July 7 (UPI) — Tottenham Hotspur moved as much as the No. eight place within the Premier League standings after a slim win towards Everton in London.

Spurs earned the 1-Zero victory because of an own goal from Everton defender Michael Keane Monday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Spurs had only one win of their earlier 9 video games earlier than Monday’s triumph.

“I really feel very pleased with the factors as a result of we wanted them a lot,” Spurs supervisor Jose Mourinho informed SpursTV. “I really feel very pleased with the group’s response after such a nasty efficiency that we had towards Sheffield United.

“It is not an inventive efficiency, not a efficiency of unimaginable expertise, unimaginable high quality, nevertheless it’s a group efficiency towards an excellent group.”

Spurs and Everton had been scoreless halfway by way of the primary half previous to the 24th-minute miscue. Star striker Harry Kane was within the field at first of the sequence. The Spurs ahead acquired a move and took a shot towards the Everton goal. The try was deflected away by the protection earlier than it landed on the ft of the Spurs’ Giovani Lo Celso.

Lo Celso turned and took a fast shot. The try went previous one defender however hit Keane as he ran in to defend. The deflected shot then went into the near-post netting as Everton keeper Jordan Pickford dove to the opposite facet of the goal.

“While you play towards this group, with this high quality and vitality, you need to do extra,” Everton supervisor Carlo Ancelotti informed EvertonTV.

“The efficiency was regular, not incredible. I used to be certain earlier than the sport we might carry out higher.”

Spurs battle Bournemouth at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday in Bournemouth, England.