Two former Real Madrid coaches in Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho go head-to-head at Goodison Park on Friday evening as Everton host Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
Both sides go into the game in poor form, with Everton winless in their last five in all competitions, with their last win being away to West Bromwich Albion in early March. Meanwhile, Spurs don’t have a much better record as they have won just one of their last five games.
Everton 2-2 Tottenham
FULL TIME – Everton 2-2 Tottenham
In a similar vein to the first half the two sides cancelled each other out. This time though it was Everton who took the lead thanks to Sigurdsson, but Kane grabbed his second of the game to ensure parity and a share of the points.
Minute 89 – James involved
Everton are going all out for the win, and James it orchestrating the assault, but as yet they can’t find the go ahead goal. There will be three minutes added on for either side to find a winner.
Minute 84 – Excellent chance
Spurs were opened up by James, who brilliantly played in Josh King, but his close range strike is saved by Lloris, and the rebound fell to Richarlison who could only blast miles over the crossbar.
Minute 80 – Last 10 minutes
Everton have just 10 minutes to find a winner as they awake from their second half slumber, but as yet have failed to really test Lloris in the second half.
Minute 75 – Spurs surging
Substitutes Lamela and Moura have made a difference as Spurs have taken control of the game. Kane went close to getting his hat-trick but his header was inches wide of target, though he is convinced Pickford touched it wide.
Minute 68 – KANE AGAIN!
Another mess in defence for Everton as Keane tried to clear a Lamela cross, which he headed into the backside of Holgate, and the ball fell to Kane once again and he made no mistake to level the score. Everton 2-2 Tottenham.
Minute 62 – Sigurdsson SCORES!
Sigurdsson get on the end of a cross and connects with the ball perfectly, firing past Lloris and giving Everton the lead. Everton 2-1 Tottenham
Minute 57 – POST!
Spurs win a corner and Toby Alderweireld almost puts Tottenham back in front, but his header hits the post and goes wide.
Minute 55 – Better from Spurs
Mourinho‘s men seem to have come out with a renewed sense of vigour as Son takes the ball past Keane, and has a shot blocked by Pickford.
Minute 46 – Second half begins
No changes at half time as we get things back underway at Goodison Park.
HALF TIME – Everton 1-1 Tottenham
After Keane‘s mistake allowed Kane an easy chance to take the lead, the game sprung into life with Everton getting themselves almost immediately level through Sigurdsson‘s penalty, and from there the home side were totally dominant as the first 45 minutes came to an end.
Minute 42 – Everton on top
A corner is swung into the box and Richarlison gets his head to it, but once again it is too close to Lloris, who easily makes the save.
Minute 38 – Everton looking dangerous
After immediately pegging Spurs back, Everton look the more likely. A Siggurdson freekick was smashed into the wall, as Tottenham struggle to get out of their own half. James‘ strike from distance was dealt with by Lloris, then Iwobi sees a shot blocked and James once more cannot beat Lloris.
Minute 31 – EVERTON LEVEL
Spurs lead didn’t last long as Reguilon fouls James in the box and the referee immediately points to the spot. Sigurdsson steps up and sends Lloris the wrong way as he levels the score. Everton 1-1 Tottenham
Minute 27 – KANE SCORES!
A mistake from Michael Keane as he flicked a cross backward which allows Kane to get in and he makes no mistake. Everton 0-1 Tottenham
Minute 22 – Lloris save!
Everton catch Spurs on the counter-attack and Richarlison finds some space on the edge of the box, but as he tries to curl the ball into the low right hand corner, Lloris gets down to make the save.
Minute 15 – Scrappy
Things have dialled down a bit since the energetic opening, Spurs though look a little more dangerous than the home side.
Minute 5 – Early chances for both
Son Heung-min has the first shot of the game, but it is blocked by the Everton defence. While a Spurs free kick goes harmlessly wide. At the other end, Richarlison sets up Sigurdsson whose curling effort goes high over Lloris’ bar.
21:00 CEST – Kick off!
The match between Everton and Tottenham is underway at Goodison Park with the last four meeting between the pair in Liverpool producing 22 goals. While Everton look to avoid going five matches without a win for the first time since December 2018.
20:45 CEST – 200 not out!
After being named in Mournho’s starting XI, Moussa Sissoko will make his 200th appearance for Tottenham.
20:30 CEST – Who will win?
We are just 30 minutes away from kick off in a must-win match for both teams as they look to turn around some poor form. But who will take the three points? Everton or Tottenham?
20:15 CEST – Can Everton do the double?
A 1-0 win over Spurs in London earlier in the season, means if Everton win they will complete a Premier League double over Tottenham for the first ever time! Added to that, the last time the sides met, Ancelotti’s men were victorious 5-4 in the FA Cup in February.
20:00 CEST – The line-ups are in!
Tottenham XI: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Rodon, Dier, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Sissoko, Ndombele, Son, Kane
Everton XI: Pickford, Holgate, Godfrey, Keane, Digne, Allan, Davies, Sigurdsson, Iwobi, Rodriguez, Richarlison