Final Score: Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Everton
Tottenham Hotspur under Mauricio Pochettino have been the most improved Premier League side in recent years who are now persistently chasing the league title. They also received high acknowledgements following their sensational UEFA Champions League display this season.
Despite a few unfavourable outcomes, Spurs upturned their season magnificently in recent weeks and a series of wins have brought them back in the contention for a ‘top-4’ finish. However, they surprisingly drew last time out against West Ham United but were determined not to repeat the same this evening while hosting Everton at Wembley.
Tottenham Hotspur Player Ratings
Hugo Lloris (7)
The Frenchman was largely untested and claimed one of the easiest clean-sheets of this season.
Serge Aurier (8.5)
The fullback was brilliant as he keeps on impressing since replacing Kyle Walker back in the summer. He assisted Heung-min Son for Spurs’ only first-half goal, with a magnificent cross from the right flank. Did his defensive duties too, with some crucial interceptions.
Davinson Sanchez (7)
Didn’t have much to do as Everton failed to create any attacking menace throughout this evening. The youngster has been an impressive signing who has filled the void of Toby Alderweireld who is out for months with an injury.
Jan Vertonghen (8)
Was excellent in the heart of Spurs backline as he not only contained debutant Cenk Tosun but also didn’t allow Wayne Rooney to break down the defensive resilience.
Ben Davies (7.5)
Was steady defensively and also provided enough support to the attack from the left flank. He has become the first-choice over Danny Rose and is showing his ability as a fullback.
Mousa Dembele (8.5)
One of the most underrated midfielders in the league who is excellent with the ball. He is strong, reads the game well and holds a strong vision. He won back possession persistently and never let Everton dominate the midfield battle. Made way for Moussa Sissoko late in the game.
Eric Dier (8)
Was combative, screened his defence and threw tackles and challenges to break down Everton’s movement. Assisted Kane for his second, with a cross from the right flank before being replaced for Victor Wanyama.
Christian Eriksen (7.5)
Was not as effective as Alli, Son, and Kane but scored a sensational goal with a stunning strike to earn his side a 4-0 lead. Received standing ovation from the crowd while being taken off in the closing minutes, as he was replaced for Erik Lamela.
Dele Alli (8)
Alli troubled the Everton backline with his pace, power, tricky runs, and smart one-twos. Registered a spectacular assist for Eriksen who scored the 4th of the evening with a stupendous strike.
Heung-Min Son (9)
Pulled the strings for his side yet again as he netted a first-half goal. He’s now scored in five consecutive home outings. Also assisted Kane’s first, hit the woodwork once, created ample amount of chances and got denied by Jordan Pickford on a few occasions.
Harry Kane (8)
Scored a brace even on his off-day. His brace made him Spurs’ highest ever scorer in history and takes his tally to 20 in the league once again. This his third brace against the Toffees in the last three meetings and the English hitman is now the favourite to break many more records in years to come.
Victor Wanyama (7)
Had an impressive cameo in the middle of the park with his strong presence.
Moussa Sissoko (N/A)
Came on as an 84th-minute replacement.
Erik Lamela (N/A)
Came on as a stoppage-time substitute.