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Man of the Match and Player Grades Poll for Everton vs Tottenham

Vote on the player performances from today’s game

Everton v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Everton were utterly shambolic in the back and impotent going up front. That usually makes for a long, long afternoon and Tottenham Hotspur duly obliged, happy to get away from their personal demons at Wembley.

Two hours ago it looked like this lineup would be half decent, but we were so wrong.

Starting XI - Pickford, Martina, Keane, Williams, Baines; Schneiderlin, Gueye; Sigurdsson, Rooney, Klaassen; Sandro Ramirez

Bench - Stekelenburg, Jagielka, Holgate, Davies, Mirallas, Vlasic, Calvert-Lewin

There were few spells in the first half when Everton controlled the ball, passed it around well and even looked like coming close to scoring. But it was the visitors who really dominated this right from the outset, passing the ball well, using the full width of the pitch and eventually getting the deserved goals.

The Everton defence was terrible today though, and the decision to go back to a four-man backline will come back to haunt Ronald Koeman. By the time he made the change at the break to get some young legs on there was already a mountain to climb. That became even steeper when within seconds of resumption and another piece of comical bumbling in the box had them three down, and the game well and truly over.

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