Everton Y Tottenham they gave a vibrant show in Goodison park full of intensity, alternatives and good game whose outcome left both contestants unhappy, still out of the European positions. The doublets of Sigurdsson and of Kane (who retired injured in the discount) served very little to toffee and spurs, unable to tip the balance in a frenetic exchange of blows in which the locals deserved more prize.
Haunted by their qualifying urgencies, nor Everton neither Tottenham they were able to impose their game in a tense and strong-legged start to the match, with both teams more concerned to protect their rear than to deploy in attack to generate scoring chances.
Between faults, interruptions and inaccuracies the contest passed until James Rodriguez quoted Richarlison with the goal in the equator of the first half. The Brazilian made a good shot close to the post but was met with an even better response from Cries to avoid the 1-0.
That first time he opened the game on the channel. Everton Y Tottenham they took off their corset, abandoned their conformism and began to look towards the rival goal. At the edge of the half hour of play, a center from the left of Ndombelé without apparent danger he ended up at the feet of Kane after a serious mistake in chain of the rear guard tofee. Too easy for the English striker, who mercilessly shot Pickford to overtake the spurs and add their twentieth goal in the Premier.
The goal was an incentive for the players of Ancelotti, which did not take long to equalize the score thanks to a clumsiness of Reguilón. The former Madrid side ran over James within his area and from eleven meters did not forgive Sigurdsson (31 ‘). The Everton smelled blood and bottled the Tottenham starting with the clairvoyance of James, superlative on the front to find the slits in the rear spur. The Colombian had the best option before the break but he found a great Cries behind a great wall with Richarlison.
The rhythm of the game and of occasions was maintained in the resumption, but this time they did appear They are Y Kane unfortunately for Ancelotti, which in the first half did know how to tie them short. The Tottenham He came out more courageous and aggressive, with another verve, and the first to thank him were his two forwards. Kane he stepped back to filter between the lines and the picture cleared for the Spurs. The 10 first found They are in a good position but the Korean ran into the side of the net and minutes later he summoned Ndombelé with Pickford but the defense tofee deflected the ball to corner.
Occasions forgiven gave wings to a Everton more and more whole with the passing of the minutes and the change of Iwobi for Coleman, in theory to close the band that they were punishing Kane Y They are, gave an immediate result. A minute after entering the side he threw a wall with Richarlison and from the right put a measured center so that Sigurdsson beat Cries with an impeccable left foot. The brilliant combination and the shot turned the 2-1 into a real goal (62 ’).
Mourinho reacted after the goal by entering Lamella Y Moura and the Tottenham matched thanks to another serious mistake in defense of Everton. The center of Lamella cleared it Keane, bounced off Holgate and ended up with great fortune at the feet of Kane. Another gift that the Premier’s top scorer did not miss to make it 2-2.
The game was broken and in the final minutes became an exchange of blows that could fall from either side for more than those of Ancelotti they will be more ambitious. The clearest occasion was the Everton, but King shot the body of Cries after a great assist from James and in the subsequent rejection, practically to an empty goal, Richarlison sent the ball to the clouds.
The duel ended in a nil combat, a draw as vibrant as it was insufficient for Everton Y Tottenham.
2- Everton: Pickford; Iwobi (Coleman, 61 ‘), Godfrey, Keane, Holgate, Digne; Allan, Tom Davies (Joshua King, 84), Sigurdsson; James and Richarlison.
2- Tottenham: Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Rodon, Dier, Reguilón (Moura, 64 ‘); Ndombelé (Lamela, 64 ‘), Hojbjerg, Sissoko; Son and Kane (Dele Alli, 90 ‘)
Goals: 0-1, Kane (28 ‘); 1-1, Sigurdsson (pen) (31 ‘); 2-1, Sigurdsson (62 ‘), 2-2, Kane (68’)
Referee: Michael Oliver. Yellows: Hojbjerg (7 ‘), Davies (21’)
Stadium: Closed at Goodison Park