CARDIFF CITY — Tottenham strolled back into second place in the Premier League standings with a commanding 3-0 victory over Cardiff at Cardiff City Stadium on New Year’s Day.
Goals by Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min sealed the win for the Spurs, who were rebounding from the shocking 3-1 defeat at home to Wolverhampton in their last game of 2018.
Kane broke the deadlock for the visitors in the third minute of play when he bundling in a gift.
Tottenham doubled the lead when Man of the match Eriksen cleverly fired into the bottom corner in the 12th minute of play.
Spurs ruthlessly exposed the hosts’ flimsy defending to race into a 2-0 lead after just 12 minutes – Harry Kane bundling in a fortuitous early opener and Christian Eriksen a fine strike into the bottom corner.
Son completed the scoring with a third in the 26 minutes and Spurs went on the secure the three points and climbed back up to second place in the Premier League table behind Liverpool.
Meanwhile, according to ESPN Stats and Information, the goal scored by Kane on Tuesday see him now netting five Premier League goals on New Year’s Day, which ties the record held by Andrew Cole and Steven Gerrard.