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Summary

  1. Spurs cut gap to Leicester to five points
  2. Kane bends in superb goal from edge of box
  3. Alli adds second with composed finish
  4. Kane taps in third moments after Alli misses sitter
  5. Alli scores his second with well-placed volley

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By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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A big night in the Premier League title race. A very impressive night for Spurs. A warning sign for Leicester.

But the Foxes remain five points clear. We are set for a fine end to the season.

See you tomorrow!

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Stoke 0-4 Tottenham

That is now 66% of Spurs' goals which have been scored by English players this season...

Five points

It's a five-point lead for Leicester. Momentum is everything isn't it in sport. Leicester fans would have bitten your hand off for a five-point lead with four games to go.

Yet does it now feel like Spurs really have a chance?

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The run in

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West Brom. Chelsea. Southampton. Newcastle.

Three-hundred-and-sixty minutes between Spurs and the end of the season.

Can they overhaul Leicester?

The run in

Leicester City

Swansea. Manchester United. Everton. Chelsea.

Those are the four games between Leicester and a potential Premier League title.

How many points will they get? How many do they need?

Yep, cancel all leave requests, forget about shopping at the weekend. Mowing the lawn can wait.

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Teams are dealing with Leicester a little better but they're still silencing their doubters with each game. Spurs don't seem to be able to put a foot wrong and are playing some wonderful stuff... We are in for one heck of a finish!

Ben Lynch, Newark

Finally, on their 4th attempt Spurs finally gain an edge on Leicester after beating a poor Stoke side. This is after Leicester pulled a draw out of the hat with two mins to go with only 10 men and their talisman sent off. Bit of perspective please as Leicester were 5000 to 1. Of course Spurs should be doing better.

Dan Vitran from Leicester

'I feel very proud'

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, speaking to Sky Sports: 

"It was a great game and I'm very pleased with the performance. We’re still fighting. Our dream is to fight and to put pressure on Leicester and the performance and the result was fantastic.

"Today I feel very proud. Stoke wanted to win the game and we showed personality and character. Maybe today is one of the performances that you feel most proud of because of the character to cope with the pressure.

"We showed hunger and passion. I have a squad of players who feel passion about the game. They deserve praise and credit for their season."

He's come a long way

Stoke 0-4 Tottenham

A year ago today, Dele Alli scored in a 6-1 win for MK Dons against Leyton Orient.

Did anyone really expect him to be such a key player for Spurs and England already?!

I know I didn't...

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James Bliss: my latest forecast has Spurs winning on goal difference and 78 points. But Leicester win if Chelsea rollover on last day.

Lee Hounslow: Who said title race over, definitely game on! COYS!

Adam Duckett: For a Spurs fan raised in Leicester it doesn't get much better than this. Just flip the top two please!

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Stoke boss Mark Hughes: "Don't underestimate the quality of Spurs but we were poor. We didn't do the things we talked about before the game.

"We had a go in the second half but that played into their hands and they picked us off. We didn't deal with them at all. We couldn't get close to them."

'It doesn't get much better than that'

Stoke 0-4 Tottenham

More from Spurs striker Harry Kane: "It doesn't get much better than that. We hardly put a foot wrong and could have scored more. I wanted the assist for Dele Alli's miss, he took it around the keeper and I don't know what he did wrong! He has been brilliant again though.

"Every single one of us put in a good performacne and we have done for a while now. We are ready to put the pressure on Leicester. We think we can do it. Leicester are five points ahead but we have closed the gap, that's all we could do."

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From a Leicester fan, fair play Spurs, awesome performance. However don't get too excited about Vardy's absence, it will only galvanise us even more and increase our siege mentality.

Steve Jones

Could this Spurs side end up being the best ever PL team that failed to win the title?

Brandon Wilson, London

'We are not going anywhere'

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Tottenham striker Harry Kane: "What a performance! Stoke is a tough place to come and to win in the manner we did shows what sort of team we are. We are not going anywhere.

"We scored four but could have had six or seven. It is one of our best performances all season but that's what we can do. Leicester dropped points and I have been itching to play. I had to wait a whole day and a half."

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'I don't know how I missed!'

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Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli: "We have had the same mentality all season, it is important to keep going all season. I don't know how I missed that chance! Finishing trraining for me I think.

"I am just enjoying playing, there is nothing to be scared of. Leicester know we are going to keep fighting."  

Stay classy

Stoke 0-4 Tottenham

Two classy managers involved in this Premier League title race. Both have done a remarkable job. #THFC #LCFC

Spurs fans singing "Leicester City, we're coming for you." Just beautiful to hear Leicester mentioned in such a song.

Stoke 0-4 Tottenham

Harry Kane leads his team-mates down to the away end, which is heaving. Do they believe? You bet!

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'Incredible'

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Robbie Savage

on BBC Radio 5 live

"An incredible performance from Spurs, it could have been six or seven. Outstanding under pressure."

FULL-TIME

Stoke 0-4 Tottenham

LEICESTER CITY, THEY'RE COMING FOR YOU...

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Stoke 0-4 Tottenham

Is the tide turning? Let's not get too carried away. Leicester still have a five-point cushion at the top. As cushions go, that's still pretty plush. Well plumped. 

CLOSE!

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Nacer Chadli could make it five as he cuts through a half-hearted challenge and fires high and wide.

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Stoke sub Charlie Adam has a cross well held by Hugo Lloris as the Spurs fans continue to party in the away end. Not even the M6 can ruin their night...

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Stoke 0-4 Tottenham

Has this been the performance of champions? Tottenham could not have done much more. They have been outstanding this evening. 

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Keatsmeister: Whoever wins, 2015/16 PL is a triumph. Two title contenders, hardworking, strong home grown contingents, youth given a chance

Steve Olive: Leicester WILL drop 2 points more than Spurs in their next three matches. This is going to the final day. No ifs, no buts.

Tim Marshall: What Shay would've Given not to be in goal tonight!

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Robbie Savage

on BBC Radio 5 live

"The reason Spurs and Leicester are at the top is how hard they work off the ball. They work hard, try hard and even if you're not the greatest team it shows what you can achieve. Compare them to Aston Villa and there's a huge difference."

Stoke 0-4 Tottenham

Dele Alli and Harry Kane. So good to watch. 

GOAL - Stoke 0-4 Tottenham

Dele Alli

Champagne stuff now. Christian Eriksen into space down the left, he picks put Dele Alli on the penalty spot and the England man cuts across the volley, intentionally, and slams it away from Shay Given.   

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Stoke 0-3 Tottenham

But that miss doesn't matter tonight. Dele Alli has a goal bonus in his back pocket. He has a win bonus on its way. 

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Alli's miss

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I have been accused of underselling that miss from Dele Alli - let's try again.

He went around Shay Given, he was to the right of the goal, which was TOTALLY VACANT.

He could have got down on to his knees and headed it in on the floor. He hit the post...

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Stoke 0-3 Tottenham

A hugely impressive showing from Tottenham tonight, you have to say that. This title race could yet be a contest.

Leicester lead by five points. Leicester are without Jamie Vardy for at least one game. And maybe more...

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Jamie G: The good the bad and the ugly there from Dele Alli!

Ali Mason: So as long as Eriksen gets his English nationality by June I think we'll do fine at the Euros

Henry Ice: With #Spurs having a superior goal difference, could that make them title favourites?

'One of the greatest misses of all time!'

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Robbie Savage

On BBC Radio 5 live

"Ronnie Rosenthal you have been let off - that was one of the greatest misses of all time by Dele Alli. i would have scored that. Pochettino is on the ground!

"But it doesn't matter now."

GOAL - Stoke 0-3 Tottenham

Harry Kane

The real deal! This Spurs side are something else at times. They tore Manchester United apart in six minutes last week and they are at it again now.

Christian Eriksen wins the ball back on the edge of his own area, he whips it through to Dele Alli who then goes on one more to Erik Lamela. He's onside, and he has Harry Kane square.

He passes it across, Kane slams in. Easy.

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HITS THE WOODWORK

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He's not perfect though! Dele Alli hits the post, it's an open goal!

But what a pass again from Harry Kane, he sends Alli in on goal, round he goes past Shay Given, a tap-in? No! He hits the post!

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Robbie Savage

On BBC Radio 5 live

"The Spurs fans are singing 'Leicester City - we're coming for you'. That was a brilliant finish by Dele Alli - calm and composed. It was a brilliant ball by Christian Eriksen. Alli is only 20 - he has to be Young Player of the Year."

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Harry Kane and Dele Alli. Exciting stuff again from the young English lads.

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GOAL - Stoke 0-2 Tottenham

Dele Alli

So, so cool! Christian Eriksen picks out a pass to find Dele Alli driving through the middle, no Stoke defence to speak of and Alli is one-on-one with Shay Given.

Youth v experience. Rookie v veteran. 

It's no contest. The young man just flicks a little chip into the net. It's lovely.

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Stoke 0-1 Tottenham

A lack of composure and quality about the game at the moment. We are drifting. Spurs have come off the gas a touch - is that the first effects of pressure? They know how big this win would be.

Stoke attack neatly as Bojan finds Joselu and he fires well wide.