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Instant Reactions - Tottenham v Everton (13/1/18)

Instant Reactions - Tottenham v Everton (13/1/18)

Following today's clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Tottenham Hotspur hosted Everton at Wembley Stadium on Saturday January 13, with the hosts taking a comfortable four nil victory.

Son Heung-min opened the scoring midway through the first half with Harry Kane adding a brace as the second half progressed. Christian Eriksen completed the scoring with nine minutes remaining in the tie.

Everton did have the ball in the back of the net early on in the first half but Wayne Rooney was adjudged to have been offside.

Kane's brace makes him the club's record Premier League goalscorer as he overtook Teddy Sheringham.

Teams:

Tottenham:

Lloris, Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier (Wanyama 74), Dembele (Sissoko 82), Eriksen (Lamela 87), Alli, Son Heung-min, Kane.

Substitutes:

Trippier, Vorm, Llorente, Walker-Peters.

Everton:

Pickford, Kenny, Holgate, Jagielka, Martina, McCarthy (Schneiderlin 72), Gueye, Bolasie (Lennon 57), Rooney, Sigurdsson, Tosun (Calvert-Lewin 62).

Substitutes:

Williams, Niasse, Lookman, Robles.

Speaking to the BBC's cameras a short time after match day referee x blew the final whistle, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino explained.

'It was a massive performance. Fantastic. I am so pleased. Congratulations to our players because the effort was fantastic. The three points are important because the top four is so tough. The performance was very good, the players showed great character. I don't think we conceded a shot on target. Son is doing fantastic in the last two or three months - his belief and confidence is amazing.'

Everton manager Sam Allardyce in his comparative interview explained.

'I think the defining moment in the game was we thought the second goal was offside, probably the same with Wayne's. When the second goal went in and if it was offside it was a killer, but that doesn't allow us to throw the towel in and relinquish that defensive responsibility. Too many of our players decided not to defend any more when Tottenham had the ball. I'm hugely disappointed in the professionalism of my players. It's out of order. I've got to cut it out, starting tomorrow. We need to go back to basics.'

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Saturday January 13 2018
Time: 8:17PM

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