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Wilshere out for the season

Bournemouth confirmed Wilshere will miss the rest of the season Credit: PA

Jack Wilshere will miss the rest of the season after suffering a fractured leg.

The midfielder, on a season-long loan from Arsenal to Bournemouth, was injured during the 4-0 defeat at Tottenham on Saturday.

The Cherries have announced that Wilshere, 25, will miss the remaining five fixtures of the campaign after scans revealed a "hairline fracture of his left fibula".

Wilshere, plagued by injuries over the last two seasons, moved to Bournemouth in the summer in a bid to get more playing time and prove his fitness.

He started 22 Premier League games for the Cherries, but his spell has now been cut short after yet another injury blow.

Wilshere suffered the fracture after going into a challenge with Tottenham striker Harry Kane, and was jeered by some Spurs fans as he left the field.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told the club website: "It is a big blow to lose Jack.

"We have loved working with him since he arrived at the club last August. He has made a huge contribution to our season, both on and off the pitch.

"We wish him a quick recovery and thank him for his effort and professionalism while he was with us."

With his spell on the south coast now over, it remains to be seen whether Wilshere has a future at Arsenal, where he has one more season on his current contract.

Points bigger than Tottenham performance - Pochettino

Pochettino has now led Tottenham to eight consecutive wins in all competitions. Credit: PA

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino hailed an important three points as his side closed the gap on Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Spurs eased to a comfortable 4-0 win over Bournemouth to secure their 12th successive home victory in the Premier League and cut the deficit to four points behind Chelsea, who play at Manchester United tomorrow.

It was another great performance. I am very pleased, very happy and 4-0 is a good result for us but the three points is most important to close the gap.

Four points with Chelsea is important for us but I am very happy and so happy to describe my emotions with how I am feeling right now.

I am so proud but all the credit goes to the players. The commitment, how we push them in training and make them believe. The club is so exciting, our fans are unbelievable so it is impossible to feel different.

It's all done now and we got the three points which is important for us and now we see what happens tomorrow. Of course it will be better if they [Chelsea] fade but now our job is done and now [we are] waiting. If they fail, we must be waiting there.

– Pochettino to Sky Sports

FULL-TIME: Tottenham 4-0 Bournemouth

We won't know until tomorrow whether we have a Premier League title race, but Tottenham are certainly doing their bit. Mauricio Pochettino's men outclassed Bournemouth in every department at White Hart Lane and but for Artur Boruc, the scoreline would have been even more one-sided.

The gap at the top of the table is four points. Your move, Chelsea.


HALF-TIME: Tottenham 2-0 Bournemouth

Goals from Mousa Dembele and Heung-Min Son have given Tottenham a commanding lead after 45 minutes in which they were utterly dominant.

Only the reflexes of Artur Boruc and some last-ditch defending have prevented Bournemouth from falling further behind and, barring a miraculous turnaround, it looks like Chelsea's lead at the top of the Premier League will be cut to four points.

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