Five-star Spurs leave Toffees in sticky mess

Everton are at risk of relegation from the Premier League (PL) for the first time in their history

With the ‘Toffees’ without a win in their last 10 away games and Conte never losing three consecutive home games during his coaching career, the signs were ominous for Everton.

Son Heung-min appeared unusually thoughtful early on, allowing Anthony Gordon a recovery tackle that almost inadvertently found its own net.

The breakthrough came moments later when Ryan Sessegnon waltzed into the signature and cut, only for Michael Keane to inadvertently shoot Jordan Pickford with Kane breathing down his neck.

After Everton’s first goal away in the first 15 minutes, the gates were in danger of opening. Three minutes later, Son doubled the lead to score in that game for the first time since 2018/19, with a little effort that Pickford really should have stopped on his birthday and PL’s 200th appearance.

Kane then stepped in, using a gaping defense to get past offside and finish past Pickford clinically.

HT’s replacement Sergio Reguilon exacerbated Everton’s suffering in the 40th second of his appearance when he returned home from a beautiful cut by Dejan Kulusevski. Kane then took his Champions League record by beating Thierry Henry and one behind opposing boss Frank Lampard with an exquisite left-footed overhead volley in contender for the best goal of the season.

A topsy-turvy ‘Spurs’ side will once again be optimistic of a top four finish, heading next to Old Trafford for a potentially season-defining match. Meanwhile, the ‘Toffees’ sit one point above the relegation zone with the division’s worst away record of six points.