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Oct 22, 2017 at 4pm UK at ​White Hart Lane
Attendance: 80,827
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Result: Tottenham Hotspur find form at Wembley Stadium to beat Liverpool

Tottenham Hotspur move level on points with second-place Manchester United courtesy of a 4-1 victory over Liverpool at Wembley Stadium.

Two goals from Harry Kane have helped Tottenham Hotspur to a 4-1 victory over Liverpool in this afternoon's Premier League fixture at Wembley Stadium.

In front of a Premier League record crowd of 80,827, Spurs stormed into a two-goal lead after just 12 minutes thanks to Kane and Son Heung-min and although Mohamed Salah halved the deficit, a volley from Dele Alli and a second from Kane secured a dominant win for Mauricio Pochettino's side.

The North London outfit now sit on 20 points alongside second-place Manchester United, but Liverpool - who conceded their 1,000th goal in the Premier League - are down in ninth after a crushing defeat.

Harry Kane celebrates scoring the opener during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool on October 22, 2017© Offside

Kane went into the match having failed to score in four league outings at Wembley, but the in-form striker needed less than four minutes to end that streak after latching onto a pass from Kieran Tripper before rounding Simon Mignolet and bundling the ball into the net.

Liverpool were at sixes and sevens at the back and Spurs soon added a second goal through Son, who volleyed home at the back post from 12 yards out after Kane's pass across the penalty area.

In the 17th minute, the South Korean came agonisingly close to netting a third for his team after running onto a long ball from Christian Eriksen but the attacker's volley cannoned off the underside of the crossbar before bouncing clear.

Son Heung-min celebrates doubling his side's advantage during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool on October 22, 201© Offside

However, against the run of play, Liverpool halved the deficit through Salah, who ran onto a stunning through-ball from Jordan Henderson before scuffing a shot in off the far post.

Just before the half-hour mark, Son wasted another opportunity with his poked effort going too close to Mignolet and Spurs could have been made to pay with Liverpool dominating the closing stages of the opening period.

Two minutes of added-on time were indicated by the fourth official and with the final action of the half, Spurs scored a third when Alli volleyed into the bottom corner after Joel Matip's clearance went straight to the midfielder, who was waiting 14 yards from goal.

Mohamed Salah pulls one back during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool on October 22, 2017© SilverHub

Liverpool needed to get onto the front foot after the restart but it was Spurs who looked more likely to add another and after Kane had glanced a header wide of the far post, the league's top goalscorer had his second of the match.

After Mignolet had failed to deal with a free kick, Roberto Firmino cleared off the line from Jan Vertonghen but the ball fell to Kane, who fired a close-range effort into the corner.

Spurs were in total control but to Liverpool's credit, they continued to engineer openings at the other end, with Hugo Lloris pulling off a stunning save to prevent Philippe Coutinho's 20-yard attempt finding the top corner.

Dele Alli scores his side's third during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool on October 22, 2017© Offside

The Brazilian was denied for a second time soon afterwards, before Lloris got a foot in the way to prevent Salah from adding a second from inside the area.

Chances were few and far between during the closing stages, but there was concern for Pochettino after Kane limped off with what appeared to be a hamstring problem.

The severity of the injury remains unclear, but Pochettino will be delighted with the manner of the victory over a direct rival at Wembley, as well as registering a result which has ended talk of their struggles at Wembley.

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Harry Kane and Dele Alli pictured from behind during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth on October 14, 2017
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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