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Bournemouth 1-5 Tottenham Hotspur

By Phil CartwrightBBC Sport
Harry Kane
Harry Kane had scored only once in his nine Premier League appearances before netting three times at Bournemouth

Harry Kane returned to goalscoring form with a hat-trick as Tottenham came from behind to thrash Bournemouth.

Matt Ritchie fired in from 12 yards to put the hosts ahead inside a minute.

Kane levelled from the spot after being brought down in the box by goalkeeper Artur Boruc, before Mousa Dembele side-footed Tottenham in front.

Erik Lamela tapped in the third and Kane slid in Christian Eriksen's cross before pouncing on another Boruc error to complete his treble.

Kane netted the second Premier League hat-trick of his career, having scored only once for his club in 13 previous appearances this season.

Mauricio Pochettino's side remain unbeaten in the league since the opening day of the campaign and climb to sixth in the table.

Bournemouth, who conceded five goals for the second successive game, lie 17th and two points above the relegation zone.

Relive Tottenham's 5-1 win at Bournemouth

Kane back in form

Kane touch map
Harry Kane had eight touches inside Bournemouth's penalty area - three of them were goals and another was the assist for Erik Lamela's close-range finish

Kane established himself as one of the Premier League's top strikers with 21 league goals last season but the 22-year-old started 2015-16 slowly, with only one goal at club level to add to his two in Euro 2016 qualifiers for England.

However, he looked sharp and confident against Bournemouth, showing neat feet to earn the penalty from which he ended his six-game goal drought in all competitions.

Kane, whose previous Premier League hat-trick came against Leicester in March, provided the cross for Lamela's first-half goal which effectively ended the game as a contest.

He rounded off the move of the match to make it 4-1 after the break, converting Eriksen's excellent delivery from the left touchline, before tapping in his third and Tottenham's fifth from a yard out.

As well as his goals, Kane found the target with his other two shots at goal and was a willing runner in attack, often stretching play by supporting Eriksen on Tottenham's left.

Man of the match - Harry Kane

Harry Kane
Who else but Kane? The Tottenham striker scored the seventh Premier League hat-trick of 2015-16

Dier catches the eye

Another young Englishman impressed during a professional Tottenham victory, which extended their unbeaten Premier League run to nine matches.

Eric Dier started his Spurs career as a defender but has made one of their defensive-midfield spots his own this season.

Dier was successful with 55 of his 61 passes against Bournemouth (90.2%) and was extremely effective in breaking up play in the first half, allowing Spurs to recover from their nightmare start.

The 21-year-old has yet to receive senior international recognition but he could well follow some of his Tottenham colleagues into the England squad in the near future.

Boruc blunders cost Bournemouth

While Tottenham were worthy of their victory, they were grateful that Bournemouth goalkeeper Boruc had a day to forget.

The Poland international had been suffering with a thigh injury but was fit enough to be recalled to the starting line-up in place of Adam Federici, who conceded five times in the Cherries' hammering at Manchester City eight days earlier.

Boruc rushed off his line to bring down Kane for Tottenham's penalty and then dropped Kane's left-wing cross at Lamela's feet for Spurs' third.

The 35-year-old was also at fault for Tottenham's fifth, spilling Toby Alderweireld's header and allowing Kane to tap in for his hat-trick.

Boruc did make good second-half saves from Kane and substitute Clinton N'Jie, but by then the damage was done.

Harry Kane scores against Bournemouth
Bournemouth have conceded 22 goals in 10 games - the joint-worst defensive record in the top flight

What the managers said

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe: "Individual errors in the last two games have cost us a lot of goals and it's not a trend we can continue. We're going to have to break that.

"It's a tough day, especially when we started so well. In the early stages, I thought we were the better team. The goals came at terrible times and it killed our confidence."

Howe on Boruc: "He doesn't have to say anything. We're all in this together through good times and bad. We had a lot of good times last season and Artur was a big part of that.

"There's no blame attached but we do know that we can't give teams goals. It's hard enough to score without giving goals away at the other end."

Kane hat-trick pleases Pochettino

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino: "Again, I was disappointed with how we started and conceding a goal, but we woke up and it was a good reaction from the team. I'm very pleased.

"We put them under pressure with the way that we pressed high. The effort was fantastic and I'm very pleased with Harry Kane's hat-trick.

"It's important for us, for the team and for him. We always believed in him."

The stats

  • Matt Ritchie's goal, after 49 seconds, is the fastest Premier League goal this season.
  • Bournemouth have scored in each of their last eight Premier League games.
  • Tottenham netted five goals in a Premier League game for the first time since their 5-3 victory against Chelsea on 1 January.
  • Harry Kane has scored two or more goals in six Premier League games in 2015.
  • Spurs are unbeaten in their last nine Premier League games and are the only side unbeaten since the opening day of the campaign, when they lost to Manchester United.

What's next?

Bournemouth put their Premier League troubles to one side on Wednesday when they travel to Liverpool for a Capital One Cup fourth-round tie (19:45 GMT), before an away game at local rivals Southampton on Sunday, 1 November (16:00 GMT).

Tottenham have an eight-day break before hosting Aston Villa - who sacked former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood on Sunday - on Monday, 2 November (20:00 GMT).



Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Boruc
  • 2Francis
  • 3S Cook
  • 25Distin
  • 11Daniels
  • 30Ritchie
  • 6Surman
  • 4Gosling
  • 7PughSubstituted forA Smithat 75'minutes
  • 17KingSubstituted forO'Kaneat 61'minutes
  • 27MurraySubstituted forKermorgantat 68'minutes


  • 9Rantie
  • 15A Smith
  • 18Kermorgant
  • 19Stanislas
  • 23Federici
  • 32O'Kane
  • 33Bennett


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lloris
  • 2WalkerSubstituted forTrippierat 82'minutes
  • 4Alderweireld
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 3RoseBooked at 31mins
  • 15Dier
  • 20Alli
  • 11Lamela
  • 19DembéléSubstituted forMasonat 68'minutes
  • 23Eriksen
  • 10KaneSubstituted forN'Jieat 85'minutes


  • 8Mason
  • 13Vorm
  • 14N'Jie
  • 16Trippier
  • 17Townsend
  • 25Onomah
  • 27Wimmer
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Match Stats

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Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bournemouth 1, Tottenham Hotspur 5.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bournemouth 1, Tottenham Hotspur 5.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Bournemouth. Yann Kermorgant tries a through ball, but Adam Smith is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur).

  6. Post update

    Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Artur Boruc.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Clinton N'Jie (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dele Alli.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Clinton N'Jie replaces Harry Kane.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Kieran Trippier replaces Kyle Walker.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Charlie Daniels with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Danny Rose.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Bournemouth. Adam Smith replaces Marc Pugh.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Eric Dier tries a through ball, but Harry Kane is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur).

  16. Post update

    Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth).

  19. Post update

    Offside, Bournemouth. Matt Ritchie tries a through ball, but Yann Kermorgant is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Simon Francis.

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