Tottenham set a new record on Sunday with their win over Everton making it 9 home consecutive wins and a whopping 27 points. In fact, Tottenham haven’t lost a premier league game at home this season proving that White Hart Lane has become a fortress of a football ground.
The team started the game well, pressing high and Everton were barely allowed to leave their own half. Harry Kane was allowed too much time on the ball and took a shot from outside the box which of course flew past the Everton goal keeper, making it 1-0 in the 20th minute. Tottenham continued to press Everton and should’ve had about 3 or 4 more goals in the first half with attempts from Vertongen, Eriksen and Wanyama. Kane was on target again in the 56th minute making it 5 in 2 games for the striker.
I was disappointed to see the team slack off a little especially against a Koeman side and therefore wasn’t surprised that Everton came back into the game. Lukaku scored in the 81st minute making for a very nervy 10 minutes before Alli scored to make it 3-1. However, Spurs were caught out daydreaming about the final whistle and a minute later Enner Valencia made it 3-2. The last few minutes were nail biting and the final whistle was music to my ears.
Kane says he’s in the best form of his career to date and he’s proving to be vital to the Tottenham side. Kane vs Lukaku was the big headline in preparation of this match and Kane has come out on top due to the great service he receives as well as help from Eriksen and Alli. They always know where Kane is and if one of them is on the ball the other will draw players away from Kane to free up space. Furthermore, if Kane happens to miss a shot Alli or Eriksen are not far behind waiting for the rebound.
My man of the match for this game is an unpopular one; Davies. Yes, he’s not as great a player as Rose but for now he’s all we’ve got and he really proved himself in this fixture. He played well, attacked lots and showed that he could defend too.
Next up for Tottenham are two home games, Millwall in the F.A cup and then Southampton on the 19th of March. I hope White Hart Lane gets a good sending off and stays the fortress it’s become. COYS!