Tottenham Hotspur had a painful draw. It failed to regain fourth place in the end.
Tottenham tied Everton 2-2 in the 23rd round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England on Sunday (Korea time). As a result, Tottenham ranked fifth with 13 wins, five draws, and five losses in 23 matches. Aston Villa (14 wins, four draws, five losses, 46 points) maintained its fourth place.
Son Heung-min, the current Tottenham captain, left his team for the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup. Hisalisson is struggling. He also played an active role in the match against his old team Everton. Hisalisson scored two goals in the first half alone.
According to Football Mob, a media outlet specializing in soccer statistics, Hishalisson received the highest score of 8.4. Three of the four shots went to the goal, and he shook the net twice. The expected goal (xG) value was as low as 0.75, but he also scored a highly difficult shot.
Hisalisson, which had been mired in a severe slump last season, scored his 10th Premier League goal in the 2023-2024 season. In particular, his momentum has been fierce recently. Hisalisson scored nine goals starting with multiple goals against Newcastle United in December last year. He has scored four goals since January without Son Heung-min. He is replacing the ace’s vacancy.
In the match against Everton, Tottenham came out with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Hitchalisson was on the one-top. Timo Werner, James Maddison and Brennan Johnson took the second line. Rodrigo Bentancur and Pierre-Emile Hoivier were the center midfielders, while Destiny Udogi, Mickey van der Pen, Christian Romero and Pedro Porro were in charge of the four-back. The goalkeeper’s gloves were worn by Gugliemo Vicario.헤라카지노주소
For home team Everton, Dominic Calvert Lewin was in charge of the front line striker. Jack Harrison supported right behind. Dwight McNeil, James Garner, Idrissa Gueye and Ashley Young were in the midfield. Vitaly Mykolenko, Jarrod Branswaite, James Tacoski and Ben Godfrey were in charge of defense. Jordan Pickford defended the goal.
Tottenham scored the first goal. Within four minutes of the match, Hisalisson’s shot scored the net. He hit Udo-ki’s cross as it was. Hisalisson, who scored against his old team, did not perform a ceremony. It was a courtesy to Everton home fans.
Everton scored the equalizer midway through the first half. Harrison finished the game calmly in the 30th minute with a corner kick mixed up. In the process, Vicario seemed to be severely checked by Everton’s striker. The goalkeeper could well have been declared, but the game went ahead.
About 10 minutes after the loss, Hishalisson scored the leading goal again. In the 41st minute of the first half, Hishalisson pierced Pickford with an exquisite right-footed shot. A shot from quite a long distance hit the corner of the right goal. It was Hishalisson’s 10th goal. The first half ended with Tottenham leading 2-1.
Everton failed to capitalize on a few chances to score. According to “Footmob,” Everton led Tottenham (0.70) with a xG value of 1.42 in the first half. The ratio of ball possession was similar 47 to 53. Tottenham goalkeeper Vicario blocked Everton’s header in a corner kick situation. Everton led the shooting capital by a margin of 9 to 4.
The second half of the match was similar. Both teams were fiercely confronted. Tottenham tried to replace it for the first time in the 19th minute of the second half. Mata Pape Sarr and Dejan Kluzewski were put in, and Bentancur and Johnson came out. Everton, who needed a goal, scored Seamus Coleman and striker Yusuf Shermiti.
Tottenham endured well. They maintained a one-goal lead without conceding a goal. Center back van der Pen exquisitely blocked the opponent’s penetration into the back space. They displayed outstanding defense using fast feet and excellent physical strength. Everton deployed strikers Beto and Luis Dobbin to boost their performance. Tottenham focused on defense by putting in Oliver Skipp, Brian Hill, and Radu Dragusin.
Just before the end of the game, Everton’s equalizer was scored. In a free kick situation, Branswaite rushed to the gate and cut the net with a header. Tottenham missed the game that they had caught. With a 2-2 draw, they shared one point each from the two teams.
For now, Tottenham had three wins, two draws and one loss in six official matches without Son Heung-min. As it failed to win the FA Cup, it is highly likely that it will win no title again this season. It is realistic to qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season.
The Asian Cup final will be held on the 11th. Tottenham will play Brighton and Hove Albion on the 11th. Son Heung-min is expected to rejoin his team before the match between Tottenham and Wolverhampton Wanderers on the 18th.