April 22, 2019

Tottenham keep up pressure on League leaders Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspurs kept up the pressure on League leaders Chelsea with an impressive 4-0 victory over Watford on Saturday (8/04/17), their sixth consecutive Premier League win.

After Dele Alli’s fantastic goal in the 33rd minute at White Hart Lane, an 11th consecutive home league win never looked in doubt for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

According to Reuters, Eric Dier made it 2-0 six minutes later before Son added a third with a low shot just before halftime to become the first South Korean to score 10 goals in a Premier League season.

Son crashed in his second on the volley in the 54th minute and could have grabbed a hat-trick before being substituted to a standing ovation from the home crowd.

What the coaches said:

Tottenham manager Pochettino: “Many things impressed me, we played really well. It is a massive result for us. We will keep pushing and keep believing.

“The team deserve full credit because the energy was fantastic. It was 4-0 but we deserved more goals. The players spoke for me on the pitch and I am very proud of that performance.

“We’re second and the gap now is four but Chelsea have one game more to play. We will try to be there if Chelsea fail.”

Watford manager Walter Mazzarri: “We started really well and were playing at the same level as Tottenham, who are a phenomenal side. But it was really difficult after the three goals, that cut our legs.

“We had players who were tired from playing many games, it was a pity. But taking everything into consideration we are happy, and we have to look forward.

“We now have seven finals to play, and we are looking forward to building on this next year.”

Tottenham, whose last league title came in 1961, need Chelsea to drop points if they are to overtake the Blues at the top of the league.

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