Tottenham cut Chelsea's lead to seven points

Saturday's win at Burnley - coupled with Crystal Palace's shock victory at Stamford Bridge - cut the gap to seven points with nine games left.

The unlikely reverse at the hands of Sam Allardyce's resurgent Palace left Chelsea on 69 points with Spurs having moved on to 62 and Liverpool on to 59, though the Reds have played a game more than the top two.

Asked if the team was now under pressure when they face Manchester City on Wednesday, Cahill said: "Yes".

Keown claimed on BBC One's Match of the Day on BBC One that the Spurs run-in, which includes the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Man United, could prove too tough.

'This win is massive for us - we have to be there if Chelsea fail and we are there, ' Pochettino said.

Wilfried Zaha spearheaded Palace's daring attacking display, canceling out Cesc Fabregas's fifth-minute opener before setting up striker Christian Benteke for the victor moments later.

'It was an important goal for me to score - it was a relief and I'm happy to score as it's been a while.

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- Only Olivier Giroud and Nolito (4 each) have scored more goals from the subs bench than Son in the Premier League this season (3). That experience could prove vital. "We are there fighting for the Premier League, to be as high as possible".

Burnley's seven-match winless streak in the league has punctured some of the optimism around the club that they can survive the drop, but manager Sean Dyche remained upbeat and preferred to salute Spurs rather than slam his own side's display.

Liverpool hired a private jet to get Coutinho back from global duty in good time for the match and it proved to be a worthwhile investment.

Toby Alderweireld thumped a long-range free-kick straight at Tom Heaton after 17 minutes as Spurs struggled to find rhythm, before Alli spurned a glorious chance to open the scoring.

The midfielder only entered the fray a few moments before half-time but his arrival in place of the injured Victor Wanyama coincided with Spurs finding their feet.

Leicester also beat Stoke City 2-0, with Watford compounding Sunderland's woes with a 1-0 defeat. Shakespeare, who replaced title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri, joined Guus Hiddink, Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, and Carlo Ancelotti in winning his first four Premier League games in charge.

Southampton and Bournemouth drew nil-all.

  • Tabitha Byrd