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    Stoke City 0-4 Tottenham Hotspur: Spurs rampant as Mark Hughes sent off

    By Alex Easley
    Manager Mark Hughes was sent off during Stoke City's 4-0 defeat to Tottenham.
    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes was sent to the stands and Harry Kane ended his recent goal drought as Tottenham beat the Potters 4-0 at the bet365 Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday.

    The Stoke boss was dismissed for verbally abusing the fourth official after 35 minutes just before Heung-Min Son opened the scoring for Spurs with his first of two goals.

    Dele Alli and Kane both added to the score-line as the hosts remain bottom of the league table after taking just one point from their opening four games, their worst start to a season for 30 years.

    Wilfried Bony and Bruno Martins Indi were both given their Stoke debuts while Hugo Lloris returned for the visitors after the France goalkeeper limped off 25 minutes into the 1-1 draw at Goodison Park on the opening day of the campaign.

    Glenn Whelan set the tempo of the match by picking up an early booking after just seven minutes for pulling back Alli.

    The Potters midfielder then went close to putting his side in front but his spectacular volley from 30 yards out was deflected over the bar.

    South Korean international Son went down inside the box on 22 minutes after his legs were tangled with Geoff Cameron, but referee Anthony Taylor was unmoved and chose not to award the penalty.

    The atmosphere was increasing inside the Bet365 Stadium, but Alli almost silenced them but chipped wife from close range when he was accidentally put through on goal by Marko Arnautovic.

    Sparks were beginning to fly on the touchline after 35 minutes as Arnautovic was booked for simulation.

    Hughes was visibly annoyed with the decision and took his frustration out by verbally abusing the fourth official, Taylor was called over and sent the Welshman to the stands.

    Five minutes later Spurs opened the scoring as Christian Eriksen, who recently signed a contract extension, beat his man on the right with a nice shimmy before playing the ball across to Son to score.
    Heung-Min Son celebrates scoring his and Spurs' first goal of the game.
    The goal gave Spurs an increase in confidence and they went onto dominate the second period, however, the balance of play could have changed if referee Taylor had given Victor Wanyama a second yellow card for a body check on Giannelli Imbula.

    Eriksen had already tested Shay Given with a 20-yard strike before Son doubled the lead ten minutes after half-time.

    A quick move through midfield allowed Son to latch onto Eriksen’s fine pass and curled a superb effort into the far corner of Given’s goal.

    Spurs were beginning to become rampant and showing signs of the attacking brilliance that was on show in the same fixture last season.
    Heung-Min Son strikes the ball to score a superb second for Spurs.
    Kyle Walker ran down the right wing on 58 minutes and picked out Alli with a low cross, which was dispatched for the England international’s first goal of the campaign.

    The only thing missing from Spurs’ performance up to this point was a Kane goal, and he got in on the act on 70 minutes as Stoke crumbled.

    Son went from scorer to provider and flashed a cross into the back post where Kane was waiting. He had time to take a touch and fire into the net for his 50th Premier League goal.

    Tottenham's club record signing Moussa Sissoko, who joined for £30m from Newcastle, was given 10 minutes to show what he could do and he nearly made it 5-0 but his deflected cross-shot was parried away by Given.


    Stoke City: Given, Cameron, Shawcross, M. Indi, Pieters, Whelan, Allen, Imbula, Walters, Bony, Arnautovic

    Subs: Bojan, Adam

    Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Wanyama, Eriksen, Alli, Son, Kane

    Subs: Lamela, Sissoko, Janssen

    MAN OF THE MATCH: Heung-Min Son
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