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Everton, Tottenham Hotspur play out stalemate to dent Champions League qualification hopes

Harry Kane and Gylfi Sigurdsson scored two goals each as Everton and Tottenham played out thrilling 2-2 draw at Goodison Park.

Everton and Tottenham Hotspur played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Goodison Park; photo credit:twitter/@premierleague
By Sreejith C R | Apr 17, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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Tottenham Hotspur skipper Harry Kane scored twice but his side could only manage a 2-2 draw against Everton at Goodison Park on Friday. The result puts in doubt the Champions League aspirations of both Premier League sides. It was Tottenham Hotspur who took the lead in the 27th minute vs Everton. Michael Keane’s failed clearance fell to Kane, who controlled it calmly and scored.

Four minutes later Sergio Reguilon fouled James Rodriguez from behind as he was going to pull the trigger. The referee duly pointed to the penalty spot. Gylfi Sigurdsson stepped up and leveled the score.

Everton were in the ascendency after the goal and deservingly got the lead in the 62nd minute. Sigurdsson volleyed the ball with the inside of his left foot from a Seamus Coleman cross.

But six minutes later, another defensive mix-up between Keane and Mason Holgate saw the ball fall nicely to Kane. He smashed it past Jordan Pickford in goal to score his 21st league goal of the season.

Both teams pushed hard for the winner in the later stages of the game. Harry Kane’s cheeky header from a Lucas Moura cross kissed the post and went out.

Substitute Joshua King forced a save from Tottenham’s goal custodian Hugo Lloris and the rebound fell to Richarlison who smashed it over the bar.

Kane injury a concern

Harry Kane limping off with an ankle injury in the later stages of the game will be a concern for Jose Mourinho. Spurs will be playing the Carabao Cup final vs Manchester City in nine days.

Tottenham are now seventh in the points table with 50 points from 32 games and Everton are one place behind them with 49 points from 31 games.

Tottenham and Everton are five and six points away, respectively, from West Ham, who are at the fourth with 55 points from 31 games.

Both teams are winless in their last three games and are drifting away from their Champions League qualification spots. Carlo Ancelotti’s men will next face Arsenal on April 24th.



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