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  • Harry Kane gave Tottenham the lead with piledriver from 35 yards.
  • The England international pounced on a mistake from Robles to double the lead in the second half.
  • Romelu Lukaku pulled one back for the Toffees with 10 minutes remaining.
  • Dele Alli seemed to put the game beyond doubt in stoppage time with a clever flick.
  • Enner Valencia managed to respond instantly with a guided effort.
Harry Kane

Full-time: Tottenham 3-2 Everton

A deserved victory for Tottenham who have now won nine home league games on the bounce. A brace from Harry Kane and a lovely Dele Alli flick gave Pochettino's men the points against an Everton side who simply left their fightback too late.

Romelu Lukaku made things interesting with 10 minutes to go while Enner Valencia managed to cancel out Alli's stoppage time strike, but Ronald Koeman cannot say his team truly deserved to leave White Hart Lane with anything but their tails between their legs.

That brings to the end our coverage, have a great afternoon.

Harry Kane

Everton's goal essentially a carbon copy of Tottenham's third. Spurs caught napping from a set piece and Enner Valencia - who has been bright since coming on - guides the ball home. All too little, too late.

GOAL! Tottenham 3-2 Everton (Valencia)

That's all she wrote. Everton caught napping from a free-kick, Winks sees the run of Alli who flicks the ball superbly past Robles.

GOAL! Tottenham 3-1 Everton (Alli)

Valencia almost makes something out of nothing as he and Lloris contest a ball outside the area, but the Frenchman just does enough to alleviate the danger.

Harry Kane is replaced by Vincent Janssen as we head into stoppage time. Everton were probably wishing their goal came earlier.

Tottenham make another change to wind down the clock as Eriksen is withdrawn for Sissoko. Less than five minutes of normal time.

Barkley is the life of the party and glides past Eriksen and Wanyama. He angles a teasing ball which is cut out by Alderweireld for a corner, which somehow results in Eriksen leading a counterattack. Everton regain bodies and snuff out the danger as Kane blasts over the bar.

Kane almost scored his third of the afternoon immediately after Lukaku's first but his dink was blocked by Robles.

Lukaku then holds off Dier and fires at Lloris, who gathers comfortably.

Out of nowhere, Everton are back in this match!

Lukaku bullies Vertonghen into a mistake, sets himself and fires low into the bottom corner. Koeman has thrown on Valencia for Gueye. Game on?

GOAL! Tottenham 2-1 Everton (Lukaku)

Robles cuts out an Eriksen delivery that was too easily worked from an Everton point of view. Spurs coasting now, and have been for quite some time in truth.

Dembele, who has just been booked, is replaced by Harry Winks, the serial substitute for Mauricio Pochettino. Just over 10 minutes to go.

Everton win a free-kick in a very dangerous position after Dembele pulls down Coleman. The Belgian is cautioned from his troubles.

Can Everton make something from the set piece? No. As you were.

Barkley comes deep to try and make things happen for Everton. He finds Coleman, who balloons an attempted cross high and wide.

Sums up Everton's afternoon, really.

Vertonghen goes on one of his charging runs but is eventually stopped in his tracks by a sliding Funes Mori. His compatriot Mirallas then tries to test Dier but his ambitious shot was blocked.

Barry and Davies replaced by McCarthy and Mirallas as Koeman rolls the dice.

Everton set to make a double change with McCarthy and Mirallas primed and ready. Surprised Lookman or Valencia are not yet being introduced, Lukaku is completely isolated up against three excellent centre-halves.

Easy pickings for Kane, absolutely pathetic from Everton, with Robles culpable again.

Robles rolls the ball out to an unknowing Schneiderlin, who attempts to lay it off to Williams. The Frenchman's pass is cut out and the ball makes its way to Kane, who was never going to miss in the mood he is in.

Can't see anything other than a Spurs win now.

GOAL! Tottenham 2-0 Everton (Kane)

Vertonghen charges forward completely unchallenged and stings the palms of Robles with a fierce effort that earns Spurs a corner. Everton under the cosh again.

Wanyama manages to connect with an Eriksen delivery but he couldn't get his header on target.

Alli goes close to making it 2-0 with a header but Robles manages to gather. Tottenham beginning to turn the screw in this second period.

Wanyama receiving treatment for a knock on below his knee. Seems like the Kenyan will be able to run it off.

Lukaku and Gueye link up well, the Senegalese enforcer whips in a cross that evades Davies and Barkley and Tottenham work their way up the pitch.

Teams are out for the second half. Lukaku and Gueye are in conversation with Tottenham substitute Moussa Sissoko, who almost joined the Toffees in the summer.

No changes from either teams during half-time, and we are back underway.

Some flippin' achievement, that.

Half-time: Tottenham 1-0 Everton

Not the thriller some may have hoped for but Tottenham are deservedly in front thanks to a screamer from Harry Kane. Questions can and perhaps must be asked of Joel Robles, but take nothing away from the rasping strike.

Tottenham are largely in control and had more chances to score through Kane and and Victor Wanyama, while Everton have offered precious little going forward so far. Koeman may see fit to change personnel and system at half-time.

Tottenham in front and on course to win their ninth consecutive home league win.

Tottenham vs Everton

Game is now in a lull after some frenetic stuff from Spurs after the goal.The lack of pace and ability to stretch Tottenham's backline is proving to be Everton's downfall, though Koeman does have options to change things if he so desires.

A bizarre mistake from Coleman allows Davies to drift in a ball to Eriksen, but his header can't find Kane or the net.

Everton then come forward with Gueye looking to make things happen but the ball drift into Lloris' grasp.

Barkley wins Everton a corner through sheer persistence, the Toffees regaining a foothold in the game. It comes to nothing, though. Less than 10 minutes to go until half-time.

Barry chips a ball over the top for Lukaku but the Belgian just couldn't latch onto it. Coleman was following with intent but ran out of grass before he could cross back.

Barkley drives down the right and whips in a ball that Lloris has to beat away. Lukaku was lurking but the Frenchman dealt with the danger.

Kane enjoyed his effort, unsurprisingly.

Gueye has been shown the first yellow of the game for a foul on Davies.


Spurs really turning the screw and are in the mood. Wanyama cracks the post with an effort which had Robles beaten. The Toffees need to dig in deep now.

Funes Mori daftly boots Kane and gives away a free-kick, but somehow the Argentine gets away with a booking.

The resulting set-piece almost finds Kane but the ball sails through with no-one getting a touch.

Eriksen bursts through the middles and is picked out by Walker but the Dane's effort trickles wide. Another warning sign for Everton, who need to hit back.

Out of absolutely nothing, Tottenham are in front.

Kane turns 35 yards out and drives a rasping effort past Robles. There seemed to be no danger at all but you simply cannot allow the England international an inch. Questions must be asked of Robles, he really should not be beaten from that far out, and it was a good height for him.

Kane almost made it two immediately after but Robles managed to block. Can Everton respond?

GOAL! Tottenham 1-0 Everton (Kane)

Ronald Koeman transfixed by proceedings so far.


Schneiderin in the thick of the action with some marvellous tackles.

Alli then cons the referee by diving in front of the Frenchman to win a free kick, but Eriksen's delivery was headed away by Barkley.

Barkley crafts and excellent delivery but it's headed away by Dier. Davies almost broke through Tottenham's backline but was tackled excellently by that man Dier again.

Everton trying to exploit Tottenham's very high line but Funes Mori could only find an offside Lukaku. Spurs enjoying more of the ball but Everton nice and compact.

Shouts for a penalty after Walker charges into the penalty area and clashes with Baines, but referee Michael Oliver is not interested. The Everton defender clearly got the ball.

Incredible ball from Barkley sets Lukaku away, but Vertonghen does ever so well to rob his compatriot of the ball in the box.

Barry gives away a free-kick after tripping Alli. The veteran incensed at the decision, challenges coming thick and fast in the engine room.

Gueye delivers a whipped cross which Davies almost connected with. Bright start from both sides.

Tottenham get us underway at White Hart Lane.

The teams are walking out onto the pitch and are greeted by a roar from both sets of fans. It's got all the makings of a thriller.

Everton fitness coach Jan Kluitenberg puts the Toffees through their paces. Kick off just five minutes away.


Ronald Koeman and Mauricio Pochettino have given their pre-match thoughts.

Koeman: "I think the fight will be decided in the midfield and you need cleverness and fitness, that's why we play with one more midfielder.

"The key (to beat Tottenham) is if you press as a team and make it tough and don't give too much space between the lines, as they have individual qualities. You need to stop that. When you get your chance to come out, you need a huge level of football, that's what you need to get a good result."

Pochettino: "I think we played well last week, we want to keep going, the same feeling. Today's a different game, Everton are a very good team, they improve a lot recently.

"It's a big motivation to win to keep our position on the table, we're fighting in the top six all season, for us we need three points to fight for the Premier League."

Kane scoring today is not unrealistic by any stretch of the imagination.

Harry Kane

Interesting stuff from Romelu Lukaku ahead of the game.

"We had to adapt to the new manager, it's very different than what we were used to but that's football, we need to adapt to what is expected from us. We're playing well, winning games, the defence is keeping clean sheets.

"I don't care what others are doing, I only care about Everton. If I look at the others I'm not focused on the game anymore, that was my problem last year.

"I don't have any compassion during the game, I'm there to win. I need a platform where I can show myself in the big games, I'm scoring all the time in the Premier league but I want to show it on the bigger stage in the near future."

Romelu Lukaku

Half an hour until kick-off at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham can perhaps pile pressure on table toppers Chelsea with a win today, while Everton could close down the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United, who dropped points yet again at home.

Interesting that Koeman has gone with no width and opted for FIVE central midfielders against a Spurs team who are not blessed with wingers. Could be a very congested midfield battle but one that oozes quality with the likes of Dembele, Schneiderlin, Barkley et al

Hugo Loris is making his 200th appearance for Spurs today, but believes now is not the time for sentiment.

Morgan Schneiderlin has been in fine form since joining Everton from Manchester United in January, and the Frenchman is hoping to help his side maintain their excellent recent form.

Kane, Vertonghen and Alderweireld are all fit today. Major boost for Pochettino, who has been linked a move to Barcelona, along with his adversary today, Koeman.

The Dutchman has also been linked with a switch to the Camp Nou and said in his press conference that he will discuss things with the Argentine.

"I think he's managing a big club, he's happy, I'll ask him Sunday if he wants to move to Barcelona," Koeman said in his press conference. "In the past, they talk about (him moving to) Manchester United. I was the manager after Pochettino managed Southampton, I think he's doing a really good job in Tottenham, You ask me what he will do, I don't like these questions."

When asked about whether his future may lie at the Camp Nou, Koeman said: "Every word from my side about Barcelona is too much. I don't speak about Barcelona."

Romelu Lukaku makes his 200th career league start today, but he is up against a team he rarely plays well against.

The powerful Belgian has not scored against Tottenham in seven attempts.

Romelu Lukaku
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Tottenham: Vorm, Trippier, Wimmer, Sissoko, Winks, Son, Janssen.

Everton: Stekelenburg, Jagielka, Holgate, McCarthy, Mirallas, Valencia, Lookman.


Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Wanyama, Dembele, Eriksen, Dele, Kane.


Everton: Robles, Coleman, Williams, Funes Mori, Baines, Barry, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Barkley, Davies, Lukaku.

Team news is just 10 minutes away. Mauricio Pochettino has slight doubts over the fitness of Kane, Vertonghen and Alderweireld, but all three should be fit for the visit of the Toffees.

Everton have no fresh injury concerns and they could welcome back young starlet Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who has recovered from a nasty ankle injury.

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The Toffees are in town. Can Koeman replicate his success with Southampton last season and secure victory at White Hart Lane?

Tottenham fans all smiles ahead of today's game. Will they be grinning come full-time?

Team news is in half an hour, but two of the best strikers in the Premier League will almost certainly be strutting their stuff this afternoon.

Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane are both top of the Premier League scoring charts with 17 goals this season and the argument regarding who is better has rumbled on all week.

Ronald Koeman says he doesn't see much between the two and believes they are both up their with the best in Europe.

"Both have scored 17 goals, both are really top strikers and top finishers. I don't see any difference." Koeman said.

"Kane is scoring goals but he will always score goals. His movement may be (better) but Romelu is physically a little bit stronger than Kane, but both are in the top five best strikers in the Premier league and maybe in the top ten in Europe."

Romelu Lukaku
Lukaku is one of the best strikers in Europe. Getty Images

Everton will hope to conquer London, much like one of their favourite sons.

Tony Bellew defied the odds to stop David Haye in the 11th round and win the heavyweight bout at the O2 arena on Saturday night.

The 34-year-old will be at White Hart Lane today and has lined out his ambitions for the future whilst also paying tribute to once bitter foe Haye, who is set to undergo surgery on his Achilles.

Read all about it here.

Good afternoon and welcome to IB Times UK's live coverage of Tottenham vs Everton.

The match at White Hart Lane promises to entertain; Tottenham have not lost at home in the Premier League this season, while Everton are yet to taste defeat in England's top-flight this year.

Ronald Koeman and Mauricio Pochettino - two of the most impressive managers in the Premier League - will pit their wits against each other while there will be some incredible young starlets on display in north London today. It's all very exciting.

Ronald Koeman and Mauricio Pochettino
Koeman and Pochettino will go head-to-head at White Hart Lane. Getty Images