Tottenham rewarded for relying on exhausted stars in routine win at Cardiff

Neil Warnock says Tottenham will fall short in the title race this season

Danny Rose was recalled to the starting XI by manager Mauricio Pochettino and he proved his value to the team.

Warnock, whose Cardiff lost 3-0 at home to Spurs on Tuesday having suffered defeat at Wembley earlier in the season, said: "The league should enforce they play at Wembley now for the rest of the season".

The Bluebirds were 1-0 winners against Leicester City to move three points ahead of the relegation zone.

As indicated by statistics provided by Transfermarkt, that goal proved to be momentous for Kane, as Cardiff were the only side he had never previously managed to score against in the Premier League. The third came after 26 minutes when Son finished his eighth goal in nine games.

Spurs beat Cardiff 3-0 on Tuesday evening to regain some traction after their disappointing home loss to Wolves.

The win lifted Spurs back up to second place and to within six points of leaders Liverpool.

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Neil Warnock's side made life hard for the Lilywhites on October 6 at Wembley Stadium, but Pochettino's team ground out a one-goal victory thanks to Eric Dier's early opener. However, he was heavily involved in two goals against Cardiff, first playing a neat first-time pass infield to help set up Eriksen's strike and then making the driving run through midfield that produced Son's goal.

Subs: Peltier, Bennett, Ralls, Smithies, Mendez-Laing, Madine, Hoilett.

Spurs have won their last five Premier League games on New Year's Day to suggest a return to winning ways is likely.

The winger forced two saves from Hugo Lloris, first with a far post header which brought a diving stop and later with a cross that was tipped over.

Cardiff's poor record against the top teams continued, losing their last 15 Premier League matches against the "big six" sides, conceding 45 goals. Spurs break at pace, with more white shirts than blue, Kane feeds the ball across for Son, who struggles to get the ball out of his feet before stabbing for goal, but Etheridge is out to block.

Christian Eriksen has scored 19 goals from outside the box in the Premier League; the most of any player in the competition since his debut (September 2013).

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