Tottenham beats Wolves 2-0 to keep Champions League qualification hopes alive

After Kane's late first-half strike, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg grabbed Tottenham's second just past the hour to seal a victory, which lifted Ryan Mason's team to sixth in the standings.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with team mates Sergio Reguilon and Harry Kane after scoring his side's second goal.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Tottenham Hotspur's England striker Harry Kane scored his 22nd Premier League goal of the season to help his side to a 2-0 home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday, which boosted its bid to secure European football for next season.

After Kane's late first-half strike, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg grabbed Tottenham's second just past the hour to seal a victory, which lifted Ryan Mason's team to sixth in the standings.

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Kane, the league's leading scorer, struck on the stroke of halftime, shortly after seeing Conor Coady block his header on the goal-line with the England defender then also clearing a goalbound follow-up shot from Giovani Lo Celso.

Hojbjerg spotted Kane with space in behind and played in the England captain who took the ball into the area and showed composure to hold off Coady and deliver a cool finish past a diving Rui Patricio.

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Spurs hit the post twice in a matter of seconds shortly after the break but finally doubled its lead when a low drive from Gareth Bale was parried into the path of Denmark midfielder Hojbjerg who ran into the six-yard box to tap the ball home.

Wolves rarely threatened and Spurs comfortably held on to move to 59 points, within five points of fourth-placed Chelsea with two matches to play. It is one point behind Liverpool, which is fifth with a game in hand. Wolves remained at 12th.

Liverpool visits relegated second-bottom side West Bromwich Albion later on Sunday.

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WHAT TOTTENHAM MANAGER MASON SAID:

"We needed to see a win first and foremost, but then also with that, how you win is important.

"It's important to get a certain feeling. I thought we were outstanding today. We could have and probably should have scored more. We attacked the game, dominated it and controlled it.

"We also defended well when we needed to. So it was a very pleasing performance.

"I am pleased he (Harry Kane) got a goal. I am sure he wished he got more...

"...Today collectively, I thought it was excellent, and there were some individual moments as well, which more often than not when Harry Kane plays a game of football, he produces moments, and he did.

"Our attention has to be on Wednesday. It's another big game for the club. We know that. We knew today was a big game. Three wins in four in the Premier League. So it is nice to get a good feeling going into a crucial seven days now."

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