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Tottenham trounces Bournemouth 5-0 in Premier League

By Alex Butler
Tottenham trounces Bournemouth 5-0 in Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur's Lucas Moura celebrates scoring a goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and AFC Bournemouth on Wednesday in Wembley Stadium in London, Britain. Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA-EFE

Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Tottenham Hotspur exploded for five goals in a Premier League shutout of Bournemouth on Wednesday at Wembley Stadium in London.

Heung-Min Son led Spurs with a score in each half of the blowout. Christian Eriksen drew first blood for Tottenham with a goal in the 16th minute.

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Son's first tally came in the 23rd minute. The South Korean striker was outside of the box on the play when Kyle Walker-Peters stole the ball from the Bournemouth defense. Walker-Peters then slid a pass to Son, who ripped an 18-yard shot into the right side of the net.

Walker-Peters earned his third assist of the first half when he found Lucas Moura for a goal in the 35th minute, making the score 3-0 at halftime.

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Harry Kane finished a volley on a pass from Eriksen for another Spurs goal in the 61st minute. Then it was Son's turn to score for a second time. Kane dribbled to the left post before falling to the ground during the sequence. He tried to pass the ball while seated on the grass and managed to tip a short pass to Danny Rose. But Rose also fell to the ground.

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Kane returned to his feet and recovered the ball, before sending a pass to Moura at the top of the box. Moura ripped a shot, which was deflected by Bournemouth keeper Asmir Begovic. The ball squirted back out to Son, who finished a shot from closeup for Tottenham's fifth score in the 70th minute.

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Spurs battle Wolves at 10 a.m. on Saturday in London. Tottenham has scored 11 goals in its last two games.

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