Tottenham make easy work of a Monday night at Stoke

Dele Alli and Harry Kane both scored twice for Spurs as they move within five points of Leicester

Harry Kane, Tottenham, Stoke, Dele Alli, Erik Lamela

Tottenham's Harry Kane, bottom left, celebrates scoring a goal with Dele Alli, top, and Erik Lamela during the English Premier League soccer match between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke on Trent, England, Monday, April 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Harry Kane and Dele Alli both scored twice as Tottenham beat Stoke City in resounding fashion.

Their 4-0 win at the Britanni Stadium tonight moves second placed Spurs within five points of Premier League leaders Leicester City with four games to go as the race for the title tightens up after the Foxes home draw against West Ham on Sunday afternoon.

League top scorer Kane gave Tottenham the lead in brilliant fashion, cutting in on his right foot and curling past Shay Given after just nine minutes.

The second goal did not arrive until midway through the second half when Christian Eriksen played in Dele Alli who coolly lifted his finish past Given.

On 71 minutes, Kane made it 3-0 when Erik Lamela raced clear and squared for him to tap into an empty net.

And Alli added even more gloss to the scoreline with eight minutes to go, impressively volleying in.

It could have been even more as the England midfielder and Eriksen both hit the woodwork with relatively easy opportunities - Alli most glaringly.

But as a message for Leicester, it was mightily impressive.