Tottenham dispatched Fiorentina to strech a Europa League final 16 and underline their certification as critical contenders for a tournament.
Hosts Spurs took a lead as Ryan Mason strode by and side-footed home mid by a initial half.
The Italians rallied quickly after a break, yet Erik Lamela snuffed out any wish of a fightback as he crushed in from tighten range.
An possess idea from skipper Gonzalo Rodriguez finished a Viola’s misery.
No Kane? No problem
Tottenham’s Harry Kane is approaching to lapse to a Tottenham choice for Sunday’s Premier League compare opposite Swansea after violation his nose in a FA Cup better by Crystal Palace final weekend.
But a England forward’s deficiency gave an discernment into how Spurs, who miss a transparent distinguished alternative, competence cope but their top-scorer.
Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Lamela took it in turns to form a focal indicate of a conflict and Fiorentina’s counterclaim struggled to keep adult with a consistent carousel of changing positions and personnel.
Alli nipped forward of Davide Astori to play in Mason for a initial idea before a perfect weight of Tottenham numbers in a visitors’ box paid off as Lamela bloody home on a miscarry from Nacer Chadli’s effort.
Champions League, one approach or another
Two points off a tip of a Premier League, securing Champions League gift with a top-four finish is quick apropos a smallest Spurs fans design from their domestic campaign.
However, with their deteriorate reduced to dual fronts by a weekend’s home detriment to Palace, Tottenham might good imagination their chances of securing their initial European silverware given 1984’s Uefa Cup win and a approach sheet to subsequent season’s Champions League.
With no seeding or subdivision of teams from a same nation in a final 16, Spurs could be drawn opposite Liverpool, Manchester United or a likes of Spain’s Valencia, Borussia Dortmund of Germany or Ukranian side Shakhtar Donetsk in a subsequent round.
They need not fear any of them yet after an forward opening undid a Fiorentina side only 6 points off a tip of Serie A.
Whoever a opposition, Tottenham will be but Alli for a initial leg of a subsequent round.
The 19-year-old, who was warned about his control by trainer Mauricio Pochettino after apparently aiming a flog during a Fiorentina actor in a initial leg, picked adult a oppressive engagement for diving late on.
It did not deter a White Hart Lane throng from giving a England midfielder a station acclaim when he was transposed after another mature and successful display.
Man of a compare – Dele Alli
Tottenham horde Swansea in a Premier League on Sunday before London derbies divided to West Ham and during home to Arsenal.