Spurs come from behind to hit four at Bournemouth

Harry Kane

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that he is sweating on the return of results on Harry Kane's right ankle after the striker hobbled off against Bournemouth.

The England striker was substituted in the 34th minute after suffering a heavy blow on his ankle from Asmir Begovic as he turned home Christian Eriksen's cross from an offside position.

Harry Kane limped off after a half hour but Tottenham did not need him, securing goals from Dele Alli, Heung-min Son and Serge Aurier.

Spurs climbed into third with the win, taking advantage of Liverpool's loss at Manchester United and rebounding from its midweek exit from the UEFA Champions League.

It was Pochettino's 150th league win but it was a rare defeat for his counterpart Howe, whose side had been beaten just one in their past 10 league fixtures - only Tottenham lost fewer games in that period.

The England global is due to have a scan tomorrow to determine the full extent of the injury so Tottenham will be praying for positive news when the results come back.

He told Sky Sports: "I am concerned". Until tomorrow (Monday) and the scan we can not say nothing more.

"Of course I worry about him and about his ankle".

Gareth Southgate's men travel to the Netherlands on Friday, 23 March before hosting Italy on 27 March.

"But we hope that it's not a massive issue".

"After Wednesday it was a massive challenge, but the team showed great personality and character".

Bournemouth started positively and nearly took the lead in the fourth minute when Junior Stanislas broke through on goal and rounded the keeper, but he saw his effort come back off the post.

The Three Lions face Tunisia in Volgograd on Monday, 18 June in their opening fixture in Russian Federation.

But Spurs hit the front on 63 minutes as Son beat Begovic at the back post with a scuffed shot from Alli's cross on the left.

Speaking about Alli, Pochettino added: "I don't believe that it's a big issue. We need to wait until tomorrow".

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