Christian Eriksen double powers Tottenham to 2-1 win over Stoke City

The striker had turned up late for Stoke Under-23s match against Aston Villa on Easter Monday

The striker had turned up late for Stoke Under-23s match against Aston Villa on Easter Monday

"I think after his injury he played 90 minutes and that's going to help".

Tottenham had won their past four Premier League games against Stoke by a four-goal margin - a top-flight record -- although they had to work much harder here.

Pochettino's fourth-placed side are only behind third-placed Liverpool on goal difference, with a game in hand on the Merseyside club, and crucially have an 11-point cushion on Chelsea in fifth.

Eriksen put Spurs ahead when he got on the end of Dele Alli's cross seven minutes into the second half, although Mame Biram Diouf equalised after a mistake by keeper Hugo Lloris.

Jenas said on BT Sport Score: "I expect Spurs to lose one big one this summer".

However, Stoke have reached a point where only results matter and unless they halt a winless run which has lasted since January 20, the Potters will be playing in the Championship next season.

They had lost their previous four Prem games to them, each by at least four goals.

"We want to finish as high as possible, we are in a good position but there are still a lot of games to play".

That would be his best haul across one campaign for Tottenham and would also take Kane four goals behind Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, who is leading the way in the race to finish as the divison's leading marksman.

"It was my goal, it flicked off my shoulder and went in, " he said. Eriksen added, "He celebrated like it was his goal so I will have to take his word for it".

Tottenham are fourth in the league with 64 points and looking to secure a top-four finish to ensure Champions League football next season. The most important thing is the three points for us.

The draw, though, allowed Spurs to move alongside them with a sixth straight league win as they outclassed Stoke City, whose relegation fears in 19th place were only heightened. It will be fantastic for the club to do it for a third consecutive time. Even against Man City we had a reasonable game and never got really cut open. "Performance-wise, we don't look like a team in the bottom two that's for sure".

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