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Kane reaches 20th goal of the season as Tottenham beats West Brom 3-0 in Premier League

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WEST BROMWICH, England — Tottenham kept the pressure on the top four of the Premier League after a 3-0 win at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday with Harry Kane scoring two goals.

The 21-year-old Kane took his season's tally to 20 after Christian Eriksen opened the scoring at The Hawthorns.

Eriksen struck after just six minutes with a trademark free kick, maintaining his fine recent form for the League Cup finalists.

Kane doubled the lead in the 15th and grabbed the third from the penalty spot in the 64th, condemning Tony Pulis to his first defeat as West Brom boss.

Tottenham is provisionally fifth with 40 points from 23 games.

The hosts put up little resistance as Spurs carved through them at will in the early stages, getting their first chance after Mousa Dembele was brought down outside the area by Claudio Yacob.

PHOTO: Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane celebrates scoring his sides third goal of the game against West Bromwich during their English Premier League match at The Hawthornes,  West Bromwich England, Saturday Jan. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Nick Potts/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane celebrates scoring his sides third goal of the game against West Bromwich during their English Premier League match at The Hawthornes, West Bromwich England, Saturday Jan. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Nick Potts/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

There was little doubt Eriksen would shoot but Ben Foster still seemed slow to move. It was the first goal the Baggies had conceded in three Premier League games since Pulis took charge and they were reeling from another soon after.

This time Kane applied the finish after picking up a defence-splitting pass from Dembele. Kane turned inside Andre Wisdom and smashed the ball in before Foster had chance to react.

West Brom responded positively to the double setback. Saido Berahino and Victor Anichebe combined well before Chris Brunt shot straight at Hugo Lloris from long range.

That gave Lloris a first taste of the action before he was called upon to tip over a fine effort from James Morrison.

Spurs' goalkeeping captain, back in the side after missing their three successive cup games in the past fortnight, then did even better to deny Yacob from close range following an elaborate free-kick routine.

Joleon Lescott headed over, Anichebe shot just wide and Craig Dawson went even closer, heading against the bar, as West Brom stepped up the pressure.

West Brom could not carry their momentum into the second half and Spurs got the chance to increase their lead just after the hour as Lescott slid in to block a cross from Kyle Walker and the ball struck his arm.

Kane was emphatic from the spot, sending Foster the wrong way with a perfect shot just inside the left post.

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