Son Heung-min and Harry Kane notched two goals each for Tottenham Hotspur in a thrilling 6-2 win against Everton on Sunday. The win at Goodison Park brought an early Christmas gift to Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham by closing the gap to six points to leaders Liverpool.
The Toffees drew the first blood when Theo Walcott struck into the net through Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris from a Calvert-Lewin’s cross in the 21st minute.
The game changer of the night came in the 27th minute when Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and his defender Kurt Zouma had a mix-up just outside the edge. As they collided, the ball rebounded to Son, who was pacing free on the right wing. The Korean international sent a beautiful curl into the empty net to equalize the score.
Dele Ali scored the second in the 35th minute from Pickford’s deflection after Son was denied, making the scoreline a 2-1 lead. Spurs enjoyed their successful attempt as Kane found the net a couple of minutes before the halftime.
The visitors dominated the game as they started it with a comfortable 4-1 lead in the second half with Christian Eriksen’s strike in the 48th minute.
The Toffees received a consolation goal in the 51st minute with Gylfi Sigurdsson striking low across the box in the right corner. However, their little hope faded away when Son struck his second of the night by slipping between Pickford’s legs with an assist from substitute Erik Lamela and registered a comprehensive 5-2 lead.
Kane finished the scoring of the goal gala Premier League game off a cross from Son in the 74th minute.
The victory means the Spurs, who have won 11 of their last 13 games, are now potential title contenders in the Premier League.