EPL Round Up | Tottenham stuns Liverpool as Arsenal school Everton

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EPL Round Up | Tottenham stuns Liverpool as Arsenal school Everton

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SportsCafe Desk

10/23/2017

Liverpool’s poor Premier League run continued as Tottenham Hotspur saw off the Reds with an emphatic 4-1 victory at the Wembley Stadium with Harry Kane at the thick of things again. Arsenal compounded more misery on a struggling Everton side as they outclassed the Toffees 5-2 in their own backyard.

Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 Liverpool

After a goal fest against Slovenian side Maribor in the Champions League where Liverpool won 7-0, Jurgen Klopp’s side was at the receiving end of it this time as they took on Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley. Spurs had put up a classy display against Real Madrid last game and decided to continue their momentum in the domestic league as well.

Harry Kane was a significant cog in their wheel yet again on Sunday as he scored twice in front of a record attendance at their new temporary ground. The English striker opened the scoring just four minutes into the game as full-back Kieran Tripper provided the assist following Dejan Lovren's failure to mark the striker. Kane became the provider next as he set up Son Heung-Min to slot in the second on the counter-attack, just eight minutes later.

Liverpool showed determination and pulled one back through Mohammad Salah, but their hope was short-lived as Dele Alli volleyed in Spurs' third just before half-time ending the first-half 3-1. The game was already lost and Kane put it beyond doubt with a close-range strike, which now makes him the top PL scorer this season with eight goals.  

Around 80,827 people saw Spurs moving level on points with second-placed Manchester United, whom they visit next Saturday. Liverpool currently sit in the ninth position with just one win from last five games.

Everton 2-5 Arsenal

The North London side came back to winning ways following their frustrating defeat against Watford last week. After holding back star players like Aaron Ramsey, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil from the starting eleven last time, Arsene Wenger fielded them all on Sunday and the result spoke for itself.

Arsenal saw five different scorers whose job was made further easier after Everton were reduced to 10 men in the second half. A frustrating midweek loss to AS Lyon looked to be sorting out when Wayne Rooney got his customary goal against the Gunners in the 12 minute as he curled his shot past Petr Cech from outside the penalty area. However, centre-half Nacho Monreal levelled for Arsenal just before half-time after Granit Xhaka’s strike had forced Jordan Pickford to push the ball in his path.

Arsenal took lead eight minutes into the second half as Alexis Sanchez picked out Mesut Ozil inside the box, who headed past Pickford giving Arsenal a 2-1 lead. Everton had grown restless falling behind and paid the price through Idrissa Gueye, who was sent off for a second bookable offence. Things were too easy from there as Ozil teed up Alexandre Lacazette for Arsenal's third before Aaron Ramsey made it 4-1 on 90 minutes.

Everton’s sub, Oumar Niasse did pull one back in the stoppage time when Monreal’s back pass didn’t go as expected, but Sanchez put the game beyond doubt with a magnificent solo effort. Arsenal’s first away win of the season saw them move up to fifth as Everton slump into the bottom three.

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