Harry Kane scores twice as Tottenham thrash Stoke

Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham beat Stoke City 5-1 at the Wembley Stadium

Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham netted four second-half goals against Stoke City at Wembley to climb above Arsenal into fifth in the Premier League table.

Spurs went ahead when Potters skipper Ryan Shawcross inadvertently diverted the ball past his own keeper – before three goals in the space of 12 minutes put the game out of sight.

Son Heung-min doubled the lead after Dele Alli’s pass had unlocked the Stoke defence and Kane’s header made it 3-0.

Kane drilled home the fourth, while Son set up Christian Eriksen for the fifth goal before Shawcross headed a late consolation.

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Stoke have won only once in seven league games and drop to 15th, three points above the relegation zone.

Spurs warming to Wembley

Since demolishing Liverpool 4-1 in October, Spurs had won just once in six Premier League games.

Their Wembley troubles have been well documented but this was a performance when it all came together for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Son has been the one shining light during a disappointing slump in domestic form, and the South Korean was once again a driving force as Spurs scored more than once in a Premier League match at Wembley for only the second time this season.

It was his low cross which led to Shawcross putting into his own net, while he scored the second goal and set up the fifth.

After throwing away points against Burnley, Swansea and West Brom at Wembley, Tottenham were at their ruthless best on Saturday.

It could have been more but for Stoke keeper Jack Butland.

The England international produced two fine stops in the dying minutes to keep out Eriksen and Kane as the Potters were completely overrun.

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