Tottenham Hotspurs lash Liverpool 4–1 at the Wembley Stadium as Harry Kane’s brace breaks the striker’s jinx of goals in the premier League at their temporary home.
Harry Kane opened the scores for determined Tottenham at the 4th minutes from a chipped pass of Kieran Trippier before the 24-year-old created chance for Son Heung-min to double their lead at the 12th minutes as a result of poor defending by Lovren whose head failed to intercept a Hugo Lloris’ long throw.
Kane lost possession of the ball at the 24th minutes resulting to Liverpool’s build up goal as pacey winger Mo Salah took out Spurs defender to finish Jordan Henderson’s field pass and reduced the goals difference.
The removal of reckless defender Lovren and introduction of former Arsenal Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at the 31st minutes helped less as Dele Alli increased the lead difference back to two with the third goal for Tottenham.
The 21-year-old English attacking midfielder lashed a volley from 18-yeards before the end of halftime. Kane closed the goal scoring chapter of the day with his brace by scoring Spurs’ fourth goal at the 56th minutes.
Liverpool attempted to score through Phillippe Coutinho’s shots but the Brazilian’s efforts were frustrated by Llori’s brilliant saves meanwhile Son had a chance to score a brace but was denied by the cross bar.
The game in which new premier League record attendance of 80,827 was recorded saw Kane break the lack of goals by him at the Wembley Stadium as the Ballon d’Or nominee has now scored 15 goals for both club and country this season and his 45th goal in 2017 for both club and country.
Tottenham is third on the table with 20 points as equal as Manchester United whom they will face in their next Premier League fixture on Saturday 28th October at Old Trafford but before the North London side will first host West Ham United in the Football League Cup Round of 16 on Wednesday 25th October.
Meanwhile with thirteen points, Liverpool is ninth on the table and they will play their next game against tricky Huddersfield at an Anfield on Saturday, October 28th.
Another North London club, Arsenal walloped another Merseyside, Everton 5–2 at the Goodison Park.
Gunner’s tormentor Wayne Rooney worried the gunners with his breakthrough for Everton at the 12th minutes. The 31-year-old forward notched similar goal to that he scored against the Gunners 15 years ago from a 20-yard curl past Petr Cech.
Nacho Monreal took advantage of a rebound at the 40th minutes to equalize for the Gunners as the second half saw Mesut Ozil give the away team a lead as the German scored his first goal of the season with a header from Alexis Sanchez’s assist.
Alex Lacazette doubled the lead for the Gunners with a clinical finish from Ozil’s pass at the 74th minutes before Aaron Ramsey made it four at the 90th minutes whereas a poor back pass by Monreal gave chance for Oumar Niasse to reduce the goal difference with Everton’s second goal at the added time.
Goal hungry Sanchez scored the fifth goal with aggressiveness after dodging four defenders and shooting at a critical angle. Arsenal won but Arsene Wenger was reminded by Rooney and below is what he said;
“…after Wayne Rooney’s goal, I thought 17 years later, ‘we are here again…”
Arsenal seats fifth on the table with fifteen points behind fourth place Chelsea who as well has same points but superior goal difference. The Gunners play their next fixture against Norwich City in the Football League Cup Round of 16 on Tuesday, October 24th at the Emirates Stadium before hosting Swansea City in Premier League fixture the following Saturday.
Everton eighteenth place Everton will play their next fixture against Chelsea in the Football League Cup Round of 16 on Wednesday, October 25 before visiting King Power Stadium to play Leicester City in the premier league on Sunday, October 29th 2017.