Tottenham win over Cardiff 'important for our confidence' - Mauricio Pochettino

Neil Warnock Cardiff City 2018-19

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Harry Kane's third-minute goal set Tottenham on its way to a 3-0 win at Cardiff on Tuesday, ensuring the prolific England striker has scored against all 28 teams he has faced in the Premier League.

Goals by Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Korean star Son Heung-min inside the opening half hour saw Spurs beat the Welsh side 3-0, leapfrog Manchester City into second spot and go six points behind leaders Liverpool.

With so little to do for the remainder of the 90 minutes, Mauricio Pochettino can only hope that the Dane's thoughts turned instead to plans to sign a new deal at the club.

Tottenham will be able to watch Thursday's much anticipated showdown between Manchester City and Liverpool with the pressure off, knowing a defeat for City will mean they are still in the title race despite their slip-up against Wolves.

And the Spurs boss said he was delighted with the way his players handled their fourth league game in 10 days.

Spurs made it 2-0 after just 12 minutes with a classy goal from Eriksen. "I don't care about the result, I just want to enjoy the spectacle and the game".

The Bluebirds are three points above the relegation zone after 20 games.

"I think it was so important (to win) and build another positive run", Pochettino said. Spurs break at pace, with more white shirts than blue, Kane feeds the ball across for Son, who struggles to get the ball out of his feet before stabbing for goal, but Etheridge is out to block. "It's very good news for Tottenham". Son has only one Premier League game left - against Manchester United on January 13 - before he leaves to play for South Korea in the Asian Cup.

"So, of course, I congratulate the players because the effort was fantastic".

Neil Warnock has the side as well organised as you would expect, with today's match offering the chance for them to record three straight top-flight clean sheets for the first time since 1957.

"I was very pleased with the performance and we were so clinical from the beginning".

Cardiff never gave up and Lloris smothered a header from Aron Gunnarssson, but there was no doubting Spurs' superior quality.

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