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Premier League: Spurs bolster top-four hopes

Hit-men: Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli, right, celebrates his strike with fellow goal-scorer Harry Kane.  

Tottenham Hotspur’s England duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli fired it to a comfortable 2-0 win over mid-table Watford that cemented its place in the top four at Wembley on Monday.

The win put fourth-placed Spurs five points clear of Chelsea with three games remaining and within a point of Liverpool, which has two matches left, in the race for Champions League spots.

Going ahead

Tottenham took the lead after 16 minutes when Watford keeper Orestis Karnezis spilled a cross from Kieran Trippier and Christian Eriksen scooped the ball to Alli who had the simple task of stroking the ball home from near the penalty spot.

Kane put Spurs two goals ahead in the 48th when he tucked away a cross from the right by Trippier and it almost had a third when Jan Vertonghen hit the post with a late header.

The result:

Tottenham 2 (Alli 16, Kane 48) bt Watford 0.

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