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Summary

  1. Spurs go five points clear of Chelsea
  2. Kane now on 27 league goals - four behind Salah
  3. Watford six points above relegation zone

Live Reporting

By Emma Sanders

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye!

That's all from me tonight.

We've got another huge week of Champions League football ahead as Real Madrid hope to extend their 2-1 aggregate lead over Bayern Munich tomorrow night (19:45 BST).

Liverpool then travel to Rome for their second-leg semi-final on Wednesday with a 5-2 lead (19:45 BST)

We will have live coverage online and on BBC Radio 5 live, as well as plenty of reaction across the website.

You can read the full match report on Spurs' victory tonight here as well as the match preview for Liverpool's Champions League semi-final here.

Elsewhere in England...

Roma v Liverpool (Wed, 19:45 BST)

Tottenham moved within a point of third-placed Liverpool with victory tonight but their top-four rivals have been distracted with European football.

They take on Roma in their Champions League semi-final second leg on Wednesday with a 5-2 aggregate lead after a sensational performance at Anfield.

Manager Jurgen Klopp said: "We created a basis and now we have to finish it. There are a few things to do.

"Let's play the next game, try to make the best of it, then we'll see."

'No matter how you do it, you have to win'

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Tottenham full-back Kieran Trippier, who is presented with the Man of the Match award, speaking to Sky Sports: "We didn't play that well in the first half. We were moving the ball too slow and they had opportunities to score.

"We wanted to start quicker in the second half and the most important thing was the three points.

"The gaffer wants the full-backs to play high. I know Harry Kane will get into the box so I just try to pick him out. We have players who can create so much in the team.

"Every opportunity, I just try to do my best for the team and I'm happy I was able to set up Kane this evening.

"It was a disappointing result [against Manchester United] because we wanted to go to the final but today we know we needed to win. No matter how you do it, you know you need to win.

On his clash with Richarlison: "I asked him if he was OK and he said yes. He has a nasty cut on the back of his head and I have a nice bruise."

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Wayne: Watford are just not good enough to sustain another season in the Premier. They lack quality required to be there. Don't blame the manager, it's those on the pitch that get results.

'Lloris one of the world's best'

Tottenham 2-0 Watford

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino speaking to Sky Sports:

"I think it was a good night for us. It was important to get the three points as it allows us to be in a good position. It was a must-win game - so important for us. Perhaps we did not play in the way we wanted but got three points.

"During the whole season, 10 months, it is hard to keep playing good football. Watford are a difficult opponent, they played well, created great chances.

"Hugo Lloris was fantastic and showed why he is one of the best in the world. I am happy, three points puts us in a good position.

"The team came back from a difficult loss. They were disappointed after Manchester United. Watford were free to play, no pressure, they are safe, for us it is a massive pressure to take three points.

"Three games ahead, I think we are in a good siutation. To win the games and finish in the top four for the first time [consecutively] would be great for the club."

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Lotak: We were not good and if Watford weren't experiencing such a goal drought, the game could have been very very different. But, we took (some of) our chances and got the win we desperately needed COYS.

'We can get those three points'

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Javi Garcia speaking to BBC Sport: "When the game finished, you could see we didn't score and didn't get points which is frustrating.

"I'm sure we can get more points and more goals in the next game. There were a lot of situations when I arrived but we have tried to improve the position in the Premier League.

"We want to get those three points."

'I feel good'

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More from Kane on his goalscoring form: "I feel good. I’d like to have played better in the last few games, same of the team, but I feel good, feel sharp and could have scored more. Hopefully I can finish strong like I did last season going into a big summer.

"I try to improve every year. Last year I got 29 goals so I’d like to beat that but we’ll see what happens. In my mind I'm trying to get to that 30 mark."

'We had to wait

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Tottenham goalscorer Harry Kane speaking to Sky Sports:

"It was OK, but obviously important we won. We could have played better in the first half, could have moved it a bit quicker and we were lucky to be ahead thanks to Hugo [Lloris].

"In the second half we played a bit better but still could have played it quicker, especially between the lines. But we needed to win to ease the pressure and we did that.

"It feels like ages since we last played - eight days. Our form has not been the best and when that happens you want to play. We had to wait.

"We started a bit slow but we won which is what we're happy about. Three games left, we win them all hopefully and then we're up to third."

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The best of the stats

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Tottenham have scored in each of their last 23 Premier League games, their longest scoring run in the top-flight since April 1987 (26 games).

Harry Kane made his 150th appearance in the Premier League. In those games Kane has netted 105 goals; only Alan Shearer managed more in his first 150 in the competition (121).

Kieran Trippier has notched one goal and five assists in his six top-flight appearances against Watford.

Watford have now gone seven Premier League away games without scoring (D1 L6).

'Watford a bunch of individuals'

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Jermaine Jenas

Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 Live

Watford are a bunch of individuals, they get broken down too easily. Without that togetherness they leak goals. In midfield they are either brilliant or shocking, and those inconsistencies are baffling fans.

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Imran: StTotteringham day cancelled for another season!!! COYS!!!

Stephen: No wonder Wembley is half-empty. Spurs fans don't wanna sit and watch their team refuse to pass forward.

'Not a vintage Spurs performance'

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Jermaine Jenas

Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 Live

It was job done, it wasn't the most vintage performance. There was a lot of tension in the stadium that transmitted to the players. There were a few dodgy touches and passing was not on the money. They got three points which is the most important thing. They had Chelsea slowly creeping up on them too so they now have an opportunity to start looking upwards rather than behind them.

A step closer for Spurs

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It wasn't a convincing performance from Tottenham by any means but they have three points and that will be more than enough for Mauricio Pochettino.

Harry Kane also goes within four goals of Mo Salah in the race for the Golden Boot.

Watford missed an opportunity to secure their safety in the Premier League and they have now gone eight games without a win away at Tottenham.

They remain in 13th place - six points clear of the relegation zone.

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FULL-TIME

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Tottenham move five points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea.

Watford still haven't scored away from home since 2 January...

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Andre Carrillo dances into the six yard area but is pushed slightly too wide. His shot from a tight angle is well saved by Hugo Lloris and the keeper is on hand again just seconds later when Gerard Deulofeu's rebounded effort takes a slight deflection off Jan Vertonghen.

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Dan: Another shocker from Sissoko, what a dreadful signing.

Jack: Sissoko always looks like someone playing FIFA who doesn't know which buttons to press.

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It's been a good night for spectator Gareth Southgate. A goal each for England's Harry Kane and Dele Alli and some terrific performances from Kieran Trippier and Will Hughes.

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Kieran Trippier's poor defensive header falls kindly for Troy Deeney. It sits up perfectly for him but his strike is just too high and it doesn't trouble Hugo Lloris.

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Chris: Lamela would be some player if he could / would pass!!

Tim: When did Lamela forget how to shoot? Or even to pass?

'Sissoko freezes'

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Jermaine Jenas

Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 Live

Sissoko never looked comfortable at any stage. A good run and the touch is OK from Kane's pass. You wish it was the other way around as Kane can finish. He just freezes a little.

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INJURY TIME

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We have SIX minutes of added time following those head injuries to Richarlison and Kieran Trippier.

Tottenham 2-0 Watford

Harry Kane plays an excellent pass into Moussa Sissoko and the midfielder has acres of space to shoot in the box.

His strike flies high over the bar though. Waste.

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Ricky: Kane might have yet another goal, but much like the FA Cup semi final he has be utterly woeful.

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Erik Lamela hassles to keep the ball in the Watford box but he's hounded by several defenders and pushed out wide before giving away a throw-in.

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Andy: Presumably Sissoko still getting game time as the Spurs board try to save face on the ridiculous sum paid for him?

Jon: Lucas got to be wondering what he must do to get field time let alone a start his lack of playing is baffling me as he looks up for it and has had a good showing every time he has played.

Tottenham 2-0 Watford

Harry Kane really wants that Golden Boot. He opens up some space for himself, steps a yard inside and tries to curl it into the top-right corner.

He completely miscues it though and it flies high into the stands.

Tottenham 2-0 Watford

Troy Deeney's sloppy pass is picked up by Victor Wanyama before Abdoulaye Doucoure fouls the Spurs' midfielder.

Watford were in a nice position then but once again, their end product is extremely poor.

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Erik Lamela makes a bright start - rolling away from Richarlison - before charging through the middle.

He has Harry Kane to his left but instead tries to beat another two players and is tackled.

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'Alli cool, calm and composed'

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Jermaine Jenas

Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 Live

Dele Alli has had a good game, been cool, calm and composed. Took his goal well. He should be happy with his night's work.

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SUBSTITUTION

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Erik Lamela replaces Dele Alli for Spurs, while Watford's Andre Carrillo comes on for Will Hughes. The Englishman isn't happy about being taken off and he shrugs his shoulders as he makes his way to the bench.

He's been excellent this evening.

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Tottenham have space on either side as they patiently mount another attack but they are too slow and it's forced backwards before Kieran Trippier miscontrols it on the right.

'Tottenham can't give Watford hope'

Tottenham 2-0 Watford

Jermaine Jenas

Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 Live

An important 5-10 minutes for Tottenham. There will be plenty of time added on but they need to take the sting out of the game. Watford will throw everything at them. It is important they don't concede one to give them an ounce of hope.

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Those injuries have taken a bit of a sting out of the game - at a time when Watford were just starting to creep in a few chances. Gerard Deulofeu has made a difference since coming on.

'Watford squad have underacheived'

Tottenham 2-0 Watford

Jermaine Jenas

Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 Live

I think Watford have a good squad, and get underestimated, but they have just underachieved this year. I don't think that helps Javi Gracia's prospects of staying on at the club.

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SUBSTITUTION

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Amid those two disallowed goals, Moussa Sissoko replaced Son Heung-min for Tottenham.

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Jamie: Lucas must be wondering what he needs to do to get a start in the league. Spurs need his pace in a game like this. He would create space for the others.

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Richarlison is now up on his feet too - though he has a nasty cut above his eye and a bit of blood coming down from it.

Kieran Trippier goes over to shake his hand but the Watford man is still being checked out.

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Kieran Trippier and Richarlison have a nasty clash of heads. The medical staff sprint onto the pitch to attend the players but Trippier is up on his feet and seems to be okay.

Richarlison is still down on the ground and seems in some pain.

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'Brilliant from Vertonghen, poor from Kane'

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Jermaine Jenas

Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 Live

That was brilliant, in terms of the play from Vertonghen, That is poor from Kane. He is inches off and he shouldn't give the defenders a chance.

Vertonghen has been a sensation in an average Spurs performance .

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