Spurs close to within four points of Chelsea

They dominated Bournemouth at White Hart Lane on Saturday

BY Simon Maguire 14:48 Saturday 15 April 2017, 14:48 15 Apr 2017

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Tottenham Hotspur have closed the gap on Chelsea to four points with a comprehensive 4-0 win over Bournemouth at White Hart Lane.

Spurs went into the match on the back of 11 successive home wins and continued that impressive run in the blistering London sunshine. 

Bolstered by the return of Harry Kane to the starting line-up, the home side dominated possession and attacked the visitors from the off.  

Mousa Dembele opened the scoring for the home side after Bournemouth defender Simon Francis let a pass from Harry Arter run out for a corner and the Belgian tucked away the resulting set-piece in the 17th minute.

Spurs doubled their lead  two minutes later when Heung-Min Son blasted home from close range after a perfect flick from Harry Kane put him through on goal.

Maurico Pochettino's charges dominated all aspects of the match as Bournemouth struggled to make any impact in north London.

Kane added a third just after half time to bring his tally to the season to 20 Premier League goals. 

Pochettino emptied the bench bringing on Victor Wanyama, Moussa Sissoko and Vincent Janssen as the game drew to a close.

There was still time for Jansson to get his first league goal from open play when he converted from close range to give Tottenham a comprehensive 4-0 win and pile the pressure on Chelsea. The league leaders head to Old Trafford on Sunday with a four point lead as the season comes to a climax. 

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