked like securing a first league success on their travels in 2017 and remain just seven points clear of the dropzone. The 15th-placed Cherries will now turn their attention to a run of fixtures against sides in the bottom half of the table, as they bid to secure their topflight status for another season.