PL round-up: Spurs close gap at top, City go third, Everton into fifth

Tottenham Hotspur closed the gap on leaders Chelsea back to four points after a comfortable 4-0 win over Bournemouth at White Hart Lane.

With Chelsea not playing until Sunday at Manchester United, Spurs knew they won have the advantage of being able to close on The Blues, and they made no mistake.

Spurs were in control before half-time with Mousa Dembele and  Son Heung-min firing them ahead.

Harry Kane, making his first start since April added a third just after the break to take his season tally to 20.

Spurs wrapped up their seventh successive top-flight win through Dutch substitute Vincent Janssen.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side are now four points behind Chelsea and the London side shorten to 8-1 from 10-1 for the title with Chelsea drifting to 1-20 from 1-25.

Manchester City climbed into third after good 3-0 win at Southampton. After a goalless first-half captain Vincent Kompany headed Pep Guardiola’s side before hour.

Leroy Sane fired home the second before a Sergio Aguero volley sealed an impressive win.

Everton moved into fifth in the table with a 3-1 victory over Burnley – taking advantage of the fact Man United and Arsenal are playing Sunday and Monday respectively.

Phil Jagielka scored for a third successive game to open the scoring, but Sam Vokes levelled just after the break from the penalty spot.

A Ross Barkley effort deflected in off Ben Mee to make it 2-1, before the Premier League’s leading scorer Romelu Lukaku added a third – making him the first man to score in nine straight home games for Everton since Dixie Dean in 1934.

Crystal Palace came from two goals behind to claim a 2-2 draw with Leicester City at Selhurst Park, which moves them into 15th in the table.

Goals from Robert Huth and Jamie Vary either side of half-time had put The Foxes in control, but Palace fought back to secure a point through Yohan Cabaye and Christian Benteke.

Swansea remain two points off safety as they and fourth from bottom Hull City both lost.

Swansea went down 1-0 at Watford with Etienne Capoue claiming the only goal of the game just before half-time.

Hull were beaten 3-1 by Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium. Marko Arnautovic put Stoke ahead after just six minutes, but The Tigers levelled just after the break through Harry Maguire.

Stoke, though, took control with Peter Crouch putting them ahead before Xedran Shaqiri added a third ten-minutes from time.

Sunderland kept alive their slim hopes of Premier League survival with a 2-2 draw with West Ham United at the Stadium of Light.

Andre Ayew put West Ham ahead early on before Wahbi Khazri scored direct from a corner for Sunderland’s first goal in nearly 12 hours of football.

James Collins headed West ham back ahead before a late leveller from Fabio Borini sealed a share of the spoils for David Moyes’s men.

The Hammers were also reduced to ten-men with Sam Byram sent-off in stoppage time after picking up a second yellow card.


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