MATCH REVIEW – Everton 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur

CFx1t10WEAAQ7c0Tottenham bowed out of the Premier League for another season with victory over Everton at Goodison Park.

The win meant that Mauricio Pochettino’s side finished fifth in the Premier League, securing Europa League football for another season.

Mousa Dembèlè made his first start for the club since the 2-2 draw with West Ham United back in February, whilst Joshua Onomah and Harry Winks started on the bench at Goodison. Aaron Lennon was ineligible to play for the Toffees against his parent club.

Spurs kicked off an enjoyable first half performance with a goal on the 24th minute. Eric Dier produced a delightful cross, to which Harry Kane headed into the back of the net.

The goal put Kane up to 21 Premier League goals for the season, and 31 overall for Tottenham Hotspur. The youngster equalled Teddy Sheringham and Gareth Bale’s record for league goals in a season whilst in a Spurs shirt.

Much of the excitement surrounding the first half from a Spurs perspective came from the influence of Mousa Dembèlè. The Belgian gave the Lilywhites a new attacking dimension that has perhaps been lacking with Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb in that role.

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With news that Liverpool were 5-0 down against Stoke City at half-time, Pochettino’s side were safe in the knowledge that fifth spot was secure this campaign.

The star of the first half, Mousa Dembèlè was replaced by Benjamin Stambouli after 53 minutes through injury, just moments after Hugo Lloris showed immense bravery to deny Galloway inside the Spurs box.

Spurs in general were playing far better than in previous weeks. Jan Vertonghen was making vital interceptions throughout, whilst Erik Lamela too was playing out of his skin.

The remainder of the second half was relatively quiet, as Spurs completed their first season under Mauricio Pochettino one place higher than under Sherwood in the last campaign.

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One thought on “MATCH REVIEW – Everton 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur

  1. Tom Dunne says:

    I think that was as good as it gets or likely to get in the near future.

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