Don’t miss out on the complete playback and highlights of the Tottenham Hotspur vs Everton showdown. The game is set to commence at 15:00 (GMT) on 23rd December 2023, officiated by referee S. Attwell at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Witness this thrilling encounter in the England – Premier League, Week 18, Season 2023/2024.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Everton Full Match Reports
Former Everton forward Richarlison secured his fifth goal of the season, contributing to Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-1 triumph over his ex-club in the Premier League (PL), marking the Spurs’ third consecutive victory in their final match before Christmas.
Despite Everton’s impressive four-game winning streak without conceding, they aimed for another robust defensive performance in this encounter. However, Richarlison dashed their hopes for a fifth consecutive clean sheet by finding the net in the ninth minute. The Brazilian, in top form with four goals in his last three outings, calmly slotted the ball home from Brennan Johnson’s well-placed pass. Following the early setback, Everton nearly equalized swiftly as Dominic Calvert-Lewin connected with Vitaliy Mykolenko’s enticing delivery, only to be denied by a stellar save from Spurs goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario.
Instead of leveling the score, Sean Dyche’s team found themselves trailing 2-0 after Son Heung-min’s 11th goal of the season. The South Korean international capitalized on a rebound from Jordan Pickford’s save on Johnson’s attempt from a cleverly executed short corner. Despite Jack Harrison squandering a prime opportunity to pull one back just before halftime, Everton remained determined.
In the early stages of the second half, Calvert-Lewin appeared to have breached Vicario’s defenses with a 51st-minute strike, but the goal was disallowed for a foul in the build-up. Everton’s frustration continued as James Garner’s driven effort scraped the outside of the post. However, their persistence paid off in the 82nd minute when André Gomes, in his first appearance of the season, seized on a corner opportunity to drive the ball into the bottom corner.
Despite Everton’s late efforts for an equalizer, their quest fell short, bringing an end to their four-game winning streak. The Toffees find themselves in 16th place, while Spurs ascend above Manchester City into fourth position.
Man of the Match: Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur).