Tottenham’s 5 star Performance crushes Lackluster Everton. North London side are one of the most unpredictable sides in the league this season with some mixed results that have prompted angry reactions from fans and pundits, they put in a spirited performance to defeat Manchester city a fourth night ago, then lost to championship side before following it up with a Convincing 4:0 win over Leeds united.
Neutral as well as fans of the north London club didn’t know the kind of performance to expect from Antonio Conte’s men as they took on relegation threatened Everton.
The game started in a frantic pace with Frank Lampard’s Everton trying to put pressure on the Tottenham defense and break fast towards the opposition goal
it was Tottenham who got to the first goal on the 14minute as Michael Keane put through his own net from Ryan sessegnon cross.
Tottenham looked unstoppable from then on as Son Heung-min put his side two goals up on the 17th minute as his shot crept under Jordan Pickford’s into the back of the net.
Matt Doherty set Harry Kane free to put the game out of sight eight minutes before half-time, while any slim hopes of an Everton revival were snuffed out when substitute Sergio Reguilon scored with his first touch at the far post seconds after the restart.
As Everton simply fell apart, Kane added the fifth after 55 minutes, meeting Doherty’s perfect cross with a crisp left-footed volley.
Kane looks on top of his game and produced two comprehensive finishes, and with the England captain in this sort of form Spurs can always be a threat.
Spurs were even able to ease up and conserve energy, such was their dominance over this awful Everton side.
Kane goals were his 175th and 176th in the Premier League, taking him sixth in the competition’s all-time list, above ex-Arsenal striker Thierry Henry and only one behind former Chelsea and current Everton boss Frank Lampard.
Everton are just one point and one place above the relegation zone with a game in hand on Burnley below them.
Tottenham stay seventh, just three points behind fourth-placed Arsenal in the last of the Champions League qualifying spots.
After Monday night win Antonio Conte said
“A top-four race for sure and we want to be involved – we’re becoming stronger in many aspects,” added the Italian.
“We have to take the responsibility now. We have to fight to reach the best possible position and to fight for a place in the Champions League.
“For sure it won’t be easy. We need to have ambition and I think we can do this, I think we’re ready to do this.
“Since my arrival in Tottenham I didn’t know if it could be realistic but now after months of hard work I think the two [new] players [Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur] complete our squad.”
As so often this season, Everton collapsed at the first sign of adversity and once Keane, who is having a nightmare campaign, hammered emphatically into his own net early on, this was only going one way.
What will concern Lampard most – and it should be remembered he inherited this mess rather than created it – was the heartless fashion in which Everton appeared to throw in the towel once Spurs hit them with two quick goals.
It was an abysmal performance, with Everton’s midfield non-existent and their defence horribly vulnerable, easy prey to the likes of Kane and Son.
Given their abject form on their travels, Everton will now be reliant on home for to keep their heads above water, especially as two of those away games are trips to relegation rivals Watford and Burnley.
They have two crucial home games coming up against Wolves and then fast-improving Newcastle United. Defeat in either is unthinkable but a genuine possibility such was the sheer incompetence on show here.
An embarrassing night for Lampard and his players, Spurs ran riot as Everton capitulated in a fashion that raises genuine doubts about their ability to maintain Premier League status and Tottenham continues thier push for a champions league spot.