Spurs drop points against Everton

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham dropped points yet again from a winning position as they played out an entertaining 2-2 draw against Everton at Goodison Park. Pushing for a top four spot, both teams had to settle for a point after having their moments to take all three points.

Both teams couldn’t offer much in the opening 20 minutes as Everton enjoyed more possession and Spurs defaulted to their counterattacking plan. Richarlison had the first chance of the game after James found the Brazilian with a superb pass, but the Everton forward’s shot was parried away by Lloris.

Spurs opened the scoring through Harry Kane in the 27th minute, who slammed home his effort from 8 yards out after Keane’s headed clearance fell straight to the England international.

The hosts equalised immediately as Reguilon clattered James in the box to concede a penalty, which was dispatched calmly by Sigurdsson. Lloris denied Everton from taking the lead as the Spurs captain sticked out a hand to deny James’ effort. Everton ended the half strongly as they missed another scoring chance after Godfrey misjudged James’ cross to send his header over the bar.

The hosts were under tremendous pressure in the opening minutes of second half as Spurs troubled Everton with their pace. Pickford made a brilliant save at his near-post to deny Son after the South Korean got the better of Keane in a one-on-one situation.

Spurs were denied by the post in the 57th minute after Alderweireld’s header off Son’s cross cannoned off the upright leaving Pickford with no chance. Despite being under pressure, it was Everton who took the lead in the 62nd minute after Sigurdsson scored his second of the night through a side-foot finish off Richarlison’s cross.

Spurs equalised immediately though Harry Kane, who lashed home his second after Keane’s clearance rebounded off Holgate into the striker’s path. The Spurs captain almost scored a perfect hatrick, but saw his headed flick bounce off the top of the post.

Everton missed a glorious chance to win the game in the final minutes as Richarlison blazed over the bar from a rebound off Lloris’ save. Tottenham’s night went from bad to worse as Kane was taken off after the striker fell to the ground clutching his right ankle.

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