Confirmed Tottenham v Watford lineups: Trippier starts, Alderweireld on the bench

Hope Soto
May 1, 2018

The win means Spurs move to within a point of Liverpool and they have a game in hand on Jurgen Klopp's men, who face Chelsea next week.

When Kane turned in Kieran Trippier's cross in the 48th minute, the England striker moved onto 27 goals for the campaign - four fewer than Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.

Roberto Pereyra, Stefano Okako are both sidelined by injury, and it will see Kiko Femenia, Richarlison and Andre Gray start for the visitors, as Gracia makes three changes from Watford's last game, as they attempt to end the season on a high note following a string of disappointing performances, which has seen them struggled to pick up valuable points of late.

Eric Dier threatened early for Tottenham as he headed over a Dembele cross but they were largely unconvincing until Karnezis gifted them an opener.

The Greece global inexplicably dropped a routine cross from Kieran Trippier, allowing Christian Eriksen to tee up Alli, who made no mistake from eight yards.

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At the other end, a terrible Eric Dier backpass gave Andre Gray a chance to equalise but the £18.5million striker, who has managed just four goals this season, was unable to beat goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who spread himself superbly.

Goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane, who marked his 150th Premier League appearance by finding the net, ensured a routine victory for Spurs, but they were unconvincing for long periods.

Kane was primed to tap in Son Heung-min's cross but lost his footing at the vital moment, only to get back on his feet and turn home Trippier's centre from the other side. The first half we created many chances to score.

Overhauling Salah looks a tough job, but Kane finished last season with eight goals in his final three games and he is hoping for a repeat, despite looking sluggish in recent performances. - Dele Alli has registered seven goal involvements in his last seven games for Spurs in all competitions (five goals, two assists).

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