Tottenham Hotspur recaptured their spark in some style in the Potteries on Saturday afternoon, as Harry Kane ended a nine-match goal drought and Spurs romped to a second successive 4-0 win away at Stoke City to keep Mark Hughes’ side bottom of the Premier League with a solitary point after their opening four games.
Hughes’ Potters, who included Deadline Day signings Bruno Martins Indi and Wilfried Bony in their starting line-up looked well in the contest in the opening half an hour, until their manager was sent to the stands by referee Anthony Taylor and the home side seemed to capitulate. Son Heung-Min notched Spurs’ opening goal just before the break, before the visitors ran riot in the second half, Son with an angled finish before strikes by Dele Alli and Harry Kane sealed victory.
It was the first time that the North London club had won by four goals to nil in more than one Premier League match against the same opponent, and Spurs have now won more games at Stoke than any other visiting top-flight side, with their 17 goals at the Bet365 Stadium also better than any other team has mustered away at the Potters. But what did we learn from this latest whitewash in North Staffordshire?