Tottenham keeps EPL top-4 hopes on track despite Kane injury

It is possible for one good side to shade another just because, because football is like that; it is also possible for one good side to shade another because they have better players, able to turn it up at clutch beyond the scope of their opponents.

"I thought we were a little bit naive the way we chased the game to try and get something from it".

"We are concerned because still we can't know what will happen to him", said Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.

However, it appeared as though Spurs had yet to shake off the effects of falling short against the Italian champions in a slow start.

The French striker carried the ball for almost half the length of the pitch before squaring to Stanislas, who lifted it over Hugo Lloris but struck the crossbar.

Despite being on the receiving of a barrage of criticism from Tottenham Hotspur fans this season, Dele Alli has been praised for his recent form by England and Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard.

However, Stanislas made no mistake with his next chance three minutes later as he controlled a cross from the right and drilled a shot into the bottom-left corner of the net from 10 yards out.

Spurs equalised through Dele Alli shortly afterwards.

After receiving treatment on the pitch for a few minutes, the 24-year-old trudged towards the dressing room and was replaced by Erik Lamela.

Pochettino was once again full of praise for Son, who hit his 17th and 18th goals of the season.

They went in front just after the hour mark when Son benefited from a borderline offside call to claim his 17th goal of the season.

The win was a big boost to Spurs' top four ambitions as they usurped Liverpool to third position on 61 points in the league table.

Son completed his brace in the 88th minute by rounding Begovic and slotting into an empty net to seal a vital win.

Gloss was added to the scoreline in stoppage time when Aurier took advantage of Begovic flapping at Kieran Trippier's cross to nod in a fourth.

Vanessa Coleman

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