Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino saluted his side’s performance as they swept aside Watford to keep the pressure on in the Premier League title race.

Spurs exerted their dominance over the Hornets for much of the contest to record a 4-0 win, their eleventh consecutive victory at White Hart Lane, equalling a club record stretching back to 1922.

Watford had made life tough for Tottenham in the opening quarter-hour, but began to look more and more vulnerable at the back as the first half wore on.

A brace from Son Heung-Min sealed the win for Spurs after goals from Dele Alli and Erik Dier had put the home side in control just after the half-hour mark.

Spurs temporarily cut the gap at the Premier League summit to four points, with leaders Chelsea not set to play Bournemouth until this evening.

Pochettino said: "I am so happy with the performance, at the beginning it was a tough game they were very excited and motivated to play against us.

"They showed good energy but after 15 or 20 minutes I think we started to read the game very well and we started to control the game, we created a lot of chances.

"I think we dominated and from there we fully deserved the three points. But, the Premier League is very tough, there are no easy games to play."

The win also so the reintroduction of Spurs’ top scorer, Harry Kane, who had been missing for the past three games with an ankle injury.

Kane’s half-hour cameo passed largely without incident, but the England striker could have scored on his return after rattling with crossbar with a free kick late on.

Pochettino said his side had "done their job" by securing three points against the Hornets and now had to wait and see if title favourites Chelsea slip up.

The Spurs boss added: "I think it is good for us, to build that winning mentality and to know in the future that to win trophies you need to keep going and keep pushing.

"The message for us is to keep pushing and winning games, that is our job, and then what happens this afternoon with Chelsea is their problem.

"We will see, if they fail, our job was done because we are there, but it is up to them to win the Premier League."