Harry Kane, Nabil Benaleb and Jan Vertonghen excel as Spurs climb above Everton to seventh in the Premier League table.
Tottenham Hotspur ended Everton’s eight-game unbeaten run by defeating the Toffees 2-1 at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
Everton took the lead through a stunning Kevin Mirallas strike from 25 yards on the quarter-hour, but Christian Eriksen levelled the scores six minutes later with a lobbed rebound after Harry Kane’s stinging shot had been spilled by Tim Howard.
Roberto Soldado then scored his first Premier League goal of the season in first-half stoppage time with a calm finish that proved to be the winner.
Here’s how Mauricio Pochettino’s men rated at White Hart Lane:
GK: Hugo Lloris – 7/10
The Frenchman made two superb stops to keep out Romelu Lukaku and Seamus Coleman, either side of Mirallas’s wondergoal.
RB: Vlad Chiriches – 6/10
Very sharp and lively going forward. Still produced a few moments to worry his side defensively though, including a short back-pass, which forced Lloris to race out of his penalty area and pinch the ball off Lukaku’s toes. With a yellow card hanging over his head, Chiriches was replaced by Eric Dier on 69 minutes.
LB: Ben Davies – 7/10
Defended narrowly and positioned himself very well as Everton were kept frustrated in the final third.
CB: Federico Fazio – 6/10
The Argentina international, who is notoriously slow, really seemed to enjoy playing in a deep backline. However, he was lucky not to concede a late penalty for handball.
CB: Jan Vertonghen – 8/10
Thrived in the role of Tottenham’s defensive leader, with Younes Kaboul still out injured.