Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon visited Goodison Park, to take on the Everton challenge. It was a special occasion as it was their first Premier League match under their new manager Antonio Conte. Having won their midweek encounter in the Europa Conference cup, which was also their first game under Conte, Tottenham were brimming with confidence and looking to repeat a similar result in Premier League too. Everton, on the other hand, had lost a close encounter against Wolves on Tuesday in Premier League and were looking for redemption.
The match had a cagy start with both the teams trying to play possession football, and moving the ball around mostly in the midfield. It was Tottenham who dominated most of the possession in the first half, but was not able to score a goal. Everton had a similar fate in front of goal, as apart form a long range shot at Lloris they failed to draw any kind of threat on the goal of the Frenchman. Despite taking a good shape under their manager, Tottenham couldn’t open scoring. Both the teams went into the halftime at 0-0.
The second half started in the similar fashion, with both the teams playing from the back and containing possession. Things started to spice up after the 60th minute as both the teams started to feel the heat and decided to do something about it. In the 63rd minute of the game, a penalty was awarded to Everton, however it was later ruled out by VAR as a fair tackle by Lloris on Richarlison. The tension was palpable when in the 90+ minutes, Mason Holgate conceded a foul on Hojberg. Tottenham once again failed to make the most of the freekick that they were awarded. As a result, the match ended goallessly.
Antonio Conte recorded the first point under his name as the Tottenham Manager. His team climbed up one position with the help of this 1 point and now stands in 9th position on the points table.