EPL 2020: TOTTENHAM 0-1 EVERTON (Goals & Highlights)
Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s towering header gave an impressive Everton a deserved victory over a listless Tottenham
Abdoulaye Doucoure, Allan and James Rodriguez all made their Everton debuts as the Blues kicked off the 2020/21 campaign with a brilliant 1-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur – and Season Ticket, 2019/20 Lounge and Official Members can watch extended highlights of the contest above now.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s bullet 55th-minute header proved the difference in north London as Everton recorded their first opening-weekend success since 2017 and gained victory at Spurs for the first time in 12 years.
Here’s Jose Mourinho
“I’m disappointed with the performance, yes. In the first half we had the best chances, a couple of important saves by Pickford. In the second half, when they scored, we were not able to create and they dominated the game. The struggle started in the way we pressed, or the way we didn’t press – it was very, very poor. It was lazy pressure, and when you let them play from the back they are comfortable. In spite of that, I repeat that in the first half we had some good moments.
“The goal was a bit strange. It’s not an excuse for the result, but with so many referees on the pitch, it’s incredible that they could take a free-kick five metres away from where the foul took place. Five metres in the crossing position makes a huge difference. But I don’t want to dwell too much on this incident.
“Due to a very strange pre-season, some of my players are not fit. But congratulations to my good friend Carlo and Everton.”