Kane and Son rip Everton apart as Spurs hit six

Tottenham thrash Everton 2-6 on boss Mauricio Pochettino's 26th wedding anniversary

Mauricio Pochettino urged caution over Tottenham's title prospects but admitted his team could rival Liverpool and Manchester City for the Premier League crown providing they maintain the form that demolished Everton 6-2 at Goodison Park.

The Argentinian has been heavily linked with United following Jose Mourinho's sacking, but he stressed Spurs were concentrating on keeping the pressure on the leaders.

"There is a lot of rumours but our job is Tottenham and we have to be focused to try to be successful", said Pochettino.

"We dominated the game from the start, we created so many chances, so we were unlucky to be 1-0 down", said Son.

But with Liverpool facing Arsenal and Manchester City in a top-of-the-table clash in their next three games over the festive period, Tottenham have the opportunity to haul themselves into a three-way title race if they maintain the standards set at Goodison.

It has been a stunning day for Mauricio Pochettino in more ways than one with the Tottenham manager also celebrating his wedding anniversary.

"Football is about being consistent".

"Being involved in four competitions will be tough, but are going to try", added the Argentine.

Mauricio Pochettino after beating Everton 2-6
Mauricio Pochettino after beating Everton 2-6

Alan Shearer has described Jordan Pickford's wild tackle on Dele Alli as a "disgusting challenge" and insisted the Everton goalkeeper should have been sent off.

As if there was any real doubt as to the outcome, Spurs were happy now to play the ball around and soak up the pressure that Everton tried to mount without sufficient quality to overly threaten the visitors. "I didn't see it", said Pochettino.

"I don't want to say anything because I didn't see it".

"I think the significance in terms of January for United is with Pogba and Martial on the fringes of things, would he want those two guys out in January to spend money on new players?"

"We will see if he is injured. I think it's not a big issue and it was more of a precaution".

Everton took the lead with Theo Walcott's first league goal in four months, but, after Gylfi Sigurdsson briefly made it 4-2, they fell apart.

Everton hit back to reduce the arrears as Davies found Richarlison who in turn found Sigurdsson and the Icelander junked to his right to beat two men before shooting across Lloris and inside the far past with less than five minutes played.

Walcott put Everton ahead 21 minutes in, rounding off a well-worked move by slamming home Dominic Calvert-Lewin's cut-back.



Other news