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April 7, 2013 2:05 PM BST
White Hart Lane — London
Referee:‬ A. Marriner‎
Attendance:‬ 36192‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Tottenham 2-2 Everton

A late strike from Gylfi Sigurdsson saved a point for Andre Villas-Boas' side after goals from Phil Jagielka and Kevin Mirallas had cancelled out Emmanuel Adebayor's early opener

By Tim Poole at White Hart Lane

  • Hugo Lloris
    21
    4
    3.00

    Hugo Lloris

    Confident in coming off his line and was not fazed by much. Everton's first-half equaliser was more down to quality from Phil Jagielka's header than a goalkeeping error - and so too Kevin Mirallas' fine second-half effort.

  • Jan Vertonghen
    39
    5
    3.50

    Jan Vertonghen

    Provided the assist for Tottenham's first goal with a fine run and cross and did his duties at the back too. Raided down the left-hand side at will and showed why he was voted player of the month for March.

  • Michael Dawson
    16
    2
    3.00

    Michael Dawson

    Solid in defence for the most part, producing timely interventions and clearances. Was powerless to stop an advancing Mirallas in the second half, however, and was made to pay for it.

  • Kyle Walker
    22
    12
    3.50

    Kyle Walker

    With pace, power and energy, Walker was an absolute menace down that right-hand side and strolled up and down it as though he was the landlord at White Hart Lane. Was also strong in his aerial duels and showed immense flair in his play.

  • Steven Caulker
    10
    12
    3.00

    Steven Caulker

    A good defensive performance for the most part but, as with Dawson, he was unable to stop Mirallas in what was a key moment in the second half.

  • Scott Parker
    22
    7
    3.50

    Scott Parker

    Played the holding role as he so often has done – fighting for every challenge, playing the simple pass and shielding the back-four effectively. Carried the ball at his feet well, too, adding an extra dimension to his play.

  • Mousa Dembélé
    33
    5
    3.00

    Mousa Dembélé

    Battled magnificently in midfield from the off, almost suffering an early injury for his efforts. Controlled most of Spurs' play in the middle of the park but was often overrun by a hard-working Everton midfield four. Came off after 75 minutes - much to the displeasure of the home crowd.

  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
    50
    3
    4.00

    Gylfi Sigurdsson Top of the Match

    Displayed great authority on the ball and showed flashes of the brilliance he has become known for over the last two seasons, twisting away from his man and always looking for a killer pass, shot or cross. Tapped home the rebound for a deserved late equaliser.

  • Lewis Holtby
    25
    6
    3.00

    Lewis Holtby

    Produced excellent turns and crosses and wasn’t afraid to fire in audacious shots. Linked extremely well with Sigurdsson and Dempsey.

  • Clint Dempsey
    17
    25
    3.00

    Clint Dempsey

    Small, quick and tricky to deal with, the American produced a terrific performance considering he is just coming back from an injury lay-off. Played his passes too short at times but that will improve with every ounce of fitness he regains. Was questionably booked for diving late on.

  • Emmanuel Adebayor
    36
    5
    3.50

    Emmanuel Adebayor

    Slid in brilliantly to give Tottenham the best start imaginable with an early goal and was at times the hardest working player on the pitch. Pressed all over the park to produce a magnificent performance for a front man usually known for his tendency not to get involved off the ball.

Substitutions

  • Tom Huddlestone
    19
    6

    Tom Huddlestone

    Came on for Dembele on the 75-minute mark.

  • Thomas Carroll
    9
    3

    Thomas Carroll

    Came on as a late sub with very little time to make an impact.

  • Tim Howard
    8
    4
    3.00

    Tim Howard

    The American stopper coped well with the shock of conceding so early and was equal to everything Spurs had to offer until the break. Was just as solid in the second half but did not please the home fans with some very slowly taken goal kicks.

  • Leighton Baines
    11
    8
    3.50

    Leighton Baines

    Showed the energy and quality we have come to expect from the Englishman down the left, attempting incisive through balls from his very first touch. Also did what was needed at the back and whipped in the corner for Everton’s opening goal.

  • John Heitinga
    8
    4
    3.00

    John Heitinga

    Showed great power and strength to win tackle after tackle in the first half and made things very difficult for Adebayor and those around him.

  • Phil Jagielka
    7
    3
    3.50

    Phil Jagielka

    A captain’s display from the England man. Defended resolutely all day and gave Everton a deserved equaliser after 14 minutes, leaping above everyone around him to head home from a corner in some style.

  • Sylvain Distin
    3
    3
    3.00

    Sylvain Distin

    Displayed strength in the tackle but almost too much aggression to come with it. Was solid at the back, though, showing great defensive nous and awareness throughout.

  • Darron Gibson
    0
    9
    2.50

    Darron Gibson

    Dove in to block crosses that he should never have got to at the back but produced a limited contribution going forward. Also deserved a booking for a rash challenge in the second half, although he went unpunished.

  • Ross Barkley
    9
    6
    3.00

    Ross Barkley

    For one so young, the midfielder was brave enough not to shy away from the occasion and won headers for fun in the middle of the park. Also took his man on with the ball at his feet and couldn’t be faulted for effort.

  • Leon Osman
    2
    5
    3.50

    Leon Osman

    Showed awareness and a great eye for goal early on, almost snatching an equaliser after intercepting the ball deep in the Tottenham half. Was a real rock in midfield, winning tackles and distributing the ball tirelessly.

  • Seamus Coleman
    3
    4
    3.00

    Seamus Coleman

    Sped up and down the right-hand side and didn't make any errors at the back, either. Not the full-back's most eye-catching performance but one David Moyes will be raving about for sheer organisational ability.

  • Kevin Mirallas
    48
    4
    3.50

    Kevin Mirallas

    Helped out in defence and found space in between the lines at the other end. His best contribution, however, was undoubtedly his superb second-half goal that saw him twist and turn his way toward the Spurs penalty area and unleash a magnificent low effort past Lloris.

  • Victor Anichebe
    13
    6
    2.50

    Victor Anichebe

    Fought for the ball all day and held his man off well in the box. Went down injured at one point in the first-half but was fine in the end.

Substitutions

  • Nikica Jelavic
    13
    10
    2.00

    Nikica Jelavic Flop of the Match

    Came on midway through the second half to inject his side with some attacking energy but saw them take the lead instantly without having much to do himself. Looked shaky on the ball but and blew his chance for a late winner.

  • Steven Naismith
    4
    3

    Steven Naismith

    Replaced Kevin Mirallas with five minutes to go.

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