Everton entertained Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park earlier this evening hoping to secure a victory in front of their home supporters. Marco Silva’s men fought tooth and nail in the first half but didn’t manage to find the back of the net. Both teams went into the half-time break with nothing to split them.
Spurs were more adventurous early in the second half and finally made the breakthrough via Dele Alli’s finish from close range in the 63rd minute. Heung-min Son received a red card just 16 minutes later when he caught Andre Gomes with a rash challenge. The Toffees found a way to grab the equaliser in injury-time versus the 10-men of Tottenham when Cenk Tosun scored with his header. The match ended with both sides sharing the spoils after playing out a 1-1 stalemate at Merseyside.
Let’s take a look at how each Everton player performed during the clash against Spurs.
GK: Jordan Pickford – 6/10
The Toffees goalkeeper hardly had anything to do the game. He did his duties when called into action but was left totally exposed in the lead-up to Alli’s goal in the 63rd minute.
RB: Djibril Sidibe – 5/10
The full-back tried his best to get involved in the opposition half but lacked the cutting edge in the final third.
CB: Yerry Mina – 6/10
The South American defensive ace was fortunate not to have given away a penalty when he brought Son down early in the second half. However, he was a towering presence in the air and won most of his aerial duels with the opposition.
CB: Mason Holgate – 5.5/10
He should have done better when defending Alli’s goal. Otherwise, the Everton centre-back looked assured at the back and managed to deal with Lucas Moura’s pace well.
LB: Lucas Digne – 7/10
The French full-back was a constant menace for the Spurs defenders as he made some driving runs down the left flank. He finally got his just reward when he set-up Tosun with an excellent first-time cross and the Turkish forward made no mistake from close range.
CDM: Fabian Delph – 6/10
The Everton new boy kept things ticking in midfield but didn’t show enough invention with his passes.
RM: Theo Walcott – 5/10
The English speedster used his pace to cause a lot of problems for the Tottenham backline. However, he failed to take any of the chances that fell in his path.
CM: Tom Davies – 6/10
He battled hard and didn’t give Spurs an inch without a fight. However, Davies didn’t possess the creative skills required to open up the Tottenham defence.
CM: André Gomes – 6/10
He kept possession well for his team and tried to make some late runs from midfield. Gomes suffered a nightmare injury when Son brought him down with a reckless challenge in the second half.
LM: Alex Iwobi – 4/10
The ex-Arsenal talent gave away the ball, which led to Alli scoring in the second half. He was miserable with the ball and was guilty of throwing away possession quite a few times during the match.
ST: Richarlison – 6/10
The Brazilian attacker came close to scoring with a couple of attempts but couldn’t find the back of the net. He needs to get his sharpness back if he wants to help his team win some matches in the coming weeks.
ST: Cenk Tosun – 7/10
The Turkish frontman came off the bench to rescue a point for Everton. He took his goal well when he scored in injury-time with an emphatic header.
ST: Dominic Calvert-Lewin – N/A
He did not have enough time to make an impact.
CAM: Gylfi Sigurdsson – N/A
He was the last throw of the dice from Marco Silva but did not receive enough minutes to warrant a rating.