Tottenham Hotspur surged into the Premier League's top four with a thrilling victory over Everton. Richarlison, in stellar form, opened the scoring for the hosts, netting his fourth goal in three matches.
Son Heung-min doubled Spurs' lead shortly afterward, capitalizing on a powerful drive from Brennan Johnson. Despite Andre Gomes pulling one back for Everton and a disallowed goal by Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Spurs secured the win, moving above Manchester City into fourth place.
The festive win marked Tottenham's 30th consecutive Premier League game with a goal, showcasing the attacking flair under manager Ange Postecoglou. Richarlison's resurgence, with six goals this season, and Son Heung-min's 11th league goal exemplify the impact of Postecoglou's attacking tactics.
The victory is crucial for Spurs, revitalizing their top-four challenge after a challenging period in November and December. However, Richarlison's injury concern adds a note of caution to the celebratory mood.
While Everton's four-match winning streak came to an end, their attacking intent was evident. Calvert-Lewin's disallowed goal and Gomes' late strike added drama to the encounter.
Despite Gomes' goal, Gigi Vicario's crucial saves secured Tottenham's win, leaving Everton just four points above the relegation zone. The match showcased the entertaining and high-scoring style that has defined Tottenham's season under Postecoglou.