Harry Kane scored twice and Dele Alli tucked home a stoppage time goal as we edged a highly-entertaining and competitive clash with Everton at the Lane on Sunday afternoon.
The win – a club record ninth consecutive in the Premier League – saw us reduce Chelsea’s lead at the top to seven points, but we were pushed all the way by the Toffees who put us under real pressure in the closing stages.
Kane’s opener was quite simply a bolt out of the blue. After an even first 20 minutes where space was at a premium, the striker picked up possession midway inside the Everton half, advanced towards goal and hit a 30-yard screamer past Joel Robles in the Toffees' net.
That put Kane up outright as the top scorer in the Premier League with 18 goals and his 19th arrived after the interval to double our lead. Mousa Dembele robbed Morgan Schneiderlin high up the pitch, Dele touched the ball in to Kane and he raced through on goal before sliding a shot under Robles.
We were in control at that stage but Everton came back into the contest and were rewarded for their efforts 10 minutes from time when Romelu Lukaku - also chasing the Goldon Boot - took full advantage of a slip from Jan Vertonghen and beat Hugo Lloris from just inside the area.
It was fairly frantic for the closing minutes as we worked hard to preserve our one-goal lead, but the points seemed secure when substitute Harry Winks delivered a sublime free-kick which Dele neatly converted to make it 3-1.
However, there was still time for Everton substitute Enner Valencia to poke home from close range to set up a few more nervy seconds, but we held firm for another vital home win.
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