Tottenham turned up the warmth on their title equals by grabbing back second place in the Premier League after serenely dispatching Cardiff City.

Mauricio Pochettino tested Spurs to assume the job of heroes here and, while they stay six off the summit, they issued an opportune suggestion to Manchester City and Liverpool, who meet on Thursday, that they are resolved to make life fascinating, in the wake of ricocheting once more from a stun misfortune at Wembley in style. After the investigation into that vanquish, Pochettino said his players are not robots, but rather they showed an expert steel to tee up the coming weeks pleasantly with this smooth and expert execution.

Subsequent to making mistakes against Wolves on Saturday, a trek to south Wales to confront a group typically so bullish on home soil showed up a conceivably clumsy prospect. In any case, Spurs, faultlessly driven by Harry Kane, unmistakably had different thoughts, overwhelming a urgently permeable safeguard with three objectives in 26 first-half minutes.

Cardiff gave Spurs free section into their 18-yard box, as Kane took care of business with minimal over two minutes played, before Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min wrapped up the most daily practice of triumphs. For Cardiff, this was one more accursing thrashing against one of the association’s huge hitters, with Spurs sapping the life out of Neil Warnock’s side after their last-heave triumph at Leicester.

Cardiff’s record against the Premier League’s “enormous six” was normally a worry, having lost their past 14 experiences against such resistance, the most recent of which was a 5-1 “battering”, as Warnock put it, against Manchester United a month ago.

He would have been all in all correct to fear this would go a similar way when Kane struck after only 141 seconds, with the ball bobbling in off his correct shin after Sean Morrison’s fizzled leeway under strain from Dele Alli, before Eriksen multiplied Spurs’ lead on 12 minutes Read more.