Barclays Premier League 2015-16

Full-time: Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Bournemouth

  • Harry Kane gives Spurs the lead after 43 seconds.
  • Kane adds a second after a flowing team move.
  • Eriksen makes it 3-0 after Boruc error.
Harry Kane finds the net
Harry Kane finds the net Getty Images

Full-time: Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Bournemouth

A Harry Kane-inspired Spurs keep their title hopes alive with a lop-sided win against Eddie Howe's men.

Tottenham go marching on under Mauricio Pochettino.

Christian Eriksen (right) got on the scoresheet
Christian Eriksen (right) got on the scoresheet Getty Images


Three minutes of added time.


"We're coming for you! We're coming for youuuuuu!" the Spurs fans are singing to Leicester. Great atmosphere at the Lane today.


Spurs are continuing to press for a fourth goal - no let-up from the hosts. Not under Mauricio Pochettino's watch.

Can Harry Kane get his hat-trick in the remaining few minutes?


Artur Boruc will be looking forward to getting on the team bus. He has conceded eight goals in two games against Tottenham this season.

Thankfully for the former Celtic man, he only has five minutes (plus added time) of this to survive.

Artur Boruc collects the ball
Artur Boruc collects the ball Getty Images


Dele Alli almost grabs a much-deserved goal - but gets it all wrong at the crucial moment. The ball was played across to him, only for the 19-year-old star to scuff it when he seemed certain to score.

And that's his last contribution for the afternoon...


From here, the Cherries face Manchester City next. They also have Liverpool and Chelsea on the horizon.

However, they only need two points to reach that magical 40-point mark. Survival would still be an incredible achievement for the club.

On the pitch, meanwhile, it has descended into training ground-esque stuff, with Spurs knocking the ball around with a swagger.

Adam Smith (centre) is outnumbered
Adam Smith (centre) is outnumbered Getty Images


Around 15 minutes left at the Lane? Can Kane get his hat-trick and extend his lead at the top of the scoring charts? You certainly wouldn't back against him at the moment.

Harry Kane scored after 43 seconds
Harry Kane scored after 43 seconds Getty Images


After a few good moments at the start of the half, Bournemouth's optimism has completely evaporated. They just want to hear the full-time whistle now, I fancy.

Eddie Howe (centre) looks frustrated
Eddie Howe (centre) looks frustrated on the sidelines Getty Images


This game is meandering towards a predictable conclusion at this stage. It was over as a contest some time ago, in all honesty.

Anyway, the Cherries are making their third and final change. Mark Pugh comes on for Gradel.

Harry Kane was the star turn
Harry Kane was the star turn once again Getty Images


Erik Lamela it is who makes way for the youngster. The Argentine has shown plenty of his quality this afternoon. Time to put his feet up now, though.


We've played more than an hour at the Lane now. Surely Mauricio Pochettino will consider resting some of their stars ahead of the title run-in.

Ah, as I type that, it looks like Tom Carroll is preparing to come on.


Bournemouth fans are still managing to retain their sense of humour. They've been busily reminding the opposition that it is still Leicester who top the table.

Back on the field, meanwhile, Harry Kane and Dele Alli are both playing like a dream, which is sure to thrill England boss Roy Hodgson ahead of the international break.

Spurs celebrate their third goal
Spurs celebrate their third goal Getty Images


Spurs' biggest win of the season came in the reverse fixture, which they won 5-1. With more than 30 minutes to go at the Lane, they may better that result.

Danny Rose goes down under a tackle
Danny Rose goes down under a tackle Getty Images


Tottenham fans, who may have been anxious before the match, are in celebratory mood at the moment. The hosts are set to move back to within five points of Claudio Ranieri's table-topping Leicester side.

Not only that, Spurs have been outstanding today and will fancy their chances of adding more goals to their score.

Erik Lamela was in inspired form
Erik Lamela was in inspired form Getty Images


GOAL: Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Bournemouth (Eriksen)

I spoke too soon!

Kane takes a shot from distance that Boruc pushes back into the centre of the penalty area, where Eriksen casually jogs towards the ball and passes it into an unguarded net.

Christian Eriksen nets the third
Christian Eriksen nets the third Getty Images


Despite that early scare, the Cherries are looking much better so far in this half. They are actually putting the hosts under pressure, giving them minimal time of the ball.

There would have been some stern words said in the away dressing room at half-time, I fancy.


Bournemouth begin the second half on top. They have back-to-back corners, but they come to nothing.

And then the Cherries lose the ball, allowing Spurs to launch an incisive counter-attack that almost leads to a goal. Thankfully for Eddie Howe, Kyle Walker's shot/cross drifts harmlessly wide.

Adam Smith (left) and Danny Rose battle
Adam Smith (left) and Danny Rose battle for the ball Getty Images


We're back underway at the Lane. Eddie Howe has made two subs, although it doesn't appear there will be a change in shape for the away side.

Will it make a difference to the outcome? We're about to see...


Over at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, meanwhile, United are leading their cross-city rivals 1-0.

If you want to follow that game too, you can do so here.

Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford scored in the first half for United AFP


Spurs produced some really head-turning football during the first-half. From a neutral standpoint, let's hope for more of the same in the second period.

For the Cherries, meanwhile, Eddie Howe must be tearing his hair out trying to figure out what to do.

Eddie Howe barks instructions
Eddie Howe barks instructions Getty Images


Half-time: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Bournemouth

The scoreline doesn't do Spurs justice. They have been brilliant at times.

All smiles at White Hart Lane
All smiles at White Hart Lane Getty Images


Another eye-catching move ends with Christian Eriksen just failing to get his toe-end on the ball at the far post.

Dele Alli - as we have come to expect - was at the centre of that passage of play. He is some player for a 19 year old.

We're into added time now...


If Tottenham have played better than this during the season, I wish I had seen it for myself.

The have been superb so far, dominating Eddie Howe's team from the first whistle. It's 2-0 at the moment, but it could easily be more.

Danny Rose flies up the wing
Danny Rose flies up the wing Getty Images