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
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
”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.”