Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

English Premier League match report Tottenham Hotspur v Everton 13 January 2018

English Premier League match report Tottenham Hotspur v Everton 13 January 2018

Sam Allardyce admits signing Cenk Tosun "is a risk" as the Everton new boy prepares for his Premier League debut.

Everton have won only one of their last 43 Premier League away games against one of the "big six" (1-0 at Man Utd in December 2013) - drawing 15 and losing 27.

Everton, meanwhile, slump to a fourth consecutive defeat across all competitions and a sixth game in a row without victory, during which time they have only managed two goals. No-one wants to sell their best players.

After a bright opening spell had produced little in the way of clear chances, Spurs came close to the breakthrough when Christian Eriksen whipped in a free kick which Son Heung-Min headed over.

Suddenly Tottenham looked unsafe every time they came forward, and they should have had a third five minutes later when Dele Alli exchanged passes with Son on his way into the box, only to fire his finish into the side-netting with only the keeper to beat.

Everton had the ball in the back of the net after 21 minutes but Wayne Rooney's strike was flagged offside. In response, Kane swiftly tested Tottees keeper, Jordan Pickford, on three occasions in a matter of minutes as Spurs looked for a breakthrough of their own.

But with 26 minutes gone, Son timed everything right when Serge Aurier's scuffed shot fizzed across the box and he steered the ball home from close range.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino singled out Kane for praise and backed the 24-year-old to keep building on his achievements.

The busy visiting keeper denied Son and Dele Alli with a fine double reaction save as Spurs threatened to add a fourth.

In truth, Spurs have played better this season.

"In this way he's going to break all the records in the Premier League and England".

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