April 7, 2018 / 4:15 PM / 10 months ago

Soccer-Eriksen double earn Spurs a sixth straight win at Stoke

* Tottenham earned a 2-1 victory at struggling Stoke City

* In-form Christian Eriksen scored both Spurs’ goals

* The Dane struck twice in 11 minutes after the break

* In between, Mame Biram Diouf equalised for Stoke

* Harry Kane returned to Spurs’ starting lineup after injury

* Spurs claimed a sixth straight League win

* Stoke remained rooted one from bottom of the league

* Stoke visit West Ham next, Tottenham host Manchester City


April 7 (Reuters) - Christian Eriksen maintained his hot goalscoring streak, striking both goals in Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-1 win at struggling Stoke City to extend Spurs’ winning sequence on Saturday.

Harry Kane was back to lead Spurs in his first start for nearly a month after recovering from an ankle problem but it was their great Dane Eriksen who struck twice in 11 minutes after halftime to take his tally to five goals in three games.

He struck after 52 minutes before a mistake from Hugo Lloris on his 200th Premier League appearance allowed Mame Biram Diouf to equalise within five minutes.

Eriksen then curled in a fiendish 63rd-minute freekick to which Kane claimed to have got the faintest finishing touch with his head only for replays to show the Dane had scored the goal that allowed Spurs to join third-placed Liverpool on 67 points with a sixth straight league win.

Though Xherdan Shaqiri led a late fightback for the home side, hitting the bar with a freekick, Stoke remain rooted one from bottom. (Reporting by Ian Chadband; Editing by Clare Fallon)

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