Tottenham beat Everton in Premier League blowout

Tottenham beat Everton in Premier League blowout

It's that sense of realism which is now the club's greatest asset - he's sure to point out, for example, that their three most recent defeats offered encouraging signs as Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool all had to work extremely hard to overcome them.

Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham have a role to play in this season's title race after claiming a fourth Premier League win in a row.

"We will see if it's an issue", Pochettino said.

"We as a team didn't do enough in the match to block them, in many moments we could have done some things differently".

Gareth Southgate's number one rushed out of his goal but got in a tangle with defender Kurt Zouma to allow Tottenham to crucially score the equaliser on their way to a 6-2 victory at Goodison Park.

Tottenham looked home and dry when Christian Eriksen drilled in a superb effort from 20 yards in the 48th. And, although Everton pulled a goal back through ex-Spurs midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, Son restored Spurs' four-goal lead before crossing for Kane, who completed the rout.

Spurs' manager has generally favoured a 4-2-3-1 system, but he switched to a 4-4-2 midfield diamond at Everton on Sunday. This came in the form of a Heung-Min Son strike.

Ten minutes later, Heung-Min Son struck again. Eriksen later scored in similar circumstances, arriving on the edge of the box after Kane had this time got in behind in a wide area.

Any hope of an Everton revival was short-lived as substitute Erik Lamela slipped in the superb Son who confidently drove past Pickford to make it 5-2. He found Kane and there was no doubt he would put it in for his second goal.

"So, if Spurs won the Premier League, the Champions League or the FA Cup, that could be the time he says: 'There you go, that is the end - this is what I was trying to achieve at this club and now I am going to move on".

I expect Spurs to win this and if they do, they are still in the title hunt.

Of course they will not lose this heavily every week, but this result was not a one-off either. It was the fourth match in a row where they have conceded at least three goals to Tottenham, and they have now failed to win any of their past 23 top-flight fixtures against big-six sides, dating back nearly two years to January 2017.

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