English Premier League match report Tottenham Hotspur v Everton 13 January 2018

English Premier League match report Tottenham Hotspur v Everton 13 January 2018

Everton travel to Wembley on Saturday evening for a 5:30pm kick-off against Tottenham Hotspur with Blues boss Sam Allardyce hoping that playing at Wembley will bring the best out of his players.

Harry Kane has left another record in his wake by becoming Tottenham's highest scorer in the Premier League.

The impressive Son Heung-Min had opened the scoring in the first-half as he notched for a fifth straight home league match, while Christian Eriksen put the seal on an emphatic success when he finished off a wonderful move nine minutes from time.

Tottenham are now fifth in the league table with 41 points from 22 matches, three points behind fourth-placed Liverpool.

With 22 minutes on the clock, the visitors thought they had taken the lead when new striker Cenk Tosun headed on a corner and Wayne Rooney pounced, only for him to be flagged for offside. "His life is probably fantastic at the moment".

It was Son who broke the deadlock in the 26th minute, though, as Serge Aurier took advantage of some lax defending before dragging an attempted shot into the path of the South Korean, who tapped the ball into an empty net from close range.

Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 10 Premier League games against Everton (W5 D5), their longest such run against them since a run of 13 between 1997 and 2003.

"It's great for Tottenham if they can hang onto their players".

The goal was also Kane's 20th of the season, seeing him join an elite club of Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer as the only players in Premier League history to have hit that tally in four consecutive campaigns.

Watford pulled a goal back through an Andre Gray header and then equalised in controversial fashion right at the finish when Abdoulaye Doucoure turned in a Troy Deeney flick-on.

While Sam Allardyce did his utmost, through mind-numbingly tiresome defensive tactics, to stifle and frustrate Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino's men were up to the test. Totenham's fist good chance fell in the 15th minute to Son, whose flicked header from a Christian Eriksen free kick delivery skimmed inches over the crossbar.

Tottenham can move level on points with fourth-placed Liverpool if they defeat Everton at Wembley in Saturday's seventh and final Premier League game.



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