Spurs go second as Son Heung-min doubles up in rout of Bournemouth

Mauricio Pochettino had called on Tottenham to maintain their focus and not to allow complacency to set in amid increasing talk of a title push following the 6-2 hammering of Everton just before Christmas. He had seen it happen after the 3-0 win at Manchester United earlier in the season and was therefore concerned. What the manager got here, then, was an excellent response from his men. Another three points, another rout, and following Manchester City’s defeat at Leicester, a shift up to second place that only heightens the sense that this could be Spurs’ year after all.

They now sit one point and one place above the champions while remaining six points behind Liverpool following the leaders’ 4-0 victory over Newcastle.

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