Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Son Heung-Min at the double; Christian Eriksen also shines for Tottenham

Son Heung-Min at the double; Christian Eriksen also shines for Tottenham

Arsenal beat Watford in the day's other game.

Spurs move above Liverpool into third in the Premier League, but it was a bittersweet victory with concerns over Kane's fitness for both club and country.

With England manager Gareth Southgate set to name his squad for the forthcoming global friendlies against Holland and Italy before Spurs face an important FA Cup quarter-final at Swansea next weekend, Kane could be a major absentee for club and country.

"I hope it is not a big issue", said Pochettino. "We need to, in the next week, manage him. That is my wish".

Spurs were looking to return to winning ways after suffering a disappointing exit from the Champions League on Wednesday, March 7 in the hands of Serie A giants Juventus.

Junior Stanislas opened the Cherries' account in the seventh minute with a clinical left-footed finish into the bottom corner.

Opposite number Lloris pulled off a superb save two minutes into the second half as he dived to his right to parry Simon Francis' firm strike around the post, and Nathan Ake nearly scored from the resulting corner which was headed into him by Aurier, but the ball rebounded over the bar.

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And in the second half, a brace from Heung-Min Son and a goal from Serge Aurier secured the impressive win for Spurs.

The sides entered the tunnel at half-time all-square.

Worse was to come for Spurs in the 29th minute when Kane drifted offside before meeting Christian Eriksen's right-wing cross.

Son released Aurier down the right and his pin-point cross allowed England midfielder Alli to convert from close range 10 minutes before the break.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal and Adrian Mariappa of Watford in action during their Premier League match at Emirates Stadium.

The former Chelsea 'keeper saved Troy Deeney's penalty as goals from Shkodran Mustafi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan ensured the Gunners ended a run of three straight league defeats.

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