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Kane double inspires Spurs win over Everton - FanzChampionship

Harry Kane's supreme run of form continued as his double gave Tottenham a 3-2 victory over Everton at White Hart Lane, strengthening their grip on second place.

Spurs moved within seven points of Premier League leaders Chelsea - who play West Ham on Monday - courtesy of a goal in each half from the in-form England international.

Kane now has 19 league goals and leads the Golden Boot race outright having scored with a brilliant strike in a first half that also saw Victor Wanyama hit the post.

The England forward's second came after the break. Belgian Mousa Dembele caught French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin dawdling on the ball, allowing Dele Alli to poke a pass through to his team-mate. The Spurs striker then applied a sidefoot finish past the Spanish keeper.

Everton brought on Kevin Mirallas and James McCarthy in a bid to change the match's momentum, although Ross Barkley's tame strike at Hugo Lloris was the first time the Spurs keeper was called into the action.

But after Joel had to save bravely from Kane to deny him a hat-trick, it was Alli who put the result beyond doubt in the second minute of stoppage-time.

Substitute Harry Winks' free-kick caught Everton's defence flat-footed, with Alli's deft touch giving him a 13th league goal of an impressive campaign.

And a crazy finish to the game saw Valencia latch on to Barkley's free-kick to sweep in from six yards just 70 seconds later, but Spurs were not to be denied.

 

Man of the match - Harry Kane (Tottenham)

No hat-trick this week, but Harry Kane once again demonstrated why his manager thinks he's one of the best strikers in the world.

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Spurs hold a four-point cushion over Liverpool and Manchester City after a club-record ninth straight Premier League win.

Everton, who netted a stoppage time consolation through substitute Enner Valencia, stay seventh in the standings and five points adrift of Manchester United above them after losing for the first time in 10 top-flight games.

Chelsea will re-establish their 10-point lead today if they defeat West Ham at London Stadium.