Kane nets brace, Spurs top Everton

Kane scored a hat-trick against Stoke last weekend

Spurs moved within seven points of Premier League leaders Chelsea - who play West Ham United on Tuesday morning AEDT - courtesy of a goal in each half from the in-form England global. In the pub game of "which two of the top six are going to miss out on a Champions League spot", most permutations don't include Tottenham.

Harry Kane's brace appeared to have put the north Londoners on course for a straightforward win but Romelu Lukaku hit back for the Toffees while Dele Alli and Enner Valencia both scored in a frantic finale.

Just 20 minutes into their Premier League clash with Everton at White Hart Lane and Tottenham Hotspurs have a 1-0 lead!

Kane made it 2-0 ten minutes into the second half when he latched onto a Alli's through pass following Morgan Schneiderlin's poor clearance and placed the ball in the far corner.

But it was Wanyama who came closest to striking again before the break, sending his deflected left-footed effort against the post from 25 yards as Spurs threatened to run riot. "It's not our second or third season, it's our first, but we are in a good way to move forwards and to change things and to make sometimes hard decisions".

It was a goal that kept the game alive and afforded Everton a potential lifeline of taking something away from a game where they always looked second-best. You have to want to score goals every time you are on the pitch.

Tottenham's ninth successive home win is a club record in the Premier League and the first time they have reached that mark in the same season since 1987.

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Kane opened the scoring early on at White Hart Lane through a superb long range strike.

The duo have scored 17 goals apiece and Pochettino rates them as two of the top 10 strikers in Europe, having also declared that Kane is now one of the best in the world.

However, Everton pulled a goal back straight from the restart through Valencia, who tapped home a quickly-taken free kick- to make Spurs see out a nervy final few seconds.

The game would end in a 3-2 win to Mauricio Pochettino's side, who go second and keep their rather faint hopes of winning the league alive.

"It was a great, great goal", the Spurs boss added to Sky Sports.

Football fans certainly weren't impressed with the pair's handshake, so much so that they wanted the goal to be ruled out because of it.

And with eight minutes remaining, Kane's chance came.

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