Hello and welcome to our LIVE text commentary of Tottenham's crucial clash with Stoke from the Britannia Stadium. None of the top five have won here, but Spurs have to do just that to reignite their title tilt. Leicester dropped points yesterday, meaning only victory will do for Mauricio Pochettino's men in Staffordshire. I'm Pete Hall, and I will be bringing you the action, as it happens, live!
Premier League / Matchday 34
bet365 Stadium / 18.04.2016
That is emphatic as it gets. They laboured at stages, but Spurs turned on the style to close the gap to five points at the top of the table. Once they had netted a scintillating second on the break, Mauricio Pochettino's men showed just how much quality they have, and this young vibrant side are not giving up on this title. Dele Alli was at the heart of everything, and once again proved the future is bright in north London. Leicester beware, Spurs are coming! Thanks for joining us. Full report and reaction to follow on site. Goodbye.
FT: Stoke 0-4 Tottenham.
Spurs more than happy to keep possession, and see this out. The Britannia is almost empty!
Three added minutes...
Chadli walks three challenges, but blazes over from a good position. Heung-Min Son replaces Lamela.
Spurs fans are lavishing their players with praise, and cannot resist a dig at their faltering north London rivals...
Game is petering out now, with Stoke dead and buried. So impressive from Spurs.
Ryan Mason is coming on for the very impressive Dembele.
That's the end of Alli's night, as applause ring from all corners of the ground. Nacer Chadli takes his place.
Calmness personified. Eriksen is allowed far too much time to carry the ball forward, clip the ball into the path of Alli, who controls his volley brilliantly into the bottom corner to put further daylight between Spurs and the hosts.
GOAL! Stoke 0-4 Tottenham. Alli puts the Potters to the sword with a superb fourth.
Arnautovic is down, holding his face. Seemed to get caught by a flailing arm from Lamela.
A rugby tackle from Adam earns him the game's second caution.
The young man has been superb, despite his incredible miss!
Stoke seem dead and buried. Spurs want more goals! Relentless from them.
Change for Stoke, with Charlie Adam coming on in place of Whelan.
Could come down to goal difference, so...
Real statement of intent here, again, from Spurs. They have laboured at stages, but turned it on when it really matters. The title race is not over!
Typical of this vibrant Spurs side. Kane heads a Stoke corner clear, and Tottenham break en masse, Alli sends Lamella clear, and the Argentine unselfishly squares for Kane to tap into the empty net.
GOAL! Stoke 0-3 Tottenham. Game over. Kane taps in to make sure of a vital three points.