Tottenham closed the gap at the top of the Premier League table to just four points with an emphatic win over Watford.
A brace from Son Heung-Min secured a sixth consecutive league victory for Spurs after strikes from Erik Dier and Dele Alli had dented the Hornets’ early resilience.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have now won their last eleven games at White Hart Lane, equalling a club record set in 1922.
The victory in what was Saturday’s early kick-off sees Spurs temporarily cut the gap at the Premier League summit to four points, with leaders Chelsea set to play Bournemouth this evening.
Tottenham made a subdued start to the game, with the visitors looking the most likely to make something happen in the opening quarter of an hour.
Watford’s front three, Stefano Okaka, M’Baye Niang and Isaac Success proved to be a handful, hitting Tottenham on the break several times in the early stages.
However, Spurs were having some success of their own when they moved the ball into wide positions, with Kieran Trippier providing some dangerous deliveries from the right.
It was from a Trippier cross that Vincent Janssen should have grabbed his first Premier League goal since October, the ball instead bobbling off the misfiring striker’s thigh and onto the crossbar.
Spurs began to assert their dominance as the match reached the half-hour mark and took the lead through a superb strike from Alli, who curled the ball over Hornets keeper Heurelho Gomes and into the top corner.
Six minutes later, Tottenham doubled their advantage, when Son’s low ball across the box took a kind deflection into the path of Dier, who rifled home.
Son then ensured his side would go in at the break with a three up, the South Korean chalked up his 10th league goal of the season after letting one fly from the edge of the area.
Tottenham’s dominance continued after the break, with Son grabbing his second of the afternoon in the 54th minute.
Trippier produced another fantastic cross to find Son at the far post, who drilled his finish low under the diving Gomes.
Watford came into the fixture in good form, having all but secured their Premier League status with two wins in the past week and Walter Mazzarri’s side continued to provide flashes of promise.
Okaka’s neat flick in the 65th minute sent Success clear in behind Tottenham’s back four, before the Hornets’ record signing dragged his effort wide.
As assured as Tottenham’s performance was, perhaps the most pleasing sight of the afternoon for Spurs fans was the reintroduction of Harry Kane, who featured off the bench after three games out with an ankle injury.
Spurs’ top scorer was, perhaps understandably, a yard off the pace, but almost marked his return with a goal when his free kick rattled the crossbar in what was the final action of the game.
Tottenham will need Kane to quickly find his scoring boots again if they are to keep the pressure on Chelsea, but in his absence have shown they are anything but a one-man team.
Spurs will welcome Bournemouth to White Hart Lane in another early kick-off next Saturday, before a Wembley FA Cup semi-final tie against Chelsea on April 22.