Harry Kane fired a second-half brace to change into Tottenham’s all-time main Premier League goalscorer in a powerful Four-Zero victory over Everton at Wembley Stadium.
The in-form Son Heung-min opened the scoring for the house facet together with his fifth consecutive house league aim halfway by means of the primary half earlier than Kane doubled their lead moments after the interval.
Kane was available to faucet house his second of the night time shortly earlier than the hour mark – his 98th within the Premier League to surpass Teddy Sheringham because the north London membership’s file marksman within the top-flight – with Christian Eriksen finishing the rout within the closing phases.
Spurs, who headed into the match on a 10-game unbeaten streak at Wembley, knew victory would go away them simply three factors behind Chelsea, following their goalless draw towards 10-man Leicester, and stage with Liverpool, who host Manchester Metropolis on Sunday.
And after a gradual begin, the match all of a sudden got here to life halfway by means of the opening interval when Wayne Rooney thought he had netted the primary aim of the night time.
The previous Manchester United ahead headed previous Hugo Lloris following a powerful nod down from Cenk Tosun – making his first look for Everton after his £27million transfer from Besiktas – solely to see the assistant referee appropriately flag for offside.
Moments later Kane, who on Friday was awarded the December Participant of the Month award for netting eight targets in six matches, stung the palms of his England colleague Jordan Pickford.
Mousa Dembele discovered the Spurs ahead in area and he tried to twist his right-footed shot into the far nook just for Pickford to parry. Kane examined Pickford once more, however his swivel and shot was comfortably saved.
The Everton goalkeeper, nevertheless, may do nothing to cease Son from scoring the opener.
Christian Eriksen discovered Serge Aurier with a phenomenal cross-field cross, and his drilled cross was simply transformed by Son with 26 minutes gone. Son turned solely the second Spurs participant to attain in 5 consecutive Premier League house matches and the primary since Jermain Defoe again in 2004.
The South Korea worldwide was then concerned nearly instantly after the interval to place the match all however out of attain for Sam Allardyce’s facet.
Son delivered an beautiful flip to lose Everton full-back Jonjoe Kenny earlier than driving in the direction of the guests’ aim and placing it on a plate for Kane to faucet house.
The aim drew Kane stage with Sheringham, however it might quickly get even higher for the England worldwide. Spurs have been rampant – and after the ever-impressive Son had hit the submit – Kane was quickly celebrating his file strike.
Eric Dier’s cross from the right-hand facet discovered Kane unmarked on the six-yard line, and his shot, albeit barely scuffed, eased previous Pickford with 59 minutes on the clock.
Mauricio Pochettino’s facet have been in full management with a desperately off-the-pace Everton affording little response.
Pickford prevented a fourth with a effective double save from Son after which Dele Alli earlier than Eriksen put the icing on the cake when he struck house a neat back-heel from Alli.
It was not more than Spurs deserved, however for the Toffees, following a powerful begin beneath Allardyce, they didn’t register a single shot on track, and at the moment are six matches with out a win and as soon as extra trying over their shoulders.