Tottenham back on top but Liverpool fire warning

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Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their second goal with Son Heung-min Pool via Reuters 


  • Harry Kane scored his 250th career goal; Son Heung-min’s gets 10th league goal of the season
  • Salah puts on a show for fans as Liverpool wallop Wolves 4-0

LONDON (Reuters): Tottenham Hotspur reclaimed the Premier League top spot with victory over Arsenal on Sunday but champions Liverpool’s rout of Wolverhampton Wanderers showed Juergen Klopp’s side are starting to hit their stride.

Harry Kane scored his 250th career goal for club and country after laying on Son Heung-min’s 10th league goal of the season as Tottenham beat Arsenal 2-0 to reach 24 points from 11 games.

Shortly afterwards Liverpool, in their first game with fans at Anfield since they won the title, crushed Wolves 4-0 with Mohamed Salah, Georginio Wijnaldum and Joel Matip on target.

A miserable day for Wolves was capped as Nelson Semedo scored an own goal.

Liverpool joined Tottenham on 24 points, although Jose Mourinho’s Spurs have a superior goal difference.

Tottenham also welcomed fans back, 2,000 of them, for the first time in 277 days – thanks to the government’s new Tier 2 COVID-19 restrictions – and they were treated to three points against an Arsenal side languishing in 15th place.

Kane has assisted eight of Son’s goals this season and the duo, who have 18 goals between them, are in irresistible form.

Liverpool boss Klopp said he had “goosebumps” hearing fans singing the club’s anthems on the Kop.