EPL: In-Form Kane Helps Spurs Beat Everton And Close In On Arsenal

Harry Kane marked his 400th appearance for Tottenham with a goal from the penalty spot in a 2-0 victory over Everton, which moves Spurs just one point behind Premier League leaders Arsenal.

Frank Lampard’s visitors frustrated Tottenham throughout the first half and passed up two golden opportunities of their own, with Demarai Gray and Amadou Onana blowing one-on-one chances.

But Jordan Pickford – moments after a stunning stop from Kane at the start of the second half – made a costly error, spilling a shot from Matt Doherty and then bringing down the Spurs striker as he scrambled to recover.

Kane (59) scored and missed from the spot in the Europa League on Thursday but there was no nerves as he thumped home his penalty in front of the South Stand. With nine goals in 10 games, Kane is enjoying a superb start to the season and he has now scored in five Premier League games in a row for the first time.

It was a less rewarding evening for his fellow Spurs forward Richarlison, who had seen his reunion with former club Everton cut short by then due to a calf injury.

However, Antonio Conte took Richarlison’s exit as an opportunity to switch to 3-5-2 and the home side extended their 100 per cent home record for this season with some authority from then on, with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg wrapping up the win with a deflected finish on 86 minutes.

Spurs have made their best start to a Premier League season after 10 games and, although they remain third, they are now level with second-placed Manchester City ahead of their trip to Liverpool on Super Sunday, while Arsenal’s game in hand comes at Leeds. Everton, who suffered defeat on the road for the first time in four matches, stay 12th.

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