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Summary

  1. Kane scores 23-minute hat-trick for dominant Tottenham - third hat-trick in nine games
  2. Alli slides in fourth from Kane pass; Alderweireld off injured
  3. Spurs go second with win
  4. EFL Cup final later between Man United and Southampton (16:30 GMT)
  5. Get Involved: #bbcfootball

Live Reporting

By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

Harry Kane has another hat-trick, Tottenham bounce back from Europa League elimination to climb to second in the Premier League table and Chelsea's lead is cut to 10 points.

Don't forget you can keep across the League Cup final here.

Many thanks for your company. Until next time...

'Spurs can kill you'

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Stoke City

Stoke defender Erik Pieters, speaking to Sky Sports:  "When you come here, you have to be top level and any performance below that they can kill you.

"Every opportunity for Harry Kane is a goal - the free kick was lucky but if you are not at your best level, they can hurt you".

'Not good enough'

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Stoke City

Stoke boss Mark Hughes, speaking to BBC Sport: "The game's done in the first half. The manner of the goals we conceded was not good enough at any level. The second half was zero conceded and I guess that's a positive but that's because Spurs didn't push.

"We were too passive and not doing enough to stop balls going to our goal. Clearly Spurs are very good but if you allow teams time and space then good players will hurt you."

'Kane one of world's best'

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, speaking to BBC Sport, about hat-trick hero Harry Kane: "He's playing at a very good level. He's one of the best strikers in the world. He deserves it because he's a great professional."

On Dele Alli: "Dele is very mature and a great boy. I am very pleased for him, he had a difficult few days but it was a good response. He was fantastic on the pitch."

'Fantastic performance'

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, speaking to BBC Sport: "It was a fantastic performance. It was a good response from the team.

"Ten points is a big gap [to Chelsea] - but we keep going and believe. We try to put on pressure."

'Difficult week'

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham's Dele Alli: "It has been a difficult week for me. I felt horrible after the game in the week. I'm delighted to respond like this today. Harry Kane is a fantastic player, it's great to have someone like that in our team. All the credit to him for my goal."

Next up?

Tottenham have a full week to prepare for their next game - Everton at home on Sunday, 5 March (13:30 GMT). Stoke must pick themselves up at home to Middlesbrough on Saturday, 4 March (15:00 GMT).

'What we needed'

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham striker Harry Kane, speaking Sky Sports, about scoring 100 club goals: "We wanted to get back to winning ways. What a first half that was. It was exactly what we needed.

"I tried to get my shots off -  I had luck with third one. I was going to shoot for the fourth but passed to Dele.

"I got told before the game on Thursday I was on 99 club goals - it's nice to get those kind of records. Hopefully another 100 in the next few years.

Alive and kicking

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Tottenham Hotspur

After the misery of going out of the Europa League of Thursday, Spurs have bounced back strongly and their season remains very much alive.

They're in the sixth round of the FA Cup and are now second in the Premier League table after an eighth successive Premier League home win.

Kaned

#bbcfootball

Sam Pougher: Stoke leave with nothing. They've been Kaned!   

'Calm down, Harry'

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Alan Shearer

Ex-England captain on 5 live

Calm down Harry Kane! What is he after...a Premier League record or something? 

Harry Kane
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Stoke fail to deliver

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Jermaine Jenas

Former England midfielder on 5 live

I expected so much more from Stoke. They are usually tough to break down but it is a day to forget for them.

From a Spurs point of view they have reacted perfectly after the European disappointment. They were the much the better team. 

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Tottenham move above Manchester City into second spot. Chelsea's lead at the top is down to....just the 10 points. The headlines belong to Harry Kane.

FULL-TIME - Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

YELLOW CARD

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Ugly tackle by Victor Wanyama on Joe Allen. No need for that at this stage. It's a yellow card for the Spurs man.

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Another save by Lee Grant to keep out Dele Alli after Stoke's defence again goes missing in action. 

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

One of the biggest roars of the afternoon as White Hart Lane rises to give Harry Kane a standing ovation. His afternoon is over and he is taking another match ball home with him. Where's he going to put this one? Surely he's running out of space. Son Heung-min is on for the closing stages.

Harry Kane is substitued
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Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Jermaine Jenas

Former England midfielder on 5 live

When you play so well and score four in the first half, the fans will want five, six, seven.

Stoke have been marginally better this half but Tottenham will be just conserving their energy, knocking it around and making Stoke sweat. 

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Stoke are so poor that even Kyle Walker fancies his chances of scoring. The defender is denied by another fine save by Grant. 

Kyle Walker
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SUBSTITUTION

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Dele Alli tests Lee Grant from distance. It's a comfortable save. Stoke make their final change as Geoff Cameron replaces Glenn Whelan.

Lee Grant
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Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

There's no doubt Stoke have improved since the break but the damage is done. The Potters face a demanding March - including back-to-back games against Manchester City and Chelsea.

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Tottenham's last three results against Stoke - including this game: 4-0, 4-0, 4-0.

Spurs fans are singing 'Can we play you every week?'.

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Jermaine Jenas

Former England midfielder on 5 live

I just don't know how much more of a warning you need when Harry Kane is on the edge of the box with the ball. He is lethal on both feet. You need to close him down. They should know that by now.

Harry Kane
Reuters

GREAT SAVE!

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Thank goodness for Lee Grant otherwise Stoke would have been on the end of a bigger hiding.

The Stoke keeper sticks out a strong hand to deny Harry Kane a fourth goal after the Spurs striker's tries to find the corner of the net with a curling effort.

Harry Kane
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Get Involved

#bbcfootball

TJ: Stoke could have at least turned up instead of giving spurs this win on a plate.

Lew: Why can't Spurs play like this against European teams? Or are mid table English teams just not that great? 

Agubata Odinaka: Mark Hughes will surely be regretting that Dubai trip now. It wasn't a good idea after all  

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Jermaine Jenas

Former England midfielder on 5 live

I really rate Harry Winks. He plays with such balance and quality. 

In tight situations, he doesn't shy away from trying to get onto the ball and I really like that in a midfielder.  

SUBSTITUTION

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Mauricio Pochettino makes his first change as Jan Vertonghen makes way for Harry Winks. Stoke have finally woken up after taking forty winks in the first half. 

Harry Winks
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GREAT SAVE!

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Lee Grant pulls off a superb save - even though it wouldn't have counted. The Stoke keeper makes a brilliant full stretch dive to deny Eric Dier who is flagged offside. Applause all around White Hart Lane for the keeper's efforts.

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Jermaine Jenas

Former England midfielder on 5 live

In a manager's mind, Mark Huges sometimes might want to leave players out there to suffer. 

"It's your fault we are in this situation, you get us out of it".

SUBSTITUTION

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Who do you turn to when you are 4-0 down? Saido Berahino?

Peter Crouch's miserable afternoon is over. Stoke make a double change - Crouch and Charlie Adam are off and Ibrahim Afellay and Berahino are on.

Saido Berahino
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Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Harry Kane's appetite for goals knows no bounds. He's already bagged a hat-trick but he wants more and ends up colliding with a post while attempting to get on the end of a deep cross. Kane winces in pain but he's soon back on his feet and able to continue.

Harry Kane
Reuters

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Tottenham have had five shots on target - and scored from four of them. Stoke have hit the target once - and didn't score.

'Clueless Stoke'

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Jermaine Jenas

Former England midfielder on 5 live

Stoke don't look like they know what they are doing. They are clumsily passing the ball at each other, hoping someone will do something with it. In doing so they are putting themselves in danger.

Bruno Martins Indi
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Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Tame start to the half compared to the fireworks of the first 45 minutes. 

Peter Crouch
Reuters

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Here we go again...first chance of the second half falls to Spurs. Relief for Stoke as Dele Alli's attempted overhead kick goes horribly wrong and trickles out of play.

SUBSTITUTION

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Concern for Spurs as Toby Alderweireld limps off and disappears down the tunnel. On comes Kevin Wimmer.

Toby Alderweireld
Reuters

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

No need to ask about Mark Hughes' mood. Stoke's players appeared on the pitch five minutes before the start of the second half. 

It's worth remembering Spurs have had three games since Stoke last played - and the Potters have been in Dubai for a spot of warm weather training.

Mark Hughes
AFP

KICK-OFF - Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Five? Six? Seven? Just how many will Spurs end up with?

We're back under way. It's a damage limitation exercise for Stoke.

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Chelsea's 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League is about to become 10 points.

A Tottenham win will also lift them above Manchester City into second spot in the table.

It's also worth noting the goal difference. Tottenham's is now plus 32 - better than City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United.

Hat-trick hero

Tottenham 4-0 Stoke

Harry Kane's hat-tricks in 2017:

  • Premier League 14 January v West Brom (72 minutes)
  • FA Cup 19 February v Fulham (57 mins)
  • Premier League 26 January v Stoke (23 mins)

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