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Christian Eriksen maintained his hot goalscoring streak, bagging both goals in Tottenham Hotspur's 2-1 win at struggling Stoke City to extend Spurs' winning sequence.

Eriksen broke the deadlock in the second half before scoring direct from a free-kick which appeared to just evade Kane's head, preventing the Spurs striker from claiming a 36th goal of the season and moving four behind the Premier League's leading scorer Mohamed Salah.

That result dealt a serious blow to Chelsea FC's hopes of finishing in the top four this season, with Antonio Conte's men now in fifth place and eight points behind fourth-placed Spurs with just eight games left to play this season. If they show me they deserve to play, they are going to play.

Stoke are second from bottom with 27 points from 32 games and face an uphill task to ensure their survival.

But replays were inconclusive and, even though Tottenham and Stoke had awarded the goal to Kane, the Premier League confirmed that it would need to be reviewed. Of course, we feel confident, we trust, we work in a very good atmosphere because we beat a very good opponent.

"I couldn't ask for any more from the way we played".

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"Now we have to focus immediately and be ready again on Tuesday (for the second leg of the Champions League showdown with City)".

Xherdan Shaqiri nearly secured Stoke a share of the spoils 10 minutes from time, but his free-kick came back off the crossbar and Spurs held on to the victory which leaves them only behind third-placed Liverpool on goal difference.

"The Hammers will be buoyed by their win over Saints last time out, but do I think they have got enough to go to Stamford Bridge and come away unbeaten?" For me, Stoke will be a tougher game than it was at Stamford Bridge.

The Belgium worldwide was declared fit by national team boss Roberto Martinez during the two-week break from Premier League action and he started in a 4-0 win over Saudi Arabia but Pochettino chose to leave him out of the squad to face Chelsea on their return to domestic action last weekend. "The most important thing is three points to us".

"I think the performance was very professional", he added.