A fourth straight Premier League win at home sees Antonio Conte’s side open up a six-point gap on fifth place Liverpool.
Spurs desperately needed to respond today following their disappointing exit from the UEFA Champions League midweek, and Liverpool’s loss earlier in the afternoon, and they did just that, having the ball in the back of the net inside three minutes.
Nottingham Forest were struggling to contain the North-London outfit and soon enough their lead was doubled – Kane stepped up from the penalty spot to smash the ball into the back of the net and send his side into HT with a two-goal lead.
Nottingham Forest came out in a much more positive manner in the second half, with Brennan Johnson and Morgan Gibbs-White looking the most threatening.
Johnson came close to pulling a goal back but his strike was hit straight at Fraser Forster.
The game was beginning to become end-to-end, but it was the home side that made their chance count, adding a third goal.
Richarlison, who had created headlines in the week for his comments on his season, was having a positive afternoon and he added an assist to his game, picking out Son Heung-Min who made no mistake, placing the ball into the bottom corner.
The end-to-end manner of the game continued and Forest managed to pull a goal back in the 81st minute through Jo Worrall heading in from a corner.
The victory for Spurs firms up their position in fourth-place following Liverpool’s loss to Bournemouth earlier in the day.