Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Everton: Spurs close the gap on leaders Arsenal


Captain Harry Kane has found the back of the net in five consecutive Premier League games for the first time in his career

Harry Kane marked his 400th Tottenham appearance with the opening goal as Antonio Conte’s side closed the gap on Premier League leaders Arsenal with victory at Everton.

Kane broke the Toffees’ resistance from the penalty spot after England team-mate Jordan Pickford tripped in the box, unable to keep out Matt Doherty’s long-range effort.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg scored a late second with a curling effort that took a small deflection off Alex Iwobi.

Spurs dominated the early stages but the two best chances of the first half fell to the visitors, and they will be disappointed not to concede both chances.

Demarai Gray missed the target after running onto Conor Coady’s long ball over the Tottenham defence, before Amadou Onana fired over the bar after Hojbjerg’s poor touch.

Kane sent a sharp volley at Pickford early in the second half, but the Toffees keeper did nothing about the 29-year-old’s shot – his 14th goal in 15 Premier League appearances against Everton – or Hojbjerg’s finish.

The win moves Conte’s side level on points with second-placed Manchester City and within a single point of north London rivals Arsenal, while Everton drop to 13th.

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Everton

  1. Group number1Player namePickford

  2. Group number23Player nameColeman

  3. Group number2Player nameTarkowski

  4. Group number30Player nameCoady

  5. Group number19Player nameMykolenko

  6. Group number7Player nameMcNeil

  7. Group number17Player nameIwobi

  8. Group number27Player nameHey

  9. Group number8Player namedrunk

  10. Group number11Player namethe gray

  11. Group number20Player nameMaupay

  1. Group number9Player nameCalvert-Lewin

  2. Group number33Player nameRondo

  3. Group number37Player namegarner

The eleven

Tottenham

training 3-4-2-1

  • 1the glories
  • 17Romeroreplaced byD Sanchezin 87′minutes
  • 15Dier
  • 33Davies
  • 2Dohertyreplaced bySpencein 90+3′minutes
  • 5Højbjerg
  • 30BentancurBooked in 37 minutesreplaced byskip itin 90+3′minutes
  • 14Perisic
  • 9richarlisonreplaced byBissoumain 52′minutes
  • 7Son Heung-Min
  • 10Kanereplaced byLucas Mourain 90+3′minutes

replacements

  • 4skip it
  • 6D Sanchez
  • 11Gil
  • 19R Sessegnon
  • 20Forster
  • 24Spence
  • 27Lucas Moura
  • 34Lenglet
  • 38Bissouma

Everton

training 5-3-2

  • 1Pickford
  • 23Colemanreplaced bygarnerin 67′minutes
  • 2Tarkowski
  • 30Coady
  • 19MykolenkoBooked in 81 minutes
  • 7McNeilBooked in 44 minutes
  • 17Iwobi
  • 27HeyBooked in 54 minutesreplaced byRondoin 81′minutes
  • 8drunk
  • 11the gray
  • 20MaupayBooked in 12 minutesreplaced byCalvert-Lewinin 66′minutes

replacements

  • 5Keane
  • 9Calvert-Lewin
  • 15Begovic
  • 16Doucoure
  • 26Davies
  • 29Vinegar
  • 33Rondo
  • 37garner
  • 64Welch

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