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Eriksen steps up as Tottenham break Wembley duck

15 October, 2017, 01:51 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
  • Tottenham's Harry Kane has become England's leading star ahead of next year's World Cup

Lilywhites fans will be hopeful of seeing their side win at Wembley in the Premier League for the first time this season.

"In the second half we found better positions and moved the ball quickly, it was much better".

With a big game against Real Madrid looming on Tuesday, Pochettino was pleased with his side's win and relieved to not have to answer any questions about his team's so-called "Wembley curse".

A heavy Eriksen touch in the area cost him the opportunity to shoot at goal, before Dele Alli flicked over the crossbar from the Denmark international's drilled centre.

Hugo Lloris was forced into a superb low save to his left to stop a corner finding its way in, after Junior Stanislas' goal-bound shot was blocked by Davinson Sanchez.

The home side briefly raised their game with Kane's effort chalked off and he had a close-range effort saved by Begovic when he should have buried the chance.

Given the plodding nature of the opening period, there was a tangible sense of relief among the home supporters as Eriksen took less than two minutes of the second half to break the deadlock.

Spurs had further chances to increase their advantage, while their former striker Jermain Defoe nearly sneaked an equaliser at the other end after coming off the Cherries' bench.

- Bournemouth directed just one shot on target in the game, something they last managed in a Premier League match last April, against Spurs.

There was no talk before the Premier League match on Saturday that Davies would miss out.

They looked to be in danger of dropping more points at home with the score locked at 0-0 at half-time but Eriksen's goal was enough to seal a valuable three points that keeps Spurs third in the table.

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