Spurs, led by Kane, continue to wreak havoc on Lampard’s struggling team

Spurs led by Kane continue to wreak havoc on Lampards struggling team
Spurs led by Kane continue to wreak havoc on Lampards struggling team

Tottenham enhanced their top-four ambitions with a 5-0 thrashing of relegation-threatened Everton thanks to a Harry Kane double.

Spurs, who were knocked out of the FA Cup last week, took a dominating half-time lead thanks to goals from Kane and Heung-Min Son, who added to Michael Keane’s own goal.

After substitute Sergio Reguilon had added a fourth with his first touch, Kane surpassed Thierry Henry’s tally of 175 Premier League goals with a beautiful volley, as Antonio Conte’s team made up ground on their top-four opponents.

The only bright spot for Frank Lampard was that Kane fell short of matching his own competition score, but things are looking gloomy for Everton, who have now lost 14 of their previous 18 league games.

Everton’s press appeared to have Spurs on the back foot early on, but in the 14th minute, Keane sliced Ryan Sessegnon’s cross into his own net, putting the visitors ahead.

Jordan Pickford, who was making his 200th Premier League appearance, let Son’s low shot slip through his fingertips three minutes later.

Son was denied by Pickford, who made a fine save, with Kane rolling the rebound wide. When he tapped in after beating a poor offside trap, the England captain made no mistake.

Lampard came in at halftime to replace Keane, but it was Spurs’ replacement Reguilon who had an immediate impact, converting Dejan Kulusevski’s cross 41 seconds after coming on.

Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin came close to scoring a consolation goal before Eric Dier’s close-range header rocked the crossbar.

Soon after, Kane moved ahead of Arsenal legend Henry in the all-time scoring list, arrowing Matt Doherty’s ball past Pickford from a tight angle to add gloss to a thunderous victory.

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