Everton’s Premier League relegation fears deepened significantly as they collapsed to a 5-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur with Harry Kane scoring two times for the rampant hosts on Monday.
Michael Keane’s calamitous personal purpose started the rout within the 14th minute and Son Heung-min made it 2-0 earlier than Kane slotted house his first of the night time to make it 3-0.
Halftime change Sergio Reguilon made it 4-0 together with his first contact of the sport and Kane’s luxurious volley finished a totally depressing commute to the capital for Everton.
Tottenham have now scored 9 objectives with out answer of their closing two league video games and are stage on 45 issues with 6th positioned West Ham United having performed two video games much less.
Everton’s 7th loss in 8 league video games left them one position and one level above the ground 3 and supervisor Frank Lampard faces a large activity to make sure top-flight survival.
The Merseyside membership’s 22 issues is their lowest ever top-flight haul after 25 video games.
Whilst Tottenham performed fluently of their greatest house league win since 2019, Everton had been woeful.
Tottenham lovers loved taunting former Chelsea nice Lampard who took price on the finish of January within the wake of Rafa Benitez’s sacking.
Disorganised in defence, missing chunk in midfield and non-existent up entrance the place they didn’t even set up an strive heading in the right direction, they made existence simple for Tottenham who at the moment are best 3 issues in the back of fourth-placed Arsenal having performed a recreation extra.
“Particular person mistakes ended in objectives which took the sport clear of us. It’s tough while you’re 2-0 or 3-0 down,” Lampard stated. “The response used to be no longer just right sufficient. It used to be the response of a crew used to dropping clear of house. We wish to type it out.”
Requested in regards to the possibilities of Everton retaining their top-flight standing that stretches again to 1954, Lampard pulled no punches. “I may just inform there used to be a terror of relegation after I got here in. The bottom stats don’t lie.
“This problem isn’t larger than I anticipated, I knew it could be.”
Lampard stated that Everton had been ‘at ease’ within the opening levels but if Keane, underneath power from Kane, volleyed Ryan Sessegnon’s move previous Jordan Pickford they disintegrated.
3 mins later Kane discovered Dejan Kulusevski who in flip launched Son who netted with a shot Pickford may have stored.
Son wasted every other superb probability quickly after earlier than Matt Doherty’s completely weighted via ball despatched Kane transparent on purpose and the England skipper used to be by no means going to leave out.
If Lampard had harsh phrases at halftime it had no impact on his gamers who switched off instantly after the period as Kulusevski slid a ball around the house for Reguilon to fit in.
Kane’s 2d, within the fifty fifth minute, used to be the select of the bunch and took him to 6th at the al-time Premier League scoring record above Thierry Henry with 176 objectives.
Staring at Doherty’s lofted diagonal ball like a hawk, he let the ball drop over his shoulder earlier than volleying house previous his England crew mate Pickford who persisted a depressing birthday. “The highest 4 must be our ambition. We aren’t the completed article but however the supervisor has had time to settle in and bodily, I believe we’re in a actually just right place,” he stated.
“We’re in there and within the combine and we need to really feel that power if we wish to be a peak crew.”