Tottenham won their ninth consecutive Premier League game at home and kept up their charge for an unlikely Premier League title. Spurs were brilliant against Everton and took the lead through Harry Kane in the 20th minute before scoring again and seemingly leading the side to another comfortable win.
Everton, however, scored via Romelu Lukaku in the 81st minute before a frantic finish saw Dele Alli score and Enner Valencia bag a goal too as the match ended 3-2 in favour of the home side.
The win was important as it cemented their place in the top four and Spurs do look set for another finish in the Champions League places.
The man of the match was Harry Kane, once again, but how did the rest of the Tottenham team fare?
Hugo Lloris – 6/10
Lloris didn’t really have much to do in the game and couldn’t really do much to stop the two goals that went in.
Eric Dier – 5.5/10
While Mauricio Pochettino prefers playing Dier as a centre-back, the Englishman isn’t always at his best and once again, he was the weakest defender from the lot and gave away the ball a number of times.
Toby Alderweireld – 7/10
Alderweireld was solid and did little wrong in the game. He might be upset that the side couldn’t keep a clean sheet but his defence did keep Lukaku in check for most of the game.
Jan Vertonghen – 6.5/10
The Belgian had a decent enough game till the last few minutes as his slip let in Lukaku and gave Everton a bit of a chance of getting something from the game.
Kyle Walker – 7/10
Walker is probably one of the best right-backs in the world but for once he was not allowed to dominate as he battled hard against Leighton Baines from the other end.
Victor Wanyama – 7/10
The former Southampton man was certainly combative in midfield but often gave the ball away due to poor passes and that would have worried a lot of Spurs fans. Wanyama did have a great shot cannon off the post too, which would have marked a great outing for him.
Mousa Dembele – 6.5/10
The Belgian too was a little poor in the game as he also gave away the ball a number of times and was replaced by Harry Winks in the second half.
Ben Davies – 6.5/10
The Welsh defender had a torrid time in recent weeks but now seems to be getting better. Davies wasn’t as big a threat as Walker but his performance will give Pochettino some respite as he looks to bring back Danny Rose to the team.
Christian Eriksen – 7/10
Eriksen did have a great chance to get on the score sheet but fluffed his chance. He was really good early on in the game but faded away as the minutes went by.
Dele Alli – 7/10
Alli did have a goal right at the end of the game but the youngster needs to do more throughout the 90 minutes. He still is young and has time to develop but he did have a hand to play in the second goal scored by the home side.
Harry Kane – 9/10
The Englishman surged to the top of the scorer’s sheet in the league with his brace. His first goal was shot from 20 yards out and the second featured a great run and finish. Kane could have scored more but he will be pleased with his performance.
Harry Winks – 7/10
Brought on in the last quarter of the game, Winks did have a telling touch as he provided the assist for Alli to score from a quickly taken free-kick.
Moussa Sissoko – NA
The former Newcastle man was booed by the away fans for snubbing them in the summer but nothing else to report from the midfielder.
Vincent Janssen – NA
The Dutch striker was brought on late in the game and didn’t have a lot of time to do much.
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