Spurs condemn Stoke to fourth straight defeat

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However, Stoke have reached a point where only results matter and unless they halt a winless run which has lasted since January 20, the Potters will be playing in the Championship next season.

There was encouragement for the Baggies when Jay Rodriguez poked home in the 54th minute.

Eriksen's inswinging free kick bounced past Jack Butland at the far post, but it was Kane who raised his arm in celebration after appearing to get the faintest of touches.

The Stoke defenders were not close to Kane from Eriksen's free-kick, which was curled into the bottom corner.

The Spurs goalkeeper's clearance rebounded off the Stoke striker and dropped kindly for Diouf to roll the ball into the vacant net.

Kane was back in the starting XI for the first time since March 11 due to an ankle injury and he thought he had marked his return with a goal in the 63rd minute.

Tottenham manager Pochettino said on Friday that he expected a harder game this weekend and he said that's exactly what they got against a Stoke team which is now four points adrift of safety.

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With an eight-point gap to the Blues in fifth, a place in the Champions League for a third successive season seems increasingly likely while Manchester United stand between Pochettino's side and a place in the FA Cup final.

Ten minutes later the away side had a golden chance of their own which Son Heung-Min failed to capitalise on after a defence splitting pass from Dele Alli sent the South Korean through on goal.

Wilfried Zaha restored Palace's advantage with a brilliant turn and 20-yard strike in the 75th minute.

Three minutes later, Sean Dyche's side grabbed the victor with a header from midfielder Jack Cork. It will be fantastic for the club to do it for a third consecutive time.

Brighton went down to 10 men with 15 minutes remaining as Propper was shown a straight red for a challenge on Jonathan Hogg, but Jose Izquierdo could have won it for Albion only for Lossl to deny him in a one-on-one.

Premier League on Twitter: After review, the Premier League Match Centre has awarded Spurs' second goal to Christian Eriksen.

A defensive mix-up between Maguire and Wes Morgan allowed Spanish playmaker Perez to nip in and lob the ball over Kasper Schmeichel to make it 2-0, and though Jamie Vardy pulled back a late goal for Leicester, Newcastle held on to win.