Tottenham bounced back in style from their 4-0 loss to Liverpool by demolishing Sunderland 5-1 at White Hart Lane on Monday night.
Tottenham clearly feared the worse early on when Lee Cattermole scored his first ever goal for Sunderland after a calamitous mistake from Vlad Chiriches, with the Black Cats midfielder slotting in from outside the box with Hugo Lloris scrambling back into position.
However, Spurs came back at Sunderland immediately, with Christian Eriksen swinging in a great cross which Emmanuel Adebayor deflected into the net using his torso. The emphasis was back with the home side.
After half-time, Eriksen was again the provider for Harry Kane - who was making his first ever Premier League start for Spurs - who poked in a wonderful delivery from the Dane.
Things went from bad to worse for Gus Poyet's side when Eriksen turned from provider to goalscorer, with his left-footed strike getting a slight nick from a Sunderland defender's and spiralled past Vito Mannone's outstretched arm.
Tottenham weren't finished at 3-1, however and went further in front whem Kane performed a lovely move to dumbfound the defenders. The ball bounced underneath Mannone and Adebayor tapped it into the gaping net.
Gylfi Sigurdsson wrapped up Sunderland's woes in injury time when a corner caused havoc in the the visitors' box, eventually teeing up perfectly for the Icelander to volley home for the rout to be completed.
Tottenham moved up to sixth in the Premier League with the win, giving them a neutral goal difference and leaving them five points adrift of fourth place with 15 points potentially up for grabs in their remaining games.
This was not such good news for Sunderland, however, whose relegation miseries deepen as they continue to reside at the bottom of the table.
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