Only Tottenham can win “comfortably win” and “scrape past” their opponents simultaneously. Spurs dominated proceedings but only edged past Everton at White Hart Lane.
Harry Kane opened the scoring in the first half with a stunning goal from long range. The striker doubled the hosts’ advantage in the early stages of the second half.
Romelu Lukaku took advantage of a Jan Vertonghen slip to put Everton back in with a chance. Dele Alli appeared to seal the points in stoppage time but Spurs were made to sweat after another Everton goal at the death.
Poch just made me rigid pic.twitter.com/9182BxzIpU
— Tim (@CookPassTim) March 5, 2017
Still, Mauricio Pochettino’s side were undeniably worthy winners. Here’s how Twitter reacted to the result and performance.
3-2 massively flattered Everton. In the end we made hard work of it but such a vital win.
— Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1) March 5, 2017
— Emma Storey (@JournoSpursEmma) March 5, 2017
A 3-2 result from a 4-0 performance.
Still more than happy. Home form is outstanding.
— Spooky (@Spooky23) March 5, 2017
Made hard work of it in the end but dominant. Two poor defensive errors led to their goals. And Harry Kane showing he’s better than Lukaku.
— StephenVictorWanyama (@StevieV14) March 5, 2017
It was never going to be easy to beat an in-form Everton side & we always struggle vs. them, so this was a big win. Could have scored more.
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) March 5, 2017
This celebration from Poch means everything to me. pic.twitter.com/1gEYi46fSe
— KerryCOYS 💙 (@DeleLiciousDier) March 5, 2017
That’s the most one-sided 3-2 you’ll ever see.
— Raj Bains (@BainsXIII) March 5, 2017
— Usman (@101usman) March 5, 2017
— Nick Davison (@nick_davison10) March 5, 2017
Strange one, that. Was not a 3-2 game at all – we were largely dominant. Jan, Dier, Dele and Kane the best four.
— Nikhil Saglani (@Nikhil_Saglani) March 5, 2017