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Harry Kane and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg scored in the second half to give Spurs a 2-0 win overEverton and draw level with Manchester City at the top of the table.

The only goal of the game came from a Jordan Pickford error as he brought down Harry Kane for a penalty, which Kane converted.

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Four minutes from the end of the game, Hojbjerg struck a blow. A cross from Bentancur found Hojbjerg in the box, and he sent a shot past Pickford.

Player ratings, best and worst performers, highlights and notable moments, post- match quotes, and key statistics are included.

Rapid Reaction

This is the first thing. Can the lack of rotation last for the foreseeable future?

The casual observer would think that Spurs only had about 16 players. Despite the return of Europe's premier competition this season, Conte is mostly at left-sided center-back, left wing-back and on the right side of his attack. After a promising opening 10 minutes, Spurs were flat for the rest of the game.

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They did produce better spells in the second half to grind out a 2-0 win, but fatigue could be a factor. Nevertheless, Spurs found a way to win once more, their seventh victory from 10 league games, to move closer to the top of the table.

This was another case of Spurs dragging themselves over the line rather than impressing with the authority of their performance, but it's their highest points total after 10 games since 1963, having won 11 of last 12 league home games. The Spurs are finding it hard to come to the stadium right now.

Harry Kane scored a goal for Tottenham against Everton after his England teammate Jordan Pickford conceded a penalty. Julian Finney/Getty Images

There are two Kane nets his second penalty in 400 games.

The England captain is practicing penalties. Kane converted his fifth spot-kick of the month after 59 minutes on Saturday to break the deadlock in an even game. It was his 400th appearance for Spurs and it was the most positive one.

Prior to joining Spurs this summer, the Brazilian scored 43 goals in 135 games forEverton in the English premier league. Even though Dejan Kulusevski was ruled out completely due to a knee injury, he was still included in the first-team squad. Richarlison attempted just four passes and three shots in 52 minutes before limping off with an apparent calf problem.

After Richarlison was injured in the first half, Spurs switched to a 3-4-2 shape and were able to impose themselves on the game. There was a benefit to the fact that both Bentancur and Hojbjerg were in the middle of the pitch.

Richarlison had a short and forgettable night against his former club after exiting with an injury. Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

There are three. Pickford failed as the progress of the team slowed.

The best defensive record in the division was held byEverton. Successive defeats against Manchester United and now Spurs have hurt the promise of that run, with Jordan Pickford giving an advantage to Spurs with a poor goalkeeping.

Pickford failed to hold Matt Doherty's tame shot and then collided with Kane as he reacted to the rebound, allowing the home side to turn the game in their favor.

Pickford is likely to stay as England's No. 1 for the World Cup, but two other players are vying for his place. Club or country won't benefit from high-profile errors.

Player ratings

Spurs: Lloris 7, Dier 7, Davies 7, Bentancur 7, Hojbjerg 8, Richarlison 6, Kane 7, Son 7.

Subs: Bissouma 6, Moura 6, Spence 6, Moura 6.

Pickford, Coleman, Coady, Tarkowski, Mykolenko, Iwobi, Gueye, Onana, McNeil, and Gray are listed.

Subs: Calvert-Lewin 6, Garner 6, Rondon 6.

Best and worst performers

The best is Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

He gave Spurs a sense of control in the middle and capped his performance with a well-taken second goal, steering a shot past Pickford into the top corner.

The worst was Jordan Pickford ofEverton.

He made a mistake when he gifted Spurs their first goal.

Highlights and notable moments

A goal to mark his 400th Spurs appearance ✊

Of course.

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 15, 2022

The captain achieved a great feat.

After the match: What the managers, players said

When Harry Kane missed a penalty against Jordan Pickford it was the most important one. I feel like I'm going to see a lot of English keepers this season after practicing so many against Jordan. It was great to get that one.

"That penalty broke us down mentally, but we haven't got time to feel sorry for ourselves." We need to bounce back atNewcastle.

Key Stats (provided by ESPN Stats & Information)

Harry Kane has become the fourth player in the league to score 30 goals from the penalty spot.

Up next

Next up for Spurs is a visit to Old United on October 19th. With 5th place and 6th place both occupied by Manchester United, the team will be tested to hold onto their 3rd place spot. When a win will all but confirm their qualification into the knockout stage, Spurs will hostSporting.

Next up for Frank Lampard's side is a visit to an in-form Newcastle on October 19th. The pressure is on for the players such as Iwobi and Calvert-Lewin to step up.