Christian Eriksen is closing in on a new Tottenham contract

By London correspondent Tony Hughes

Micky Hazard singled out four Tottenham players for praise in the wake of the team’s 3-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday.

Spurs convincingly beat top-four hopefuls United in the Premier League showdown at White Hart Lane following three goals in the space of six uplifting minutes.

The victory kept alive Tottenham’s slim title hopes following Leicester’s 2-0 win at Sunderland earlier in the day.

Spurs are seven points behind the Premier League leaders but cemented their position of second in the table and pulled six points clear of Arsenal in third.

Ex-Tottenham midfielder Hazard has consistently praised the performances of the team’s English young guns this season, but singled out Mousa Dembele, Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Erik Lamela out for priase following Sunday’s match.

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Goals from Lamela, Dele Alli and Toby Alderweireld lifted Spurs to 65 points, although Leicester comfortably lead the way with 72 points with just five matches of the campaign remaining

In other Tottenham news, Moussa Dembele names three fringe players that are just as good as the regulars.