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Rampant Tottenham belt Everton 6-2, close gap on Manchester City

London: Tottenham Hotspur have sent a reminder that the English Premier League title may be more than a two-horse race as they stormed to a 6-2 win at Everton to cut the gap on second-placed Manchester City.

Theo Walcott opened the scoring for Everton but Harry Kane and Son Heung Min grabbed two goals each as Spurs moved within two points of City, and five points ahead of Chelsea and Arsenal in fourth and fifth, on Sunday.

Tottenham’s Harry Kane celebrates scoring in the rout of Everton.Credit:AP

Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen got the other goals as the North Londoners ran riot, with three goals in 13 minutes putting Everton away.

Liverpool take a four-point lead over City going into Christmas, with Spurs now right on their heels and striker Kane believes Tottenham have every chance.

"Everybody's been talking about Liverpool and Manchester City and we've been getting on with it and doing well, like we normally do," Kane said.

"It's important we carry that on now. The games are coming thick and fast but they're games we can definitely win.

"We've had a good month and hopefully we can take that into January now – and February – and we'll see where we're at come April time."

Kane said winning at Everton was "massive", especially after Walcott gave the home side the lead on 21 minutes.

"After that we created some good chances and took them," he said.

"Second half we dominated the ball and took our chances again."

Walcott converted Dominic Calvert-Lewin's cross to put Everton in front but once Son equalised from a tight angle, Spurs never looked like letting things slip.

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford collides with teammate Kurt Zouma, as Spurs’ Son Heung-min scores.Credit:AP

Alli gave them the lead on 35 minutes, Kane scored his first three minutes before half-time and Eriksen put the game to bed three minutes into the second half.

Gylfi Sigurdsson scored against his old club to give Everton hope at 4-2 down but Son and Kane completed the rout.

The only disappointment for Spurs was an injury to Alli.

DPA

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