Harry Kane makes history in Tottenham Hotspur rout of Everton

Ross Houston
January 14, 2018

By scoring, hitting the post and setting up Harry Kane for his club-record tying 97th Premier League goal, Son Heung-Min enjoyed his best outing of the season in Spurs' 4-0 dismantling of Everton.

Mousa Dembele returned for Spurs, whilst Everton's £27m signing Cenk Tosun started up front as the Toffees got their first chance to look at the man who they hope can replace Romelu Lukaku.

Spurs are now in fifth spot in the league, just outside the Champions League spaces, and three points behind Liverpool in fourth.

The visitors thought they had broken the deadlock in the 22nd minute when Rooney diverted Tosun's header past Hugo Lloris from close range but celebrations were cut short by the offside flag. "His life is probably fantastic at the moment".


Not even the prolific Kane has managed that feat, but the England global did add another record to his growing list of accolades just two minutes into the second half when he netted his 97th Premier League goal for Tottenham, drawing level with Sheringham.

Everything Kane touches turns into gold, which his 98th, and record-setting Premier League goal, was evident of.

Watford came back from two goals down to register a 2-2 draw with Southampton at Vicarage Road.

England striker Kane took his Spurs total in the competition to 98, leaving him one clear of White Hart Lane legend Teddy Sheringham.


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.

All four of Tottenham's attackers were involved when the fourth did arrive shortly afterwards, though, with Kane feeding the ball into Son, who flicked it on for Alli to back-heel into the path of Eriksen, and the Dane produced an emphatic first-time finish to cap off a devastating team move.

Eriksen smashes a thumping drive into the corner to finish off a wonderful move involving Aurier, Son and Alli.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was named December's Premier League manager of the month for a record fourth consecutive time, while Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane equalled Steven Gerrard's tally with his sixth player of the month award.


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