Published: Sun, April 08, 2018
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Eriksen Helps Spurs Consolidate Top-Four Spot

Eriksen Helps Spurs Consolidate Top-Four Spot

In an entertaining match, Eriksen scored the victor from a free-kick before Xherdan Shaqiri was denied a late equaliser when his free-kick hit the bar.

England worldwide Kane was making his first start since he injured an ankle in Tottenham's 4-1 win over Bournemouth on March 11.

Butland did not touch the ball as it flew past him nor did it seem that Harry Kane did either. yet the striker celebrated that he got the merest of flicks.

However, the Premier League tweeted that the goal had been awarded to Eriksen after a review by the league's Match Centre.

"We're playing for three points, the same as against Chelsea".

"Harry is OK and after playing almost 20 minutes against Chelsea this week, has been good, he's worked hard", said Pochettino.

Stoke, who had seen Kane score eight times against them in their previous four games against Spurs, hit the crossbar through a Shaqiri free kick but was unable to get another equalizer and it remains in deep trouble.

"Choupo-Moting is still missing and we have one or two other little issues too, but right now the biggest doubts are over Kurt and Mame.It's been a frustrating period", Lambert said.


"The effort and commitment I cannot ask more of, we are just not getting the breaks".

"Now we have to focus immediately and be ready again on Tuesday (for the second leg of the Champions League showdown with City)".

Stoke desperately need a win from somewhere - not another hard luck story.

"We want to finish as high as possible, we are in a good position but there are still a lot of games to play". "As long as belief and fight is there, we are in with a fighting chance". Whose goal was it?

File image of Mauricio Pochettino.

Stoke are second from bottom with 27 points from 32 games and face an uphill task to ensure their survival. I swear it was my goal, you've got to take my word for it.

Kane's last goal had come against Crystal Palace in February and should this strike remain credited to Eriksen, he would have gone 322 minutes without scoring.

He struck after 52 minutes before a mistake from Hugo Lloris on his 200th Premier League appearance allowed Mame Biram Diouf to equalise within five minutes. And Kane did his best to convince everyone he had netted his 25th league goal of the season.

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