Tottenham shine to hit Everton for six

Tottenham’s Harry Kane celebrates scoring their sixth goal with Son Heung-min during their Premier League match against Everton in Liverpool

Spurs can force way into title race, believes Mauricio Pochettino - who will not be distracted by 'rumours'

"This guy (Spurs' press officer) became upset again or angry (by questions about United), but we can not talk, we need to be focused on our jobs at Tottenham and do our best to try to be successful". That has been a difficulty caused partly by the delays to Spurs' new stadium, yet Pochettino and his players have embraced the challenge and won nine of those top-flight away days, banking 27 points on the road.

"Pochettino's the man", he said.

However he added: "I still believe that Liverpool and Manchester City are the real contenders and the favourites to win the Premier League and then we are there - Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, still a long way".

"Football is about being consistent of course". "If we are able to be consistent and able to play the way that we played then, yes, maybe we arrive to the end of in April being a contender, a real contender but it's still a long way".

"Being involved in four competitions will be tough, but are going to try".

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However, Spurs lost Alli at half-time to a hamstring injury after visibly frustrated Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford - who was at fault for Spurs' opener - clattered him after the whistle when his England team-mate put the ball through his legs.

Harry Kane and Son Heung-min both scored braces while Alli and Eriksen also got on the score sheet as Spurs recorded their ninth away win in 11 matches. It was the fourth match in a row where they have conceded at least three goals to Tottenham, and they have now failed to win any of their past 23 top-flight fixtures against big-six sides, dating back nearly two years to January 2017.

"I don't want to say anything because I didn't see it". They are in the race but I don't think they will have enough.

"I don't think they will win the title, but they are in the race because they are so close".

It left Marco Silva with plenty of questions to answer, with his side in 11th place with 24 points, a worse position than at Christmas a year ago when they were ninth with 26 and on their third manager, Sam Allardyce, having dispensed with Ronald Koeman and caretaker David Unsworth.

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Everton felt they should have had a second when Calvert-Lewin's twisting header was ruled out for the striker's barely-there push on Davinson Sanchez.

"We started well the match, it started really balanced". They were unlucky to go 1-0 behind but Spurs didn't look back once they scored their first goal.

"I know people say he's got a great team at Tottenham".

"After we made the first mistake during the match when they equalised, the game changed completely".

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