Harry Kane set up two goals for Gareth Bale and scored two himself as a stylish Spurs beat Crystal Palace 4-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Bale continued his resurgence by scoring the opener, tapping home Kane’s cross (25), but Palace hit back out of nowhere through Christian Benteke’s superb header from Luka Milivojevic’s delivery (45+1).
Spurs upped the ante after the break, regaining their lead through Bale’s sixth goal in six games, scoring with a close-range header from another Kane assist, his 14th in the Premier League this season (49), before Kane got in on the act with a brilliant double.
First, Kane curled a stunning, sweeping effort into the top-left corner from the edge of the box (52), before simply finishing off a fine team move from Heung-Min Son’s unselfish centre (76).
While Bale continues his resurgence, Spurs’ talisman Kane has now directly been involved in 40 goals in 36 games in all competitions this season (23 goals and 16 assists), the most of any player for a Premier League club.
The result means Spurs move up to sixth, just two points off the top four with 11 games remaining, while Palace are 13th, eight points above the drop zone.
Full report to follow…
Tottenham now host Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League last-16 first leg on Thursday at 8pm, followed by a trip to bitter rivals Arsenal on Super Sunday, live on Sky Sports Premier League at 4.30pm.
Palace host West Brom on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Premier League at 3pm on March 13.