"It's unusual, over the last couple of years we struggled against Stoke, but coming off a few bad results we were always going to be up for it".
Wembley was waiting for the net to bulge when Son threaded a pass through to Kane, played onside by Stoke youngster Tom Edwards, but the striker uncharacteristically slotted wide.
It was his low cross which led to Shawcross putting into his own net, while he scored the second goal and set up the fifth. "If not, we're going to compete in the same period as [Manchester] City, [Manchester] United, Liverpool and Chelsea".
Eriksen got in on the act by finishing calmly after being played through by Son.
"Winning an FA Cup or a League Cup can help your league form because when you're in a key league game, you can revisit those emotions of when you were in finals", recalled Hughes.
"I appreciate some of the fans are frustrated, but I feel like are close in a lot of areas, even though we didn't show that in this game".More news: Creek Fire above Sylmar destroys or damages 30 homes
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On the victory over the Potters, he added: "The performance was very good, a very great performance from the team, and it is not easy to score five".
"I am not surprised by the performance, it was like against Watford and West Bromwich (drew both games 1-1)".
Meanwhile, Dele Alli has pledged his future to Tottenham... despite always playing as Bayern Munich on the new Federation Internationale de Football Association video game.
"We need to sign players in January and bring them in six months before", he said. Consistency between now and the end of the season is so important if we want to finish in the top four.