The result is always unpredictable when Tottenham Hotspur plays a league match. The same happened when they faced Everton FC. Tottenham thrashed the Toffees for five goals at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. With this loss, the miserable Toffees are facing a relegation fight, which is not so common for them.
Harry Kane scored twice, and Dejan Kulusevski and Matt Doherty both had two assists, as Heung-min Son also scored to join a Michael Keane own goal on the score sheet.
Tottenham’s 14th win gives it 45 points, three back of fourth-place Arsenal. Seventh-place Spurs have two fewer matches played than West Ham (45 points) and Manchester United (47 points).
Everton has 22 points after losing its 15th match of the season. That’s a point ahead of 18th-place Burnley with a match-in-hand on the Clarets. The Toffees have lost four times in five under Lampard with a combined scoreline of 11-4. Three of those four goals came in a 3-0 win over Leeds.
Tottenham were inconsistent in the recent weeks, but against Everton, they did not show any signs of weakness. They ran riot over the away team.
Everton are currently on a cliffhanger after the loss as they should be ready to fight for a relegation battle this season. Everton were last relegated from the top flight in 1951 and have had two last-day escapes in 1993-94 and 1997-98. Everton are winless in 11 successive Premier League away games within a single season for the first time since the end of the David Moyes era in 2003-04.
Everton are sitting just one point above the bottom three (with a couple of games in hand), but Frank Lampard will be seriously worried about their form. They’ve lost seven of their eight league games in 2022 and are in serious danger of getting relegated.
Everything went wrong for Everton as they conceded the first goal with a Michael Keane own goal in the 14th minute. It was just a start of an embarrassment as Son Heung-Min doubled their lead after three minutes.
Harry Kane made it three at the 37th minute, and they almost wrapped up the game at the start of the second half, when Reguilon scored the fourth goal in the 46th minute.
Harry Kane added his second in the 55th minute as Tottenham completed the thrashing.
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte was optimistic about finishing in the top four after the emphatic win. “A top-four race for sure and we want to be involved – we’re becoming stronger in many aspects,” added the Italian.
“We have to take the responsibility now. We have to fight to reach the best possible position and to fight for a place in the Champions League. For sure it won’t be easy. We need to have ambition and I think we can do this, I think we’re ready to do this.”