A Battle of Wits as Tottenham and Everton are Similar


Spurs moved within seven points of Premier League leaders Chelsea - who play West Ham United on Tuesday morning AEDT - courtesy of a goal in each half from the in-form England global. Now is the time to keep calm and prepare for the next two home games.

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When Harry Kane picked up the ball 30 yards out from goal at White Hart Lane and unleashed a shot that whistled past Joel Robles, Mauricio Pochettino's reaction was unremarkable.

Kane picked up a knock after colliding with a post in last weekend's 4-0 win over Stoke City and was substituted in the second half after scoring a hat-trick.

They will have been disappointed not to go in at half-time looking more comfortable, but the White Hart Lane faithful had to wait just 10 minutes for Kane to score again when Alli capitalised on a Morgan Schneiderlin mistake to play his team-mate in. We had the chance to get a point but it was not deserved.

If Everton (44 points) win this match then they will have equalled their total points tally from the last two seasons (47 in both 2014/15 and 2015/16).

A fourth hat-trick in ten games for Kane seemed to be on the cards with eighteen minutes left on the clock but the England worldwide was flagged offside as he made to convert a Kyle Walker low cross.

"Maybe the best thing Spurs do, which we try to do as well, is the fast reaction after losing the ball - they don't give you time to play the ball easily if you win the ball off them, they fight straight away to get it back". "It's normal we catch the attention of other clubs and football people".

The Toffees have an 11-point lead over West Ham in ninth so they're firmly established as one of the top eight teams in the country although, on current form, they'd be several spots higher.

Spurs have let in the fewest amount of goals in the PL (18 in 26) games and visiting teams have managed only five in 13. "When he scores and when he doesn't I have the same opinion of him", he added.

It took them until three minutes before the break to edge ahead.

Tottenham will now turn their attention to an all-London FA Cup quarter final clash with Millwall next Sunday, before they host Southampton in the league the following week.