Tottenham Hotspur beat Everton as Harry Kane and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg scored to safe a 2-0 win on Saturday to attract degree on factors with second-placed Manchester Metropolis within the Premier League.
Spurs struggled to work themselves into the lead, solely incomes their breakthrough from a Jordan Pickford error as he introduced down Kane for the sixtieth minute spot-kick after Frank Lampard’s Everton missed good alternatives within the first half.
Antonio Conte made three adjustments from the aspect which beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2 on Tuesday, however their first half efficiency in opposition to Everton was flat and Spurs struggled to get a sight at their opponents’ objective.
It was Everton who pressured the perfect possibilities within the first 45 minutes. Demarai Grey was the primary recipient, beating Rodrigo Bentancur to a ball excessive and racing by means of on objective however he may solely fireplace over from shut vary.
And simply earlier than half-time, Amadou Onana raced onto objective, however his effort was additionally skewed over.
Within the sixtieth minute, although, Spurs discovered the breakthrough as Kane dispatched from the penalty spot.
Pickford was adjudged to have fouled Kane after clawing for a parried ball within the field and the England striker, on his four-hundredth look for Spurs, fired previous the Everton goalkeeper regardless of each opting for a similar nook.
Lampard made substitutions to attempt to achieve a foothold however failed to really bother Spurs within the closing levels.
And Conte’s aspect made certain of victory 4 minutes from time as Hojbjerg struck a late blow. Midfield associate Bentancur discovered Hojbjerg within the field and the Danish midfielder despatched a deflected shot previous Pickford to wrap up all three factors for Spurs.