Tottenham’s thrilling 2-6 victory at Everton coincidentally came on Mauricio Pochettino’s 26th wedding anniversary.
The Spurs boss had two reasons to celebrate after his side blew the Toffees away with a breath-taking exhibition of attacking football, with the scoreline reflecting the number of years he has been with his wife.
Harry Kane and Heung-min Son both hit doubles, while Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen chipped in to complete a special day for their manager.
He told talkSPORT: “It’s a double celebration because of the amazing result, 2-6, and another because today is my anniversary – I got married with my wife 26-years ago.
“What a coincidence, no? 26 years ago I was getting married at my wedding and today 2-6 against Everton.
“That is my present for my wife!”
Everton took the lead through Theo Walcott, but Tottenham responded immediately as Son capitalised on a joint-mistake by Jordan Pickford and Kurt Zouma.
Alli put Spurs in front with a smart low finish before Kane gave Pochettino’s side a 3-1 lead going into half-time.
And there would be no relenting after the break as Christian Eriksen slammed home an exquisite volley from 20 yards and Son bagged his second either side of Gylfi Sigurdsson’s well-taken goal for the hosts.
Kane completed the rout, scoring his fourth consecutive brace against the Toffees, and Pochettino could not hide his pride for his ‘fantastic’ team.
“I think it was fantastic. It’s not only the score, the performance was amazing. I’m very proud of the effort and the performance from the team,” he added.
“On Wednesday, we beat Arsenal and today Everton – it’s fantastic to see the team showing the energy that is so important during this period. The belief and the faith can only happen with a positive person and I think Sonny and the whole team were fantastic.”