Cardiff City vs. Tottenham Hotspur - Football Match Report

Cardiff City vs. Tottenham Hotspur - Football Match Report

Cardiff City vs. Tottenham Hotspur - Football Match Report

That took the Denmark global to four Premier League goals for the campaign, while he has also set up a further seven.

Mauricio Pochettino is expecting a massive test when Tottenham Hotspur face Cardiff City later this evening in a 5.30pm kick-off on New Year's Day.

Kane's goal came off his shin, deflecting in a loose ball from a bad touch from Cardiff captain Sean Morrison after Kieran Trippier's cross from the right initially hit the England captain.

Spurs made it 2-0 after just 12 minutes with a classy goal from Eriksen.

Kane then played in Son, who found the corner with an angled shot in the 26th minute for his eighth goal in his past eight starts.

Neil Warnock will therefore be disappointed and maybe a little concerned by what has happened in his side's past two home matches against Manchester United and Spurs.

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

But Kane needed only two and a half minutes to put that record straight on New Year's Day, and further goals from Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min provided a swift panacea to the pain of losing 3-1 at home to Wolves on Saturday. I think it was so important to start to build another positive run and, of course in football it is impossible to win every single game, but for sure we are going try to win every single game until the end.

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane left celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's first goal of the game against Cardiff during their English

Hoilett brought a first save out of Hugo Lloris when Spurs allowed Paterson's cross to bounce in the box and he climbed above Trippier at the back post.

"But I will be in a neutral position trying to enjoy the game".

Many people wrote off promoted Cardiff as relegation certainties before a ball had been kicked, yet they enter 2019 three points clear of the drop zone in 16th place.

'Us and Everton, we were the two teams who suffered the most hard fixtures in that period, ' Pochettino said after Tottenham's fourth game in 10 days.

Cardiff found it hard to get possession after that, although substitute Junior Hoilett did enliven them after the interval in their search for a first goal against Spurs for 41 years. Man United went on to win 5-1.

"All the planning goes out of the window".

"I was pleased that we hung in there because it's easy to throw the towel down when you're 3-0 down to a team like this".

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