EPL: Goal heroes promise no let-up in Tottenham's title pursuit
London: Tottenham Hotspur stars Harry Kane and Dele Alli promised to keep pushing leaders Leicester City in the race for the Premier League title their 4-0 rout of Stoke City on Monday.
Tottenham forward Harry Kane (left) celebrates with his teammate Jan Vertonghen after scoring a goal during the Premier League match against Stoke City at Britannia Stadium in Stoke on Monday. Pic/Getty Images
The England duo scored two apiece as Spurs recorded a impressive win that saw the London club move to within five points of leaders Leicester with four games remaining.
Performing well at Stoke has long been regarded as the acid test of a title-contender's credentials, and on this evidence Spurs remain very much in the hunt to be crowned champions of England for the first time since 1961, when they did the 'Double' by winning the old First Division and the FA Cup in the same season.
Kane, who took his season's tally to 27 goals, posted a social media image of a pack of lions closing in on their prey after Leicester had dropped two points against West Ham.
Kane opened the scoring at the Britannia Stadium with his 23rd league goal of the season, overtaking Leicester striker Jamie Vardy's tally in the race for the league's golden boot, and believes the Foxes can still be caught.
The in-form striker, 22, said: "We are not going anywhere. We scored four but could have had six or seven. It is one of our best performance all season but that's what we can do. We are ready to put the pressure on Leicester.
"We think we can do it. Leicester are five points ahead but we have closed the gap, that's all we could do." "We scored four but could have had six or seven. It is one of our best performances all season but that's what we can do."
Tottenham had been buoyed before kick-off by the fact Leicester could only manage a draw at home to West Ham on Sunday and in-form forward Kane said: "Leicester dropped points and I have been itching to play. I had to wait a whole day and a half. It doesn't get much better than that. We hardly put a foot wrong and could have scored more.
'Pressure on Leicester'
"We are ready to put the pressure on Leicester. We think we can do it." Tottenham's only minor blemish on Monday came when Alli, having rounded the goalkeeper, saw his shot hit the outside of the post. Had it gone in, the midfielder would have had a hat-trick.
"I don't know how I missed that chance!" Alli said. "Finishing training for me, I think. I am just enjoying playing, there is nothing to be scared of," he added. "Leicester know we are going to keep fighting."