Tottenham 3 Everton 2: Dele Alli goal after Harry Kane double hands Spurs narrow win - as it happened

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Harry Kane won his top-scorer tussle with Romelu Lukaku by bagging a brace as Tottenham held on for a 3-2 victory over Everton.

Kane and Lukaku began the day tied at the top of the Premier League goal-charts, and the pair took centre stage again as Kane's double put Spurs two up before Lukaku's late strike sparked hopes of a comeback.

Dele Alli restored the two-goal cushion in injury-time before substitute Enner Valencia added another goal seconds later to complete a dramatic finish at White Hart Lane.

Victory for Mauricio Pochettino's men means they reduce the gap behind league leaders Chelsea to seven points, with the Blues travelling to West Ham on Monday.

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Tottenham XI: Lloris (C), Walker, Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Wanyama, Dembele, Eriksen, Dele, Kane

Substitutes: Vorm, Trippier, Wimmer, Sissoko, Winks, Son, Janssen

Everton XI: Joel, Coleman, Baines, Williams, Funes Mori, Barry, Gana, Schneiderlin, Davies, Barkley, Lukaku

Substitutes: Stekelenburg, Jagielka, Holgate, McCarthy, Mirallas, Lookman, Valencia

WHAT THEY SAID

Mauricio Pochettino: “I want to explain that Harry [Kane] has a very good character, he is very strong, very professional.

"He is a player who always challenges you, like Dele Alli or Hugo Lloris, and that is what I like.”

Ronald Koeman: “[Harry] Kane is scoring goals but he will always score goals. In his movement, maybe Romelu [Lukaku] is physically a little stronger than Kane.

"Kane is clever in his movements. Both need support and creativity from other players behind them. Kane has a lot of support from Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and the full-backs.”

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