Tottenham vs Bournemouth as it happened: Spurs cruise past Cherries to secure 12th consecutive home win

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Tottenham will hope to beat mid-table Bournemouth and keep the pressure on Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table.

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Can Spurs still win the title?
Hello and welcome to The Independent's live coverage of Tottenham vs Bournemouth at White Hart Lane.
 
Harry Kane is in line to make his first start for the club since injury while the attacking trio of Dele Alli, Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen look to continue their superb form.
 
The game kicks off at 12.30 but join us for all the build-up before the action begins.
Fine form at White Hart Lane
 
The prospect of facing Pochettino's men on home turf is an incredibly daunting prospect for any side, at  the moment. Spurs enter the clash armed with the best home record in the league, with 14 wins and two draws. 
 
It is safe to say that Spurs are a force to be reckoned with at White Hart Lane, as they attempt to register 12 successive victories at home within a season for the first time. 
 
Tottenham's string of victories maintains their chase on Conte's men at the top of the pile, but have Pochettino's men got what it takes to overtake Chelsea? With their fine form of late - it is certainly possible. 
 
Aside from just ramping up the pressure on the leaders, I am sure that the prospect of finishing above Arsenal will also be fuel for the success of the Spurs side. 
 
Good luck Bournemouth. 
 
Team news coming shortly. 

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Can The Cherries do it?

Bournemouth's record away from home will not fill The Cherries fans with hope, with no victories in their last six fixtures away from home. Along with this, only Hull and Swansea have conceded more goals than Howe's men so far this season. The Tottenham forwards will be hoping to exploit this weaknesses and continue to impress in the final third. 
 
However, it would be wrong to count the visitors out at this early stage. Joshua King has scored 10 goals in his last 11 games, which could ruffle a few feathers between the Tottenham back four. 
 
The Cherries only win against Spurs came in the FA Cup 60 years ago, but can they break this daunting record today? We'll see. 
The return of Harry Kane to the starting line up will provide a huge boost for the home side, following an ankle injury.
 
The striker has scored five of Tottenham's last eight league goals against Bournemouth, so The Cherries will be man marking the key man, no doubt. 
 
With 24 goals and four assists so far this season, this has been a huge campaign for the 23-year-old. Along with Alli and Eriksen, the Tottenham forwards are a formidable force. 
Following a catalogue of injuries for the 25-year-old throughout his career, now could be the time for him to shine for The Cherries.
 
The ex-Arsenal man makes his 22nd start of the season today, but during this time he has only racked up two league assists for his side. 
Two of the last three league meetings between these two sides have produced a goal inside of the first minute, so prepare yourself for an exhilarating start.
 
Kick off at 12:30.
 
Stay tuned for minute-by-minute coverage of the action.
KICK OFF
 
Spurs kick off to get the match under way in the North London sunshine. Game on!
3 MINS
 
Tottenham assert an early dominance over their opponents, as they calmly string the ball around the back four in the opening stages. Bournemouth continue to chase possession relentlessly.
5 MINS
 
Eriksen goes short with the corner to Walker on the edge of the area, who feeds it back to the midfielder. He looks up and sends the ball across the face of goal, but Kanes attempt is blocked. Another corner kick for Pochettino's men. 
8 MINS
 
Son skips past Smith effortlessly, but he sprints the ball straight out of play for a throw in. The winger has been in a rich vein of form of late, so the home fans will be hoping that he can replicate this today.
10 MINS
 
Daniels finds Wilshire on the edge of the box, who attempts to ping the ball up to Smith. Alderweireld bursts out and intercepts the pass.
13 MINS
 
Kane spreads it wide to Walker, who feeds Dembele on the edge of the area. The 29-year-old fires a well struck attempt on goal, but Boruc manages to save the shot with ease. The midfielder is still looking his first league goal this season. 
14 MINS
 
Eriksen is knocked to the ground by Smith on the edge of the area. Free kick to Spurs from a nice angle.
15 MINS
 
Eriksen delivers an imposing ball into the box, but it is headed out by King. 
16 MINS
 
GOAL
 
TOTTENHAM 1 - 0 BOURNEMOUTH
 
Dembele scores his first goal of the season to break the deadlock for Spurs. 
 
Eriksen sends a remarkable corner into the box, it bounces across the face of goal and falls to the Belgian, who looks up and slots it home from close range. 
 
Game on!
19 MINS
 
GOAL
 
TOTTENHAM 2 - 0 BOURNEMOUTH
 
Son doubles Tottenham's tally in quick succession, giving Spurs a comfortable two goal cushion after just 20 minutes. 
 
Kane back-heels the ball into the path of Son, who skips past Cook effortlessly and slots it through the legs of Boruc. 

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What time does it start?

The match will kick off at 12.30pm on Saturday 15 August.

Where can I watch it?

It will be shown live on Sky Sports 1, with coverage starting at 12.00pm.

Previous meetings

Bournemouth 0 Tottenham 0
Premier League, October 2016

Tottenham 3 Bournemouth 0
Premier League, March 2016

Bournemouth 1 Tottenham 5
Premier League, October 2015

Form

Tottenham: WWWWW

Bournemouth: WWDDL

Odds

Provided by 888.com

Tottenham: 13/50

Bournemouth: 10/1

Draw: 53/1

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