Kane powers Spurs to key win
Tottenham regained their five-point cushion over Chelsea in the race for Champions League qualification, by beating Watford 2-0 yesterday, with Harry Kane netting the second goal to keep alive his chances of being the English Premier League top scorer.
Dele Alli opened the scoring at Wembley Stadium for Tottenham, which won for the first time in three league games and require two wins from their final three matches, to seal a top-four finish.
When Kane turned in Kieran Trippier's cross in the 48th minute, the England striker moved on to 27 goals for the campaign, four fewer than Liverpool's Mohamed Salah. Kane has won the Golden Boot the past two seasons.
Chelsea looked like they would not be qualifying for the Champions League after losing to Tottenham at home on April 1, but have won their last three games to stay in contention in fifth place.
"They were creeping up on our backs so now we can look forward," Kane said. "It was important just to get the job done and ease that pressure."
Overhauling Salah looks a tough job, but Kane finished last season with eight goals in his final three games and he is hoping for a repeat, despite looking sluggish in recent performances.
"I would have liked to play better over the last few games but the whole team would have liked to do that," Kane said. "I feel good, I feel sharp. I probably could have scored a couple more today. I'm looking forward to the last three games.
"Last year was an unbelievable end, but we'll see what happens. In my mind, I'm just trying to get to that 30-goal mark."
Tottenham moved to within one point of third-place Liverpool and has a game in hand.