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Sky Sports - man, 04/11/2019 - 14:00
Team news, key stats and predictions ahead of Red Star vs Spurs (kick-off 8pm BST) as the Champions League group stages continue.

Ref Watch: 'Son red understandable'

Sky Sports - man, 04/11/2019 - 13:00
Dermot Gallagher can understand why Martin Atkinson showed Heung-Min Son a red card for his challenge on Andre Gomes while he also assesses VAR calls on a weekend full of controversy.

Spurs can appeal Son red for Gomes tackle

Sky Sports - man, 04/11/2019 - 11:50
Tottenham can appeal against Heung-Min Son's ban for the tackle which led to Everton midfielder Andre Gomes' horror injury after it was confirmed the Spurs forward was shown a straight red card.

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Guardian - man, 04/11/2019 - 09:59

Pulisic’s long wait pays off, Rodgers helps Vardy roll back the years and Nuno the perfectionist is back on track

“Perfection doesn’t exist but we are always chasing it,” Nuno Espírito Santo said after Wolves’ thoroughly deserved draw at Arsenal. It was a nice line from a manager who tends to prefer that his players’ performances do the talking. While his side were nowhere near flawless on Saturday they were certainly impressive: there is no doubt Wolves are one of the best-coached teams in the Premier League and they look back to their old selves now after an uncertain, Europa League-addled start to the campaign. They have not lost in the top flight since mid-September and a four-point haul from their visits to the Etihad and the Emirates suggests they will lift themselves into contention for this season’s European spots. Wolves do not offer a thrill a minute but few sides have their technical and tactical clarity; they dominated for sizeable periods and, even without the injured defender Willy Boly, are a formidable prospect once again. Nick Ames

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Everton look into alleged racist abuse of Son

Sky Sports - søn, 03/11/2019 - 23:44
Everton are investigating after a supporter was accused of racially abusing Tottenham forward Heung-Min Son during the clubs' 1-1 draw on Sunday.

VAR at risk of changing the spirit of football, says Pochettino – video

Guardian - søn, 03/11/2019 - 22:10

Spurs manager, Mauricio Pochettino, raised his concerns about the use of VAR after his side's 1–1 draw with Everton, which was overshadowed by a horrific leg injury suffered by André Gomes. Pochettino argued that the referee should have used the technology at his disposal to check whether the tackle made by Son Heung-min on Gomes deserved a red card

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Carra: Why I've changed my mind about VAR

Sky Sports - søn, 03/11/2019 - 21:49
After VAR dominated another Premier League weekend, Jamie Carragher has explained why he has changed his mind about the technology and no longer wants it.

Premier League hits and misses

Sky Sports - søn, 03/11/2019 - 21:36

Out-of-form Everton and Tottenham leave it to VAR to supply highlights | Paul Wilson

Guardian - søn, 03/11/2019 - 20:43

The match was marred by the injury to André Gomes but two sides devoid of confidence produced little else of note

One could only feel for André Gomes at the end, just back from injury and talking in the programme about his optimism for the future, only to leave Goodison on a stretcher with the ghastliest of leg fractures.

Many of the Everton fans stuck around to boo Martin Atkinson as he left the pitch at the end yet, though the officials on and off the field contributed much to an extraordinarily dramatic conclusion to the most ordinary of afternoons, it was not the referee who ended Gomes’ participation, although he might have booked Son Heung-min earlier for diving in the area. When all the sound and fury had died down the bottom line remained that Spurs have still not won away since January and Everton were too feeble to take advantage of opponents missing Harry Kane through illness.

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Everton 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League – as it happened

Guardian - søn, 03/11/2019 - 20:25

Cenk Tosun cancelled out Dele Alli’s opener but a 1-1 draw was overshadowed by a serious-looking injury to Everton’s André Gomes

Tosun earns draw but game marred by Gomes injury

7.25pm GMT

Thanks for your company. Thoughts with André Gomes, who Marco Silva has confirmed was taken by ambulance to hospital:

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7.17pm GMT

A classy snippet from Pochettino in his press conference regarding a classy touch from the Everton skipper. “I want to thank the captain, Séamus Coleman – he came into the dressing room to console Son,” the Spurs manager said.

7.12pm GMT

Marco Silva confirms André Gomes has gone to hospital. “Our medical staff is taking control of everything and soon there will be more information,” he says. “We wait until it is a bit more clear. It is a bad moment for us as a group and as a team. It more than a football game, this is the most important thing right now. We as a group have to keep togetherness.”

7.10pm GMT

Fabian Delph, understandably, found it difficult to keep his emotions in check. “We feel just as you can imagine,” says a deflated Delph. “It’s difficult time for us. He [André Gomes] is one of our brothers, someone we care about. It is difficult to put into words how we feel. As soon as we could get in touch we will send him our best. It’s difficult to see. It’s hard to talk now.

“Our thoughts are with André, we all want to see him as soon as possible. He’s such a good guy, such a good professional. It’s hard to put into words. When it happened, it is hard to refocus. We buckled down and were desperate to get something out of the game. It was a big push. Mind is muffled, we are happy to get the point but I am not thinking of the result, we are all just thinking of André. It’s a difficult time for us, especially for him. We will give him all of our support.”

7.09pm GMT

Word from the Premier League on the Son sending off. In a statement released a moment ago, they say: “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”

7.08pm GMT

Marco Silva talks, and is reluctant to talk too much about the injury to André Gomes, stating he only saw the incident live. “We showed a fantastic team spirit, if you can talk about the game. There were many, many stops that did not help the game or the performance. I think we deserved a little bit more, in the second half we were more balanced and they didn’t create anything. Until the goal they scored, we had the two big, big chances. After, one mistake, one counterattack and maybe the only time they went in our area. After we reacted, we had some chances to equalise and we showed that spirit to come back.”

6.59pm GMT

More from Pochettino. He says Son Heung-min is devastated and adds that the referee Martin Atkinson should have checked the VAR screen to realise his challenge was not red-card worthy. “Sonny was devastated,” Pochettino says. “It was difficult to keep calm. When you watch the action on TV, there is no intention to do what happened after. It was very, very bad luck for him and bad luck for the family of Everton. It finished with a red card for Sonny, very unfair and of course the conditions of the game changed. We defended well but then we conceded. I am disappointed with the result, and disappointed with other things that happened in the 90 minutes. I cannot agree with the sending off of Sonny and many things that happened before. I think the referee needs to go to the screen, like in different leagues.”

6.56pm GMT

Read Andy Hunter’s report from Goodison Park:

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6.56pm GMT

Mauricio Pochettino speaks, and sends his best wishes to André Gomes. “We feel very sorry, we feel very sorry because it was a really bad situation,” he says, after puffing his cheeks. “It was very bad luck how he landed in the action. We can only send our best wishes and of course we are devastated for the situation. Football is not important but the situation of him is important. Of course we can talk about football but always feeling bad, feeling sorry and very devastated for the action.”

6.52pm GMT

Asked whether recent criticism stings, Alli replies:

It depends who from. There are certain people that obviously when they something it hurts and it really kicks you up the backside and certain people who say stuff and you just roll your eyes at it and it’s in one ear and out of the other. Growing up, coming from League One into the Premier League, you have to have a strong mentality you have a strong mentality. Granted I didn’t have the best of seasons last season, I picked up a few injuries or whatever but that’s all behind me now and I’m working hard. Maybe last week against Liverpool I didn’t perform as well as I can but I think in the other games, Watford and in the Champions League, I think I’ve played well. People always say ‘can Dele get back to where he was?’ But I don’t want to get back to where I was, I want to go past that and keep improving. Some people just say it [criticism] because it’s their job to say something.”

6.50pm GMT

Dele Alli speaks, and very well too. Of the injury to André Gomes, he says: “It’s not nice, I didn’t want to look too much at what happened but I just want to send him our best wishes. He is an amazing footballer. I just went into the changing room and he [Son Heung-min] is devastated, he is in tears but it’s not his fault. He is one of the nicest people you will ever meet and he would never mean to do something like that. He cannot even pick his head up, he is crying that much. It does play on your mind [in the game] but you have to stay professional, focus and switched on. Unfortunately we switched off for a split second and they scored.”

6.47pm GMT

It is very much secondary given the injury to André Gomes – but it has to be said that the video assistant referee technology had a bit of a stinker. It was an understandable human error by Martin Atkinson and the officials to award Son Heung-min a red card on the back of the agony the Everton midfielder found himself in but, on closer inspection, his challenge was in no way worthy of a red. Which is precisely when technology should surely intervene ...

6.33pm GMT

Cenk Tosun cancelled out a fine Dele Alli opener – but all thoughts from both teams will be with André Gomes at the final whistle. The Everton midfielder was carried off on a stretcher after sustaining a serious-looking injury. Son Heung-min was sent off for fouling André Gomes, but replays appear to show that the injury was not as a result of that challenge but rather because how the midfielder awkwardly fell. Alli’s opener was timely, in front of the watching Gareth Southgate, who names his England squad on Thursday, but by the end it was a distant memory, after Tosun powered in Digne’s cross to equalise. There was also a long VAR check for a possible Everton penalty after Alli seemingly handled in the box but, after a three-minute delay and numerous checks, play continued.

6.31pm GMT

101 min: Ryan Sessegnon is on for his Spurs debut, in place of Christian Eriksen. Sessegnon’s first touch? A crucial headed clearance.

6.30pm GMT

100 min: Ten-man Spurs are suddenly hanging on.

6.26pm GMT

Everton are level – and it’s a brilliant goal. Tosun powers home a header, meeting Lucas Digne’s brilliant volleyed, first-time cross. It was a wonderful floating cross into Digne by Yerry Mina, who lost his footing after sending the ball across the field. Digne fired the ball into the box, where Calvert-Lewin and Tosun were both champing at the bit, and Tosun did the rest.

6.24pm GMT

90+5 min: Delph is penalised for a challenge on Lo Celso. Spurs win a free-kick on halfway. Seven minutes to play at Goodison.

6.23pm GMT

90+2 min: The game, as you would expect, has gone very flat after that horrifying injury to André Gomes. That Son was distraught and the distress of both sets of players and the crowd speak volumes of the severity of the injury. Goes without saying, but all thoughts with André Gomes.

6.19pm GMT

90 min: There will be 12 added minutes.

6.16pm GMT

88 min: Juan Foyth replaces Aurier for Spurs, who are down to 10.

6.16pm GMT

86 min: Sigurdsson and Calvert-Lewin are on for Everton. Tom Davies was withdrawn, while André Gomes was carried off through injury.

6.15pm GMT

84 min: Now is perhaps not the time to address it but replays show Son’s challenge was worthy of a yellow card at most. It appears the way André Gomes awkwardly landed on the turf was why the concern around him was so serious – not the manner of Son’s challenge.

6.12pm GMT

83 min: André Gomes is carried off on a stretcher. Marco Silva’s eyes appear to be watering. That looked a very nasty injury. Goodison rises to its feet as the Everton midfielder is carried off. Sky say an ambulance is waiting to take him to hospital.

6.12pm GMT

82 min: Medical staff continue to attend to André Gomes.

6.11pm GMT

80 min: Son Heung-min has been sent off. But the Tottenham forward has to be consoled as he heads down the tunnel. Both sets of players appear very distressed at the injury sustained to André Gomes. Replays suggest the injury to André Gomes was sustained after Son’s challenge, as a result of the way he fell.

6.09pm GMT

78 min: There is real concern for André Gomes. Son Heung-min looks absolutely distraught, close to tears. Son’s tackle was not brilliant.

6.03pm GMT

74 min: Giovani Lo Celso replaces Tanguy Ndombele, who had been booked. Tosun replaced Theo Walcott a few minutes ago. The delay for that latest VAR check? More than three minutes. Spiffing ...

6.02pm GMT

73 min: “Perhaps VAR should be restricted to (more) objective decisions,” emails Dave Hannah. “Such as offside? The disruptive delays that we are all coming to hate appear to be caused by situations that require subjectivity, and often don’t have a clear right answer. The decision is not improved by involving VAR. As ridiculous as an offside armpit sounds, at least it’s an objective decision.” It has been a total killjoy, hasn’t it?

6.01pm GMT

72 min: No penalty.

6.00pm GMT

71 min: A long delay, as the VAR check continues ...

5.59pm GMT

69 min: From the resulting corner, the VAR has flagged up a possible handball. Dele Alli appears to handle the corner, taking the ball away from Yerry Mina. Are Everton about to be awarded a penalty? Anthony Taylor is seeking out all angles.

5.58pm GMT

68 min: Gazzaniga is almost beaten! Tom Davies surges through the Spurs midfield, bypassing a sea of white shirts before spraying the ball wide to Walcott, who is lurking on the right flank, as per. Walcott’s low cross is ordinary but it cannons off Ben Davies, and almost catches Gazzaniga cold. Davinson Sánchez seemed worried too, but Spurs get away with it. Everton corner ...

5.55pm GMT

66 min: Everton are readying Cenk Tosun. Amid all of the excitement, Tanguy Ndombele went into the book shortly after the goal for a crude challenge on Djibril Sidibé.

5.52pm GMT

Dele Alli strikes! After Alex Iwobi squanders possession, Son slides in Alli, who drives inside Djibril Sidibé and fires into the corner beyond Pickford. It was a thumping finish and Alli’s celebration packs a punch, too; he holds an index finger over his mouth before going to ground, pretending to be in a deep sleep. Alli basks in the glory, after Spurs break incisively at Goodison.

5.51pm GMT

60 min: Richarlison stings Gazzaniga’s gloves! Digne raids down the left and cuts the ball back towards the edge of the box. Davinson Sánchez is sluggish to react and the ball runs into the path of Richarlison, who takes aim first time. His effort is not lacking in power – but it’s relatively close to the Spurs goalkeeper, who gratefully gathers. Sánchez has been at the heart of the action in the last few moments. It was the Spurs defender who Richarlison felt tripped him in the box.

5.49pm GMT

59 min: Richarlison goes down in the box – but there’s nothing doing. Martin Atkinson sprints away, totally uninterested.

5.48pm GMT

58 min: Tottenham’s next opponents are Sheffield United, and both Chris Wilder and Alan Knill are at Goodison to cast their eye over Spurs. Hopefully Wilder has covered his eyes from much of this. It’s been dire from both teams.

5.44pm GMT

55 min: Eriksen sends a gorgeous ball flashing across the six-yard box ... but Tottenham cannot get anyone on the end of it. Everton clear. It was an exemplary cross in – but Spurs are still to fashion a shot on target. Everton have had just the one.

5.43pm GMT

54 min: Pochettino is nodding along to the fourth official, who is busy explaining the VAR’s decision not to award a penalty. The Spurs manager seems to be taking it pretty well – but he’s clearly miffed Son did not get the penalty.

5.42pm GMT

51 min: Seconds after the big screens say: VAR decision: no penalty, Martin Atkinson is informed the incident is being reviewed, for a second time. When the VAR check is checked, play can resume. It’s all a bit farcical. Mina certainly made contact with Son. Whether it was a theatrical fall, only he knows.

5.40pm GMT

50 min: Son goes down in the box, collapsing to the floor under pressure ... but Martin Atkinson is unmoved. Yerry Mina’s trailing leg does appear to make contact with the Spurs winger. The video assistant referee will have a look ...

5.39pm GMT

49 min: Lucas Moura is adamant he has earned Spurs a corner but, in fact, Holgate helps Everton win a goal-kick. We go again.

5.38pm GMT

47 min: Stephen Carr emails back in to confirm, sadly, he is not the Stephen Carr. “I am happy to confirm that I am not football’s Stephen Carr and also that I have been to Peterborough on a number of occasions,” he says. As you can tell, not a lot going on in the second half at Goodison. Other than Everton almost pressing Spurs into trouble, with Serge Aurier getting out of a tight corner.

5.34pm GMT

46 min: Spurs’ Dele Alli gets the second half going.

5.24pm GMT

“This match isn’t just like watching paint dry,” emails Stephen Carr (unconfirmed whether it’s the former Tottenham and Newcastle defender). “It’s like watching beige paint dry. In an abandoned bus stop. In Peterborough.” Anyway, do dust yourselves off for what will surely be a pulsating second half ...

5.23pm GMT

Meanwhile, in Italy ...

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5.18pm GMT

It’s not been a classic. Richarlison looks the most likely to do any damage, with the Everton forward having a couple of efforts repelled. Spurs have not had anything to shout about either.

5.17pm GMT

45 min: There will be two added minutes. Neither Gareth Southgate, up in the posh seats, or indeed anyone else look too excited. It has been a largely dull first half.

5.15pm GMT

43 min: Richarlison works an opening – but his shot zooms over! He does really well, in fairness. Iwobi plays a simple pass into his path and Richarlison wriggles away from Sanchez, spinning into a yard of space before getting a shot off. Plenty of endeavour from Everton, but not an awful lot to show for it.

5.14pm GMT

42 min: Son Heung-min has not had a sniff. He’s had 10 forgettable touches, fewer than anyone else on the pitch, including both goalkeepers.

5.13pm GMT

41 min: Another Everton corner, another Lucas Moura clearance.

5.11pm GMT

39 min: André Gomes is winded as a result of that collision but the Everton midfielder is quickly back on to the field.

5.10pm GMT

38 min: Richarlison feeds Iwobi, nudging the ball into the winger’s path way out from goal. Iwobi charges down the left before teeing a cross into the box but Spurs deal with it. It was a fairly aimless pass in the end. André Gomes was cutely blocked off by Sanchez, but Everton have no chance of a penalty.

5.07pm GMT

35 min: Lucas Moura lashes the ball away and Eriksen buys Spurs 50-odd yards of territory, and now Everton find themselves on the back foot. A replay shows Yerry Mina needlessly pulled back Dele Alli as Spurs broke forward on the counter. Martin Atkinson is alerted to it and has a curt word with the defender.

5.06pm GMT

34 min: Everton earn a corner ...

5.04pm GMT

32 min: Richarlison sends a shot at Gazzaniga! The Everton forward does the hard part, controlling Lucas Digne’s dinked cross from the left with his first touch before swivelling and getting a shot away. The ease with which Richarlison manhandled the ball was reminiscent of Joshua King against Manchester United on Saturday. But, the Brazilian’s effort lacks conviction and the Spurs goalkeeper comfortably gathers.

5.03pm GMT

31 min: Eriksen is booked. Luís Boa Morte is going ballistic down on the touchline. Silva’s staying calm on this one. Those tackles have revved up Goodison.

5.01pm GMT

30 min: Walcott goes into Martin Atkinson’s book for a late challenge on Ben Davies. Walcott is quick to embrace the Spurs full-back, who is all smiles. It turns out the VAR had a peek at whether Walcott’s challenge was deserving of upgrading to a red card but that’s not the case.

5.00pm GMT

28 min: Nice move from Everton! Sidibé slips in Walcott, who races to the byline before standing up an inviting cross. Lurking towards the back post is André Gomes, who is not renowned for his aerial ability. The Everton midfielder gets his header all wrong, shunting the ball well over Gazzaniga’s goal.

4.59pm GMT

27 min: Alderweireld nods a straight-off-the-training-ground free-kick wide of goal. It was well-worked by Spurs, who played it short but Everton made life difficult for Alderweireld, who needed a miracle to generate the required power to trouble Pickford. Down on the touchline, Silva is barking like mad.

4.57pm GMT

25 min: André Gomes slides through Richarlison but the forward ends up taking the shot on early, rather than allowing the ball to run through in front of him. Richarlison ended up taking the sting out of the pass and giving Sanchez and Alderweireld the initiative to bite back at the Brazilian.

4.55pm GMT

22 min: Spurs get sloppy and then so do Everton, with Digne undercooking a pass inside for Iwobi. Spurs gobble up possession and probe down the left. Ben Davies ends up buying a corner out of Walcott. That was all a bit cheap – and almost costly. The corner comes to nothing but, when Aurier recycles the ball, his cross from the right lures Pickford into a wild punch. Everton survive.

4.51pm GMT

20 min: Sidibé drops the ball before taking a throw-in. It’s not quite happening for either team at the moment at a fairly subdued Goodison.

4.50pm GMT

18 min: The Spurs buildup is all a little too pedestrian and predictable but, eventually, they work the ball wide to Serge Aurier, who whacks the ball in from the right. It’s straight down Jordan Pickford’s throat.

4.47pm GMT

15 min: Walcott gallops into a gaping hole inside the Spurs box but the Everton winger’s cross is not good enough. He fizzes a pass into no man’s land and Spurs hoover up the danger. Everton have been bright without testing Gazzaniga.

4.45pm GMT

12 min: Goodison rises to its feet to commemorate the life of James Myers, a 12-year-old who died on a railway line in Merseyside last month. On the pitch, both teams seem a little cagey; it is almost as if a lot is riding on this one.

4.43pm GMT

11 min: Spurs almost carve an opening. After some patient buildup play, Toby Alderweireld floats a cross-field ball into Davies, who slides in Eriksen. But Everton eventually manage to crowd Tottenham out. It was a slick move, a sign of how Spurs can open up teams. That’s as good as it’s got for Spurs so far.

4.41pm GMT

9 min: Pickford launches the ball high to Walcott out on the right flank. He tries and fails to keep it in, with Davies in close proximity.

4.40pm GMT

8 min: Everton are hogging the ball. Spurs cannot get hold of it.

4.38pm GMT

5 min: Walcott’s pace causes more problems down the Spurs left but the winger’s decision-making lets him down. Again. He ends up running into trouble and Spurs clear their lines. Still, an encouraging start for Everton to build on.

4.37pm GMT

4 min: Pickford wellies the ball downfield in search of Theo Walcott, who had comfortably eluded Davies, but Gazzaniga is alert to alert. It was a wonderful, mammoth Ederson-like kick down the pitch by Pickford. A beautiful kind of route one.

4.35pm GMT

3 min: Spurs think they are in, but the assistant referee adjudged Ben Davies, who is wearing the captain’s armband, offside. The defender had been slipped in down the left flank. His low cross almost picked out Lucas Moura. But it counts for nothing.

4.33pm GMT

1 min: Everton make a decent start. Richarlison plays a beautiful blind pass into Djibril Sidibé, who scurries forward. They knock the ball around, keeping hold of possession before trying to pick out Iwobi, but the cross evades him.

4.31pm GMT

Everton get things started at Goodison.

4.30pm GMT

We’ve had an impeccable minute’s silence. Here we go ...

4.22pm GMT

Marco Silva speaks, and talks about Yerry Mina replacing Michael Keane, who has endured a torrid time. “When you have good competition, it’s always a tough decision,” he says. “We needed to establish a strategy and [consider] the strengths of the opponents as well, and that helps decide our best eleven. You have to plan.”

4.11pm GMT

Mauricio Pochettino talks, and confirms Harry Kane is cocooned in a blanket on the sofa with a virus. “Him and his family got a virus, he started to feel bad on Friday night and it was impossible for him to train on Saturday or to travel with the team,” Pochettino says. “I hope he will feel better and be ready as soon as possible. It is always difficult with injured players like him or Hugo and of course we are trying to cope with this situation. We have a very good squad and different players can step up.”

4.08pm GMT

Tim Cahill has just proclaimed Leicester “the real deal”. Brendan Rodgers’s side could have ended up with three or four in the end:

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3.52pm GMT

Leicester really are quite brilliant. Ben Chilwell, Youri Tielemans, Jamie Vardy and James Maddison, in front of the watching England assistant Steve Holland, have all been superb. Again. Beyond Manchester City and Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers’s side set the benchmark. Work to do for Everton and Spurs ...

3.48pm GMT

Leicester are about to return third in the table. They are two goals to the good against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park:

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3.41pm GMT

We need to be moving up the table. It has been difficult in the past few weeks but the coach can’t take all the blame. It is us that go out on to the pitch and we need to take responsibility. We are all under the same pressure and unfortunately the results aren’t happening. We were very frustrated last week.”

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3.38pm GMT

Team news news: the headline absentee is Harry Kane, with the England captain missing out for Tottenham through illness. Jan Vertonghen is not deemed fit enough to make up the numbers after a hamstring problem, while Ben Davies returns in place of the suspended Danny Rose to skipper Spurs. Ryan Sessegnon, however, is among the Spurs substitutes; he could make his Tottenham debut. As for Everton, Tom Davies is one of three changes for Marco Silva. Theo Walcott is also in from the off.

3.34pm GMT

Everton (4-2-3-1): Pickford; Sidibé, Holgate, Mina, Digne; André Gomes, Delph; Walcott, Davies, Iwobi; Richarlison

Subs: Lössl, Keane, Coleman, Sigurdsson, Tosun, Calvert-Lewin, Kean

3.02pm GMT

This, a meeting between teams 17th and 13th in the Premier League, says it all. Marco Silva has been drinking in The Last Chance Saloon for a while and the consensus is the under-pressure Everton manager is almost out of time. That’s despite two wins from his past three matches, though the latter came against his former club, Watford, in the cup in midweek. Shove Silva’s results under the microscope and the picture is bleak, with Everton hovering above the bottom three having won just three league games this season – against the division’s three W’s: Watford, Wolves and West Ham. If there is any consolation for Silva it is that each of those victories have come at Goodison Park, where they take on Tottenham determined to arrest their slump. “We need to change it as you can’t have two faces – one when you play at home and one completely different away,” Silva said.

Things are not entirely rosy for Mauricio Pochettino either, with the Spurs manager picking up just one win from his past five matches. Spurs, scarred from shellackings by Bayern Munich and then Brighton, have struggled to strike any form of balance or consistency, particularly on the road – they have yielded a single away win in the league since January – but Pochettino will hope his team take this opportunity to prove they are out of the woods. “At the moment we struggle a little bit in our confidence,” said Pochettino, whose side are winless in their past 11 away games. “The most important is how we are going to finish, it’s not nice to see you in the middle of the table but that is a reality we need to accept. If you don’t accept the reality you are going to struggle. We know very well that we need time, to be strong, be solid and start to win because that is going to be the best thing for us.”

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Everton’s Cenk Tosun earns draw with Spurs in game marred by Gomes injury

Guardian - søn, 03/11/2019 - 19:47

Tottenham had a first Premier League away win in 10 months torn from their grasp by a stoppage-time header from Cenk Tosun that may also have reprieved Marco Silva as Everton manager. It all felt completely irrelevant. The sight of André Gomes being carried off and straight to Aintree hospital with a horrific leg-break, players from both sides barely able to look at the stricken midfielder as he received treatment, rendered the problems of Mauricio Pochettino and Silva a footnote on a thoroughly depressing evening.

Tosun saved Everton from a sixth defeat in seven league games when he converted Lucas Digne’s cross deep into 12 minutes of injury time created largely by Gomes’ dreadful misfortune. The Portugal midfielder was sent sprawling by a cynical foul from Son Heung-min although it was a combination of an awkward landing and collision with Serge Aurier that caused a dislocated fractured right ankle. Gomes will undergo surgery on Monday.

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Gomes injury, Son red: All the reaction

Sky Sports - søn, 03/11/2019 - 19:15
Andre Gomes will undergo surgery on Monday after suffering a fracture dislocation to his right ankle in Everton's 1-1 draw with Tottenham on Sunday, the club have confirmed.

Everton snatch draw after Gomes horror injury

Sky Sports - søn, 03/11/2019 - 19:00
Cenk Tosun's 97th-minute equaliser earned Everton a 1-1 draw with Spurs after Andre Gomes suffered a horrific ankle injury, for which Heung-Min Son saw red.

Poch searching for new Spurs formula

Sky Sports - lør, 02/11/2019 - 20:00
As Tottenham prepare to face Everton on Sunday, Mauricio Pochettino tells Sky Sports how he is trying to find a new formula to take Spurs forward and why he is not banking on Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon to provide immediate solutions.

Everton v Tottenham: match preview

Guardian - lør, 02/11/2019 - 09:59

The table does not lie after 10 matches and 16th versus 11th in the Premier League says everything about the underachievement of two teams harbouring far greater ambitions. Everton have won their last two games at Goodison Park in league and cup yet, having suffered another avoidable loss at Brighton last weekend, even if controversial, it feels Marco Silva remains only one bad home defeat away from a full-blown crisis. Tottenham suffered their fifth defeat of the campaign on Merseyside last Sunday but showed enough quality on the counterattack at Liverpool to encourage Mauricio Pochettino. Andy Hunter

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Poch: We must trust UEFA racism protocol

Sky Sports - fre, 01/11/2019 - 23:57
Mauricio Pochettino does not want to give racists any encouragement by discussing potential problems during Tottenham's Champions League trip to Red Star Belgrade next week.

‘The devil will appear again’: Pochettino backs Dele Alli to rediscover Spurs form

Guardian - fre, 01/11/2019 - 23:30

• ‘Sometimes players being a bit naughty makes that difference’
• Alli one of many underperforming Tottenham players

Mauricio Pochettino has backed Dele Alli to come good and looks forward to the England international being “a bit naughty” on the pitch.

Alli is one of many Tottenham players who have underperformed this season but the 23-year-old was singled out by Sky pundits for criticism after last weekend’s defeat at Liverpool. Spurs are 11th in the Premier League going in Sunday’s game at Everton, and Pochettino has backed the player brought in from Milton Keynes four years ago to help the club climb the table.

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Carra and Yungen's KOTPL XI

Sky Sports - fre, 01/11/2019 - 21:30
The Kings of the Premier League show, sponsored by Budweiser, returned on Sky Sports this Friday with another all-star line-up on the panel.

Poch: Alli will return to form

Sky Sports - fre, 01/11/2019 - 15:33
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has urged everyone to remember how young Dele Alli is, as the Spurs midfielder attempts to regain his form.

Charlie's Premier League predictions

Sky Sports - fre, 01/11/2019 - 07:10
With another weekend of Premier League fixtures on the horizon, Charlie Nicholas makes his predictions, including Crystal Palace vs Leicester and Everton vs Tottenham.
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