Full-time: Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Everton

  • New signing Heung-Min Son unveiled to fans at White Hart Lane before kick-off
  • Harry Kane misses Tottenham's best chance in the first half
  • Goalkeeper Tim Howard in fine form to secure a point for Everton
  • Tom Cleverley and Mousa Dembele both stretchered off
Harry Kane
Harry Kane spurned a golden opportunity to hand Tottenham all three points against Everton at White Hart Lane Getty

A third consecutive draw for Tottenham to start the season, although they certainly had the chances to win that match comfortably. As if it was not obvious already, Pochettino is seriously lacking the necessary competition for Harry Kane. They rise to 15th in the table and travel to Sunderland next following the international break.

As for Everton, their record against the better teams is improving and five points from their opening four games represents a respectable return. Martinez's men host an out-of-sorts Chelsea at Goodison Park on 12 September.

That is all from us for today, but check in with IBTimes UK again tomorrow as we bring you live coverage of Manchester United's trip to Swansea.

Until then, goodnight.



Tottenham 0-0 Everton


A late free-kick is whipped into the Tottenham area by Deulofeu but Mirallas' tame header is easily held by Lloris.


Pritchard is penalised for barging into Mirallas from behind and Chadli is booked for bouncing the ball high in protest.


Three minutes of stoppage time to be played.

Bar a late piece of magic, this match looks to be labouring towards a goalless draw.


Tottenham's turn to make a change now as Mason is withdrawn in favour of 22-year-old former Brentford loanee Alex Pritchard.


A third and final change for Everton as Kone is replaced by Gerard Deulofeu. Seven minutes plus added time left for one of these sides to find a late winner.


Dier, already on a yellow card, is very unhappy indeed at being penalised for a trip on Barkley. Mirallas steps over the free-kick and bends it just over.


Barkley is crowded out by Vertonghen as he looks to bear down on goal and Rose lashes a shot hopelessly high. Is this heading for a goalless draw?


Another brief penalty appeal is given short shrift as Naismith's arm is pulled down by Walker.

At the other end, Kane finishes with aplomb at last but the offside flag was already raised.


Everton have been on the backfoot throughout tonight, but they come within a whisker of taking the lead as Kone gets up ahead of Vertonghen and glances Oviedo's dangerous cross inches wide.


More trickery from Chadli on the edge of the Everton penalty area leads to Dier blazing over with an ambitious effort.


Still the hosts pour forward unchecked as Jan Vertonghen gets the better of Barry before firing over. Surely just a matter of time now before Pochettino's side grab that elusive opener.


Muted appeals for a penalty from Tottenham as Alli tumbles under a risky sliding challenge from Stones. Nothing given.

Martinez sends on Steven Naismith to replace Lukaku.


Two more opportunities for Tottenham go begging as Kane shoots at Jagielka following great work from Chadli down the left flank.

The Belgian then has an effort of his own but he cannot stop it from sailing high and wide.


Sensing an opportunity, Kane finds space and lets fly from 25 yards but James McCarthy registers the block.


Two yellow cards in quick succession for Tottenham as Bentaleb's name is taken for a pull on Arouna Kone and Dier is deservedly booked for an ill-timed lunge on Barkley.

Martinez sought immediate clarification from Mike Jones over something there - did he think that Dier had already been cautioned?


Relief for Everton as a relatively harmless cross deflects off Barry and falls into the path of Alli in a dangerous area, but an excited swing of his left boot is not enough to test Howard.

Dier and Romelu Lukaku are being spoken to by the referee following a shoving match at a free-kick.


Another great save from Howard as he gets down low to his right to deny Mason the opening goal.

Alli's first involvement in the match is a yellow card received for a petulant block that prevented Barry from taking a quick free-kick.


The stretcher is produced for a second time this evening as Dembele does not respond to treatment on what seems to be a badly twisted ankle.

Dele Alli comes on in his place. The former MK Dons starlet notched his first goal for Tottenham at Leicester last week.


Tottenham have begun the second half on the offensive but Kane is ruled to have strayed offside and Stones hacks clear.

Dembele is down at the edge of the pitch after appearing to strain his ankle while taking on Barry and crossing from near the left byline.


Speaking of Cleverley, further replays show that Dier did indeed win the ball with that heavy tackle but seemed to accidentally trap his opponent's leg with a potentially painful scissor motion.

Hopefully that blow is not too serious.


The second half is now underway. No changes from Pochettino or Martinez, with Mirallas having replaced the injured Cleverley just before half-time.


The half-time whistle sounds with the deadlock yet to be broken by either side.

Kane has had by far the best chance of the evening so far, but some uncharacteristic hesitation at the final moment proved decisive.

Tottenham have certainly been the better team over that opening 45 and looked the more likely to score.

There will be concern for Cleverley after he needed extensive treatment from the medical staff and was taken off on a stretcher following a challenge from Dier.