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Kane double keeps Spurs in title hunt

TOTTENHAM 3-2 EVERTON

Kane double keeps Spurs in title hunt

Kane double keeps Spurs in title hunt

ADRIAN DENNIS

AFP

The Spurs striker extended his hot streak with a blistering brace as Tottenham beat Everton 3-2 to close the gap on leaders Chelsea to seven points on Sunday.

A 'blistering brace'

Harry Kane extended his hot streak with a blistering brace as Tottenham beat Everton 3-2 to close the gap on leaders Chelsea to seven points on Sunday. The Spurs striker opened the scoring with a thunderous first-half strike at White Hart Lane and netted again after the break to take his goal tally to 24 in 28 games this season.

Goal-scoring rivals

Everton forward Romelu Lukaku, Kane's closest rival in the race to finish as Premier League top scorer, got one back before Dele Alli struck for Spurs in the closing moments. There was still time for Enner Valencia to score Everton's second, but Tottenham held on for a third victory in their last four league games.

Keeping up the pressure at the top

Kane's prolific form puts a little more pressure on runaway leaders Chelsea, who must win at West Ham on Monday to restore their 10-point advantage, while Everton could have no complaints about their first defeat in their last 10 league games, a setback which dents their hopes of qualifying for the Europa League.

"We played very well today and controlled the game and then all of a sudden it was a nervy end. It's an important win, we should have won by more but it's another step closer to the top of the table," Kane said after the game. 

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