An illiterate Everton watched Spurs punctuate this game with energy, wit and some rather mesmeric finishing. 4-0 doesn’t require so much of explanation as an appreciation and there was lots and lots to savour here.
Everton weren’t very good – Sam Allardyce hinted at how hard his boys may or may not be trying – but that’s almost irrelevant because a familiar beef with Spurs is the inability to overcome mediocrity.
Son’s goal was extraordinary because of the instinctively intelligent finish. Watch it again and see how he offers his shoe so the ball does the magical thing that cannot be halted. If Levy could get £50 back on
Aurier either supplied the assist with a remarkable stretch, or it was a failed cross, or he in fact had an aneurism and in a bizarre accident – slotted the ball into the Sarf Korean’s path, dependent upon how twisted your world view is. Whatever occurred, it was more than a bit good.
Other highlights included Mousa ghosting through the Toffee’s midfield, Christian Eriksen doing his usual low key metronome stuff and Dele Alli looking like an effeminate waste of space.
Suddenly it’s Arsenal that are off the pace, no matter what they collect at Bournemouth after lunch. Spurs’ 3 points puts a gentle squeeze on Liverpool who host Man City at four o’clock this afternoon.
We’re Still in this.