Spurs two points off City with big win at Everton

By Owolabi Abiola/First Zeal Media

Tottenham moved to within two points of second place Manchester City after coming from behind to earn a 6-2 victory at Everton.

The build-up to this clash was dominated by talk of Manchester United’s interest in Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino following the decision to part ways with Jose Mourinho. However, he showed he was fully focused on the job at hand as his side put in a breathtaking performance which brought them back in the title picture.

Rivals Manchester City and Chelsea suffered shock home defeats on Saturday, and Tottenham took full advantage.

Tottenham produced an outstanding performance to brush aside Everton and move two points behind second-placed Manchester City in the Premier League table.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side had to come from behind at Goodison Park after Theo Walcott swept home Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s low cross from Gylfi Sigurdsson’s defence- splitting pass.

Everton’s lead, however, was short-lived as Son Heung-min produced a sublime equaliser from a tight angle following a mix-up between Kurt Zouma and Jordan Pickford.

Dele Alli put Spurs ahead for the first time after reacting first to Pickford’s save from Son, then Harry Kane made it 3-1 when Kieran Trippier’s curling free-kick hit a post and rebounded into the England captain’s path.

In an entertaining game, Christian Eriksen’s sublime first- time shot extended Tottenham’s lead before Sigurdsson scored a consolation against his former club.

Son added the fifth and produced the cross for Kane to make it six, yet victory came at a cost for the free-scoring visitors.

Spurs remain third, this defeat sees Everton stay in 11th place, but only on goals scored, as they are now level with 12th place West Ham on a -2 goal difference.

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