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Participant scores as Kane & Hojbjerg sink the Toffees

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Second-half objectives from Harry Kane and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg earned Tottenham a 2-0 win at residence Everton on Saturday night.

Frank Lampard’s aspect arrived in north London with the joint-best defensive report within the Premier League. The guests firmly bolted the backdoor to desperately protect that standing in opposition to an early storm from the hosts within the opening ten minutes.

The Toffees crept ahead as the sport progressed, guaranteeing that Antonio Conte’s prediction of a match that ‘will not be simple’ for Spurs was fulfilled.

In a bid to overwhelm the visiting rearguard motion, Spurs pressed aggressively, committing loads of white shirts ahead once they wrestled again possession. Nonetheless, the front-foot strategy offered house behind the hosts for Everton to interrupt into.

A turnover in midfield gave Demarai Grey the primary of two inviting openings which Everton squandered within the first half. Bursting past the protecting Rodrigo Bentancur, Grey ballooned an effort from shut vary over the crossbar.

Miscommunication between Hojbjerg and Cristian Romero unlocked one other hall into the field for a blue shirt to surge into. Andre Onana took benefit of the mixup however once more failed to check Hugo Lloris.

An damage to Richarlison shortly after the interval pressured Spurs right into a reshuffle. Bentancur was unshackled in midfield, sparking a jolt of urgency which coursed all through the aspect.

The quantity and menace of Tottenham’s balls into the field elevated. Matt Doherty diverted one such supply on course which Jordan Pickford spilt to the toes of Kane. In a bid to rectify his error, Everton’s keeper felled his fellow England worldwide, conceding a spot-kick which Kane emphatically transformed.

With an additional physique in midfield – and a result in relaxation on – Spurs fully snuffed out Everton’s attacking transitions, denying the guests a single shot within the second half.

Hojbjerg sealed Tottenham’s tenth consecutive residence victory throughout all competitions within the closing 5 minutes. Kane held the ball up on the midway line, selecting out Bentancur’s lung-bursting run past him. The indefatigable Uruguayan teed up his fellow midfielder, who had the liberty to storm ahead and stuff Tottenham’s second into the nook with Yves Bissouma sweeping behind them each.

GK: Hugo Lloris – 5/10 – Spared making plenty of saves by Everton’s wayward ending.

CB: Cristian Romero – 6/10 – If Davies was keen to enterprise up the pitch in possession, Romero eagerly leapt ahead to use strain off the ball.

CB: Eric Dier – 6/10 – Bullied Neal Maupay however lacked urgency when he began Tottenham’s buildups.

CB: Ben Davies – 5/10 – Caught out of place every now and then when he roamed ahead, attempting to overload the huge areas.

RWB: Matt Doherty – 7/10 – Grew into the sport after a quiet first half, launching Tottenham’s thrusts down the proper.

CM: Rodrigo Bentancur – 8/10 – Invariably concerned in no matter Tottenham had been developing or snuffing out.

CM: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 6/10 – Had his blushes spared by Onana’s poor ending earlier than displaying the midfielder the right way to convert within the second half.

LWB: Ivan Perisic – 6/10 – Curled in a few inviting crosses, holding his width on the left.

RW: Richarlison – N/A – Had his reunion with Everton lower brief by damage.

ST: Harry Kane – 8/10 – On his four-hundredth Spurs look, Kane doggedly tried to eke out house away from three central defenders very a lot keen on his motion, sharply successful the spot-kick he transformed.

LW: Son Heung-min – 5/10 – Scarcely afforded any open house to interrupt into.

SUB: Yves Bissouma (52′ for Richarlison) – 7/10 – Improved the performances of these round him whereas bringing a little bit of metal to midfield.

SUB: Djed Spence (90+3′ for Doherty) – N/A

SUB: Oliver Skipp (90+4′ for Bentancur) – N/A

SUB: Lucas Moura (90+4′ for Kane) – N/A

Supervisor: Antonio Conte – 7/10 – Instigated the renewed urgency which knocked Spurs out of their stupor together with his substitution.


Jordan Pickford has made extra saves than some other Premier League goalkeeper this season / DANIEL LEAL/GettyImages

GK: Jordan Pickford – 4/10 – Provided a hand of apology after gifting Spurs their lead. Rebuffed his hosts on plenty of events in any other case.

CB: James Tarkowski – 7/10 – Possessed an uncanny potential to repeatedly manoeuvre his vital body in entrance of the ball.

CB: Conor Coady – 6/10 – Again in his consolation zone of anchoring a back-three.

CB: Vitaliy Mykolenko – 6/10 – Saved an in depth eye on Richarlison whereas they shared the pitch, closing down the half-space.

RWB: Seamus Coleman – 5/10 – The primary to make manner as Everton pushed for an equaliser.

CM: Alex Iwobi – 6/10 – Drifted huge on the proper to supply himself as a passing choice round Tottenham’s squeeze.

CM: Idrissa Gueye – 6/10 – Shuttling laterally in midfield, attempting to plug any gaps within the wall of royal blue.

CM: Andre Onana – 6/10 – Ate up the bottom when he was allowed to interrupt into his loping stride however did waste a transparent first-half opening.

LWB: Dwight McNeil – 6/10 – Fast to drop alongside Mykolenko, forming a flat back-five off the ball.

ST: Demarai Grey – 4/10 – Squandered a golden sight of purpose, getting caught out by a uncommon bobble on a Premier League pitch.

ST: Neal Maupay – 4/10 – Struggled in opposition to Tottenham’s towering back-three, attempting to manage a ball aimed toward his ears.

SUB: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (67′ for Maupay) – 5/10

SUB: James Garner (67′ for Coleman) – 5/10

SUB: Salomon Rondon (81′ for Gueye) – N/A

Supervisor: Frank Lampard – 5/10 – Set his crew up effectively to absorb strain and strike on the counter however could not counteract Tottenham’s shift after seeing his aspect squander their possibilities.

Participant of the Match – Harry Kane

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