Harry Kane marked his four-hundredth Tottenham look with the opening purpose as Antonio Conte’s aspect closed the hole on Premier League leaders Arsenal with victory over Everton.
Kane broke the Toffees’ resistance from the penalty spot after being tripped within the space by England team-mate Jordan Pickford, who had failed to carry on to Matt Doherty’s long-range effort.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg added a second late on with a curling strike that took a slight deflection off Alex Iwobi on its method in.
Spurs dominated the early phases however the two greatest probabilities of the primary half fell to the guests, who shall be upset to not have put away each alternatives.
Demarai Grey did not hit the goal after racing on to Conor Coady’s lengthy ball excessive of the Tottenham defence, earlier than Amadou Onana blazed over the crossbar following Hojbjerg’s poor contact.
Kane despatched a rasping volley straight at Pickford early within the second half however there was nothing the Toffees keeper may do concerning the 29-year-old’s spot-kick – his 14th purpose in 15 Premier League appearances towards Everton – or Hojbjerg’s late end.
The victory lifts Conte’s workforce stage on factors with second-placed Manchester Metropolis and only a level behind north London rivals Arsenal, whereas Everton drop to 14th.
Prolific Kane units Spurs on their method
The victory lifts Spurs on to 23 factors from 10 league matches – their highest tally at this stage of a Premier League season – whereas Kane has now scored in 5 successive top-flight video games for the primary time in his profession.
It was a win the house aspect completely deserved after a dominant show, though they rode their luck within the first half and will have discovered themselves behind at half-time.
However Frank Lampard’s workforce had been no match for Spurs within the second half and it wasn’t lengthy earlier than Spurs’ stress informed, Pickford bringing down England team-mate Kane contained in the six-yard field with an outstretched arm.
Kane’s penalty lifts him to inside eight targets Jimmy Greaves’ all-time Tottenham file of 266.
Hojbjerg secured the win with 5 minutes remaining, amassing Rodrigo Bentancur’s supply earlier than discovering the far nook through a deflection off Iwobi.
The one bitter be aware from the hosts’ perspective was a second-half damage to former Everton ahead Richarlison, who went down clutching his left calf and was changed by Yves Bissouma.
“We hope it isn’t so critical,” Conte stated afterwards. “He felt an issue in his calf. He could have an MRI tomorrow.”
Toothless Toffees pay value for first-half misses
Earlier than the sport, supervisor Lampard spoke of Everton’s improved power of character since their slim escape from relegation final season.
The Merseyside membership have undoubtedly come a good distance since dropping 5-0 on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in March however the guests had been taking no dangers within the early phases right here, with midfield trio Iwobi, Onana and Idrissa Gueye working deep in entrance of the Toffees’ again 5 in an effort to stifle Conte’s aspect.
However Everton quickly grew into the competition and may have taken the lead when Coady launched Grey, however the winger’s end lacked composure.
The identical utilized to Onana’s wild effort not lengthy afterwards, which got here after the Everton midfielder had capitalised on a lapse in focus from Hojbjerg contained in the Tottenham half.
It was one-way visitors within the second-half, nevertheless, because the Toffees did not register a shot at Hugo Lloris’ purpose.
Their general tally of 4 makes an attempt is their lowest complete in a Premier League sport this season.
- 17RomeroSubstituted forD Sánchezat 87′minutes
- 2DohertySubstituted forSpenceat 90+3′minutes
- 30BentancurBooked at 37minsSubstituted forSkippat 90+3′minutes
- 9RicharlisonSubstituted forBissoumaat 52′minutes
- 7Son Heung-Min
- 10KaneSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 90+3′minutes
- 6D Sánchez
- 19R Sessegnon
- 27Lucas Moura
- 23ColemanSubstituted forGarnerat 67′minutes
- 19MykolenkoBooked at 81mins
- 7McNeilBooked at 44mins
- 27GueyeBooked at 54minsSubstituted forRondónat 81′minutes
- 20MaupayBooked at 12minsSubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 66′minutes
- Paul Tierney
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Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 2, Everton 0.
Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 2, Everton 0.
Nook, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by James Tarkowski.
Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Oliver Skipp replaces Rodrigo Bentancur.
Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Lucas Moura replaces Harry Kane.
Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Djed Spence replaces Matt Doherty.
Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Alex Iwobi (Everton).
Nook, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by James Tarkowski.
Try blocked. Ivan Perisic (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the left aspect of the field is blocked. Assisted by Ben Davies.
Yves Bissouma (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Amadou Onana (Everton).
Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Davinson Sánchez replaces Cristian Romero.
Objective! Tottenham Hotspur 2, Everton 0. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Tottenham Hotspur) proper footed shot from the centre of the field to the underside proper nook. Assisted by Rodrigo Bentancur with a cross following a quick break.
Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Salomón Rondón (Everton).
Vitaliy Mykolenko (Everton) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.
Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the appropriate wing.
Foul by Vitaliy Mykolenko (Everton).
Substitution, Everton. Salomón Rondón replaces Idrissa Gueye.
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