SPURS 3 EVERTON 2
Another victory at home for us as we maintain our status as the best team in the Premier League at home, being as we are the only undefeated side.
For the most part it was a comfortable routine win against a side who struggled with our high press and we should have won by more. Every quality team looks to constantly improve, they look to see what they could have done better.
We were totally dominant after a wonderful goal out of nothing from Harry Kane and should have put ourselves at least 2-0 up before half-time. Once again we were not clinical enough in front of goal.
In the second half their keeper rolled the ball to former Tottenham target Morgan Schneiderlin who perhaps dallied on the ball. However, I would like to highlight the work on Mousa Dembele. It was he who rushed to close down Schneiderlin who simply passed the buck and put his teammate in trouble for Dele Alli to poke the ball into the path of Harry Kane. He made no mistake to make it 2-0 and later missed a golden opportunity to get yet another hat-tick when one-on-one with the goalkeeper.
He seemed a little indecisive, just as Spurs fell into the trap of playing safe and trying to simply see the game out. Jan Vertonghen slipped over when back peddling and it is 2-1 with 10 minutes to play. We score a third from Dele Alli having the awareness to make a run and substitute Harry Winks to see and play the perfect pass from the free-kick.
Again we let our concentration slip thinking we had won the game and suddenly from nothing it is 3-2, a simple unmarked tap-in. Concentration can still be an issue for us at times and switching off like this has cost us dear in the past.
The win was thoroughly deserved and maintain our second place in the table, which we will retain even if Manchester City beat Sunderland. Another game out of the way, four points above Liverpool, six above Arsenal and a run of games against teams in the bottom half. Now is the time to capitalize on that and put real pressure on the rest.
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