Alli, Kane Score To Help Spurs Beat Watford

Alli, Kane Score To Help Spurs Beat Watford

Watford were unfortunate not to score, but Tottenham could also have added to their tally.

But in truth, Spurs had done more than enough - despite clearly never reaching top-gear - to dispatch a poor Watford side and extend their advantage over Chelsea to five points.

Spurs' 2-0 defeat of the Hornets restored their five point buffer from Chelsea, who are now in fifth place. The race could be over at the weekend, with two matches still to play.

Spurs could go a long way to booking a third successive season of Champions League football when they host Watford on Monday.

"In the second half we played a bit better but still could have played it quicker".

A pair of first-half saves from captain Lloris prevented Watford from equalising following Alli's opener, Andre Gray and Richarlison denied by the France global.

April has not been an easy month for Tottenham's captain or vice-captain.

"They were creeping up on our backs so now we can look forward", Kane said.

It's unlikely, but Watford is among a list of ten teams that could still get relegated. After slipping on the edge of the six-yard box, he sprung back to his feet in time to convert Trippier's low cross for his 27th goal of the season.

DF Ben Davies, 6 - Solid defensively but his work-load over the course of the season understandably seems to have affected his offensive impact. The England global has struggled against the very best teams, notably United a fortnight ago and Juventus in Spurs' Champions League round-of-16 defeat, and his occasional sloppiness in possession is a significant weakness: Liverpool and Mohamed Salah punished a loose Dier pass in Spurs' 2-2 draw at Anfield in February.

But just after the quarter of an hour mark, Spurs made the breakthrough. Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, and Son have gotten better and more experienced.

However, despite the unquestionable talent in the squad, Spurs have failed to win a trophy so far and have always faltered in the biggest stages.

Lloris kept Spurs ahead with a string of saves before half-time, turning away efforts from Gray, Doucoure and, most impressively, Richarlison.

Kane's celebrations were cut short by an assistants flag after Vertonghen had fashioned an opening, while substitute, Moussa Sissoko wasted a glorious opportunity after finding himself with a clear sight of goal.