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Spurs stun Manchester United 3 – 0

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Dele Alli broke the deadlock at White Hart Lane TOTTENHAM destroyed a lacklustre Manchester United with a three-goal salvo in six second-half minutes to keep the pressure on Premier League leaders Leicester.

Spurs knew they needed to win to keep their title hopes alive after Leicester’s 2-0 win over Sunderland in the early kick-off increased their lead to 10 points.

But Mauricio Pochettino’s side shaved the gap to seven with goals from Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela earning them a first home league win over United since 2001.

But Claudio Ranieri’s Foxes won’t be too disheartened by the result in north London as United’s defeat secured a Champions League qualification spot for the East Midlands club.

After a flat first half in which Lamela missed an open goal, Spurs broke the deadlock after 70 minutes when Alli fired home Christian Eriksen’s low cross.

Erik Lamela wrapped up the win over Manchester United Alderweireld rose to head in Lamela’s free kick four minutes later and Lamela swept in a third for a rampant home side who remain the only possible threat to Leicester’s march towards the title.

Louis van Gaal’s United, in fifth place, managed only one shot on target as their hopes of a Champions League spot suffered a severe blow.

But Claudio Ranieri’s Foxes won’t be too disheartened by the result in north London as United’s defeat secured a Champions League qualification spot for the East Midlands club.

After a flat first half in which Lamela missed an open goal, Spurs broke the deadlock after 70 minutes when Alli fired home Christian Eriksen’s low cross.