Tottenham 2-0 Everton

Harry Kane marked his 400th appearance for Tottenham with a goal from the penalty spot in a 2-0 win over Everton, which puts Spurs just one point behind Premier League leaders Arsenal.

Frank Lampard’s visitors frustrated Tottenham in the first half and passed up two golden chances of their own, with Demarai Gray and Amadou Onana squandering one-on-one chances. “If we take one of those, we probably won’t lose the game,” Lampard said afterwards.

But Jordan Pickford, moments after an impressive save from Kane early in the second half, made a costly mistake, spilling a shot from Matt Doherty and then bringing down the Spurs forward as he struggled to recover.

Kane (59) scored and missed from the spot in the Champions League on Wednesday, but there were no nerves when he finished off his penalty in front of the South Stand. With nine goals in 10 games, Kane is enjoying an excellent start to the season and has now scored in five successive Premier League games for the first time.

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Kane’s penalty gives Spurs the lead

It was a less rewarding night for his Spurs team-mate Richarlison, who had had his reunion with former club Everton cut short due to a calf injury. However, Antonio Conte took Richarlison’s departure as an opportunity to switch to 3-5-2 and the home team extended their 100 per cent record at home for this season with some authority from then on, with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg closing the victory with a deflected Final in the 86th minute.

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Hojbjerg seals Spurs victory with the second

Spurs have made their best start to the Premier League season after 10 games and, although they remain third, they are now level with second-placed Manchester City ahead of their trip to Liverpool on Super Sunday, while the game pending Arsenal arrive in Leeds. Everton, who suffered defeat away from home for the first time in four games, remain 12th.

player ratings

Tottenham: Lloris (7), Romero (6), Dier (7), Davies (7), Doherty (7), Hojbjerg (8), Bentancur (7), Perisic (7), Richarlison (6), Kane (8), Are 6)

Substitutes: Bissouma (7), Sanchez (N/A), Skipp (N/A), Spence (N/A), Lucas Moura (N/A)

Everton: Pickford (6), Coleman (6), Coady (7), Tarkowski (7), Mykolenko (6), Gueye (6), Iwobi (6), Onana (6), McNeil (6), Maupay (5), Gray (6).

Substitutes: Calvert-Lewin (6), Garner (6), Rondon (N/A)

Man of the match: Harry Kane (Tottenham)

How the Spurs achieved victory

Harry Kane celebrates Spurs vs Everton
Harry Kane celebrates after scoring in Tottenham’s win over Everton

Tottenham beat Everton 5-0 in this match in March, but Frank Lampard’s side, who boast the joint best defensive record in the division before kick-off they have proven to be more resolute this season.

Their game plan was clear from the first whistle, with Dwight McNeil dropping into a left-back role to add extra defensive cover in a 5-3-2 formation, and the visitors were able to limit Tottenham to just a handful of half-chances in the game. opening period.

There was a header from Richarlison, a half-hearted penalty cry from Heung-Min Son and a deflected shot from Kane, but no real threat to Pickford’s goal. Instead, it was Everton who had the better starts before the break.

team news

  • Antonio Conte has made three changes since the Champions League victory in midweek as Emerson Royal (suspended), Clement Lenglet and Ryan Sessegnon all withdrew. Ivan Perisic, Matt Doherty and Ben Davies entered, while Richarlison started against his old club.
  • Everton made a change since the loss to Man Utd, with the suspended Anthony Gordon replaced by Dwight McNeil.

First Gray brought down after rolling Rodrigo Bentancur into the arc of a long ball. Lampard’s frustration on the touchline was evident, but he was doubly outraged just before halftime when a mix-up between Cristian Romero and Hojbjerg in midfield allowed Onana to break through and send an equally woeful finish into the stands.

In between those big chances, Pickford was on the alert to stifle a Kane run into the box and beat Son with a through ball before Richarlison saw a deflected effort from distance go wide, but Spurs were back in action on their home less than 72 hours after expiration. Eintracht Frankfurt in the Champions League – they were flat and short on spark.

Richarlison scored 53 goals in four seasons at Everton, but that would be his last major contribution to a game he would have been enjoying, as he was thwarted by injury five minutes into the second half. Yves Bissouma came on for him, and shortly after a formation readjustment, Spurs were ahead.

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford dives in for the save but ends up bringing down Tottenham's Harry Kane.
Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford lunges for the ball but ends up bringing down Tottenham’s Harry Kane.

Pickford showed lightning reactions to avoid a Kane effort, but with the home team’s ensuing attack he missed a routine stop by Doherty and lost the race to Kane for the fumble. There was no stopping Kane’s piercing shot and he celebrated just as emphatically in front of the huge rostrum of Spurs fans behind the goal.

Everton’s struggles against Spurs continue

Tottenham have lost just one of their last 20 Premier League games against Everton (W10 D9), winning more games (29) and scoring more goals (97) against the Toffees than any other team in the competition.

Kane tried for a second when an optimistic Spurs pushed forward, but it was Hojbjerg who turned out to be the unexpected winner of the match. With Everton pressing, there was space at the back as Bentancur sent the ball on the edge of the box and the Denmark midfielder finished off a shot from Alex Iwobi to seal the three points, before paying tribute to the club’s late physical trainer Gian Piero. Come with your celebration.

Redknapp: Conte’s tactical change changed the game

Sky Sports’ Jamie Redknapp praised Antonio Conte’s decision to send Yves Bissouma off for the injured Richarlison early in the second half and switch from 3-4-3 to 3-5-2.

“The manager deserves credit,” Redknapp said. “Conte made a good change at a time when the game was going nowhere, it looked like it was wearing thin. He could have brought in Bryan Gil or Lucas Moura when he lost Richarlison, but he decided to thicken the midfield and push the wing.” back off It was tough for them in the first half as they were being outnumbered in midfield. If you have more bodies there, you can control the game.”

The streets of Lampard missed opportunities

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Frank Lampard believed that if Everton had been able to convert one of their two big chances in the first half, they would not have lost 2-0 to Tottenham.

Everton boss Frank Lampard told Sky Sports: “We were very disciplined, especially in the first half. The biggest threat in the first half was their set pieces, but we defended well. Then we had two great chances. It can be the difference against teams at this level. If we take one of those We probably won’t lose the game. We came out in the second half a bit poorly and allowed them to pick up some momentum, but the penalty was the difference in the game. Up to that point everything we were doing was really good.

“They are in the Champions League and we are trying to go from where we were last year and move up the table.”

Speaking at his press conference, he added: “If we finish our chances, we could be 1-0 or 2-0 up. We restricted them with our performance in the first half.”

“In terms of goal form, every goal you concede is disappointing. Jordan is an amazing goalkeeper for us, the circumstances are what they are. The second we were pushing him to get back in the game.”

“Another day we take a chance and it looks different. Nobody wants to walk by and miss an opportunity, sometimes the cold head of being there and seeing it regularly makes you more clinical in those moments, look at Harry Kane. Maybe some of that is a reality where we’re from. We want to be more clinical.”

Conte delighted with the intensity of the Spurs

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Antonio Conte felt that Tottenham deserved to win against Everton and was particularly pleased with the attitude and behavior of his players during their 2–0 win.

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte: “I wasn’t surprised, but to see the intensity with which we played tonight in this game was really positive for me because it means that if you work in the right way, your player’s performance is always high.”

“We only played two days ago but I have seen my players run from start to finish and I am very happy especially for the players because this performance rewards the effort they make every day in training.

“I changed the system due to the characteristics of this squad, we can play with three strikers or with three midfielders and at that moment I preferred to choose Bissouma because Lucas Moura has only been working with us for a week and at this moment his physical condition is not in the right part. superior and we needed to play 40 minutes and that’s why I decided to choose Bissouma. The other option was Gil but he is young, a good prospect who is improving, but at that time we needed a more prepared player, also to be physically strong – Everton is a very strong team physically. After the victory, I think my decision was good.

“I am very happy for our fans. When you play and you have an amazing atmosphere and they sing our names and make us proud, they give us a big push to give more and more for this club.”

England watch: Kane and Pickford duel in North London

harry kane he is flying at the moment, and Gareth Southgate hopes his star striker will still be in this form in mid-November when England fly to Qatar. His ninth goal in 10 Premier League games set Tottenham on course for victory and he was excellent throughout.

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Jordan Pickford avoids Harry Kane’s volley

jordan pickford prevented him from adding to his tally, with one save in particular being truly surprising, but his mistake for Spurs’ first goal was a frustrating slip and the kind of mistake he can’t afford to make in the World Cup. “It was a good fight,” Kane said of his duel. “He made a couple of good saves and then I gave him the penalty!”

On the other hand, there were solid performances from eric dier Y Conor Codywho hopes to reclaim a central position.

FPL Stats: Tottenham vs Everton

Goals Harry Kane, Peter-Emile Hojbjerg
assists Bentancur
Extra points Kane (3 points), Perisic (2 points), Hojbjerg (1 point)

Whats Next?

tottenham they return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Old Trafford to take on top four rivals manchester unitedstarting at 8:15 p.m.

Antonio Conte’s side then return to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday to host newcastle live in sky sports – starting at 4:30 p.m.

Everton are also on tour for their next match, with the Toffees heading to St James’ Park to face newcastle on Wednesday – starting at 7.30pm.

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