Match Report: Spurs vs Everton
In a fantastic evening at Wembley for the Lilywhites, Harry Kane scored twice to become Tottenham Hotspur’s top all-time Premier League goalscorer. This is an incredible achievement for Kane, who seems to be getting stronger, better, and more clinical with each season. Kane was one behind the record of Teddy Sherringham before the opening whistle blew, but his goals in the 47th and 59th minutes equalled and surpassed Teddy’s 97 to make his own mark in the Tottenham history books.
It was Spurs midfielder Heung-min Son who was first on the scoresheet after converting a lovely ball into the box from Aurier on the 26th-minute mark. This made it Son’s 5th consecutive home game in a row on the scoresheet and continues what has been a fine run of form for the South Korean international. Son was dynamic throughout and played a significant part in the second goal build-up. Just two minutes after his own, he beat Jonjoe Kenny in a one-on-one, and after a short burst down the left neatly crossed the ball into Kane’s path, who was happy to simply tap it into the net.
Son seemed unstoppable and could have bagged himself a second; after linking up with Kane, Son cut across the top of the box before bulleting a shot off the frame of the crossbar. Kane quickly saw to the situation and scored his second goal less than a minute later. Again, Kane was in the prime spot to tap in a cross, this time from Eric Dier, giving the Englishman his 98th Premier League goal.
However, the finest moment in the match came in the 81st minute as Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen made it 4-0. In a completely uninterrupted passage of play, every single Spurs player – Lloris included – had touched the ball before Dele Alli’s delightful back-heel into Eriksen’s path, who sliced it past Pickford. It was a joyous moment to watch and a shining example of how beautifully football can be played.
Spurs vs Everton Attendance
Wembley Stadium: 76,251
Starting Line-ups: Spurs vs Everton
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembélé, Eriksen, Alli, Son, Kane
Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Holgate, Jagielka, Martina, McCarthy, Gueye, Yala, Rooney, Sigurdsson, Tosun
“Harry Kane is as a professional. He can achieve all he wishes and he wants. It is unbelievable the way that he is able to work and his willingness. He is always thinking to try to, improve, score goals and improve for the team.”
Man of the Match
Despite Kane breaking records, it was Heung Min-Son that fully deserved the Man of the Match award for this fixture. He was an integral component of three of the four Spurs goals. If it wasn’t for the post of Pickford’s net, Son would have been able to increase his tally for the game.
What’s next for Tottenham Hotspur?
Tottenham Hotspur are on the road next weekend as they travel south to play Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium