Harry Kane Striker back to boost Tottenham title hopes

Although Watford started brightly at White Hart Lane yesterday, once Dele Alli drove home the 33rd-minute opener, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was able to enjoy a fine afternoon.

Spurs made it six league victories on the spin with a dominant showing to maintain the heat on leaders Chelsea.

It amounted to a far more assured route to victory for Mauricio Pochettino's side than the remarkably frantic midweek comeback at Swansea City and cut Chelsea's advantage at the summit to four points, at least until Antonio Conte's men face Bournemouth in Saturday's late kick-off.

With seven games to go it's a tall order to haul in Chelsea, but they have Kane and Lloris back and seem capable of finishing the campaign with a flourish.

Three quickfire goals from Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Son Heung-min towards the end of the first half put the hosts in control of the contest before Son added his second of the game to cap off the scoring after the interval. Watford: Heurelho Gomes: 5, Daryl Janmaat: 6, Adrian Mariappa: 5, Craig Cathcart: 5, Jose Holebas: 5, M'Baye Niang: 7, Tom Cleverley: 7, Abdoulaye Doucore: 5, Nordin Amrabat: 5, Stefano Okaka: 5 Isaac Success: 6.

Troy Deeney has scored six goals in the last eight games.

Watford have never managed to score a couple of times in any of their previous seven Premier League game against Spurs (four goals in seven meetings).

"He doesn't look out of place as a star of the Premier League - a league regarded as the hardest to play in with some of world's great players".

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Tottenham breezed past Watford to provisionally move to within four points of league leaders Chelsea. With 87 minutes played, Pochettino burned 1: 0 and 90 + 4, the score was already 1: 3.

Just before the break, Son clipped in a wonderful third goal to extinguish Watford's hopes.

There was no luck about their second goal, however, with Hazard, one of the Premier League's outstanding attacking players, collecting N'Golo Kante's pass with a superb touch before searing past Artur Boruc and finishing from an angle.

Spurs' cause will be aided by the return of Harry Kane who has missed the last month with an ankle injury.

Their season is at risk of a disappointing conclusion, something which a year ago contributed to Mazzarri's predecessor Quique Sanchez Flores' departure, and the Italian said: "We were unfortunate in the first half, being 3-0 down".

Barely ten minutes had elapsed of the second-half before Son found the net again, this time slotting in at the back post from an on-the-sixpence cross from Trippier on the right wing.

The team deserve full credit because the energy was fantastic.

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