Tottenham were convincing in their 4-1 triumph over West Ham United in the London derby on Sunday.
Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs two goals either side of the break to make extend their unbeaten streak to 12 matches with a comfortable win at White Hart Lane.
Harry Kane scored the first of two goals in the 23rd minute with a thunderous left foot shot from inside the area in the 23rd minute before defender Toby Alderweireld found space to head home Christian Eriksen's corner 10 minutes later.
Kane helped himself to his seventh goal in his last four league outings when hitting a luscious effort beyond Adrian from outside the area after some good lead-up work from Eriksen.
The win has Spurs sitting fifth on the league table, three points clear of Slaven Bilic's sixth-placed West Ham.
- Spurs are on a remarkable run and look well-placed to launch an assault on the top four. With Kane now firing and the likes of Eriksen and Dele Alli in top form, can Pochettino guide them to a Champions League finish?
- Is this merely a blip for West Ham or are their early-season wins over Arsenal and Man City now beyond them?
What a performance! Electric from start to finish. Atmosphere was unreal! Let's keep it going! #COYS
— Harry Kane (@HKane) November 22, 2015
Massive team performance! We worked very hard for the win! And happy with my goal to help the team #Coyspic.twitter.com/q0x3vFakhq
— Alderweireld Toby (@AlderweireldTob) November 22, 2015
Bad & hard result today!Just say sorry to all West Ham fans,without a doubt we will keep working harder & improving for the next⚒ #Adr13n
— Adrián San Miguel (@AdriSanMiguel) November 22, 2015
Tottenham's Pochettino was quick to play down his side's title hopes:
"It is early to start talking about that, there is too far until the end of the season. It is step by step. It is difficult to say today what will happen in four or five months.
"We need to keep working hard and stay with our feet on the ground."
West Ham boss Bilic on the less than desired result in a derby clash:
“It hurts more because it was Tottenham. We know it was a special game for the fans and for that reason it is more disappointing."
*Thanks to Opta
12 - Tottenham Hotspur recorded 12 shots on target v West Ham United today; no side has managed more in a PL game this term. Hammering.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 22, 2015