Harry Kane scored twice and Son Heung-min added the opposite purpose as Tottenham cruised to an surprisingly snug 3-1 victory over Nottingham Forest in north London on Saturday.
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The victory places Tottenham (48 factors – 4th place) six factors away from Liverpool within the Premier League’s top-four race after the Reds had been upset by relegation battlers Bournemouth earlier on Saturday. Nottingham Forest (26 factors – 14th place), in the meantime, stay perilously near the relegation zone, simply three factors above the bottom-three with 12 video games left to play.
Richarlison appeared to have smashed Spurs into the lead after three minutes, however a prolonged video overview decided that the Brazilian was offside by the slimmest of margins — maybe the closest name of the season — when Oliver Skipp performed a profound ball excessive to separate two defenders.
Frustrations over the VAR determination apart, it was all Tottenham from the opening whistle and past. Kane headed house Pedro Porro’s cross within the nineteenth minute to make it 1-0 and take his tally to 19 Premier League targets on the season, and the England captain transformed from the penalty spot to make it 2-0 along with his twentieth on 35 minutes.
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It wasn’t meant to be for Richarlison on the early purpose, simply days after lashing out at supervisor Antonio Conte and Tottenham’s irritating season as a complete, however he obtained the help on purpose no. 3, as he picked out Son with a well-placed cross simply after the hour mark. Son introduced the ball down and moved it into area with one swift spark off his thigh earlier than putting low and contained in the far submit.
Joe Worrall headed Felipe’s nook kick previous Fraser Forster, who not lengthy earlier than had made a pair of stellar saves to protect Spurs’ clear sheet, within the 81st minute — the lone blemish on an in any other case excellent day for Tottenham.
Forster went one higher and stored the rating at 3-1 by denying Andre Ayew from the penalty spot in stoppage time after Dejan Kulusevski dealt with the ball on the sting of the penalty space.
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Constant Kane strikes once more (and many times)
Saturday marked the sixth time in his profession that Kane has scored 20 Premier League targets in a season. Within the three seasons he failed to succeed in 20 targets, he “solely” hit 17, 18 and 17.
That makes precisely 200 PL targets throughout the final 9 seasons, for a median of twenty-two.2 per season. Unbelievable consistency and manufacturing from a participant who, sadly, would possibly go his complete profession with out profitable a trophy, regardless of how lengthy he performs.
Stars of the present
Spurs’ top-four quest will proceed with a visit all the way down to the south coast of England, the place they’ll face last-place Southampton on Saturday (11 am ET). Forest will attempt to additional distance themselves from the relegation zone after they host Newcastle on Friday (4 pm ET).
The right way to watch Tottenham vs Nottingham Forest reside, stream hyperlink and begin time
Kick off: 10am ET, Saturday
TV Channel: Peacock
On-line: Stream by way of Peacock Premium
Key storylines & in-form gamers to look at
There’s discontent swirling round Tottenham as soon as once more as Conte’s future is unsure, yet one more trophyless season has arrived and the model of play has been defensive and dismal for many of this season. Harry Kane is carrying this Spurs workforce however they lack perception and it seems Daniel Levy is now lining up Mauricio Pochettino, Luis Enrique or Thomas Tuchel to probably substitute Conte earlier than the top of the season. Add on to that Conte appeared to name out the Spurs followers for having an absence of endurance in his press convention forward of this sport and all just isn’t nicely. What a large number.
Forest have a star within the making carrying them in assault with Brennan Johnson scoring twice final week in opposition to Everton and Morgan Gibbs-White supporting him nicely. Some defensive points are beginning to creep again into their play however this Forest facet are taking extra dangers on the counter. They misplaced the reverse fixture 2-0 as Kane scored twice on the Metropolis Floor again in August however they did beat Tottenham within the League Cup earlier this season.
Tottenham workforce information, accidents, lineup choices
OUT: Hugo Lloris (knee), Yves Bissouma (ankle), Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring), Rodrigo Bentancur (knee)
DOUBT: Emerson Royal (knock), Ivan Perisic (unknown)
Nottingham Forest workforce information, accidents, lineup choices
OUT: Taiwo Awoniyi (groin), Dean Henderson (thigh), Giulian Biancone (knee), Omar Richards (leg), Willy Boly (hamstring), Scott McKenna (hamstring), Moussa Niakhate (thigh) DOUBT: Cheikhou Kouyate (thigh)
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