Kane became Tottenham's all-time goalscorer against Everton
Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham beat Everton to one side at Wembley on Saturday, writing his name into the record books in the process. Son Heung-Min and Christian Eriksen got the other goals as Mauricio Pochettino's side ran out 4-0 winners.
Saturday’s evening kick off looked like an intriguing affair but it turned very one-sided very quickly at the national stadium. Spurs dominated possession from the outset and went close when Son Heung-Min flicked a header just wide following Christian Eriksen’s free kick from the left. Everton had a handful of openings themselves in the early knockings of the game, only to fade badly later on. Wayne Rooney fired wide after latching onto debutant Cenk Tosun’s flick-on, before the former England striker had a close range header correctly disallowed for offside. Harry Kane was a threat throughout and twice forced visiting goalkeeper Jordan Pickford into saves before the hosts took the lead. Eriksen picked the perfect pass for Serge Aurier on the right and the Ivorian took advantage of the acres of space he had been afforded to fizz in a low cross that Son-Heung Min tapped home with minimal fuss.
That goal was the difference at the break and Spurs put the game beyond their opponents just a minute into the second period. - Second-half blitz - Son turned provider this time as he span Jonjo Kenny just inside the Everton half before advancing goalwards. He beat Mason Holgate on the outside before playing the perfect ball to allow Kane to tap home from six yards. Spurs threatened to run riot at that point and Dele Alli should have done better after being put in by Son, but he could only find the side-netting with just the goalkeeper to beat.
he South Korean was at his roving best in this one and almost double his tally for the day when he gather Kane’s long pass out on the right before cutting inside and firing against the post. Within 60 seconds though, Spurs had the game signed, sealed and delivered.Eric Dier crossed from the right and Kane was on hand to tuck the ball away with a scruffy finish to move on to 98 Premier League goals and overtake Teddy Sheringham as the club’s top Premier League goalscorer.
Everton did manage a brief spell of pressure late on, but that was as much down to Spurs taking their foot off the gas as an Everton resurgence. The hosts continued to pose a threat on the counter, with Son and Alli both going close to extending their lead even further. Spurs did manage a fourth in the dying embers of the game as Eriksen swept home from 12 yards following a flowing move.
Sam Allardyce will have serious questions to ask of his side’s defending, whilst Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping that the result is not simply another false dawn. The win sees Spurs move joint on points with Liverpool in fourth ahead of their clash with Manchester City on Sunday. Everton meanwhile remain ninth.