Harry Kane scored two goals to become Tottenham Hotspur’s highest-ever scorer in the Premier League as they thrashed out-of-form Everton 4-0 at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
The England international stole the headlines once again as Spurs drew level on points with fourth-placed Liverpool, overtaking club legend Teddy Sheringham to stand out on his own as Tottenham’s most prolific player of the Premier League era.
Son Heung-min had earlier opened the scoring on his way to a man-of-the-match display, and Christian Eriksen capped off the scoring with the pick of the bunch just nine minutes from time as Spurs made it 11 consecutive league games without defeat at Wembley.
Everton handed a debut to new £27m man Cenk Tosun following his move from Besiktas, but it was the home side who were the first to threaten after 15 minutes when Son flicked Christian Eriksen’s wicked free kick narrowly over the crossbar with Jordan Pickford rooted to the spot.
Wayne Rooney did have the ball in the back of the net midway through the half when he again linked up with his new striker partner, diverting Tosun’s header into the roof of the net from close range only to see his celebrations cut short by the offside flag.
It was Son who broke the deadlock in the 26th minute, though, as Serge Aurier took advantage of some lax defending before dragging an attempted shot into the path of the South Korean, who tapped the ball into an empty net from close range.
Kane did add another record to his growing list of accolades just two minutes into the second half when he netted his 97th Premier League goal for Tottenham.
Son was again involved down the left channel as he burst forward before dragging a shot across goal which Kane swept home in similar fashion to Tottenham’s opener, although there was a question of offside against the league’s top-scorer.
Spurs were rampant, though, and just a minute later they had their third goal as Kane surpassed Teddy Sheringham as Tottenham’s highest-ever Premier League goalscorer, bringing up number 98 with another close-range finish, although this one was scuffed over Pickford from Eric Dier’s drilled low delivery.
The goal was also Kane’s 20th of the season, seeing him join an elite club of Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer as the only players in Premier League history to have hit that tally in four consecutive campaigns.
All four of Tottenham’s attackers were involved when the fourth did arrive shortly afterwards, though, with Kane feeding the ball into Son, who flicked it on for Alli to back-heel into the path of Eriksen, and the Dane produced an emphatic first-time finish to cap off a devastating team move.
The fourth goal did not flatter a Spurs side who now sit level on points and goal difference with Liverpool ahead of the Reds’ Anfield showdown with league leaders Manchester City on Sunday.