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Summary

  1. Quickfire Alli, Alderweireld and Lamela treble
  2. Leicester now guaranteed top-four place
  3. Game was delayed with Man Utd stuck in traffic

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By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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That's a wrap from us for the night then - see you soon!

'It cannot happen, but it has happened'

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Manchester United

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, speaking to BBC Sport: "I have said to the boys that until the first goal we played a very good away match with possibilities to score. The last big possibilities was for Anthony Martial and then there is that mis-communication in the centre of defence and that is a big pity. Within five minutes the game is over with the second and third goals and that cannot happen. I know that, but OK that has happened and we have to cope with that.

"You have to see how they scored. It was a set play, the second goal. Our organisation is normally good and our best headers were on the strongest players and still they have lost that duel. OK that can happen but it cannot happen in sport because that means they can score. 

"Still we have a couple of matches to go and your opponents can lose lose matches, we have seen that. But I know that it is more difficult than before."

He's a long way from Vale Park now

"Last birthday i got substituted against Port Vale" @Dele_Alli talking to @5liveSport. #THFC

"Last birthday i got substituted against Port Vale" @Dele_Alli talking to @5liveSport. #THFC

'Tottenham is a great team'

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Manchester United

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: "Until the first goal we were at least the equal team. The better chance was for us with Anthony Martial, a big chance. We give the first goal away, a miscommunication and then in five minutes we were out of the game. The seond goal is a set play and our best header loses the duel. It was a fantastic header from Alderweireld. It cannot happen. But it happened.

"Why did Ashley Young go up front? I want more running in behind because in the first half we didn't have an attacking point. That was the reason. Every team can lose to everybody so we are still in the race. Of course when you lose a game you have to close the gap again and that is more difficult. 

"Tottenham is a great team, I said that in advance of this match. But at 0-0 we were playing well and had a big chance. 3-0 is a big negative result but until we conceded it was good."

'We fully deserved it'

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Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, speaking to BBC Sport: "Very pleased. I think that the performance was perfect and our players deserve full credit. We fully deserved the result, I'm happy. We are still fighting for the title, seven points, we need to believe. It is true that after Leicester played the gap was at 10 points, it's difficult but it is important to show we are focusing on our job. I think we have shown maturity, personality,character. Since the beginning of the season the team has been improving so we feel very pleased.

"Dele Alli is 20 tomorrow. It was important for him, the first goal, and for the team, every opportunity he has he shows his real quality. He is very mature. He is like how he plays, outside, a very natural and spontaneous person, we are very happy with the way he behaves." 

Did the late start affect Spurs? "It was difficult because you change a little bit your habits but for both teams it was not easy. To stay on the coach stuck in traffic. I think our performance was good." 

Was Kane on your radar Stuart?

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Ex England Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce says he is surprised by Harry Kane's progress.

'We believe'

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Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino on Sky Sports: "The performance was perfect in the second half, we are very pleased. Full credit to the players It was a fantastic job. Beating Manchester United 3-0, you have to be happy.

"In the first half both teams were fighting a lot and it was not clear who had the power to manage the game but in the second half we dominated better and started to find space to create chances. 

"We believe and still fight, the motivation is big and massive. We need to try to get points and try to arrive at the end of the season with the possibility to win the title."

The assister

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Christian Eriksen is the sixth different Spurs player to assists 10 or more goals in a Premier League season, following Darren Anderton (1992/93 and 1994/95), Jurgen Klinsmann (1994/95), David Ginola (1998/99), Emmanuel Adebayor and Gareth Bale (both 2011/12).

Christian Eriksen
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Mauricio Pochettino says that was 'the perfect performance in the second half.'

It's hard to argue with that.

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C Li: Can Jose come and quickly rescue whats left of Man Utd season?

Jonathan Kelsall: Who'd have thought it? A winger up top, a winger behind him, a striker on the left wing, a no.10 on the right wing = 1 shot.

James Foster: If Van Gaal blames the traffic I'm going to absolutely lose it.

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The signing-on fees are on you Rich...

We need to get Poch tied down with a new contract, as well as our backbone of Kane, Lloris, Vertonghen, Eriksen, Alderweireld, the physio...basically new contracts all round!

Rich, London

I've stood by Van Gaal all season despite the rest of our fans wanting him out. Today has made me realise that his style does not suit this club. He's a great manager and I watched all through his career with the Dutch national team but we need rid, especially if we stand a chance of bringing Jose in. Louis out Jose in.

Charlie Mac

'Three goals so quick cannot happen'

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Manchester United

Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin: "After the first goal we lost a bit of shape, maybe it was a mental thing. In the first half we had possession and caused a few problems but after the goal it happened so quickly, three goals so quick cannot happen. Everyone has their head down like you can imagine. No-one would have thought that after 60 minutes it would have been 3-0. But fair play to them they got us when we were a bit down. Like I say it is us to blame."

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Richard Fridl: Stuck on a coach before the game, stuck with this coach for far too long. LVG P45.

Ken: Two big miracles this season: Leicester leading and Van Gaal still Man Utd manager.

Charles Kahanji: Knowing how LvG has rode his luck this season, wouldn't be a bad idea to bet on a United win against West Ham in their FA Cup replay.

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Stuart Pearce

Ex-England defender at White Hart Lane for BBC Radio 5 live

"Spurs are a vastly improving team. They're growing. They've got a good academy, a manager who isn't afraid to put young players into the first team, and if they were chasing a Manchester City or Chelsea at the top of the table they would be getting more plaudits than they are currently."

'We knew the chances would come'

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Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli: "We knew how good the opposition were and it was important that we keep on winning games. They were not going to make it easy for us but we knew the chances would come if we kept patient. My target was for 10 goals and I think that is eight now."

Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier: "The manager always wants a performance from us and playing the right way and we did that. They made it hard for us but in the second half we were able to sort it out. We will keep on fighting until the end. That's what everyone expects but credit to Leicester."

Champions League for Leicester City

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Stuart Pearce

Ex-England defender at White Hart Lane for BBC Radio 5 live

"Spurs have been superb. And they looked as though they had a real tough exterior as well - which is something you might not always have associated with them. The chase is still on."

BreakingChampions League for Leicester City

Leicester City

And that defeat for Manchester United means that Leicester City will definitely be playing in the Champions League next season.

What a fantastic achievement.

FULL-TIME

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Six minutes of action lit up a dull game and blew Manchester United away. The Spurs title race lives on.

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We might not see a Tottenham title win this year but we might see one before we see another Manchester United title...

YELLOW CARD

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Dele Alli is booked for a dive as he goes down under the challenge of Matteo Darmian - Darmian has had an absolute stinker of a cameo performance. All over the shop.

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Manchester United have had one shot on target. 

SUBSTITUTION

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Harry Kane picked up a knock in that Kyle Walker chance and Son Heung-min takes his place. 

Harry Kane
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Stuart Pearce

Ex-England defender at White Hart Lane for BBC Radio 5 live

"Tottenham are playing with an arrogance now. But as we said earlier, they've also got that tough exterior that had seemed to elude them over all these years."

HITS THE WOODWORK

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Spurs have turned into Brazil circa 1970 now, lovely fluid play sees the ball worked out left, Erik Lamela fires over a cross/shot which evades Harry Kane but Kyle Walker stretches to meet it and thump against the post! Nearly four.

Oh, hang on, the flag was up. Wouldn't have counted. 

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Henry: As a Utd fan I'm gutted. As a football fan well done Spurs, superb football. Deserve to win the title. Totally outclassed.

Richard: It just goes to show how good a game Fosu-Mensah was having, that we've conceded 3 down the right since he went off.

Paul Lummis: Manchester United all thud and blunder today, just like all year long. It's time for LvG to be given his P45...

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Spurs will be seven points behind Leicester with 15 points up for grabs. Leicester are going to be guaranteed a Champions League berth.

YELLOW CARD

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It's a booking each for Kyle Walker and Memphis Depay. A gentleman in the front row got a good video of the incident on his phone. 

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Stuart Pearce

Ex-England defender at White Hart Lane for BBC Radio 5 live

"Spurs really do have their tails up now. They're looking to go on and maybe even get a fourth or a fifth."

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Erik Lamela drifts a shot wide from 20 yards after a cracking break forwards, Spurs want more goals and they look like getting them too. Manchester United have been anything but united. A shambles.

Substitute Memphis Depay is now having a wrestle with Kyle Walker - handbags...

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Switching Young and Martial at 0-3 like shuffling deckchairs on Titanic. First choice team clearly deficient.

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Peter Roach: Unfortunately Daley Blind needed to have started to cover that run some time around half time.  

Andrew Tarpey: As a United fan the worst part about this is just how little emotion I have about this situation, feels quite normal.

David Grocott: The death of the old guard and the birth of the new?

SUBSTITUTION

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The Ashley Young forward experiment comes to an end as Memphis Depay comes on for Juan Mata and another reshuffle.

Harry Kane then loops in a header which David de Gea has to tip away! It could be more yet!

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Alan Green

BBC Radio 5 live

"Manchester United are being tonked now."

GOAL - Tottenham 3-0 Man Utd

Erik Lamela

Manchester United have fallen apart! Timothy Fosu-Mensah was obviously the glue that was holding their defence together as since he went off United have shipped three goals in six minutes!

Danny Rose has loads of space on the left and puts in a low cross for Erik Lamela to fire in low and hard.

Erik Lamela
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Stuart Pearce

Ex-England defender at White Hart Lane for BBC Radio 5 live

"Spurs have just grown into the game. I'd be surprised if they give too much up from here. Especially as United don't have a recognised striker on. It was a very basic ball into the box, United will be disappointed defensively. I think it was Marcos Rojo who was beaten to it."

GOAL - Tottenham 2-0 Man Utd

Toby Alderweireld

Game over. Put a fork in Manchester United, they are done. Erik Lamela whips in a fine free-kick from wide on the left and Toby Alderweireld climbs well above Marcos Rojo to thump a header in off the far post. Lovely header. 

Toby Alderweireld
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Chris Hutchinson: Another man who needs to start at the Euros; Dele Alli!

Rav: Dele Alli kissing the camera in celebration simply confirms he's the next Steven Gerrard.

Paul Humphreys: Maybe now is a good time to put everyone back in their normal positions Louis?  

Foxes for Europe?

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If the score stays like this it is a mixed bag of news for Leicester City and their fans. On the one hand, their lead will be trimmed to seven points. On the other they are guaranteed Champions League football next season.

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Stuart Pearce

Ex-England defender at White Hart Lane for BBC Radio 5 live

"It was a really scrappy passage of play in the build-up but what a sublime pass from Christian Eriksen to find Dele Alli doing what he does best - running in behind the defence into dangerous positions."