Eriksen double earns Tottenham victory at struggling Stoke

  • Eriksen double earns Tottenham victory at struggling Stoke

Eriksen double earns Tottenham victory at struggling Stoke

"Our target is to finish in the top four, possibly second", Spurs' delighted coach Mauricio Pochettino told the BBC.

But replays were inconclusive and, even though Tottenham and Stoke had awarded the goal to Kane, the Premier League confirmed that it would need to be reviewed.

Spurs' persistence eventually paid off just after the interval, as they sliced through Stoke and Eriksen got the goal, but their lead lasted just five minutes, Mame Biram Diouf punishing a Hugo Lloris error. Whether it was Christian or Harry, we were happy with the three points which were massive before the game and I think put us in a very good position in the table to achieve what we want, which is to finish in the top four.

A number of Spurs players have continued to build their reputations over the current campaign and Jenas thinks if Tottenham can keep hold of talents such as Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli they will have done well.

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.

"He [Kane] said it touched his shoulder but I don't know".

Leicester City's Europa League ambitions, though, were jolted by a 2-1 home defeat to Newcastle United, who earned a third consecutive league win with goals from Jonjo Shelvey and Ayoze Perez.

The Liverpool forward has scored 29 goals in a spectacular debut season with five games left
The Liverpool forward has scored 29 goals in a spectacular debut season with five games left

Stoke levelled soon after, however, as Lloris smashed a clearance against Diouf and the striker tapped into the empty goal. "Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer will clear that one up on Match Of The Day".

Pochettino was less concerned about the identity of the scorer.

"The most important thing for me is the three points".

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.

"We were excellent throughout the game up against a really good side", he said.

"We don't look like a team going down".