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Instant Reaction: Everton draw at Tottenham

The Blues labour to a draw at White Hart Lane with a thoroughly disappointing performance.

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Well, that was a hugely disappointing performance wasn't it? A good point, but arguably one that wasn't deserved.

After the way we performed away at Southampton, there was hope that might be replicated at White Hart Lane. It wasn't to be though, as the Blues were never at the races throughout this game and failed to really mount any sort of effort.

That might have come as a result of the result in Barnsley in midweek, with the extra minutes needed there clearly having an effect. The likes of Romelu Lukaku, Gareth Barry and Phil Jagielka all looked well off the pace, and it's easy to imagine that the midweek game was a reason why.

Having said that though, it was a baffling decision from Roberto Martinez to start with Arouna Kone and Tom Cleverley as his wide players given how well both Kevin Mirallas and Gerard Deulofeu performed in midweek, and both will have been as frustrated as the Everton faithful that they weren't starting today.

If we're looking for positives, then it's hard to look past Tim Howard. The American was heavily criticised last week, but was in inspired form this, denying Harry Kane one on one and generally being at the top of his game to make several other big saves as well.

Equally bright was Kone, who despite a terrible pre-season has suddenly become a big player in this Everton side and is putting in some decent performances for us. He's not a star man by any means, but he's certainly putting a shift in and you can't fault that.

All in all though, a disappointing performance from Everton at White Hart Lane, with them lucky to be leaving with a point. A much better performance will be needed with a wounded Chelsea up next.