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Paul Merson states his prediction for Tottenham v Everton

14 January 2018

Mauricio Pochettino starts with Harry Kane up front and the England striker has notched four goals in his previous two league appearances against Everton, who are in the midst of a terrible run of form that has seen them go five games without a win in all competitions, losing the last three in a row.

LONDON (AP) - Harry Kane became Tottenham's record scorer in the English Premier League by grabbing a second-half double in a 4-0 win over Everton on Saturday.

Spurs headed into the match on a 10-game unbeaten streak at home and knew that a victory would leave them just three points behind Chelsea, who recorded a goalless draw against 10-man Leicester, and level with Liverpool, who host Manchester City on Sunday.

The Turkey global striker signed for the Merseysiders for £27million from Besiktas on Friday after scoring an impressive 14 goals in just 24 games in all competitions this term.

Even with that caveat in mind, few teams in the world can keep up with Spurs when they're in the kind of effervescent mood we witnessed at Wembley today.

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"I don't think money guarantees you the title but, when you talk about the strength of a squad, it definitely helps".

"It's impossible to beat Harry".

Son, who has had a hand in more goals at Wembley than any other Tottenham player this season with seven goals and four assists, was comfortably the best player on the pitch but it was Kane who assumed centre stage as his 98th top-flight goal arrived in the 59th minute.

It was a rotten afternoon for Sam Allardyce at the stadium which should have been his home - but he failed to last long enough as England manager to manage at Wembley.

"We were OK first half and looked pretty confident", Allardyce said.

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"Obviously it's something I have to address now". I hadn't seen it since I got here. I've seen it and now I have to address it as quickly as possible.

The second goal was all down to some outrageous skill by Son who caused Everton massive problems with his hard work and pace. I saw some of the good sides of the players last week and I saw some of their worst sides in the second half today, which is massively worrying in terms.

When Allardyce took over the Blues in November they were in the relegation zone but the 63-year-old won four of his first five games in charge and they now sit comfortably in ninth place in the Premier League table.

"But if we can get him a better service that he likes and get him holding the ball up, hopefully he'll do for us what he's done for Besiktas in their league and in the Champions League".

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Paul Merson states his prediction for Tottenham v Everton