Tottenham Hotspur came out on top in a crucial London derby against West Ham United on Sunday.
Having watched Arsenal claim all three points against Aston Villa, Spurs had to respond in kind and did so emphatically courtesy of a 3-1 triumph.
Antonio Conte named an unchanged starting XI from the trip to Brighton and Hove Albion last time out as he went in search of consecutive wins for the first time since Boxing Day.
The North Londoners flew out of the blocks and opened the scoring when Kurt Zouma inadvertently turned home Harry Kane’s cross in the ninth minute.
Following a lovely ball from Kane, Heung-Min Son doubled his side’s lead fifteen minutes later as the Premier League’s deadliest duo got in on the act.
West Ham grew into the game gradually and halved the deficit 10 minutes before the interval through Said Benrahma, who latched onto Craig Dawson’s deft flick from a corner.
Tottenham regained control of proceedings in the second period but had to wait till the 88th minute to put the final nail in the coffin as Son and Kane combined once again.
The Lilywhites remain within three points of city rivals Arsenal in the race for fourth place in the Premier League table, albeit having played a game more with the teams still to meet before the end of the season.
More importantly, Kane and Son are both firing at such a crucial time for Tottenham, and their Champions League dreams remain well and truly on heading into the final knockings of the campaign.
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