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TOTTENHAM v WEST HAM RECAP: Kane brace guides Spurs to convincing victory

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.

Kyle Walker wrapped it up on 83 minutes with a delightful finish with the outside of his right foot before Manuel Lanzini pulled one back for the hapless Hammers with an angled effort at the death.

The win has Spurs sitting fifth on the league table, three points clear of Slaven Bilic's sixth-placed West Ham.


MATCH OVERVIEW

Tottenham: 4 (Harry Kane 23'/50', Toby Alderweireld 33', Kyle Walker 83')
West Ham United: 1 (Manuel Lanzini 87')
White Hart Lane, London - 35,968


TALKING POINTS

- 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'S NEXT?

Tottenham next meet Qarabag in the Europa League on Thursday before hosting Chelsea in another London derby on the weekend as West Ham look to recoil when they host West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.



TWITTER INSIGHT


QUOTES CORNER

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."




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*Thanks to Opta

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