Tottenham routs Stoke to pull within five points of Leicester City
STOKE, England (AP) — Harry Kane and Dele Alli both scored twice Monday as Tottenham crushed Stoke 4-0 with a devastating attacking display to close the gap on Premier League leader Leicester to five points.
Tottenham's fearless performance was an emphatic response to Leicester dropping points in Sunday's draw with West Ham with four games remaining.
Kane curled in the opener in the ninth minute at Stoke, but Tottenham only burst into life in the second half.
The 20-year-old Alli dinked the ball over 39-year-old goalkeeper Shay Given to double Tottenham's lead in the 67th but then missed an open goal.
Kane did succeed in putting the ball into an unguarded net in the 71st–giving him a league-leading 24 goals on the season–and Alli arrowed a powerful volley into the net to complete Stoke's heaviest loss of the season.
Watch each player's double below:
Leicester returns to action Sunday against Swansea City, while Tottenham plays next Monday against West Brom.