Everton ‘Kaned’ at Goodison Park by Tottenham

Harry Kane scored a brace against Everton at Goodison Park
Harry Kane scored a brace against Everton at Goodison Park

Harry Kane brought up a century of Tottenham goals with a double at Goodison Park as Everton were dispatched in ruthless fashion.

The forward opened his account for the season with an effort that may well have been an attempted cross but looped over home keeper Jordan Pickford.

Christian Eriksen scored Spurs’ second before Kane sealed the game with a neat finish 47 seconds after the break.

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In truth, it could have been have ended 6-0 to a totally dominant away side.

Tottenham’s win takes them to seven points and propels them back up the table to fifth.

For Everton, after their loss at Chelsea in their previous game, this is another chastening defeat against a top-four side they aspired to match following a summer of heavy spending in the transfer market.

Spurs fire a warning to the rest

After finishing second last season, Tottenham have been somewhat inconsistent at the start of this one, winning comfortably away at Newcastle but then dropping points at home as they continue to find their feet at Wembley.

However, this performance, against a side with lofty aspirations of their own, shows that they once again mean business.

Once Mauricio Pochettino’s side had found a foothold in the game, Everton were unable to get a look in. Kane’s second goal essentially killed the contest, but it may as well have been over from the moment his first found the net.

Kane will rightly take the headlines, but this was a team performance, with Eriksen the creative force, topped by his own first goal of the season – a close-range finish after Pickford had palmed out Ben Davies’ shot.

The Dane played in front of a back three made that much more assured by the presence of summer signing Davinson Sanchez.

Before the three goals, Eriksen fired wide and Moussa Sissoko had a goal-bound effort blocked in the box.

After them, an unmarked and central Dele Alli air-kicked a cross from Kane, who later pulled a shot wide from inside the box.

The 3-0 scoreline was more flattering to Everton than Spurs.

Kane brings up his century

Kane has yet to score a Premier League goal in August, despite having 25 shots last month.

Come September, he scores at the first time of asking in a top-flight game with his first shot of the month – an effort that may not even have been intended as a crack at goal.

Regardless, the England striker now has four goals in two games since the end of August – having also scored twice against Malta for his country during the international break.

He also has 101 Tottenham goals to his name, amassed in just 169 games.

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