Tottenham close gap on Chelsea

And Pochettino has admitted that he would be thrilled to see Manchester United beat Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.

Inside three minutes, Son Heung-min put the ball through goalkeeper Artur Boruc's legs for his 19th goal of the campaign to become the highest-scoring South Korean in a single European season since Cha Bum-kun for Bayer Leverkusen in 1985-86.

Mousa Dembele, Heung-Min Son, Harry Kane and Vincent Janssen were all on target as the Lilywhites made easy work to sweep aside the Cherries.

But substitute Peter Crouch's header and Xherdan Shaqiri's 30-yard rocket steered the Potters to all three points.

Kane marked his return to the side with a well-taken goal, showing good footwork inside the area and holding off his man before picking out the bottom corner of the net - the third season in a row he has bagged 20 top-flight goals.

Tottenham teammates celebrate after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth at White Hart Lane stadium in London, Saturday, April 15, 2017.

Vincent Kompany scored his first goal in 20 months in only his second start on his latest comeback from injury for City when he opened the scoring in the 55th minute.

At times like these, with Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Hotspur utterly rampant, it is the points that got away from them earlier in the season which come to feel more and more significant.

If Chelsea can be chased down in Spurs' remaining six games, Tottenham would be crowned champions for the first time since 1961, and etching another new name in the Premier League trophy.

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Manchester City kept pace to move into third place and remain seven points behind Spurs with a 3-0 win over Southampton.

Leroy Sane grabbed a second in the 77th minute moments before Sergio Aguero chipped in with his 29th goal of the season - and 11th in 11 games - to seal a comfortable victory.

Robert Huth and Jamie Vardy had both scored to give Leicester a 2-0 lead after 54 minutes but a 54th minute strike for Yohan Cabaye and a 70th minute Christian Benteke header made it 2-2 at fulltime.

James Collins restored West Ham's lead two minutes after half time, but Fabio Borini rescued a 90th-minute equaliser before Hammers defender Sam Byram was sent off in stoppage time.

Kane slotted his 20th goal of the season just after halftime - his sixth goal in his last four league games - in his first start since a month-long layoff with an ankle injury. Leicester has mounted a feeble defense of its title - sitting 12th - but it is England's last Champions League participant and hosts Atletico Madrid on Tuesday in the quarterfinals.

Premier League top scorer Romelu Lukaku struck Everton's third, taking his season tally to 24.

But it was a fifth loss in six games for the Swans, who are swimming against the tide in their bid to avoid the drop.

Victories for Swansea and Hull on Saturday would draw them further into the relegation battle with six games left to play.

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