Spurs turn up heat on top-three rivals
PREMIER LEAGUE: Tottenham kept up the pressure on Liverpool in the battle for third place with a 2-1 win at Stoke after the Merseyside derby ended goalless.
England forward Harry Kane started for the first time since injuring his ankle a month ago, but it was Christian Eriksen who broke the deadlock after 52 minutes.
The Potters, fighting for their top-flight survival, were soon level through Mame Biram Diouf.
Eriksen, though, secured Spurs a sixth straight Premier League win when he curled in a free-kick just after the hour – but only after Xherdan Shaqiri’s own dead-ball effort had come back off the crossbar.
Spurs moved level on 67 points with the Reds and have a game in hand.