1-1 Draw a poor result

Last updated : 04 January 2016 By Hogg

On a positive side Toby crafted a fantastic long ball that Dele produced a moment of wonder! Go back to 1998 Marcelo Salas produced a similar goal against England, however in my opinion Dele's goal was technically a lot more difficult.

Without a doubt again Alli produced a man of the match performance, which was more than what I can say for most of the team.

The game was controlled by Tottenham, however again you have to question with all that possession why couldn't Spurs be more consistent up front? To see the likes of Davies go close with a strike from outside the area shows that the team were not up to scratch.

A huge issue for me at the moment is that Eriksen has again "gone off the boil" and it was his weakness on the ball that led to Lennon's goal.

I hear some people say that Vertonghen kept Lukaku in his pocket throughout the game, but again when the real pressure was on Vertonghen not only failed to deal with Lukaku's physical presence he failed to keep to the basics of defending (throwing yourself in front of every ball).

Lamela has been consistently throwing himself into every tackle, but struggled to get into the game. Carroll has scored highly and received rave reviews from pundits, however all I saw was Barkley constantly brushing the youngster to one side. In all fairness DM is not the youngsters position and Alli should have started the game next to Dier. Due to his inexperience the youngster played the game with too many negative backwards passes rather than help the team push forward.

Ok you may say that the stats support Tottenham out played Everton, however 6 out of 19 shots shows that the Toffee's game plan worked well. 16 shots outside the area highlights that the midfield and Kane struggled to take true control of the game and failed to craft the usual chances.

Howard is a known shot stopper so it is no surprise that the only goal scored was that of Alli.

A point away from home is a good point, but to see Spurs walk away with just a point with all that possession is a tough pill to swallow.

What are your thoughts on the game?



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