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Harry Kane fires Tottenham to another win

Kane on fire once more against QPR
Kane on fire once more against QPR

QPR: 1 TOTTENHAM: 2

Harry Kane was the Tottenham hero yet again as his two goals eased Mauricio Pochettino's men to a much-needed win against QPR at Loftus Road.

Kane's magnificent season continued as he bagged his 15th and 16th goals of the Premier League campaign, to move just one behind Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero in the race for the golden boot.

His goals also ensured Spurs kept their hopes of a top four finish alive, as they moved to within three points of fourth placed Manchester United ahead of their trip to Old Trafford next weekend.

"I'm very proud of our performance, we showed big character against a difficult opponent on a difficult stage," said Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.

"We showed today the way we play and the character we have. QPR have strength in the air through Bobby Zamora and Charlie Austin, but we handled it.

"The reaction after going out of Europe has been fantastic. It was difficult after the defeat against Fiorentina [in the Europa League].

"The response has been fantastic from the squad in the big games that have followed. We have to go away and train hard to focus on our next match against Manchester United."

QPR head coach Chris Ramsey offered these thoughts on another frustrating afternoon for his side.

"We're very disappointed," he said. "We thought we deserved at least a point from the game with two controversial incidents [QPR's two penalty claims] we need clarification on.

"We're going to need to take a look at those and we hope they don't cost us at the end of the season. We appreciate the referees have a difficult job and sometimes they go against you.

"There's a point where you need a break, but we can't rely on that, we need to keep working.

"I haven't walked off the pitch in one game and thought the players haven't given their all, so that gives you hope. The problem is the games are starting to ebb away now and we need wins."