The first half of the Everton v Tottenham game has been an entertaining one, with both teams keen to attack and look dangerous in the final third. However, neither team has been able to find the back of the net yet, and the scoreline remains 0-0.
Everton started the game brightly and dominated possession for the first 10 minutes. However, Tottenham gradually grew into the game, and both teams had their fair share of chances. Kane had a couple of sighters, but his chance was cleared off the line and his header went wide of the target. Son had a good opportunity, but Pickford saved comfortably with his feet.
Everton had a few dangerous crosses into the box, but they lacked a presence in the area, and Tottenham’s defenders were able to clear the danger. Gray was lively on the wing but needed more support in the box when crosses came in.
The game was paused briefly to allow players observing Ramadan to have a drink and bite to eat. After the break, Everton continued to push forward and had a couple of good chances. Godfrey’s shot was blocked by Dier, and Keane’s effort was cleared off the line.
Tottenham had a little spell in the final third, but Everton defended in numbers, and the best they could muster was a Kane cross that was cleared..
There were a couple of injury concerns for both sides, with Perisic and Tarkowski both needing treatment. Coleman went down in the area after running into Dier, but the referee rightly shook his head, and there was no penalty.
Overall, it has been an evenly contested game, and it will be interesting to see how both teams approach the second half. Everton will be looking to convert their possession and chances into goals, while Tottenham will be hoping to get Kane and Son more involved in the game. Three minutes of added time were given, and we look forward to an exciting second half.