Published: Thu, January 03, 2019
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Paul Merson states his prediction for Cardiff v Tottenham

Paul Merson states his prediction for Cardiff v Tottenham

Three quick thoughts from Tottenham's 3-0 Premier League win over Cardiff City in South Wales on Tuesday.

Theirry Henry and Sergio Aguero remain the only other players to have played against over 25 opponents and score against all-but one.

Kane had failed to breach Cardiff's defence in his three previous matches against the Welsh club and only did so this time because of a touch of fortune.

Spurs could have had more but Kane, Son and Dele Alli were thwarted as Cardiff put bodies on the line to prevent their goal difference from worsening. Harry Kane scored his 13th goal of the season against Wolves, giving him a share of the Premier League lead.

Eriksen received a pass from Son, took a touch, and sent a precise shot from the edge of the area just inside the post to make it 2-0 in the 12th minute.

Kane filled the number 10 position again to free the in-form Son, who easily evaded the attention of Morrison to fire home his eighth goal in nine games.

"The league should enforce they play at Wembley now for the rest of the season", he said.

Tottenham Hotspur assistant Jesus Perez (left), manager Mauricio Pochettino (centre) and first-team coach Miguel D'Agostino at Hotspur Way (pic: John Walton/PA Images). Spurs lost 3-1 to Wolves over the weekend, snapping a five-game winning streak. If Liverpool loses to City, Spurs will be back in it.

"But I will be in a neutral position trying to enjoy the game". "Of course I will watch it, it will be an unbelievable game and I enjoy football".

"At Cardiff, they won against Leicester (on Saturday), Leicester after two fantastic victories against Chelsea and Manchester City, and Cardiff sure is going to have all the confidence, so it's going to be a tough game".

'Man United, it was two-and-a-half minutes, today one-and-a-half minutes.

"When we start off like that, we shoot ourselves in the foot".

They toyed with Cardiff at times, and the third goal killed the game, with the "Ole" chants going up from the visiting fans after half an hour.

It is amusing, or perhaps alarming, to think that if Tottenham had been offered their money back for the £30 million man in the summer, they would surely have taken it with glee. But that's life and you move on.

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