Tottenham Hotspur sent themselves into third place in the Premier League with a 3-0 win away against Norwich City.
Teenage superstar Dele Alli gave Spurs an early lead before Harry Kane’s penalty doubled the scoreline midway into the first half.
A quick start to the second period saw a disallowed goal for the Canaries, but the game eventually subdued as Tottenham controlled possession.
That is, until a final ten minutes that saw Kane both hit the post and curl home Tottenham’s third.
The result leaves Tottenham five points clear of fifth-placed Manchester United heading in to Saturday’s game at home to Watford.
Alli’s seventh goal of the season gave Tottenham an early lead – a tap in to an empty net after Declan Rudd’s fine save from Christian Eriksen’s shot fell straight at the 19 year old’s feet two minutes in.
Kane caused panic in the Norwich area with every attack he spearheaded and Son could only flick the striker’s driven cross into the side netting from close range.
And Kane was to be rewarded for his efforts half an hour in. The England striker tucked home Tottenham’s second from the penalty spot after Sebastian Bassong brought down Alli as they raced on to Kane’s initial, parried shot.
Both goalscorers came close to doubling their tallies before the close of the half. Kane’s left-footed shot from a tight angle cannoned back off the foot of the post, while Alli glanced a free header from Danny Rose’s glorious cross just wide of Rudd’s goal.
And Norwich may have been awarded a penalty of their own in injury time, but referee Kevin Friend waved away their claims after Kevin Wimmer came together with Steven Naismith as the pair challenged for a high ball.
The Canaries created the first chance of the second half, Naismith’s back-flick header bouncing agonisingly wide of Hugo Lloris’ post a minute in.
And Norwich had the ball in the back of the net two minutes later, but Bassong’s tap in after Lloris’ initial save from Naismith was ruled offside.
But the game settled down as Tottenham held their lead well, happy to knock the ball around without too much pressure.
However, the Canaries were guilty of defensive mistakes throughout the match and it was to cost them as the game wore on.
A loose touch from last-man Alexander Tettey gave Kane space to race through on goal 83 minutes in, only to see his effort skim Rudd’s fingertips before crashing back off the post.
And a lapse in concentration from Martin Olsson a minute into injury time allowed Eriksen nick the ball off his feet and slide a pass through to Kane, the 22 year old calmly stroking the ball past Rudd with his left foot to seal a comfortable 3-0 victory for Spurs.
The kind of game that would have been seen as a potential banana skin in season’s gone by, but Mauricio Pochettino’s men showed all the mental and physical qualities of a title-challenging side.
And with Southampton holding Arsenal to a 0-0 draw at home, Tottenham now sit third in the table, ahead of their rivals on goal difference.