Tottenham Hotspur picked up their fourth Premier League victory on the bounce after they secured a comfortable 6-2 triumph over Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.
Spurs started the game on the back foot with Theo Walcott opening the scoring in the 21st minute but they thereafter made a stunning comeback to lead 3-1 at the half-time interval.
Following the break, the same score from the first half was replicated with Spurs eventually handing Everton one of their worst-ever home defeats in the Premier League era.
Two things we learned:
Spurs enhance their title credentials: The north London side suffered a setback at the start of the month where they suffered a disappointing 4-2 derby defeat at the hands of Arsenal but they have since not put a foot wrong in any competition. While securing progress to the League Cup semi final and Champions League knockouts, they have also picked up their league form with four straight triumphs which sees them within two points of last season’s champions Manchester City. Moreover, they are within six points of leaders Liverpool and a strong run of form in the backend of the campaign may potentially transform them into title-winners – something which many would have disbelieved after their failure to spend on any recruit during the summer transfer window.
Everton still far off from joining elite: The Merseyside outfit had recently revived their campaign with a string of impressive results but their season has faltered once more as they have come against one of the previous year’s top six. In the past games against Manchester City and Tottenham, they have managed to score on three occasions which remains admirable but their defence has simply failed to cope with the opposition threat with nine goals leaked in the progress. The Toffees’ hierarchy have cited the aim of taking the club back to Europe in the near future but that seems unlikely to happen at the moment unless they can get better of the elite opposition especially in their home turf. Silva’s men have picked up just one point against last season’s top six and that came during the 0-0 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
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