Harry Kane Chalks Off Fantastic Milestone As Spurs Smash Cardiff

Harry Kane Chalks Off Fantastic Milestone As Spurs Smash Cardiff

Harry Kane Chalks Off Fantastic Milestone As Spurs Smash Cardiff

Tottenham Hotspur returned to winning ways with a 3-0 victory against Cardiff City at the Cardiff City Stadium on New Year's Day.

Tottenham bounced back from their home defeat to Wolves in style as they triumphed 3-0 at Cardiff and moved back above reigning champions Manchester City into second place in the Premier League table, six points behind leaders Liverpool.

Speaking after the Wolves game, the Tottenham manager said: "We started to play too many long balls and then is was hard to recover the ball and to play more with your heart than your head and we started to expend a lot of energy".

"It was so important to start the new year with a victory, away from home in a very hard place, against a team like Cardiff who came from beating Leicester".

"At Cardiff, they won against Leicester (on Saturday), Leicester after two unbelievable victories against Chelsea and Manchester City, and Cardiff sure is going to have all the confidence, so it's going to be a tough game".

"It was so important for our confidence, because in three days we are going to start another competition, the FA Cup". Warnock says his side's relegation rivals could gain an unfair advantage by not playing Tottenham at Wembley, with Huddersfield among teams that are likely to face Spurs at their new stadium, which they hope will open by February.

Neil Warnock has the side as well organised as you would expect, with today's match offering the chance for them to record three straight top-flight clean sheets for the first time since 1957.

"The league should enforce they play at Wembley for the rest of the season", said Warnock. "I think we started the game well, we were so clinical from the beginning".

"It's not our fault".

"I think they should step in now and rather than six or seven weeks, they should make it until the end of the season now and enforce it now".

The 26-year-old's contract expires at the end of next season and talks are said to be dragging on, with speculation suggesting a deal is still some way off, but Pochettino is not anxious.

It is amusing, or perhaps alarming, to think that if Tottenham had been offered their money back for the £30 million man in the summer, they would surely have taken it with glee.

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