Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

'Thank God' - Tottenham fans delighted at this Poch line-up decision v Everton

'Thank God' - Tottenham fans delighted at this Poch line-up decision v Everton

Tottenham Hotspur showed their class by thumping Everton 4-0 at Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening.

Allardyce handed their recent £27million Cenk Tosun his debut at Wembley, who he admitted still has a lot to learn about English football, but will hope the Turkish worldwide will find the shooting boots that drew Everton to him In the first place.

Kane scored eight goals in six matches last month, including back-to-back hat-tricks against Burnley and Southampton, to finish 2017 with a record tally of 39 Premier League goals.

Everton lose their opening three matches of a calendar year for the first time since 1960 while Spurs continue to march up the table in an attempt to snatch a Champions League place.

Everton had the ball in the back of the net after 21 minutes but Wayne Rooney's strike was flagged offside. "His life is probably fantastic at the moment".

West Brom, who kicked off level on points with Swansea, needed just four minutes to take the lead at The Hawthorns when Jonny Evans headed in from a corner.

Speaking ahead of the game, the 63-year-old Everton boss said: "Tottenham look like they have overcome the problems they had in the early stages of playing there (Wembley)".

Rivals Arsenal are in sixth just two points behind Tottenham and play Bournemouth away on Sunday.

Suddenly Tottenham looked risky 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.

The two goals also brought Harry Kane's total to 20 in the Premier League, the fourth season in a row the striker has reached that mark.

England striker Kane took his Spurs total in the competition to 98, leaving him one clear of White Hart Lane legend Teddy Sheringham.

While Sam Allardyce did his utmost, through mind-numbingly tiresome defensive tactics, to stifle and frustrate Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino's men were up to the test. Totenham's fist good chance fell in the 15th minute to Son, whose flicked header from a Christian Eriksen free kick delivery skimmed inches over the crossbar.

Everton didn't notch a single shot on goal in the first half, part of a disconcerting trend for the club.

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