Full-time: Tottenham 4-0 Bournemouth

  • Irresistible Tottenham cut Chelsea's title advantage to four points with a second straight 4-0 triumph at White Hart Lane
  • Mousa Dembele rifles home his first goal since January 2016 to give hosts an early lead
  • Heung-Min capitalises on brilliant Harry Kane flick to quickly double advantage after Jack Wilshere loses possession in midfield
  • Kane, making his first start for nearly five weeks, turns Simon Francis before slotting home a third just two minutes after the interval
  • England striker becomes the first Tottenham player since Jimmy Greaves to notch 20+ league goals in three consecutive seasons
  • Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry and Ruud van Nistelrooy are the only other players to achieve that feat in the Premier League era
  • Substitute Vincent Janssen wraps up emphatic victory in stoppage time with his first league goal from open play
  • Arsenal loanee Wilshere limps off in the second half with another injury
  • Tottenham, the Premier League's most dominant team on their own patch, win a 12th successive top-flight home game within a single season for the first time in club history and extend their run of league victories to seven for the first time since 1967
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino thinks Dele Alli should have been nominated for PFA Player of the Year Hayters

That is all for this particular live blog, but stay tuned for post-match reaction. We will also be back tomorrow to bring you live coverage of West Brom vs Liverpool and that aforementioned clash between Manchester United and Chelsea from Old Trafford.

Until then, goodbye.


And so ends one of the most one-sided Premier League contests you are ever likely to see.

Tottenham chalk up a seventh successive top-flight win, extend their formidable home record and trim Chelsea's title advantage to four points ahead of the leaders' Sunday afternoon trip to Manchester United. The top two come face-to-face next weekend in an eagerly anticipated FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

Utterly outclassed and completely overmatched, Bournemouth, who host stricken Middlesbrough next, remain 15th and seven points clear of the bottom three ahead of today's 3pm kick-offs. They will drop a place if Crystal Palace earn a point against Leicester City at Selhurst Park.



Tottenham 4-0 Bournemouth


Bournemouth's humiliation is complete. After a short corner, Janssen, shooting from close range, gets two bites at the cherry to score his first Premier League goal from open play.


Goal: Tottenham 4-0 Bournemouth (Vincent Janssen)


Son scampers to the byline and tries to find Janssen with a low ball that is blocked behind for a corner.


King's cross towards the front post is turned away by Alderweireld and Janssen gets back to do his bit.

Three minutes of added time for Bournemouth to endure. They have not been at the races today in any department.


Sissoko looks to tee up Eriksen with a cutback, but the latter's speculative shot is emphatically blocked.

That proves to be the former Ajax playmaker's last contribution. Janssen becomes Pochettino's final substitution.


Alli follows Kane to the bench as Pochettino wisely manages the workload of his key players.

Sissoko comes on.


Son gets in behind Daniels and shoots narrowly wide of the front post under pressure from the defender.

Daniels then perfectly sums up Bournemouth's wretched afternoon with a woeful effort that goes out for a throw-in on the far side.


With victory long since assured, Pochettino lets Kane soak up the adulation from the stands.

Wanyama, now recovered from a back injury, is on for the final 10+ minutes.


An attempt at either end as Davies has the freedom of the Lane to unleash a left-footed effort that is saved by Boruc. King then blasts into row z before Howe withdraws Afobe in favour of Lys Mousset.


Son fires beyond the far post but his blushes are spared by the offside flag.

At the other end, Lloris makes his first save after 74 minutes. The Frenchman comfortable holds an ambitious long-range drive from Charlie Daniels.

"We've had a shot" cheer the Bournemouth fans.


That's one way to make an impact. Fraser picks up the first yellow card of the afternoon for a poor challenge on Davies.


Howe's second substitution sees Fraser replace Stanislas. Can he provide any sort of a spark for Bournemouth? Lord knows they need it.


Dier's volley is deflected over and Boruc gets down low to deny Eriksen.

A very brief sight of goal for Bournemouth, but Stanislas' shot is blocked by Jan Vertonghen.


Good - albeit slightly desperate - defending from Cook to see off both Alli and Kane.

A ball down the line from Stanislas intended for King is comfortably swept up by Alderweireld.

No chances for the Norwegian to extend his scoring run so far today. He has been extremely isolated.



Certain Tottenham fans display a real lack of decorum as Wilshere limps off to be replaced by Lewis Cook.

The 20-year-old, a £10m summer arrival from Leeds, is making just his second Premier League appearance.

Jack Wilshere


Suicidal from Bournemouth amid yet more relentless Spurs pressure. Cook is caught on the ball by Kane, but Alli is unable to provide the finish at the front post.


Boruc twice denies Kane after a low pass from Eriksen and a driving run from Son.

To the delight of the home crowd, Wilshere looks to have hurt himself while trying to block that latter effort.


He's in esteemed company...



There's your answer. Just two minutes after the break, Kane outwits Francis with a brilliant turn before lashing home his 20th Premier League goal of the season.

He's back, folks.

Harry Kane


Goal: Tottenham 3-0 Bournemouth (Harry Kane)