Everton earn winning start against struggling Spurs

Posted 2 weeks ago 13 Sep 2020 by Opeoluwa

Dominic Calvert-Lewin's superb second-half header gave Everton an impressive opening-day away win against a lifeless Tottenham on Super Sunday.

Jose Mourinho's Tottenham were "lifeless, flat" and "walking around the pitch sulking" for large chunks of the second half, said Sky Sports' Gary Neville on commentary, with Spurs registering just nine tackles to Everton's 18, and Harry Kane touching the ball only twice in the Everton box.

Both sides had chances in a goalless first half; Richarlison rounded Hugo Lloris but blazed over, before both Dele Alli and Matt Doherty were denied by Jordan Pickford at the other end.

Everton's winner was coming, and Calvert-Lewin rose brilliantly to power a header into the top corner from Lucas Digne's deep free-kick, with Spurs' efforts to form a comeback lacking as the visitors comfortably held on.

For Everton, optimism will be high as they won away at a top-six side for the first time since December 2013, but there were concerning signs for Mourinho as he lost on the opening day of a league season for the first time as a manager.

"The struggle started in the way we pressed or, I will say, in the way we didn't press because our pressure up was very poor," Mourinho told Sky Sports. "I would say it was lazy pressure and when you have lazy pressure, you don't press and you let opponents build from the back."

https://www.skysports.com/football/tottenham-vs-everton/report/428842

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Ftc

2 weeks ago

Dat nice for spurs
😂😂😂😂😂😂

2 weeks ago

James na world class midfielder,
all tanks to anceloti sha wey remove u for that pub team called Madrid

2 weeks ago

Dier no sabi any tin at all

2 weeks ago

Zebra fc come and donate ur tears here

2 weeks ago

Cassper: Zebra fc come and donate ur tears here

U deyy funny oohh,that's what we also call them on our street since they launched that Jersey.
Zebrachester united..
They should come and cry here cux teams have started topping them already.
By d time they play d pressure will be on them to perform

2 weeks ago

Cassper: James na world class midfielder,
all tanks to anceloti sha wey remove u for that pub team called Madrid

If I slap u ehhh.james was as lazy as ozil in his last days at Madrid and that was why we sold him.
We have abundance of midfielders so keep quiet.
We are not like barca weyy thier midfielders deyy poor.
We deyy help teams

2 weeks ago

At this rate mouringhoo will be gone by Xmas.wtf.
Kane is really off form.thank God I no sign am. I bought Calvert lewin shaaa though I kept him on d bench. I forgot that Burnley are not playing this week.should have benched wood and played lewin.

2 weeks ago

@EMAREX and @Cassper what's up with urr fantasy

2 weeks ago

All the credit to everton. They looked solid all through.

2 weeks ago

EXBOSS: @EMAREX and @Cassper what's up with urr fantasy

me wey i still they cry

2 weeks ago

EXBOSS: U deyy funny oohh,that's what we also call them on our street since they launched that Jersey.
Zebrachester united..
They should come and cry here cux teams have started topping them already.
By d time they play d pressure will be on them to perform

Even here too,
even for social media na so guys they call them

2 weeks ago

EXBOSS: If I slap u ehhh.james was as lazy as ozil in his last days at Madrid and that was why we sold him.
We have abundance of midfielders so keep quiet.
We are not like barca weyy thier midfielders deyy poor.
We deyy help teams

Which midfielders Madrid get wey Barcelona no get?
Modric kroos abi na who?
Guy Madrid players are overrated period

2 weeks ago

EXBOSS: @EMAREX and @Cassper what's up with urr fantasy

Lo celso dey for my team sha

2 weeks ago

Cassper: me wey i still they cry

No cry abeg.hope still deyy oohh.

Save all d tears for when laliga will start

2 weeks ago

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