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Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Watford

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Dele Alli scored his 14th goal of the season and his fifth in his past seven games for TottenhamTottenham moved closer to qualifying for next season's Champions League with a scrappy victory over Watford at Wembley Stadium.Spurs capitalised on an error from Hornets goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis as Christian Eriksen set up Dele Alli and the England midfielder scored from 12 yards out.Harry Kane doubled Spurs' lead early in the second half from Kieran Trippier's pull-back and Jan Vertonghen later headed against the post.
Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris denied Andre Gray and Richarlison, with the Brazilian also shooting over from six yards out.Tottenham remain fourth in the Premier League but are now five points clear of Chelsea with only three matches to play.Meanwhile, the visitors are still not guaranteed safety as their winless run extended to seven matches.
Relive Tottenham versus Watford as it happened
Kane v Salah for the Golden Boot
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Harry Kane scored 25 Premier League goals in 2015-16, 29 goals in 2016-17 and has 27 in 2017-18It was a welcome goal for Kane, who had only scored twice in his previous eight games, with one of those efforts - the winner at Stoke on 7 April - was controversially awarded to him by the Premier League goals accreditation panel after he claimed Eriksen's free-kick had touched his shoulder before going in.Nevertheless, there was no doubt about his 27th league goal of the season - his 38th in all competitions - in the 49th minute when he steered in Trippier's pass.That goal means Kane is four behind Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, who has 31, as the England centre-forward aims to win the Golden Boot - awarded to the Premier League's leading goalscorer - for the third successive season.Kane had earlier wasted two chances, with a weak side-footed effort directed at Karnezis, and another opportunity slipping away with a heavy touch when collecting a pass from Son Heung-min.With England manager Gareth Southgate watching on, Kane had further chances to add to his tally but failed to connect with the rebound after Vertonghen's header hit the post and then had a goal ruled out when he was offside, moving too early from the Belgium defender's pass.
Gracia and Watford's poor run goes on
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In thirteen games in all competitions, Javi Gracia's Watford have won three, drew three, lost seven, scored nine and conceded 19Watford's disappointing end to the season continues. They are 13th, but only six points above Southampton in 18th, who have three games left to play.The Hornets' biggest problem has been in front of goal; they have scored nine times in 13 matches under Javi Gracia. Four of those goals came in one game - a memorable 4-1 win over Chelsea on 5 February.Andre Gray, with four goals in 31 matches since an £18.5m move from Burnley last August, should have done better with a low strike that was comfortably saved.Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris also produced a fine one-handed save to deny Richarlison, who later wasted a glorious chance when he blasted over from six yards out after substitute Troy Deeney's knockdown.Watford sacked former boss Marco Silva in January with the club 10th in the table, but on a run of only one win in 11 games after the Portuguese coach had been repeatedly linked with the managerial position at Everton.Gracia led Watford to an initial upturn in form, with 10 points from his first five league games, although they have picked up two points from seven matches since then.A finish of 13th two seasons ago did not keep Quique Sanchez Flores in his job, nor was 17th enough last season to save Walter Mazzarri, and Gracia's future at the club is looking insecure after only 13 games in charge.The Hornets' last two games are at home against Newcastle on Saturday, 5 May before an away game at FA Cup finalists Manchester United on the final day of the season and they need two points to mathematically guarantee their Premier League status.
Man of the match - Kieran Trippier (Tottenham)
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Trippier provided the cross which Orestis Karnezis fumbled in the build-up to the first goal and then set up Harry Kane for the second.
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Line-ups
Tottenham
1Lloris
2Trippier
6Sanchez
5Vertonghen
33Davies
15Dier
19DembeleSubstituted forWanyamaat 63'minutesBooked at 64mins[/i]
23Eriksen
20AlliSubstituted forLamelaat 82'minutes
7Son Heung-minSubstituted forSissokoat 74'minutes
10Kane
Substitutes
4Alderweireld
11Lamela
12Wanyama
13Vorm
17Sissoko
24Aurier
27Lucas Moura
Watford
30Karnezis
6Mariappa
15Cathcart
27Kabasele
25Holebas
29Capoue
16Doucoure
21FemeniaSubstituted forDeulofeuat 64'minutes
19HughesSubstituted forCarrilloat 83'minutes
11Richarlison
18GraySubstituted forDeeneyat 64'minutes
Substitutes
1Gomes
2Janmaat
3Britos
7Deulofeu
9Deeney
17Sinclair
28Carrillo
Referee:Michael OliverAttendance:52,675
Match Stats
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Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 2, Watford 0.
Full Time
Posted at 90'+7' Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 2, Watford 0.Posted at 90'+6' Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 90'+6' Foul by Etienne Capoue (Watford).Posted at 90'+5' Attempt saved. Gerard Deulofeu (Watford) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.Posted at 90'+5' Attempt saved. Andre Carrillo (Watford) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gerard Deulofeu.Posted at 90'+4' Offside, Watford. Jose Holebas tries a through ball, but Richarlison is caught offside.Posted at 90'+2' Attempt missed. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.Posted at 90'+1' Attempt blocked. Andre Carrillo (Watford) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Abdoulaye Doucoure.Posted at 90' Attempt missed. Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Harry Kane with a through ball.Posted at 88' Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 88' Foul by Troy Deeney (Watford).Posted at 87' Attempt missed. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Victor Wanyama.Posted at 86' Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 86' Foul by Abdoulaye Doucoure (Watford).Posted at 83' Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).Posted at 83' Abdoulaye Doucoure (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution
Posted at 83' Substitution, Watford. Andre Carrillo replaces Will Hughes.
Substitution
Posted at 82' Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Erik Lamela replaces Dele Alli.Posted at 80' Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 80' Foul by Christian Kabasele (Watford).Posted at 78' Attempt missed. Will Hughes (Watford) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.Posted at 78' Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur).Posted at 78' Etienne Capoue (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 77' Delay over. They are ready to continue.Posted at 75' Delay in match Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur) because of an injury.Posted at 75' Delay in match Richarlison (Watford) because of an injury.
Substitution
Posted at 74' Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Moussa Sissoko replaces Son Heung-Min.Posted at 73' Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Jan Vertonghen tries a through ball, but Harry Kane is caught offside.Posted at 71' Offside, Watford. Abdoulaye Doucoure tries a through ball, but Gerard Deulofeu is caught offside.Posted at 70' Attempt missed. Richarlison (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.Posted at 70' Attempt blocked. Troy Deeney (Watford) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Jose Holebas with a cross.Posted at 68' Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Christian Kabasele.Posted at 68' Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross following a set piece situation.Posted at 67' Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 67' Foul by Jose Holebas (Watford).Posted at 65' Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Victor Wanyama tries a through ball, but Dele Alli is caught offside.
Booking
Posted at 64' Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 64' Foul by Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspur).Posted at 64' Richarlison (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
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