Tottenham crushes Everton 6-2 to go 2 points behind Man City

Everton's Michael Keane, left, and Tottenham's Son Heung-min vie for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Totte

Everton's Michael Keane, left, and Tottenham's Son Heung-min vie for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Totte

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A member of the Salvation Army brass band plays Christmas Carols outside the Goodison Park Stadium prior to the start of the English Premier League so

Everton's Kurt Zouma, left, and Tottenham's Harry Kane vie for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Tottenham a

Everton's Kurt Zouma, left, and Tottenham's Harry Kane vie for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Tottenham a

Everton's Kurt Zouma, left, and Tottenham's Harry Kane vie for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Tottenham a

Everton's Kurt Zouma, left, and Tottenham's Harry Kane vie for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Tottenham a

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Tottenham crushed Everton 6-2 Sunday to move within two points of second-placed Manchester City in the Premier League.

England captain Harry Kane returned to Tottenham's starting lineup and scored two goals at Goodison Park.

After 18 rounds, league leader Liverpool has 48 points, Man City 44 and Tottenham 42.

Former Arsenal winger Theo Walcott fired midtable Everton ahead in the 21st minute.

Gylfi Sigurdsson slipped in Dominic Calvert-Lewin and the striker held off Kieran Trippier before crossing for Walcott to tap in from close range.

Tottenham needed just over five minutes to level through Son Heung-min.

The forward took advantage of a mix-up between Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and defender Kurt Zouma, who got in each other's way attempting to clear a long Kane ball upfield, and Son produced a fine finish into an empty goal from a tight angle.

Spurs turned the game around in the 35th minute when Dele Alli was first to pounce on a superb Pickford parry from Son's shot, drilling an effort home from 10 yards.

Kane made it 3-1 in the 42nd, tapping into an empty net after Kieran Trippier's free-kick beat Pickford and came back off the post.

Alli, on the receiving end of a strong tackle from Pickford late on in the first half, was replaced by Erik Lamela at the interval.

Tottenham looked home and dry when Christian Eriksen drilled in a superb effort from 20 yards in the 48th.

But Everton responded instantly through former Spurs midfielder Sigurdsson, who evaded several challenges before firing low past Hugo Lloris.

Son added his second and Spurs' fifth on the hour mark. Lamela put Son through and the South Korean took his time before sliding the ball under Pickford.

Kane emulated Son 13 minutes later, making it 6-2 with a neat finish from his fellow forward's cross.

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