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Stoke beats 10-man Tottenham 3-0 in Premier League as Spurs top-4 chances end

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STOKE, England — Tottenham's slim chances of securing a Champions League spot ended Saturday with a 3-0 loss at Stoke in the Premier League, continuing a late-season slump for the visitors.

Charlie Adam and Steven Nzonzi gave Stoke a 2-0 lead by halftime and Tottenham's day got worse when Vlad Chiriches was sent off for a second booking in the 51st.

PHOTO: Stoke City's Charlie Adams, second left, scores their first goal against Tottenham during their English Premier League soccer match at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke On Trent, England, Saturday, May 9, 2015. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)     UNITED KINGDOM OUT      -     NO SALES    -    NO ARCHIVES
Stoke City's Charlie Adams, second left, scores their first goal against Tottenham during their English Premier League soccer match at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke On Trent, England, Saturday, May 9, 2015. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

Mame Biram Diouf scored the third by turning in a cross from Marko Arnautovic, who caused problems for the visitors throughout.

Tottenham only has two wins in its last eight games, a run that has seen it fall out of contention for a top-four finish. It remains a point ahead of Southampton in the last Europa League spot in sixth place.

Stoke is ninth, with little to play for in the final two rounds.

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