Christian Eriksen backs Harry Kane's claims for Stoke City goal

Christian Eriksen backs Harry Kane's claims for Stoke City goal

However, Eriksen was subsequently attributed with the goal that secured the points for Spurs after his earlier opener had been cancelled out by Mame Biram Diouf.

"I told you in my press conference yesterday that it should be a more hard game than against Chelsea because to match the hunger and motivation of Stoke and play in a hard atmosphere is always tough".

"And the Arsenal game showed me we can handle the big occasion, so that's not a problem".

The Spurs goalkeeper's clearance rebounded off the Stoke striker and dropped kindly for Diouf to roll the ball into the vacant net.

"For us it would be a massive achievement to finish top four for a third time".

However, the Premier League tweeted that the goal had been awarded to Eriksen after a review by the league's Match Centre.

Eriksen's inswinging free kick bounced past Jack Butland at the far post, but it was Kane who raised his arm in celebration after appearing to get the faintest of touches.

Harry Kane made his return for Spurs after almost a month out with injury but it was Eriksen who orchestrated the victory with two goals in 11 second-half minutes, taking his goal tally to five in three games in all competitions.

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"I've kind of already accepted that Toby is going", Jenas said on BT Sport Score. "Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer will clear that one up on Match Of The Day".

Pochettino was less concerned about the identity of the scorer.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insists it was tougher for Tottenham to win at Stoke than it was to win at Chelsea last week.

"This is the most competitive league in the world and there are a lot of great teams but we've reduced the gap to them", said Spurs captain Hugo Lloris. "Of course if Harry scored, and he feels he scored, it's fantastic for his confidence".

Raheem Sterling twice fired over from good positions but after 53 minutes United were back in it with a high-quality goal, Alexis Sanchez picking out Ander Herrera, who chested the ball down for Pogba to clip home - and within two minutes they had made it 2-2.

Paul Lambert had insisted he would pay little attention to the previous four thrashings Spurs had inflicted on Mark Hughes' Stoke as he set his side up differently.

"I couldn't ask for any more from the way we played".

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