Ruthless Spurs Demolish Everton 6-2
Mauricio Pochettino’s side had to come from behind at Goodison Park after Theo Walcott swept home Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s low cross from Gylfi Sigurdsson’s defence-splitting pass.
Everton’s lead was short-lived as Son Heung-min produced a sublime equaliser from a tight angle following a mix-up between Kurt Zouma and Jordan Pickford.
Dele Alli put Spurs ahead for the first time after reacting first to Pickford’s save from Son, then Harry Kane made it 3-1 when Kieran Trippier’s curling free-kick hit a post and rebounded into the England captain’s path.
In an entertaining game, Christian Eriksen’s sublime first-time shot extended Tottenham’s lead before Sigurdsson scored a consolation against his former club.
Son added the fifth and produced the cross for Kane to make it six, yet victory came at a cost for the free-scoring visitors.
Alli was forced off after a challenge with England team-mate Pickford, which former Three Lions captain Alan Shearer described as “disgusting”.
Spurs are five points ahead of Chelsea and Arsenal, who are fourth and fifth respectively.
Tottenham head into the Christmas programme with the distraction over the future of manager Mauricio Pochettino, who has been linked with the permanent Manchester United job following Jose Mourinho’s dismissal.
Yet for all the talk about Pochettino, Spurs remain in rude health on the pitch after following up a Carabao Cup victory over north London rivals Arsenal with a stunning fourth straight league win.
Not only are they in the last 16 of the Champions League, Tottenham have a Carabao Cup semi-final with Chelsea on the horizon and are third in the Premier League – six points behind leaders Liverpool.
They were just too good in front of goal at Goodison, and once they had recovered from falling behind there was no looking back.