It was a game that will not go down as one of the greats at White Hart Lane or any Premier League match for that matter.

In a first half that could only be described as mediocre at best and a half with only a few clear cut chances – one of those being the Spurs goal, a Keane own goal from a deflected shot from Lo Celso.
The half lacked any real rhythm or action with neither side producing any real chances.

The only half chance for Everton in the first half came from a break after Son lost possession but Richarlison dragged his shot wide. This prompted an angry outburst from Spurs Captain Hugo Lloris at Spurs forward Heung-Min Son for not tracking back. This outburst continued at half time as both players had to be separated by fellow Spurs team mates as they walked down the tunnel- this event was to be the most exciting action that occurred during the first half.

The second half was played out in the same fashion as the first half with neither side taking any real risks in the game. Spurs forward Son created a few chances but none of those were converted, Son was replaced later on by Steven Bergwijn.

The match finished with just five shots on target between the two sides as the game grounded to a halt.

The win takes Mourinho’s Spurs side up to eight place, they head to Bournemouth a side fighting against relegation on Thursday night.

Player Ratings

Tottenham

Lloris 7 – a quiet night goalkeeping wise for the Spurs captain, had an altercation with fellow Spurs team mate Son but looked assured during the game and kept only his second clean sheet in ten matches and just his sixth of the season.

Aurier 7 – a more disciplined performance from the Spurs defender, wasn’t troubled too much from the Everton full backs. Did not offer a huge amount going forward but it was a more positive performance from the Spurs man.

Alderweireld 6 – a solid performance from the Tottenham defender in a rare start since the restart. Was not troubled overly by the Merseyside team but marshalled the defence and allowed Dier to attack the ball which worked well, was booked.

Dier 7- looked more assured with the experienced Alderweireld alongside him, attacked the ball well and kept the Everton team to minimal half chances.

Davies 6 – a better performance from the Spurs left back, looked good going forward and tracked back well was booked in the second half.

Sissoko 6 – another solid performance on his return from injury, kept the midfield going preventing Everton from getting any real shots on target, was also booked.

Winks 7 – solid in front of the back four, alongside Sissoko prevented Everton from any real chances but also broke forward to try and support the strikers.

Lo Celso 8 – Still looks like he is getting to grips with the Premier League but worked hard and looked good going forward and worked hard tracking back. Was replaced by Vertonghen in the 92nd minute.

Moura 6 – another quiet performance from the Spurs forward, worked hard going forward and tracking back but is still missing that magic spark that Spurs need to improve their performances. Was replaced by Lamela in the 82nd minute.

Kane 6 – another quiet performance from the Spurs forward, wasn’t involved in much of the game and was rarely on the ball, he is still also returning from injury but Spurs fans will hope he hits form soon with European football on the line.

Son 7 – struggled for any clear cut chances during the game but looked better in the second half, was involved in an altercation with Captain Hugo Lloris at half time but worked hard and created some chances in the second half. Was replaced by Bergwijn in the 78th minute.

Substitutions
Vertonghen 6 – came on for Lo Celso in added time, locked up the defence to prevent any Everton equaliser.
Lamela 7 – worked hard again when he replaced Moura in the 82nd minute, pushed forward and worked hard in defence.
Bergwijn 6 – replaced Son in the 78th minute, didn’t create too many clear cut chances but pushed forward to keep the Everton defence occupied.

Everton

Pickford 6 – conceded the goal in the first half and had a hairy moment from a set piece when he allowed the ball to slip through his grasp but completed a few crucial saves to keep the score at 1-0.

Coleman 6 – kept the Spurs strikers at bay and the looked calm in defence, was replaced by Sidibe in the 77th minute.

Keane 6- will get the own goal against his name with a deflection from a Lo Celso shot, worked hard in defence and kept the score to 1-0.

Holgate 5 – conceded a few free kicks in the first half, one of which he injured himself and was replaced in the 36th minute by Mina. Was booked.

Digne 7 – was one of Everton’s best players, worked hard defensively and supported going forward.

Davies 6 – wasn’t overly active during the game but worked hard defensively and going forward. Was replaced by Kean in the 77th minute.

Sigurdsson 6- not one of his best performances, backed out of some 50/50 challenges and did not contribute going forward which is rare for the Everton man, was replaced by Bernard in the 67th minute.

Gomes 6- a quiet performance from Gomes, did not offer much going forward and was booked.
Iwobi 5 – lacked quality up front and was replaced by Gordon at half time.

Richarlison 7 – tried to get on the ball as much as possible, had a few chances to score and worked hard tracking back, was fouled a few times by the Spurs players.

Calvert-Lewin 6 – lacked quality up front but worked hard, shows glimpses of quality but will need to work hard to convert half chances.

Substitutes
Sidebe 6 – replaced Coleman in the 77th minute, was calm in defence and stopped Spurs from doubling their lead.

Mina 6 – replaced Holgate early in the first half, worked hard in defence and stopped a few Tottenham chances.

Kean 6 – came on in the 77th minute but struggled to have an impact, not his best performance.
Bernard 6 – replaced Sigurdsson in the second half worked hard trying to create chances but in a quiet game struggled for any clear cut opportunities.

Gordon 6 – replaced Iwobi but also struggled for any real impact in a game of little chances.

 

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