Premier League draw specialists Everton and Tottenham Hotspur shared the spoils for the second time this season as their clash at Goodison Park ended 1-1.
Aaron Lennon opened the scoring for the Toffees against his former club before Dele Alli equalised on the stroke of the break with his fifth goal of the season.
Spurs now have a division-high, along with Everton, nine draws this term, and are three points clear of fifth-place Manchester United, but six points adrift of leaders Arsenal.
Here, CaughtOffside rates how Mauricio Pochettino’s side performed on Merseyside…
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GK: Hugo Lloris – 7/10
Made one excellent save to keep out Muhamed Besic’s volley. Had no chance with the goal.
RB: Kyle Walker – 6/10
Got into plenty of promising attacking positions from which he could have contributed more.
CB: Toby Alderweireld – 8/10
Barely put a foot wrong in another rock-solid display which proves why he is ranked among the best defenders in the league. Took up some very good positions and was super strong in the tackle.
CB: Jan Vertonghen – 8/10
Romelu Lukaku chose Vertonghen of his Belgian compatriots to isolate himself against and the two were embroiled in an epic tussle. The Spurs man did not have it all his own way, but coped very well.
LB: Ben Davies – 8/10
One of his best displays in a Tottenham shirt. Incredibly unlucky not to get on the scoresheet when his thunderous shot hit the crossbar, and made some crucial blocks from Gerard Deulofeu late on.
CM: Eric Dier – 7/10
Stayed strong throughout the 90 minutes when many of his teammates faded.
CM: Tom Carroll – 7/10
His effort to compete off the ball was evident as he tired towards the end of the game. Made more passes than any other player but not all found their mark. Still, an admirable display from the youngster.
AMR: Christian Eriksen – 6/10
Showed some lovely touches as Tottenham dominated the first half, but that is not enough from a player of the Dane’s talents and he needs to do more or risk losing his place in the starting lineup.
AMC: Dele Alli – 9/10
The 19-year-old has put in some outstanding performances this season and this was probably the pick of them. Always shows for the ball, as shown by the exceptional movement and finish for his goal.
AML: Erik Lamela – 7/10
Did not quite have the same attacking impact on the game as he has done in recent weeks, but his work rate was immense. Yellow carded for needlessly throwing an arm in Seamus Coleman’s face.
ST: Harry Kane – 6/10
The ball just wouldn’t bounce for him. Smashed one against the post early on but then saw his other sights of goal snuffed out by good defending. Looked shattered by full time and desperately needs a rest.
Son Heung-Min – 5/10
The South Korean, who scored a late winner against Watford in their previous match, could not have the same impact today and spent most of his 25 minutes chasing lost causes.
Nacer Chadli – 5/10
Pochettino turned to the Belgian in the final 10 minutes. He should have brought Nabil Bentaleb on instead to help Spurs regain control of the midfield as Everton pushed for a winner.
Josh Onomah – N/a
The promising youngster got another run out in the last few minutes. Might get a start when Spurs host Leicester City in the FA Cup third-round’s blockbuster tie next weekend.
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