The only slight surprise was that Kane was not the player who stood out most in a white shirt. That honour belonged to Son Heung-Min, who bestrode the match with an astonishing display.
It was all too much for Everton, who floundered on the road once more in spite of giving a debut to Cenk Tosun, their recent £27m signing from Besiktas.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said: “I’m very happy. I thought the performance was amazing and I congratulate Harry one more time.
“He can achieve all that he wants because of his willingness to work. He’s always thinking and trying to improve, improve, improve and score goals.
“It was a great performance from Son today, but it’s not only today. He has been like that for one, two, three months. He is more mature than last season and his level, belief and his confidence are showing more in every game. It is fantastic.”
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The opening 20 minutes were characterised by Tottenham’s crisp passing, yet it was Everton who almost took the lead.
Wayne Rooney thought he had scored, nipping past his marker to nod in a Tosun header from an Everton corner only to see the raised offside flag.
Tottenham responded immediately with Kane forcing Jordan Pickford into saves three times in as many minutes.
They went ahead when Christian Eriksen’s cross-field pass found Serge Aurier, who burst forward but skewed across the six-yard area and perfectly into Son’s path for an easy tap-in.
Son has now scored in five consecutive appearances at Wembley (Getty)
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