With Son Heung-min (31) silent, Tottenham recorded a draw through.
Tottenham drew 1-1 with Everton in the 29th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England on the 4th (Korean time).
In the 13th minute of the second half, Everton’s Abdoulaye Ducoure hit Tottenham’s Harry Kane in the face with his hand and was sent off, and Kane scored a penalty kick in the 23rd minute of the second half. However, Lucas Moura, who was replaced by Son Heung-min, also received a red card in the 43rd minute for stepping on Michael Keane’s foot. In the midst of a 10-to-10 fight, Tottenham scored an equalizer with a right-footed mid-range shot from Michael Keane of Everton in the 45th minute of the second half.
Tottenham recorded 15 wins, 5 draws and 9 losses (50 points), moving up one notch from 5th to 4th. 3rd place Newcastle and 5th place Manchester United, who played two less games, have the same points at 50 points, but Newcastle (+22) – Tottenham (+12) – Man United (+4) are in order according to goal difference. Tottenham, who could have risen to third place if they had caught Everton, only added one point with an unfortunate draw. On the other hand, Everton escaped the relegation zone by rising from 18th to 15th with 6 wins, 9 draws and 14 losses (27 points).
It was the first game since Tottenham manager Antonio Conte was sacked last month. Acting manager Christian Stellini, who was head coach, came out with Conte’s three-back tactic. Son Heung-min, Kane, and Dejan Klusevski were selected as three-top starters. However, as in the days of Conte, frustrating games continued. Son Heung-min, who was called up to the soccer team last month and returned to Tottenham after scoring a goal in the A match against Colombia, remained silent that day.
After only 0 shots, he was replaced by Lucas Moura in the 37th minute of the second half. Son Heung-min scored 6 goals (4 assists) in the league this season and 11 goals in various competitions. Son Heung-min, who is recording 99 goals in his personal career in the EPL, delayed the achievement of the first 100 goals by an Asian player.
The first half ended 0-0 with both teams unable to create a decisive chance. In the 43rd minute of the first half, Son Heung-min, who received Klusevski’s penetrating pass in the counterattack chance, fired a powerful right-footed shot from the right side of the penalty box. Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford fell and saved the ball with his right foot. It was the most threatening scene in the first half, but Son Heung-min started from an offside position before shooting.
Until the beginning of the second half, both teams failed to make detailed plays. However, an unexpected variable occurred in the 13th minute of the second half. Everton’s Ducoure was sent off for hitting Kane in the face with his hand. Earlier, Kane pushed Everton’s Demerray Gray with his hand and kicked the ball even after a foul was declared, and Kane and Ducoure engaged in a war of nerves. The referee immediately pulled out a red card for Ducoure. Belatedly, Kane was also given a yellow card.
In the 21st minute of the second half, Ivan Perisic of Tottenham dropped the ball with a header from the left inside the penalty box. Tottenham defender Cristian Romero, who was involved in the attack, tripped on the leg of Everton’s Michael Keane and was awarded a penalty. Kane, who started as a kicker, put a powerful right-footed shot into the left corner of the net. He completely fooled his England national teammate Everton goalkeeper Pickford.
Kane scored his 22nd goal in the league this season, chasing leading scorer Elling Hollan (Manchester City, 28 goals) by 6 goals. ‘Everton killer’ Kane scored his 15th league goal against Everton.
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who returned from a knee injury, blocked mid-range shots and headers in the 29th and 30th minutes of the second half. Moura, who was substituted in for Son Heung-min, came in late in the 43rd minute of the second half and stepped on Everton Keane’s leg with his foot. After receiving a red card, Moura covered her face with her uniform and left the ground.
Everton, who launched a wave of offensive attacks, scored an equalizer in the 45th minute of the second half. Keane hit the ball and shook the right side of the net with a right-footed mid-range shot from about 25 meters away. The shot was so powerful that Lloris had no choice but to stand and watch. Six minutes of additional time were given in the second half, but the game ended 1-1.
Whoscored.com, a statistics company, gave Son Heung-min a rating of 6.3, the third lowest in the team. Moura, who was sent off, received 5.1 points, and sluggish defender Davinson Sanchez received 5.9 points. 메이저사이트