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Men's Football Son rises at Wembley as Spurs shine too bright for Stoke

Tottenham 5-1 Stoke

TOTTENHAM cruised past Stoke at Wembley Stadium in an emphatic 5-1 victory on Saturday in front of a crowd of just over 62,000, edging closer to a spot in the top four in the Premier League.

Son Heung Min started brightly, causing problems for Mark Hughes’s defence and forcing an own goal to open the scoring. 

Son marked his fourth goal in five starts and said after: “The first goal is very important, we were going for the high press to make it difficult for them.”

Harry Kane narrowly missed out on a hat-trick after reaching his 33rd goal of 2017 and was quick to praise the goal-scoring South Korean. “Sonny had a fantastic game. He got us started with a great cross in the second half, and a great finish as well.

“Coming off the back of a few bad results, we were always going to be up for it to try and put that right.” 

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was pleased with a confident performance from his side. 

“The team were determined to show this season we can cope with the pressure to play in the Champions League and in Europe we can play and play well. Last season was the opposite, Premier League was fantastic but in Champions League we were nearly a disaster.

“Now it is so important to be focused on Premier League and be consistent and try to have the possibility to be in the top four.”

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