Fulltime Thoughts - The Blues had some good spells in this game, but were also equally terrible at times, 2-2 the right result today you would think. Some work to do for Marcel Brands and Marco Silva this summer for sure.
90’ - Both sides have looked recharged after the goals, but no clear chances. And there’s the final whistle. season over. By the way, City have won at Brighton and will be champions again.
83’ - Digne with a peach of a cross into the box, Tosun rises and makes good contact, but it’s straight at the goalie. Argh.
80’ - Now Lookman gives away a freekick in a dangerous area, Eriksen goes for the indirect version though and it’s cleared for a corner which is also snuffed out.
77’ - Game burst into life there didn’t it?!
75’ - 2-2 now! Gomes with a poor freekick given away in a dangerous area and Eriksen curls it over the wall and beyond Pickford’s despairing left hand. Wow, what a shot. No chance for the goalie.
72’ - 2-1 to Everton!! Blues keep pushing after their equalizer, and Tosun bundles home from a corner! Keane’s header was saved by Lloris, Lookman got the rebound which the goalie saved again, before Tosun gets a leg in in the melee.
70’ - It’s 1-1!! Walcott does enjoy scoring against Spurs doesn’t he?! Sigurdsson finds him running into the box from the right and Theo slots into the far corner!
69’ - Have City clinched it? Riyad Mahrez has scored and the defending champions are up 3-1 now!
65’ - Two changes coming up for the Blues - Andre Gomes and Ademola Lookman will be coming on. Silva giving the midfielder some animated instructions. It’s Idrissa Gueye coming off along with Bernard. Hmm.
64’ - Spurs with a chance from a corner, but Pickford saves.
59’ - Chance! Giveaway from Christian Eriksen is quickly recycled by the Blues and Tosun finds a streaking Bernard in space, but his shot from inside the box skews off the top of his boot and wide.
55’ - The sight of Tosun loitering about in forward areas, getting caught offside and being second to balls upfront is very galling to the fans considering how proactive Dominic Calvert-Lewin had been in recent games.
47’ - Early corner for the home side and a chance, but it’s scrambled away.
Blues then make a couple of good moves on their own but no real chances. Digne found Walcott off a corner but the former Arsenal man sees his shot charged down in the box. Suspicion of handball? No, not really.
46’ - We’re underway in the second half. Spurs make the only change, Victor Wanyama on for Dele.
Halftime Thoughts - Blues got better as the half progressed, have created some chances as Spurs have tired visibly and eased up on the press.
45’ - Sigurdsson lines up a freekick but it goes off the wall. The resulting corner comes to nothing and it’s halftime.
41’ - Sloppy play can sometimes be exciting. Poor turnovers from both sides but first Walcott with a golden chance wasted as he dallies on the ball and then Tosun whiffs on a good cross. Keane loses the ball to let three Spurs players in but an errant pass saves the Blues, and then Tosun skies it from inside the box. Poor.
36’ - Blues win another freekick that Keane gets to, but it’s poor and off-target.
Sigurdsson then lines up a shot from outside the box, it’s low and Lloris collects.
Aymeric Laporte has scored for City and they lead 2-1 at Brighton. It’s another dramatic final day isn’t it?
30’ - Another chance for the Blues! Sigurdsson with a deep ball finds Bernard , he shimmies and shoots, but Lloris saves smartly right in front of his near post.
Meanwhile, it’s all going on elsewhere. Liverpool have taken the lead, Manchester City went down to Brighton and then equalized a minute later!
27’ - Better from the Blues. Tosun and Sigurdsson combine well to get a shot off that’s blocked.
A minute later the pair combine again as Sigurdsson is getting some joy running down the right. The Icelander chooses to center instead of shoot from a wide angle, and the chance is gone.
24’ - Tosun races onto a through-ball from Bernard, barges Dier over and the ref blows for a foul. That was shoulder-to-shoulder though, the Spurs defender certainly made a meal of it.
21’ - Now Walcott joins the posse of players making mistakes in key areas. Almost lets Spurs in down the Blues’ right, but Zouma bails him out.
19’ - Gylfi Sigurdsson leads a good attack, finds Lucas Digne down the left. His cross is just behind Tosun who deflects it onto an unready Theo Walcott and his tame shot is straight at Lloris. Wasted chance again.
16’ - Ben Davies wins a corner off Zouma, played short and cleared by the Blues.
Tosun’s only touches of the ball have all been fouls so far.
13’ - Keane caught in possession and Spurs high press gets the ball off him - the hosts waste the chance though when they had multiple players lining up to shoot outside the box.
Poor from the Toffees so far.
10’ - Chance. Blues win a freekick that an unmarked Michael Keane gets hsi head too, but it’s tame and straight at Hugo Lloris.
8’ - It’s been all Spurs so far, no cohesion to this Everton side so far. They’ve barely crossed the half line with the ball so far.
4’ - Spurs lead 1-0. Mina has looked uncomfortable so far, concedes a corner and then fails to clear from said corner, rebound falls to former Blue Eric Dier who slams home from six yards out. Oof.
1’ - Spurs have started strong, passing the ball around with ease. Yerry Mina has slotted into Kurt Zouma’s spot, while the French defender has moved out to right back. It’s not a back-three, it’s the regular 4-2-3-1 as far as I can see.
Starting Lineups - Marco Silva has no room for sentiment, naming a pretty strong XI with Andre Gomes on the bench, and no room for any of the youngsters as subs either. His counterpart Mauricio Pocchetino has named a similarly strong team as well, not looking to rest any players for his team
Everton close out the 2018-19 Premier League season away at Tottenham Hotspur in a game that doesn’t mean much to either side, though Spurs will be keen not to concede too many goals and drop out of Champions League contention, while the Blues are playing for pride and prize money.
All eyes of course will be on defending champions Manchester City who are away at Brighton & Hove Albion knowing they need to match or better Liverpool’s result at home against Wolverhampton Wanderers to retain their title.
For the Blues, Marco Silva confirmed that Dominic Calvert-Lewin was out for the game as is Richarlison, with Seamus Coleman also likely to miss out too.
Spurs are severely depleted with Harry Kane (ankle), Harry Winks (groin) and Davinson Sanchez (thigh) all out injured, while Juan Foyth & Heung-Min Son are both suspended. In addition, Jan Vertonghenwill also miss the game with an ankle ailment while Danny Rose and Victor Wanyama will face late fitness tests.
Date and start time: Sunday, May 12th at 7:00 a.m. PT / 10:00 a.m ET / 3:00 p.m. BST
Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England, United Kingdom
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Started off well enough with Theo Walcott giving the Blues the lead but a miscommunication between Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane allowed in Son and the floodgates were opened, with the visitors coming away from Goodison Park with a thumping 6-2 win.