Everton vs Tottenham LIVE2 min read
Welcome to the live coverage of Tottenham’s Premier League clash against Everton. Following Antonio Conte’s departure as Spurs head coach just over a week ago, Cristian Stellini will take charge of the team for the first time since becoming acting head coach. Stellini’s side faces a tough evening on Merseyside as the hosts are fighting to maintain their place in the Premier League. However, Tottenham can move into third place in the table this evening by collecting maximum points at Goodison Park, leaping ahead of Newcastle United and Manchester United.
Tottenham correspondents Alasdair Gold and Rob Guest are covering the match, providing all the build-up, action as it happens on the pitch, and reaction from the supporters and media. Stay tuned for our latest updates from Goodison Park.
In the first half, it has been a scrappy encounter so far with plenty of 50-50s around the pitch but little in the way of quality. The best chances of the half fell to Kane with one effort cleared off the line by Keane and he headed a Perisic cross wide not long after. Spurs have been playing a tactical game, methodically trying to bring Everton out of their shape by playing the ball out short from the back. Kulusevski looks the most likely to make something happen for Spurs with his turns and runs while Son continues to struggle to make his presence felt. Stellini will be happy enough with his defence as they have repelled much of what Everton have thrown at them so far and have matched Everton’s battling on the pitch. Spurs just need to find more quality in the second half.