Tottenham Hotspur are visiting Everton this evening aiming to resurrect their faltering season. Jose Mourinho’s side still have the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City to look forward to but their Europa League campaign ended in ignominy in Zagreb and the top four is looking like a tall order. A win tonight against Everton is imperative in order to climb above Liverpool and close the gap to Chelsea and fourth-place West Ham.
Everton have their own European aspirations, and arguably are the more likely of the two clubs to achieve them, sitting only one point behind Spurs in the table with a game in hand to come against Aston Villa. Carlo Ancelotti’s side are without Dominic Calvert-Lewin through injury but have other key players returning from layoffs in time for the crucial run-in. A win here over Tottenham would give the Toffees a major boost ahead of the final weeks of the season.
Follow all the action from the match at Goodison Park below.
38 min: Another chance for Everton. Lovely give-and-go between James and Sigurdsson puts the Colombian through on goal, but his shot is straight at Lloris, who saved well.
This game has suddenly kicked into life.
Emmet Gates16 April 2021 20:40
37 min: Long-range shot from James, which is easily saved by Lloris.
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36 min: Kane going for the spectacular, attempting to chip Pickford from around 50 yards out, but the ball skews well wide.
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30 min: GOAL! Everton 1-1 Tottenham. Sigurdsson makes no mistake from the spot, smashing the ball into the bottom left-hand corner of Lloris’ goal.
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29 min: Penalty for Everton. A clumsy challenge from Sergio Reguilon on James, who bundles the Colombian over in the box after a Sigurdsson cross.
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26 min: GOAL! Everton 0-1 Tottenham! The away side take the lead. Ndombele’s cross is met by Michael Keane, but the defender can only flick his header backwards into the path of an unmarked Kane, who dispatches the ball with his left foot.
His 30th goal of the season in all competitions.
Emmet Gates16 April 2021 20:30
22 min: Chance for Everton. James receives the ball in a little bit of space. The Colombian feeds it into the path of Richarlison, whose shot is well saved by Hugo Lloris.
First real chance of the game.
Emmet Gates16 April 2021 20:24
20 min: A lot of battling going on in midfield from both sides, but a distinct lack of quality as of yet.
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16 min: After a positive start from Everton, the game has now become a little stop-start, with neither able to assert their control.
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14 min: Everton have only won once at home in their last eight, can they buck the trend and take all three points tonight?
Emmet Gates16 April 2021 20:16