Harry Kane’s headed winner to beat Everton on Sunday secured the fifth spot in the Premier League standings and also secured a Europa League spot next year for Tottenham.
The 1-0 victory was a dominating display of ball control and finesse. The match was nowhere as close as the scoreline indicated, as Spurs finished the season on a very nice high note.
With their victory over Everton and Liverpool’s 6-1 loss to Stoke on the weekend, Spurs jumped past the Reds in the standings and successfully landed a group stage match that will take place in September.
The consequences of finishing any further down in the standings would have been disatrous. Liverpool, instead of Tottenham, will now have to play in July’s third qualifying round.
Meanwhile, Kane’s deciding winner marked his 21st Premier League goal of the season, matching the club record held by Teddy Sheringham, Jurgen Klinsmann and Gareth Bale.
Tottenham finished six points behind fourth-placed Manchester United and will look to climb into the top four next season.