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EPL: Tottenham Thrash Everton To Release Pressure On Conte, Lampard Fears Relegation

EPL: Tottenham Thrash Everton To Release Pressure On Conte,

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Oladimeji Balogun
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Worries for Frank Lampard as Everton's Premier League relegation fears deepened considerably with a 5-0 thumping defeat at Tottenham Hotspur along with Harry Kane's brace securing a rampant win for the hosts on Monday.

Michael Keane's calamitous own goal began the rout in the 14th minute and Son Heung-min made it 2-0 before Kane slotted home his first of the evening to make it 3-0.

Halftime substitute Sergio Reguilon made it 4-0 with his first touch of the game and Kane's sumptuous volley completed a thoroughly miserable trip to the capital for Everton.

Tottenham have now converted nine goals without conceding any in their last two Premier League games and are levelled on 45 points with sixth placed West Ham United having played two games less.

Everton's seventh loss in eight league games left them one place and one point above the bottom three and manager Frank Lampard faces a big task to ensure top-flight survival.

While Tottenham played fluently in their biggest home league win since 2019, Everton were woeful. Tottenham fans enjoyed taunting former Chelsea great Lampard who took charge at the end of January in the wake of Rafa Benitez's sacking.

Disorganised in defence, lacking bite in midfield and non-existent up front where they did not even manage an attempt on target, they made life easy for Tottenham who are now only three points behind fourth-placed Arsenal, albeit having played a game more.

​​​​​Talking Points From Tottenham vs Everton

Everton actually started the game confidently but when Keane, under pressure from Kane, volleyed Ryan Sessegnon's cross past Jordan Pickford they disintegrated.

Three minutes later Kane found Dejan Kulusevski who in turn released Son who netted with a shot Pickford might have saved.

Son wasted another glorious chance soon after before Matt Doherty's perfectly weighted through ball sent Kane clear on goal and the England skipper was never going to miss.

If Lampard had harsh words at halftime it had no effect on his players who switched off immediately after the interval as Kulusevski slid a ball across the area for Reguilon to slot in.

Kane's second, in the 55th minute, was the pick of the bunch and took him to sixth on the all-time Premier League scoring record above Thierry Henry with 176 goals.

Watching Doherty's lofted diagonal ball like a hawk, Kane lets the ball drop over his shoulder before volleying home past his countryman Pickford who endured a miserable birthday.

"The top four has to be our ambition. We are not the finished article yet but the manager has had time to settle in and physically, I think we are in a really good position," Kane said.

"We are in there and in the mix and we have to feel that pressure if we want to be a top team."

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Oladimeji Balogun
Oladimeji Balogun

Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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English Premier League 2021/2022 TABLE

English Premier League
No Teams P Pts
1 Manchester City 38 93
2 Liverpool 38 92
3 Chelsea 38 74
4 Tottenham Hotspur 38 71
5 Arsenal 38 69
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