5 things you may have missed from Spurs 3-2 Everton


Tottenham earned a club-record ninth consecutive home win in the Premier League as they beat in-form Everton 3-2.

Two goals from Harry Kane and an injury-time finish from Dele Alli overcame replies from Romelu Lukaku and Enner Valencia as Spurs moved to within seven points of Chelsea at the top.

In truth, the scoreline flattered Everton as the Lilywhites’ extra quality ultimately shone through across the 90 minutes.

It was almost the complete performance from Tottenham, bar conceding two scrappy goals. Here’s five things you might not have picked up on.

5 – This was the performance Mauricio Pochettino was waiting for from Ben Davies. He assisted a goal, took defenders on, and was solid at the back. For the first time since his injury, Spurs didn’t really miss Danny Rose.

4 – Lukaku’s goal was his first ever against Tottenham, but it also broke a much more significant record for the Toffees. The Belgian is now Everton’s highest Premier League goalscorer of all time, surpassing Duncan Ferguson.

3 – Pochettino’s epic celebration after Dele’s goal. He doesn’t look like a manager who’s about to move to Barcelona.

2 – Alli wasn’t at his best, but he still managed to weigh in with a goal, which is exactly what Spurs need from him even when his performance hasn’t been at his usual level.

1 – Jan Vertonghen’s bizarre interview after the game. Take a look:

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