With the ‘Toffees’ winless in their last 10 away from home and Conte never losing three home games in a row during his managerial career, signs were ominous for Everton. Son Heung-min appeared unusually ponderous early on, allowing Anthony Gordon a recovering tackle which almost inadvertently found his own net. The breakthrough came moments later, as Ryan Sessegnon waltzed to the byline and cut back, only for Michael Keane to inadvertently fire past Jordan Pickford with Kane breathing down his neck.
Following the first Everton away goal conceded in the opening 15 minutes, there was danger the floodgates would open. Three minutes later Son doubled the lead to score in this fixture for the first time since 2018/19 with a low driven effort that Pickford really should have stopped on his birthday and 200th PL appearance.
Kane then got in on the act, exploiting a gaping defence to beat the offside trap and clinically finish past Pickford. HT substitute Sergio Reguilon escalated Everton’s misery 40 seconds into his appearance as he rolled home following a fine Dejan Kulusevski cut back. Kane then took his all-time PL tally past Thierry Henry and one behind opposition boss Frank Lampard with an exquisite left-footed volley latching onto a flighted ball over the top – a contender.