Kane injury and draw cause Spurs concern

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Harry Kane has showcased exactly why Tottenham Hotspur are so desperate to keep him, scoring twice in their 2-2 Premier League draw at Everton before limping off the field late with an ankle injury.

The England captain's latest issue comes a week before Spurs play Manchester City in the English League Cup final, which is their only shot at a trophy this season.

Kane rolled his right ankle under the weight of a tumbling Richarlison at a corner in second-half stoppage time at Goodison Park, hobbling off the pitch after treatment.

The striker has suffered with a number of ankle issues in recent years.

"I think it's too early to say something," Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho said immediately after the match.

"For him to leave the pitch 2-2 with a couple of minutes to go is obviously because he felt something.

"But let me be optimistic and believe it is nothing serious.

"Obviously he is a very important player for us, that is more than obvious, but I cannot say much.

"I cannot speculate or help with any speculation."

Spurs insist their star man is not for sale at any price despite constant speculation surrounding his future, and it is easy to see why after Kane scored two clinical goals at Goodison Park.

He moved to a league-high 21 goals for the season, two more than Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, with his clinically taken equaliser in the 68th minute after a defensive mix-up.

Kane had given Tottenham the lead in the 27th, only for a double from Gylfi Sigurdsson - the first coming from the penalty spot after a foul by Sergio Reguilon on James Rodriguez - to put Everton ahead.

Sigurdsson's goals came in the 31st and 62nd minutes.

Tottenham stay in seventh place with Everton a point back in eighth.

After a drab opening, the game burst into life with two goals in four minutes.

Spurs took the lead when Mason Holgate missed Tanguy Ndombele's cross and Kane controlled and fired into the bottom corner.

The hosts responded when Reguilon was adjudged to have clattered into the back of Rodriguez for a penalty and Sigurdsson made no mistake from the spot, sending Hugo Lloris the wrong way.

Everton moved in front just after the hour mark with Sigurdsso firing home a brilliant first-time finish from a Seamus Coleman cut-back.

However, they were masters of their own downfall as they allowed Spurs to hit back just six minutes later when Kane lashed home from 10 yards after Michael Keane and Holgate collided with each other when trying to clear a cross.