Spurs smash Everton as Harry Kane hits his ton
Spurs ready for Borussia Dortmund after stylish win on Merseyside
11 September, 2017 — By Dan Carrier
FA Premier League
SPURS 3 (Kane 28, 46, Eriksen 42)
SPURS brushed aside Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday with performance that had manager Mauricio Pochettino purring.
Harry Kane registered his 100th – and then 101st – goals for Spurs in an eye catching display that saw Pochettino’s men dominant through out. The manager gave Davinson Sanchez his debut in a three man defence and set his side out with a new look midfield diamond formation. Everton simply could not handle it.
Pochettino said: “It was a solid performance. We played well, and fully deserved the result. We have ahead of us a very busy period and this was an important victory.”
The home side started well but Tottenham soon got the measure of them – and after Kane opened the scoring with a long ranger from a angle, which he said afterwards was meant to be a cross, there was only one team in it.
Christian Eriksen made it two just before the break, smashing home a loose ball after Jordan Pickford in the Everton goal could only parry a Ben Davies shot, and then Kane made the second 45 a stroll when he grabbed another almost right after the re-start, when he swept home a ball from Davies.
Spurs were excellent across the team, with record signing Sanchez illustrating why Spurs were happy to spend north of £38m, showing the strength and ability needed in Premier League. His team mates have now scored 18 goals and conceded none in their last four away games – form that if they can match at Wembley will make them serious title contenders.
After the game, Kane said: “People might not talk about us but that suits us. We will just get on with our job and we will keep producing performances like this. We have got the players that we wanted and now we have got a good squad, a bulky squad. We play good football and we have been in the title race for the last couple of years. Come the business end in the second half of the season, we are normally thereabouts fighting for the title.”
Now for Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday – and on this form, Spurs will not fear the German club.
EVERTON: Pickford, Baines, Martina, Keane, Williams, Gueye (Vlasic 80), Schneiderlin, Klaassen (Davies 46), Sirgurdsson, Rooney, Ramirez (Calvert-Lewin 46)
Subs not used: Holgate, Stekelenburg, Mirallas, Jagielka
SPURS: Lloris, Vertonghen, Davies, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Trippier, Dier, Eriksen (Dembele, 71), Alli, Sissoko (Winks, 81), Kane (Son, 85)
Subs not used: Aurier, Vorm, Llorente, Walker-Peters