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Published: Sun, January 15, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Kane Nets Hat-Trick As Spurs Thump West Brom

Kane Nets Hat-Trick As Spurs Thump West Brom

Pochettino's side played in a flowing 3-4-2-1 formation which West Brom could not deal with, but did suffer a setback when defender Jan Vertonghen was forced off with what looked like a serious injury and replaced by Ben Davies.

Harry Kane scored a hat trick to help Tottenham Hotspur ease into second place on the Premier League table with a comfortable win over West Bromwich Albion.

Speaking to Sky Sports News after the match, Pochettino said: "It looks bad for January".

"It looks very bad but we need to wait and assess him on Monday or Tuesday". "In two and a half years it was the best performance of football we played as a team". "We have more belief now and we are much better than last season. We have very good momentum and it's important to keep that if you want to fight and challenge for big things".

"We are consistent in the last few seasons, and we are showing we learn a lot from last season: We are more mature, it is different to last season".

The hosts controlled the opening half with West Brom uncharacteristically shaky in defence, and Tottenham swiftly took the lead.

Tottenham have now won their last seven matches in all competitions, scoring 21 goals and conceding just three, and have equalled their Premier League club record of six consecutive wins.

Pochettino said: "It looks very bad".

Eriksen teed up Kane's opener against West Brom with a neat, close-range reverse pass and would have got on the scoresheet himself had his shot from the edge of the box not been ruled as a Gareth McAuley own goal. He then had to have minor surgery on a knee injury, which led to him missing almost a month's worth of games and the Belgian hasn't looked quite the same player since. It was very nice, a very good week for him.

Mauricio Pochettino has made wholesale changes to the side that beat Aston Villa in the FA Cup last weekend with Hugo Lloris coming back in between the sticks.

Albion boss Tony Pulis said: "When you come to a big club like this you need to be at your best. I have enough quality players".

Spurs started the match with the same lineup they used to batter Chelsea at White Hart Lane ten days ago: a 3-4-3 with Eric Dier, Toby Alderweireld, and Jan Vertonghen on the back line with Kyle Walker and Danny Rose pushed forward as attacking wingbacks. "That just killed the game for us then".

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