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Tottenham Hotspur v Everton Live Commentary, 15/10/2022

FT
2 - 0
TOT
EVE
H. Kane (59 pen)
P. Højbjerg (86)
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Commentary

That's all for today, goodbye!
The win keeps Tottenham in third place in the league table but they are level on points with Manchester City and one point behind Arsenal. Everton drop to 14th due to goal difference and could be 16th by the end of the weekend. Tottenham will travel to Manchester United for their next fixture while Everton are away to Newcastle United, both games coming up on Wednesday.
Tottenham were the better team in the first half but Everton conjured up the clearer chances. Gray and Onana had one-on-one efforts against Lloris, and both players failed to even hit the target with their attempts. The second period was simple for Conte's side as they were a level above the visitors. Kane put Spurs ahead in the 59th minute from the penalty spot after being fouled by Pickford in the box. The hosts continued to control the game and Hojbjerg scored with great composure and a hint of fortune in the 86th minute to make it 2-0 and secure all three points for Tottenham.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: TOTTENHAM 2-0 EVERTON
Lucas Moura
H. Kane
Tottenham Hotspur
90' + 3' Lucas comes on for Kane in the Tottenham attack.
O. Skipp
R. Bentancur
Tottenham Hotspur
90' + 3' Skipp is on for Bentancur to add more energy in the Tottenham midfield in the last two minutes.
D. Spence
M. Doherty
Tottenham Hotspur
90' + 3' Spence replaces Doherty at right wing-back for Tottenham.
90' + 2' Tottenham are very relaxed on the ball and playing it around with swagger and calmness in the final few minutes.
90' There will be a minimum of five additional minutes.
89' Calvert-Lewin has a half-chance in the box after a poor cross from Mykolenko, but Davies defends well.
D. Sánchez
C. Romero
Tottenham Hotspur
87' Sanchez replaces Romero and Tottenham look to see this game through.
R. Bentancur
Assist
Tottenham Hotspur
86' Bentancur makes a good run down the wing and picks out Hojbjerg with a pinpoint pass, and the midfielder makes no mistake with his finish!
P. Højbjerg
Goal
Tottenham Hotspur
86' GOALLL!!! 2-0 HOJBJERG!!! Hojbjerg doubles Tottenham’s lead as a deflected strike beats Pickford. Bentancur finds his midfield partner in the box and the Denmark international takes a touch to set himself before finding the back of the net.
85' Everton are finding it very difficult to break through the Tottenham midfield and create a chance in the box.
83' Iwobi is now playing at right wing-back with Rondon and Calvert-Lewin leading the Everton attack.
V. Mykolenko
Yellow Card
Everton
81' Mykolenko receives a yellow card as he brings down Doherty on the edge of the box.
S. Rondón
I. Gueye
Everton
81' Rondon replaces Gueye to add another attacker in Everton's search for an equaliser.
79' Tottenham are comfortable in possession at the moment and are being patient when attacking rather than forcing a second goal to secure the win.
77' Gray floats in a free-kick to Tarkowski at the far post and the defender nods the ball into the six-yard box, but Kane clears it away promptly.
75' Onana drives forward with the ball, but the referee halts play as McNeil is down on the floor. The midfielder gets up soon after the whistle and play continues.
73' Kane has a chance to run at the Everton backline but Tarkowski does well to force the striker wide and nullify his shot.
71' SAVE! Kane does well to shoot with his left foot while swiveling toward the goal, but Pickford matches it with a solid save.
69' Tottenham move the ball around well and Bentancur sends in a cross, but it is overhit and Everton clear it away.
J. Garner
S. Coleman
Everton
67' Garner comes on for Coleman as Everton look to attack more in the final 25 minutes.
D. Calvert-Lewin
N. Maupay
Everton
66' Calvert-Lewin replaces Maupay to lead the Everton frontline.
65' Son dribbles around Gueye and drives towards the edge of the Everton penalty area. He unleashes a shot but Tarkowski makes a good diving block.
63' Everton are responding well after going a goal behind, pushing more bodies forward in search of an equaliser.
61' Kane has scored 14 goals in 15 Premier League appearances against Everton. This includes netting six braces against the Toffees, with only Alan Shearer scoring multiple goals in more different games against an opponent (7 vs Leeds – 6 braces, 1 hat-trick).
H. Kane
Penalty Goal
Tottenham Hotspur
59' GOALLL!!!! 1-0 KANE!! Kane makes no mistake from the spot and puts Tottenham in the lead! He slots the ball into the bottom-left corner and Pickford cannot save it despite diving the right way.
58' PENALTY! Kane wins a penalty for Tottenham after drawing a foul from Pickford! The striker is quickest to react after the goalkeeper parries the ball and he is impeded by Pickford.
56' Tottenham are playing with a lot of confidence at the start of this half and pushing for an opener. Perisic finds Son with a cross but the forward's header is tame and easy for Pickford to claim.
I. Gueye
Yellow Card
Everton
54' Gueye receives a yellow card following a mistimed challenge on Hojbjerg.
53' WHAT A SAVE! Davies sends a lofted pass into the box for Kane and the striker connects well with the first-time volley. Pickford pulls off a great diving save to keep the scoreline level.
Y. Bissouma
Richarlison
Tottenham Hotspur
52' Bissouma comes on for the injured Richarlison.
52' Richarlison is limping off the pitch and can no longer continue for Tottenham.
50' The ball is put out of play after Richarlison goes down on the pitch. He is holding his calf and now receiving treatment.
48' Tottenham win a corner and take it short with Perisic and Son. The ball is eventually put into the box by Hojbjerg, who cannot find a team-mate.
46' Gray gets the second half under way for Everton!
The deeper positioning of McNeil has made attacking slightly harder for Tottenham, but his late booking in the first half might allow the home side to take more risks down the right wing. Conte's side will still need to be wary of potential counter-attacks as they seem to be Everton's best form of attack at the moment.
Tottenham started the half a lot better than Everton and created a few good chances, with Richarlison missing the best opportunity to break the deadlock early on. Perisic sent in a cross from the left side, but the Brazilian forward headed over the bar from close range. The visitors grew into the game and had better chances to score in the opening period. Gray and Onana had one-on-one efforts against Lloris, and both players failed to even hit the target with their attempts. Kane had the only shot on target, a low effort from a tight angle which Pickford saved comfortably.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: TOTTENHAM 0-0 EVERTON
45' + 2' Richarlison has a half chance in the box after a good delivery from Kane, but he flicks the ball over the bar with the outside of his boot.
45' There will be a minimum of two additional minutes.
45' Son takes the free-kick and puts in a good cross and Onana heads it away for a Tottenham corner. The resulting corner comes to nothing.
D. McNeil
Yellow Card
Everton
44' McNeil gets a yellow card after a foul on Doherty in the attacking third.
43' HUGE MISS! The ball breaks kindly for Onana after miscommunication between Romero and Hojbjerg, but the midfielder loses his balance and shoots over the bar!
41' Son sends an inswinging corner to the box but Pickford does well to rise high and punch the ball away.
39' Onana makes a great sliding tackle to stop Bentancur from advancing forward on the counter-attack.
R. Bentancur
Yellow Card
Tottenham Hotspur
37' Bentancur receives a yellow card after a poor challenge on Gray.
35' No one has made more tackles (two), clearances (two), gained possession (four) or blocks (one) than Tarkowski in this game.
33' Perisic whips the ball to the far post where Doherty wins the header, but Pickford catches the knock down. Both sides are doing well to outnumber each other when defending.
31' CHANCE! Perisic gets the ball in the box after a pass from Romero. He plays it to Kane, who takes on two players but cannot beat Pickford from a tight angle.
29' Gray swings in a free-kick for Everton and Romero tries to head it away from danger, but it finds Coleman outside the box. His attempt is wild but he wins a corner. The set-piece leads to nothing.
27' Everton are starting to enjoy more of the ball in this game but cannot find their way around the Tottenham defence to create a chance.
25' Davies sends in a cross from a deep position and Coady heads the ball out of the box. It falls to Hojbjerg, whose shot flies over the goal.
23' HUGE CHANCE! Gray is put in behind by a long ball from Tarkowski and he beats Bentancur in a foot race before reaching the box. He tries to beat Lloris at the near post but fires over the bar!
22' Kane receives a pass from Davies on the edge of the box and proceeds to open up his body and fire a shot at goal. His effort goes over the bar following a deflection.
20' Richarlison scored 43 goals in 135 Premier League appearances for Everton, but is yet to get off the mark for Tottenham in the competition. He could be the fifth player to score his first Premier League goal for Spurs against a side he previously played for, after David Bentley (vs Arsenal), Louis Saha (Newcastle), William Gallas (Chelsea) and Fernando Llorente (Swansea).
18' Tottenham have a chance to break forward with Kane, Son and Richarlison, but the Brazil international is too indecisive and loses the ball.
16' Onana goes on a good run with the ball as Everton finally break into the attacking third. Romero puts in a sliding challenge to stop any threat as the midfielder enters the box.
14' Everton players complain to the referee after a rough challenge from Romero. Paul Tierney tells the players to calm down and continues play.
N. Maupay
Yellow Card
Everton
12' Maupay receives a yellow card after catching Dier with a stray elbow during an aerial battle.
11' Everton are struggling to cope with the Tottenham press when on the ball but are doing well to draw fouls and retain possession.
9' Son takes the resulting free-kick for Tottenham and fires his shot straight into the wall.
8' Richarlison draws a foul in a dangerous position for Tottenham after teasing Tarkowski into a challenge.
7' CHANCE! Richarlison has the first good chance of the game. Tottenham take a quick free-kick and play Perisic down the left side of the box. He sends a cross to Richarlison, who heads over the bar.
5' Everton are switching to a 5-3-2 formation when out of possession as McNeil drops into a left wing-back role.
3' Tottenham are controlling possession early in this game as Everton allow the hosts to play the ball around the halfway line.
1' Bentancur gets the game under way for Tottenham!
The players are making their way out of the tunnel and onto the pitch!
Conte has seen his sides keep a clean sheet in all six of his Premier League meetings with Everton – only former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini (7 vs Wigan) has faced a specific opponent more often without his team ever conceding in the competition.
Conte makes three changes from his starting line-up against Frankfurt as Davies, Doherty and Perisic all start. Lampard makes one change to his starting 11 as Dwight McNeil replaces the suspended Anthony Gordon.
SUBS: Abdoulaye Doucoure, Tom Davies, James Garner, Asmir Begovic, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Salomon Rondon, Michael Keane, Ruben Vinagre, Reece Welch.
Everton (4-3-3): Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Conor Coady, James Tarkowski, Vitaliy Mykolenko; Alex Iwobi, Amadou Onana, Idrissa Gueye; Demarai Gray, Neal Maupay, Dwight McNeil.
SUBS: Oliver Skipp, Ryan Sessegnon, Yves Bissouma, Fraser Forster, Bryan Gil, Lucas Moura, Davinson Sanchez, Djed Spence, Clement Lenglet.
Tottenham (3-4-3): Hugo Lloris; Eric Dier, Cristian Romero, Ben Davies; Matt Doherty, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Rodrigo Bentancur, Ivan Perisic; Richarlison, Harry Kane, Son Heung-min.
After slow start to the season, Frank Lampard’s Everton are now 12th in the Premier League standings. Despite losing to Manchester United in their last fixture, the Toffees are playing well with Alex Iwobi as one of their standouts. The Nigeria international has already equalled his direct goal contributions in the league from last season, managing four from 19 fewer games.
Tottenham are third in the league table following a 1-0 win over Brighton last weekend. Harry Kane is on fine form, scoring eight goals in nine league games, with only Erling Haaland bagging more in that time. Antonio Conte’s side also beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2 in the Champions League during the week.
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