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Three things we learnt from Tottenham’s 4-1 thrashing of Watford

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Three things we learnt from Tottenham’s 4-1 thrashing of Watford

Tottenham maintained their Champions League prospects and moved into the top four for the first time since October after their heavy defeat of Watford on New Years’ Day.

Spurs, who recorded their second consecutive 4-1 away victory in the space of four days, outclassed a makeshift Watford side, with England duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli scoring twice.

Ex-Tottenham player Younus Kaboul made the score-sheet look slightly more respectable in injury time, but the damage was already done by a fine Spurs performance.

Here at The Boot Room we explore three things learnt from Vicarage Road.

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Harry Kane and Dele Alli are back in form


Undoubtedly the stars of the show were Harry Kane and Dele Alli, who after quiet starts to the season are really beginning to pick up the tempo as they enter the second half of the year.

Kane took his tally for the campaign to ten goals in fourteen appearances, including three in his last two matches, and in doing so he equalled Thierry Henry’s Premier League record of finding the back of the net 59 times in his first 100 Premier League matches – which isn’t bad company at all.

Kane’s superb all-round performance was topped off by setting up both of Alli’s goals, the second of which was a great piece of vision to spot his unmarked run at the back post, and for Spurs fans it will be a welcome sight to see Kane re-finding the form that saw his score 25 Premier League goals last season.

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As for Alli, it seems like his chemistry with Kane is picking up at the perfect time again, linking up nicely for his two goals, and he can count himself extremely unlucky not to leave Vicarage Road with a hat-trick after hitting the crossbar from 30-yards out early in the first half.

The ex-MK Dons man is only second to Christian Eriksen in the Tottenham side for chances created, and despite not offering too much more outside of his goals in Sunday’s encounter, three goals in the space of a week will do his confidence the world of good heading into the vital fixture against leaders and rivals Chelsea.

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