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Tottenham Hotspur v Everton Live Commentary, 12/05/2019

2 - 2
E. Dier (3)
C. Eriksen (75)
T. Walcott (69)
C. Tosun (72)
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium


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Tottenham finish the season fourth, just one point ahead of Arsenal in fifth and one point behind Chelsea in third. However, their season is not yet over as they have a Champions League final to look forward to in Madrid. Meanwhile Everton make it four games unbeaten and finish the season in eighth position.
It ends 2-2 between Tottenham and Everton, a result that is good enough for Spurs to clinch Champions League football next season. The hosts led 1-0 at the break, after Dier's early opening goal, but Everton rallied after the break and equalised through Walcott, before then taking the lead just a few minutes later, with Tosun claiming the goal after a scramble on the line. However, their lead lasted just three minutes, as Eriksen curled the ball into the bottom corner from a free-kick to make it 2-2.
L. Digne
Yellow Card
90' Digne is shown a yellow card in stoppage time after his late challenge on Walker-Peters.
90' There will be a minimum of two minutes added time played.
89' The pace has dropped now, with both teams tiring and it looks like it may finish as a draw.
87' Everton look more eager to go on and score another goal here, they are frantically chasing after the ball as we enter the final few minutes. Gomes has played well for the visitors since coming onto the pitch, getting on the ball in midfield and directing the attacking play.
85' Just five minutes of normal time left to play now, can either side go on and score a winner? The pace has dropped slightly as both teams catch their breathe after a frantic period.
83' CHANCE! Tosun meets Digne's delivery into the box, but he can only head straight at Lloris, who gratefully gathers the ball, as either side of him and Everton probably would've taken the lead again. Tottenham look shaky at set pieces and crosses into the box.
81' A draw for Tottenham will be good enough to guarantee them a top-four finish for the fourth consecutive Premier League season; it will be their best such run in the top-flight since a run of five between 1959-60 and 1963-64.
79' The game has finally come to life, with three goals in six minutes! It could go either way now, with both teams showing more urgency to push forward and end the Premier League season with a win.
O. Skipp
E. Lamela
Tottenham Hotspur
77' The other change which is Tottenham's final of the game, sees Lamela come off and he has been replaced by Skipp.
V. Janssen
Fernando Llorente
Tottenham Hotspur
77' Tottenham make a double substitution following the equalising goal, with Llorente coming off and he has been replaced by Janssen.
C. Eriksen
Tottenham Hotspur
75' GOOOAAALLL! Tottenham are level, it's 2-2! Everton's lead lasted just three minutes, as Eriksen fires Spurs back level from a free-kick. The Danish international curls the ball into the bottom corner from 25 yards out, just out of the reach of Pickford. Perfectly placed.
C. Tosun
72' GOOOAAALLL! Everton take the lead, it's 2-1! Tosun is the man claiming the goal, but it's a real goalmouth scramble on the line involving a couple of players and the ball finally gets over the line, despite the heroics of Lloris. It comes from an Everton corner, which Keane meets and forces Lloris into making a good save, but it then falls straight to Tosun and the scramble begins, with the ball eventually going into the back of the net.
M. Schneiderlin
Yellow Card
71' Schneiderlin is the first player to be shown a yellow card after his foul on Sissoko.
G. Sigurðsson
69' It looks like Sigurdsson is going to go for goal himself, but instead he plays the ball through to Walcott, who beats Davies and then fires the ball into the back of the net.
T. Walcott
69' GOOOAAALLL! Everton have equalised, it's 1-1! Walcott fires his side back into the game, as he cuts inside from the right after Sigurdsson lays the ball into his path, he beats Davies and then places the ball into the far corner of the net, just out of the reach of Lloris.
67' Once again a huge amount of noise is coming from the away supporters, as Man City go 3-1 up at Brighton.
A. Lookman
65' The other change for the visitors sees Bernard replaced by Lookman.
André Gomes
I. Gueye
65' Everton make a double substitution, the first change sees Gueye come off the pitch and he has been replaced by Gomes.
64' Good effort! Llorente with a free header following a corner, it just lacks the pace to beat Pickford, who gratefully gathers the ball to his chest.
63' Dier manages to inject some pace into the game, as he sprints up from the back, beating Tosun and he then wants a one-two with Eriksen, but his team-mate isn't on the same wavelength.
61' Despite the lack of goalmouth action on the pitch, both sets of supporters are in fine voice today, creating a wonderful atmosphere inside this new stadium.
59' Good opportunity! Bernard manages to find space in-behind the Spurs defence and gets away from Walker-Peters, but the Everton man can only fire the ball wide of the Spurs goal. He should be doing better there.
57' The visitors are keeping the ball well inside their own half, but Spurs are pressing them high up the pitch and trying to force a mistake, which comes as Pickford sends the ball straight out play.
55' Eriksen has scored in each of his last three Premier League appearances against Everton – the only side he’s scored in four consecutive games against in the competition are Sunderland.
53' Everton are starting to grow into the game now, but there have been a few too many sloppy passes from both teams so far today, with Spurs perhaps starting to tire after Wednesday night's Champions League game.
51' Everton win a corner, which Sigurdsson whips towards the near post, but Spurs head the ball clear. However, Everton keep the ball through Walcott, but they just can't find a way into the final third to test Lloris.
49' Brief stoppage in play here as a supporter runs onto the pitch and the game is paused as the stewards remove him.
48' Tottenham are comfortably keeping the ball in these opening few minutes of the second half, making Everton do all of the running at the moment.
46' The second half is underway!
V. Wanyama
D. Alli
Tottenham Hotspur
46' Tottenham have made a substitution ahead of the second half, with Alli replaced by Wanyama.
There hasn't been much urgency from either side to push players forward and score, as the game is being played at a slow temop. As it stands, Tottenham will finish third, as Chelsea are currently being held by Leicester, whilst Everton remain eighth.
Tottenham lead 1-0 at the break, after Dier fired them ahead from close range after just three minutes. The hosts dominated the early stages and looked the more likely to score again, but Everton have grown into the game, with Bernard and Keane both having good chances to equalise for the Toffees.
45' There will be a minimum of one minute added time played.
43' Everton have lost their final Premier League game in each of the last two campaigns, with both of those defeats coming in London (1-3 at Arsenal, 1-3 at West Ham).
41' The Everton supporters are making more noise now as they've learnt that Manchester City are now 2-1 up at Brighton, which means as it stands Liverpool will finish as Premier League runners-up.
39' There's not long left on the clock until the break now, can Everton get back into the game before the half-time whistle? Or will Tottenham be able to extend their lead?
37' Keane manages to get his head to the ball, he powers the ball into the ground, but it bounces well wide of the Tottenham goal.
36' Everton free-kick in a good position after Bernard is caught late by Lamela. This is a good opportunity for the visitors to test Lloris.
34' Decent effort! Lamela tries to work space for a shot himself, but gets the ball stuck under his feet and instead lays it off to Alli, but he drags the ball well wide of the Everton goal.
32' Good link-up play on the edge of the Everton box, by Moura, Alli and Lamela, the ball gets played out to Walker-Peters, who takes on Digne and thinks that he has won a corner, but the linesman awards a goal-kick.
30' GOOD SAVE! Lloris is called into action to deny Bernard at his near post. The left-back manages to work some space in the Spurs box and fires a low shot towards goal, which Lloris has to get down quickly to and push the ball around the post. Best Everton chance so far.
28' Everton have everyone back inside their own half now as Spurs comfortably keep the ball. The game is almost being played at a walking pace at the moment.
26' Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League meetings with Everton (W7 D5), winning each of the last four in a row by an aggregate score of 16-4.
24' Good ball over the top towards Tosun, who battles with Dier for the ball and the Spurs man goes down under the pressure, with the referee awarding a free-kick. That looked a little harsh.
23' It's very slow at the moment, with neither team in a rush to get players forward in search of a goal. Everton don't have much to play for today, they'll finish either eighth or ninth in the table.
21' Good spell of possession for Everton now, but it's all in their own half as Spurs are pressuring them high up the pitch, not allowing them much time or space on the ball.
19' Decent effort! Bernard's cross deflects off Tosun into the path of Walcott in the six-yard area, he just manages to fire a shot towards goal but it is easily gathered by Lloris.
17' The pace of the game has dropped in the last few minutes, with Tottenham comfortably keeping possession and Everton not putting their opponents under much pressure.
15' Tottenham have won their final Premier League game of the season in seven of the last eight campaigns, with the exception being a 1-5 loss at Newcastle in 2015-16. Their last three such games have produced a total of 23 goals (1-5 vs Newcastle, 7-1 vs Hull and 5-4 vs Leicester).
13' Not too far away! Alli links up well with Lamela on the edge of the box and manages to get a shot away, but his effort flies just over the Everton goal.
11' Excellent break by Spurs, with Sissoko getting forward down the right, he then pulls the ball back to Llorente, who has his shot blocked by Keane and the rebound falls straight to Sissoko, who fires a shot at goal from close range. However, the midfielder was well offside and the linesman has his flag up.
10' Good effort! Everton with their first chance, after a deep free-kick is whipped into the box and Keane meets it, but his header lacks the pace to beat Lloris, who makes a good save.
9' A few of the Tottenham players will be hoping to impress today ahead of the Champions League final, a couple of places could still be up for grabs in that starting line-up.
7' Walker-Peters does well down the right wing, getting all the way to the byline and then winning a throw-in next to the corner flag. Great attacking intent so far by Spurs.
5' It's all Tottenham in these early stages of the game, keeping the ball inside the Everton half and the visitors are sitting deep and getting everyone behind the ball to soak up the pressure.
E. Dier
Tottenham Hotspur
3' GOOOAAALLL! Tottenham lead 1-0! It comes from the first corner of the game, which Lamela whips into the box, it bounces around the box after Mina tries to head it clear, but doesn't get very good contact on the ball and it then falls perfectly to Dier just a couple of yards out, who smashes the ball into the back of the net.
2' Tottenham enjoying the early possession here and they've won a free-kick midway in the Everton half, after Moura skips past Tosun and the Everton striker lunges into the tackle and brings him down. Spurs take the set piece short and keep the ball.
1' We're underway!
The teams are out on the pitch and kick-off is just a few minutes away, stay tuned for all of the match action!
Meanwhile Everton make two changes, with Mina replacing the injured Seamus Coleman. The other change to the starting line-up sees Tosun lead the Everton attacking line, replacing Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Tottenham make four changes to the side that was beaten at Bournemouth, with Son, Trippier, Rose and Sanchez all dropping out of the side. They've been replaced by Lamela, who makes his first Premier League start since March, with Walker-Peters, Davies and Dier also coming into the team.
EVERTON SUBS: Martin Stekelenburg, Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka, Andre Gomes, Tom Davies, Ademola Lookman, Jonjoe Kenny.
EVERTON (3-4-2-1): Jordan Pickford; Kurt Zouma, Yerry Mina, Michael Keane; Theo Walcott, Morgan Schneiderlin, Idrissa Gueye, Lucas Digne; Bernard, Gylfi Sigurdsson; Cenk Tosun.
TOTTENHAM SUBS: Paulo Gazzaniga, Keiran Trippier, Vincent Janssen, Victor Wanyama, Serge Aurier, George Marsh, Oliver Skipp.
TOTTENHAM (4-3-1-2): Hugo Lloris; Kyle Walker-Peters, Toby Alderweireld, Eric Dier, Ben Davies; Moussa Sissoko, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen; Erik Lamela; Lucas Moura, Fernando Llorente.
Everton are unbeaten in their last three games, beating Burnley 2-0 at Goodison Park to move up to eighth position. However, the Toffees have a poor record against Tottenham away from home, they haven't beaten them since November 2008.
Tottenham come into the game on the back of their thrilling Champions League comeback against Ajax in midweek, to reach the Champions League final. However, Spurs are not mathematically guaranteed fourth spot in the Premier League, if they lose to Everton today and Arsenal beat Burnley, with an eight goal swing, then Tottenham would drop to fifth. They suffered a 1-0 defeat against Bournemouth last time out, when Son Heung-Min and Juan Foyth were both sent off.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of the Premier League clash between Tottenham and Everton on the final day of the season.