Son Heung-min was sent off as Andre Gomes suffered a horrible injury before Everton grabbed a late goal in a 1-1 draw against Tottenham at Goodison Park.
A largely dire game had just a couple of bizarre VAR checks to brighten it up until Dele Alli scored what looked like being the winner just after the hour mark.
The huge turning point arrived 11 minutes from time when Gomes crumpled after a foul by Son sent him tumbling into Serge Aurier and causing what looked a horrendous injury.
Son himself, and a number of the players close to the incident, were visibly shaken by the injury, with referee Martin Atkinson then showing the South Korean a straight red card as he disappeared down the tunnel almost in tears.
Gomes was then carried off the field and straight into an ambulance, as Everton chased an equaliser in the 12 minutes added on for the lengthy stoppage.
Substitute Cenk Tosun popped up with the goal in the 97th minute that ended up giving the hosts a point as they could not find another against the ten men of Spurs.
It meant that the Toffees still haven't managed to come from behind to win a game under manager Marco Silva.
The point suited neither side really, with Spurs moving up just a place into 11th but already way behind in the top four race - and Everton still languishing down in 17th with Southampton and Norwich, the two sides directly below them, to play next.
Everton 1-1 Tottenham match highlights
Everton 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur Opta stats
- Tottenham Hotspur are winless in their last 12 Premier League away games (D3 L9), last beating Fulham 2-1 on January 20th.
- Everton have earned just four points from their last seven league matches (W1 D1 L5) – they had accrued 12 points from their previous seven games before this run (W3 D3 L1).
- Cenk Tosun's goal for Everton after 96 minutes and 57 seconds is the latest goal scored in a Premier League game since Alexis Sanchez scored for Arsenal against Burnley in January 2017 after 97 minutes and 14 seconds.
- This was Spurs’ 82nd consecutive Premier League game without drawing nil-nil – the only two sides to go on longer runs are Ipswich Town (87 – Aug 1994-May 2001) and Man Utd (114 – May 1999-May 2002).
- Everton’s Jordan Pickford became only the 22nd player in Premier League history to appear in 100 consecutive matches (13 for Sunderland, 87 for Everton), and the first since Darren Fletcher (112 between February 2015 and December 2017).
- Spurs’ Dele Alli has not lost any of the 39 Premier League games he has scored in – only Darius Vassell (46) and James Milner (53) have scored in more games without finishing on the losing side.
- Spurs’ Son Heung-min has been directly involved in six goals in his last three Premier League matches against Everton, both scoring and assisting three times.
- Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is unbeaten in his last 12 matches against Everton (W7 D5) since losing while in charge of Southampton in December 2013.
- This match lasted 104 minutes and 52 seconds, making it four minutes longer than any other Premier League match this season.
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