Everton, Spurs draw 0-0 in Premier League

Everton and Tottenham missed a chance to go second in the

Premier League by drawing 0-0 in a match that failed to live up to

expectations at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Spurs dominated the first half but failed to seriously test

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard, who made comfortable saves from Kyle

Walker and Andros Townsend.

The home side came back into it after the break, with striker

Romelu Lukaku going close with a diving header, but Spurs kept a

seventh clean sheet in 10 league matches.

With Chelsea and Liverpool both losing on Saturday, a win would

have pushed either team up to second place behind Arsenal. Instead,

Tottenham jumped two places to fourth and Everton stayed

seventh.

There was concern for Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris late on

when he was knocked unconscious after his head collided with the

knee of Lukaku in the 77th minute. After a lengthy spell of

treatment, it looked like Lloris was about to be substituted but

the France captain chose to play on.

”Hugo still doesn’t remember the incident with Lukaku so he

lost consciousness there but he seemed assertive and determined to

continue and showed great character and personality. We decided to

keep him on based on that,” Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas

said.

”It was a big knock but he looked composed and ready to

continue on. The call always belongs to me. Brad (Friedel) was

ready to come in but, the person Hugo is, there were enough signs

for him to continue.”