Tottenham vs Everton final score: Spurs pummel relegation-wary Toffees


Tottenham Hotspur smashed Everton 5-0 in North London on Monday, leaving no question whether the miserable Toffees are facing a relegation fight well below their tradition.

Harry Kane scored twice and Dejan Kulusevski and Matt Doherty both had two assists, as Heung-min Son also scored to join a Michael Keane own goal on the score sheet in the blowout.

[ REACTION: Lampard fuming but confident after loss ]

Everton was almost comically poor from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford all the way up to its isolated forwards, allowing seven shots to reach Jordan Pickford and failing to put any of its five attempts on target.

Tottenham’s 14th win gives it 45 points, three back of fourth-place Arsenal. Seventh-place Spurs have two fewer matches played than West Ham (45 points) and Manchester United (47).

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Everton has 22 points after losing its 15th match of the season. That’s a point ahead of 18th-place Burnley with a match-in-hand on the Clarets. The Toffees have lost four times in five under Lampard with a combined score line of 11-4. Three of those four goals came in a 3-0 win over Leeds.


Tottenham vs Everton final score, stats

Tottenham 5, Everton 0

Goals scored: Keane o.g. (14′), Son (17′), Kane (37′, 55′), Reguilon (46′)

Shots: Tottenham 14, Everton 5

Shots on target: Tottenham 7, Everton 0

Possession: Tottenham 56, Everton 44

Three things we learned from Tottenham vs Everton

1. Harry Kane’s very big day keeps onus on Daniel Levy: Remember the unsettled striker who fumbled his way through the early days of this season as Tottenham failed to hit its goals? Well, this Harry Kane looks like the guy who’s been in the Golden Boot discussion for a half-decade (when healthy), scoring two goals of the very pretty variety and passing Thierry Henry on the Premier League’s all-time goals list. Kane is now one goal back of Frank Lampard, who might need to see his name in a positive light to feel okay following this beatdown. Jokes aside, Kane is looking very much perfect for Antonio Conte’s system and both Conte and Kane will be looking at Daniel Levy about summer transfers if Spurs can sneak into the top four. Otherwise, he may have neither man.

2. Frank Lampard is not doing well: The fixture list hasn’t been super kind to Frank Lampard, but his only Premier League win at Everton came against a Leeds side which has since fired its manager. The Toffees lost 3-1 at Newcastle, 2-0 at Southampton, and 1-0 at home to Man City (although the champs did get a big break). Everton had zero shots on target well into the second half and center forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin had 23 touches during his 69 minutes. Richarlison had only a handful more when DCL subbed out. Lampard’s “look I’m starting young homegrowns” act meant promising Anthony Gordon and Jonjoe Kenny in the lineup and Dele Alli, Andros Townsend, Andre Gomes, Anwar El Ghazi, Dele Alli, and Salomon Rondon waiting to get their names called by the boss. At least he’s struck the right tone in his post-match interview on the USA Network.

3. Everton is a legitimate relegation candidate… so let’s look at the Toffees’ run-in. Visits from Wolves and Newcastle will be followed by an FA Cup quarterfinal at Crystal Palace and PL trips to Watford and West Ham. Manchester United arrives next before the Toffees start a run of Liverpool away, Chelsea at home, and Leicester City away. Brentford and Arsenal finish out the season’s fixtures. Lampard’s men could settle the season pretty quickly if organized and motivated correctly, but the club is leaking goals and could use a coach who knows how to tighten up and fight. You know, like Rafa Benitez (Oops).

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Man of the Match: Matt Doherty — Credit to Kane’s wonderful goals and Dejan Kulusevski has really lifted the club’s creativity, but Doherty looked like Wolves-era Matt Doherty on Monday. The right wing back had two assists, five tackles, four key passes, and won 9-of-11 duels.

Tottenham opens the floodgates

Heung-min Son wasted an early rush when he dribbled into a desperation tackle by Anthony Gordon instead of spotting the overlap of Ryan Sessegnon.

Sessegnon soon produced the opening goal when he raced onto Ben Davies’ well-weighted through ball and cut a hard cross to Kane at the near post, just missing the striker but getting on the scoreboard through a Michael Keane own goal.

It was 2-0 when Son took his chance with a low strike in the 17th minute that went under birthday boy Jordan Pickford.

And then Kane, well, wow.

Phil Foden has appendix surgery, to miss Manchester City vs Liverpool


Manchester City star Phil Foden will be unavailable for the club’s big Premier League match with Liverpool, and he may be out longer.

Foden, 22, withdrew from the England squad in order to undergo an appendectomy, and City says he has returned to Manchester to begin recovery.

His recovery means he will not feature for second-place City when it hosts rivals Liverpool on April 1.

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Foden’s nine goals put him into a tie for 12th on the Premier League’s season goals list, and he’s chipped in four assists in league play.

City has 61 points, eight fewer than leaders Arsenal but with a match-in-hand on the Gunners.

Man City’s bidding to win a third-straight Premier League Trophy, something that hasn’t been done since Manchester United completed a “three-peat” at the end of the 2008-09 season.

England plays Ukraine at Noon ET Sunday.

Premier League top scorers: Who is leading Golden Boot race?


Harry Kane scored twice on Saturday to give him 20 goals on the Premier League season, and impressive figure with 10-plus matches left for the teams of the Premier League this season.

Then Erling Haaland converted a penalty at Crystal Palace to give him 28 on the season, reminding the country that the Golden Boot race remains in fait accompli territory.

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There is something somewhat dull about knowing the identity of the 2022 Golden Boot winner, the lone curiosity being the final number of his final tally, we get it, but most of what Haaland is doing this season is simply marvelous and to be admired without much fear.

Haaland’s Premier League-leading 28 goals have him seven goals clear of the next closest challenger: Tottenham’s fantastic and firing Harry Kane.

The Norwegian star piled up 20 goals in a single Premier League season faster than any player in history… by seven games (Kevin Phillips of Sunderland did it in 21). Now he’s within five goals of equalling Kevin Phillips’ record for most goals in a debut Premier League season.

And the later this season goes with him projected so far over the current record, the less chucking is accompanied by marking out the pace (especially considering Haaland was not beaten up by the World Cup, as Norway was not in the tournament). And even though Haaland is currently overperforming his expected goals total, it’s clear that projecting him for the Premier League record is rather realistic.

Which records can Haaland break?

Haaland may not be likely to hit 50 goals given the schedule congestion to come for Man City, but the Premier League record is very well under assault and that figure isn’t entirely absurd. He’s played in 23 of Man City’s 24 games, scoring 26 goals.

Mohamed Salah holds the 38-game season record with his 32 goals scored for Liverpool during the 2017-18 season, while Newcastle’s Andy Cole and Blackburn’s Alan Shearer bagged 34 during 42-game seasons in the 20th century’s final decade.

Haaland also could topple the record for goal involvements (goals plus assists) in a single season, including beating the 42-game record. Alan Shearer put up 47 over 42, while Thierry Henry holds the 38-game record with 44.

Other records that Haaland could legitimately tie or topple:

  • 30 goals in a first Premier League season (Kevin Phillips, Sunderland, 1999-2000)
  • Goals in 24 different Premier League matches (Salah, Liverpool, 2017-18)
  • Most goals in a Premier League match (Five tied with five)
  • 11-straight Premier League games with a goal (Jamie Vardy, Leicester, 2014-15)

Read on to see the latest Premier League goal totals for the 2022-23 season, as Haaland looks to claim a Golden Boot in his first PL season.

Premier League 2022-23 Golden Boot race

    1. Erling Haaland, Man City — 28
    2. Harry Kane, Tottenham — 21
    3. Ivan Toney, Brentford — 16
    4. Marcus Rashford, Manchester United — 14
    5. Gabriel Martinelli, Arsenal — 13
    6. Bukayo Saka, Arsenal — 12
    7. Miguel Almiron, Newcastle — 11
    8. Aleksandar Mitrovic, Fulham — 11
    9. Mohamed Salah, Liverpool — 11
    10. Rodrigo, Leeds United — 11
    11. Martin Odegaard, Arsenal — 10
    12. James Maddison, Leicester City — 9
    13. Phil Foden, Man City — 9
    14. Ollie Watkins, Aston Villa — 9
    15. Harvey Barnes, Leicester City — 9
    16. Leandro Trossard — Brighton/Arsenal — 8
    17. Danny Ings, Aston Villa/West Ham — 8
    18. Darwin Nunez, Liverpool — 8
    19. Roberto Firmino, Liverpool — 8
    20. Callum Wilson, Newcastle — 7
    21. Brennan Johnson, Nottingham Forest — 7
    22. Alexis Mac Allister, Brighton — 7
    23. James Ward-Prowse, Southampton — 7
    24. Kai Havertz, Chelsea — 7
    25. Solly March, Brighton — 7
    26. Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace — 6
    27. Pascal Gross, Brighton — 6
    28. Kaoru Mitoma, Brighton — 6
    29. Heung-min Son, Tottenham — 6
    30. Phillip Billing, Bournemouth — 6
    31. Alexander Isak, Newcastle — 6

USMNT vs El Salvador: How to watch live, team news, updates


The USMNT host El Salvador in a winner-take-all CONCACAF Nations League Group D finale on Monday (7:30 pm ET), at Exploria Stadium in Orlando.

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The group winner will qualify for the finals (four teams) of the 2022-23 CONCACAF Nations League (June 15-18) as well as the 2023 Gold Cup (June 24-July 16). The group runners-up will also qualify for this summer’s Gold Cup.

Following their 7-1 thumping of Grenada on Friday, the USMNT is in good shape and interim head coach Anthony Hudson will likely rotate his first-choice back four back into the lineup.

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Christian Pulisic, Brenden Aaronson, Weston McKennie, Gio Reyna and Ricardo Pepi all sparkled in the final third against Grenada and we could see Alex Zendejas and Daryl Dike from the start in Orlando.

Of course, Folarin Balogun is also expected to be watching on from the stands as intrigue grows around his possible switch from England to the USMNT to give the Americans another fine young attacking talent.

Here is everything you need for the USMNT vs El Salvador.

How to watch USMNT vs El Salvador live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 7:30pm ET
Stadium: Exploria Stadium – Orlando, Florida
TV in English: TNT
TV/streaming en Español: Universo/Peacock

[ LIVE: CONCACAF Nations League scores – USMNT vs El Salvador ]

USMNT squad

Goalkeepers (3): Ethan Horvath (Luton Town), Zack Steffen (Middlesbrough), Matt Turner (Arsenal)

Defenders (8): Sergino Dest (AC Milan), Mark McKenzie (Genk), Tim Ream (Fulham), Bryan Reynolds (Westerlo), Antonee Robinson (Fulham), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United), Joe Scally (Borussia Monchengladbach), Auston Trusty (Birmingham City)

Midfielders (7): Brenden Aaronson (Leeds United), Johnny Cardoso (Internacional), Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo), Weston McKennie (Leeds United), Yunus Musah (Valencia), Alan Sonora (Juarez), Djordje Mihailovic (AZ Alkmaar)

Forwards (6): Taylor Booth (Utrecht), Daryl Dike (West Bromwich Albion), Ricardo Pepi (Groningen), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund), Alejandro Zendejas (Club America)

Premier League assist leaders: Who will win Playmaker of the Season?


Kevin De Bruyne’s gaudy assist numbers give rise to any number of considerations, and we have to wonder if the Manchester City star has ever wondered if the Premier League record would be his in a world in which Jose Mourinho found better use for him at Chelsea.

De Bruyne’s 12 assists this Premier League season are two more than his nearest competitors — Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka — and give him 98 for his career. That’s fifth all-time, two more than Dennis Bergkamp and 64 (?!) behind record holder Ryan Giggs.

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The Belgian star, 31, arrived at Chelsea from Werder Bremen at the age of 22 and managed only 425 in a half-season before being offloaded to Wolfsburg. Back in the Bundesliga, De Bruyne got six assists the rest of the way before setting up 21 goals the next season to set up a move to Man City.

He’s since won the nascent Premier League Playmaker of the Season Award twice, including a 20-assist 2019-20 season, and he’s on pace to make it three of six. Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah, and Eden Hazard have also won the award, which is only five years old.

De Bruyne also led the Premier League in assists in 2016-17, the year before the league but a name on the honor.

His stats hint that there’s more to come, as ‘KDB’ is creating a gaudy 3.61 chances per 90 minutes. After a season in which he scored 15 times with eight assists, De Bruyne is back taunting those who’d dare chase him in terms of setting up goals (Some guy named Erling Haaland is helping…).

Premier League 2022-23 assist leaders

  1. Kevin De Bruyne, Man City — 12
  2. Bukayo Saka, Arsenal — 10
  3. Leandro Trossard, Arsenal/Brighton — 8
  4. Christian Eriksen, Manchester United — 7
  5. Mohamed Salah, Liverpool — 7
  6. Andreas Pereira, Fulham — 6
  7. Alex Iwobi, Everton — 6
  8. Martin Odegaard, Arsenal — 6
  9. Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United — 6
  10. Andy Robertson, Liverpool — 6
  11. Jack Harrison, Leeds — 6
  12. Bernardo Silva, Man City — 5
  13. Dejan Kulusevski, Tottenham Hotspur — 6
  14. James Maddison, Leicester City — 6
  15. Gabriel Jesus, Arsenal — 5
  16. Morgan Gibbs-White, Nottingham Forest — 5
  17. Ivan Perisic, Tottenham Hotspur — 5
  18. Granit Xhaka, Arsenal — 5
  19. Michael Olise, Crystal Palace — 5
  20. Douglas Luiz, Aston Villa — 5
  21. Erling Haaland, Man City — 5
  22. Rodri, Manchester City — 5
  23. Kieran Trippier, Newcastle United — 5
  24. Ollie Watkins, Aston Villa — 5