Both teams needed a win in the first Friday night out post-lockdown game of the season at Goodison Park. The game ended in massive disappointment for both of them. From a disaster class from Everton, who assisted with increasing Harry Kane’s number of goals and the horrible defensive error by the Tottenham side likewise.
Harry Kane, unfortunately, limped off the field in the last minutes with a presumed lower leg injury. This won’t ease up the temperament around Tottenham nor Gareth Southgate with few weeks to Euro finals and several days to Carabao cup final for Tottenham.
Everton who had won only one of their past eight home matches in the premier league, schemed against themselves to expand that number. Mix-ups from Michael Keane helped Harry Kane’s opener and his equalizer to counteract Gylfi Sigurdsson’s two goals.
Tottenham on the other side showed up on Merseyside having dropped 18 points while in the winning positions this season and with a battle for goals out and about. 11 of their 26 away goals after kickoff came in the first two games of the season.
From that point forward, they had scored only multiple times in their 14 games away. Furthermore, it was not difficult to perceive any reason why as their attacking desire was in isolation for huge spells in Everton.
Everton who were without their charm, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, were the predominant team in a generally torpid opening period.
Tottenham had offered literally nothing, yet unexpectedly, they were ahead in the latter part of the game. Serge Aurier crossed from the left, which Keane bombed head clear.
The ball dropped easily to Kane, several yards out. The forward controlled turned and tracked down the base left. Having not deserved anything, Tottenham had something.
The game ended level and appalling defending from both team will reduce what a shell of their reformist selves this Everton and Spurs team has become lately.