Tottenham 4 Sunderland 1: Kane a flat-track bully

Date published: Saturday 16th January 2016 3:19

Harry Kane: Tipped to get new £5m a year deal

Harry Kane: Tipped to get new £5m a year deal

Harry Kane scored his 12th Premier League goal of the season in Tottenham’s 4-1 win over Sunderland, but they have earned his side only a point.

Christian Eriksen continued his good goalscoring form against Sunderland, scoring twice as Spurs came from behind to cement their place in the top four.

Sunderland, meanwhile, slipped a place to 19th ahead of Newcastle United’s game against West Ham at 3pm.

Opta stats and facts

Tottenham Hotspur have won nine and lost none of their last 12 Premier League games against Sunderland (D3).

Patrick van Aanholt has scored three goals in his last nine Premier League appearances; this after scoring none in his first 42 apps in the competition.

Christian Eriksen has now scored in all four of his Premier League appearances against Sunderland (five goals).

Eriksen has netted more goals against Sunderland in the Premier League than versus any other opponent (5).

Eriksen scored in the Premier League from open play for the first time in almost a year (Jan 17th 2015 the last time before today – also versus Sunderland).

Sunderland held the lead for just 91 seconds before Christian Eriksen’sequaliser.

Mousa Dembélé now has three PL goals this season, equalling his bestgoalscoring tally in a single PL season (three in 2010-11 for Fulham).

Harry Kane has now scored 11 goals in his last 13 Premier League appearances.

Kane has scored 12 Premier League goals this season, but those 12 goals have only earned Spurs one point.

Each of Sunderland’s three goalkeepers (Pantilimon, Mannone & Pickford) have conceded exactly four goals in their first Premier League appearance of 2015-16.

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