Tottenham 5-0 Swansea: Harry Kane scored twice to lead Spurs riot
By Oliver Yew
Last Updated: 03/12/16 9:28pm
Harry Kane celebrated his new contract at Tottenham by scoring twice to help Mauricio Pochettino's side thrash Swansea 5-0 at White Hart Lane.
The England international, who signed a deal that will keep him at the club until 2022 on Thursday, opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Dele Alli was brought down in the box by Kyle Naughton in the 39th minute.
Heung-Min Son added Spurs' second on the stroke of half-time with an acrobatic volley before Kane scored his second of the game just after the interval, starting and finishing a swift counter-attack from the hosts.
Christian Eriksen bundled home a fourth in the 70th minute before completing the scoring in stoppage time as Spurs stayed fourth in the table.
Defeat leaves Swansea bottom of the Premier League on goal difference after Sunderland's 2-1 victory against Leicester.
Before kick-off White Hart Lane observed a minute's silence as a mark of respect to Brazilian club Chapecoense and all those who lost their lives this week in the Colombia air disaster.
Once the action got underway, there was an early stoppage as a high boot from Kyle Naughton caught Kyle Walker in the face, but after a lengthy period of treatment the full-back recovered to continue.
The hosts, who were seeing plenty of the ball eventually got into their stride and Christian Eriksen's cross forced Lukasz Fabianski off his line to get in front of Kane to punch clear.
In the 20th minute Walker whipped in a dangerous cross which picked out Kane, but the England international was again denied by Fabianski, who tipped his header over the bar.
But Spurs finally broke the deadlock in the 39th minute and it was Kane, who grabbed the goal from the penalty spot after Naughton was adjudged to have brought down Alli in the penalty area.
Referee Jon Moss eventually pointed to the spot and Kane made no mistake, converting to score his sixth league goal of the season.
On the stroke of half-time it was two as Son produced a moment of magic with an acrobatic half volley to beat Fabianski at his near post to put Spurs in full control going into the break.
Swansea manager Bob Bradley brought on striker Fernando Llorente at half-time as he looked for a foothold back in the game, but it did not take long for Spurs to add to their lead.
The hosts punished Swansea on the counter and Kane started the move which involved Dele Alli, Eriksen and Son.
The South Korean international worked his way into the penalty area but he failed to get his shot away before Kane muscled his way in and powered a low shot past Fabianski to score his eighth goal of the campaign.
Kane thought he had brought up his hat-trick just after the hour-mark but his goal was ruled out by the assistant referee who flagged correctly for offside.
Tottenham continue to pile the pressure on the visitors and they scored a fourth with 20 minutes to go through Eriksen as Fabianski saved Alli's shot with his foot and the Spurs midfielder beat Jordi Amat to bundle the ball into an open net.
Eriksen then rounded of the scoring in stoppage time, beating Fabianski with a powerful low drive to inflict Bradley's heaviest defeat since becoming manager of Swansea.
Tottenham: Lloris (6), Walker (7), Dier (6), Vertonghen (6), Rose (6), Dembele (8), Wanyama (7), Eriksen (8), Dele (7), Son (7), Kane (8).
Subs: Winks (6), Sissoko (6), Onomah (n/a)
Swansea: Fabianski (7), Naughton (6), Van der Hoorn (5), Amat (5), Taylor (6), Fulton (5), Cork (6), Fer (6), Barrow (6), Sigurdsson (6), Montero (5).
Subs: Routledge(n/a), Borja (5), Llorente (5).
Man of the match: Harry Kane