Harry Kane scores early as Tottenham cruise past Cardiff

Cardiff 0-3 Tottenham latest score: LIVE updates as Eriksen, Kane and Son fire early goals | Daily Star

Speaking after the Wolves game, the Tottenham manager said: "We started to play too many long balls and then is was hard to recover the ball and to play more with your heart than your head and we started to expend a lot of energy". Cardiff defender Sean Morrison tried to clear the ball out of his area but it struck the midriff of Kane and ended up dribbling over the goal line.

Spurs are still yet to play out a draw in the Premier League this season (W16 D0 L5), just the ninth occasion in top-flight history that a team has gone 21 or more games into a season without drawing.

The Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has said that Tottenham should be forced to play their remaining home games this season at Wembley, rather than at their new White Hart Lane stadium, to preserve the integrity of the competition.

The game was effectively over in the 26th minute when Son Heung-Min produced a clinical finish with a shot on the turn after being well set-up by Kane.

'To be 3-0 up after 20 minutes was fantastic for us and then we dominated the game'.

Pochettino added: "I think, after the Wolves defeat, which in football can happen, we need to be clever enough to try to move on and to find energy again to be competitive because it's going to be tough".

Cardiff 0-3 Tottenham latest score: LIVE updates as Eriksen, Kane and Son fire early goals | Daily Star

'We wanted to put them under pressure after their (Wolves) result and really it was a stroll. Of course we are in a good position.

This performance marked Mauricio Pochettino's side out as still being live title contenders and a stark contrast to the limp way they lost to another promoted side Wolverhampton Wanderers at home on Saturday.

"We need to be consistent. You must be consistent during the whole season", he said. Son has only one Premier League game left - against Manchester United on January 13 - before he leaves to play for South Korea in the Asian Cup.

With Manchester City and Liverpool not in action until Thursday, Spurs know that taking all three points in Wales would move them up to second in the standings and close the gap on the Reds to six points.

"I'm very pleased, the one thing I need to say is we suffered without rest between the games and therefore from the players it was magnificent", said the 46-year-old Argentinian.



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