EPL: Tottenham Hotspur thrash Sunderland 5-1

Goals from Christian Eriksen, Harry Kane, Emmanuel Adebayor and Gylfi Sigurdsson ensured that Tim Sherwood's Tottenham Hotspur won convincingly against Sunderland.

updated: April 08, 2014 08:06 IST
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London: Christian Eriksen scored one goal and set up two more as Tottenham recovered from an early defensive howler to rout Sunderland 5-1, leaving the visitors rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table.

Tottenham put aside speculation about manager Tim Sherwood's future and the early mistake to produce a comfortable victory at White Hart Lane to stay in the hunt for a European place.

Tottenham gifted Sunderland the opener as Vlad Chiriches collected a poor return ball from goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and played a terrible square ball straight into the path of Lee Cattermole, who slotted home his first Sunderland goal.

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