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Spurs sail to win at Cardiff City

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Tottenham rode an early surge to cruise to a 3-0 victory over Cardiff City.

  • Son goal, assist
  • Eriksen scores beauty
  • Kane rejoins Aubameyang as joint goals leader

Harry Kane and Heung-min Son each had a goal and an assist as Tottenham Hotspur opened 2019 with a 3-0 win over Cardiff City at Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday.

Christian Eriksen also scored for Spurs, who moved back into second place ahead of Liverpool and Man City’s Thursday match. Tottenham is a point ahead of City and six behind the Reds.

Cardiff’s 18 points have them 16th, behind Newcastle on goal differential and three points clear of the Bottom Three.

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Kane prodded Cardiff City into a sloppy concession within 150 seconds of kick off, with a Sean Morrison clearance bounding off Kane’s shin and into the goal.

The Bluebirds answered well... for about 10 minutes. Eriksen scored a classy goal as the clock struck 12, taking a Son pass and setting for the far post before slotting inside the near one. Brilliance.

Son made it 3-0 in the 26th minute, sculpting a Kane assist past the diving paw of Etheridge.

The Cardiff keeper would deny Son a chance at 4-0 in the 66th minute, but neither goalkeeper was under considerable duress in the second half.

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Christian Eriksen has now been directly involved in 100 Premier League goals for Spurs:

⚽️ 45 goals
🅰 55 assists

Bringing up the century on the first day of 2019.

— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 1, 2019


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