Pochettino rejects Manchester United link to focus on Spurs title challenge

Pochettino rejects Manchester United link to focus on Spurs title challenge

But they showed no signs of being distracted as they roared back from a goal down thanks to doubles from Son Heung-min and Harry Kane with Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen also on target. They were unlucky to go 1-0 behind but Spurs didn't look back once they scored their first goal. They didn't have to change anything, just kept plugging away.

Kane emulated Son 13 minutes later, making it 6-2 with a neat finish from his fellow forward's cross as Spurs put speculation linking manager Mauricio Pochettino with Manchester United behind them to stay within touching distance of Liverpool at the top of the table. "Unbelievable, it's a coincidence, but sometimes it's not too much a coincidence".

England's goalkeeper will want to move on quickly from this showing, as he played a pivotal role in Tottenham's equaliser, parrying the ball straight to Alli for their second and was bailed out by the offside flag when he clattered into his global team-mate with an ugly challenge just before half-time. It remains to be seen whether he will now miss some games.

Three minutes later Everton's deficit was back to two as Sigurdsson dribbled across the whole Tottenham defence before firing back across Hugo Lloris. He was slow to get to Sigurdsson's shot.

Son then grabbed his second and Tottenham's fifth to restore their three goal lead, finishing off a swift attack with a composed finish through the legs of Pickford.

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With Spurs also clicking into gear and playing with a swagger not seen this season until recent weeks, the supporters will hope the injury prognosis on Alli is positive and the versatile star does not have another prolonged spell on the sidelines.

Competing for the Premier League title may be a little ambitious, but Tottenham are in a flawless position to secure a top four finish once again, which is still a fantastic achievement when you consider how much money their closest rivals have been spending recently.

Everton have been struggling of late and had failed to pick up a win in any of their previous four matches heading into this one.

And that decision would prove pivotal as Son Heung-Min profited from a mix-up between Jordan Pickford and Kurt Zouma to equalise just moments later. The South Korean scored twice, set up Kane's second strike with a fine first-time cross, forced the save that produced Alli's goal and laid on a chance for Trippier.

- Tottenham have won nine of their 11 Premier League away games this season - only in three completed seasons in the competition have they won more (10 in 2012-2013, 2013-2014 and 2017-2018).

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