Five things we learned from the win away to Everton

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur set themselves up for a very merry Christmas indeed, thrashing Everton 6-2 away from home in the final game before Santa.

Braces from Heung Min Son and Harry Kane, as well as goals from Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen sent Spurs fans into dreamland for the holidays.

Tottenham also close the gap on City to just two points.

Here are five things we learned from the away thumping:

Spurs are real title contenders

All the talk has been about Liverpool and City so far this season, and which one of them will take home the Premier League title. However, no one should rule out Spurs as their outsiders. Tottenham have kept in touch with the favourites all the way, and a 6-2 away win this evening shows they mean business.

Harry wants that golden boot

Kane has been lagging behind slightly in the golden boot race so far this season, but he showed it is firmly in his mind tonight. Harry was as hungry as ever to put the ball in the back of the net, and was particularly eager to grab that hat trick after banging a brace against Everton for the fourth time in a row. The race seems to be between Aubameyang (12) and Kane and Salah (11).

Sanchez is back

Davinson Sanchez coming back today was a huge bonus for Spurs, as it gave the entire team a better shape. Sanchez came into defence to cover for the injured Vertonghen, allowing Davies to shift back to the left side, and for Danny Rise to be rested. With every player playing in their favoured position, and Sanchez defending well, Spurs looked all the stronger for it.

Poch rumours have had no affect

It has been a week of Pochettino rumours yet again for Spurs, but the players showed exactly how much it has affected them tonight. The Tottenham players went out there, got the job done, and avoided any headlines revolving around an unsettled Poch/squad.

Tottenham will miss Son

Sonny put in a man of the match performance tonight, scoring two, assisting one, and setting up another after his shot rebounded. The South Korean has been in fantastic form of late, which highlights exactly how much Spurs will miss him come January when he leaves for a stint at the Asia Cup.

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