Follow all the action as Tottenham Hotspur host Everton on the Premier League’s opening weekend.
Jose Mourinho’s side snatched a Europa League place on the final day of last season and will hope to continue an impressive upturn in form that saw them win four of their last six league games.
Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti has the chance to make his mark in his first full season in charge at Everton, with a new-look midfielder in store after the signings of James Rodriguez, Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure. Follow all the action live below:
18 mins: Huge chance wasted by Everton. Richarlison didn’t set himself. He was off balance and the angle was tight, but he needs to score there. It would have capped a solid opening 15 minutes for Everton.
15 mins: Oh no! What a disaster for Everton. A wayward pass back to Alderweireld is snatched up by Richarlison. He runs into the box, takes it around the goalkeeper and boots the ball over the crossbar missing the open net.
12 mins: Everton have looked secure on the ball, but they’re lacking any penetration into Tottenham’s final third. A bit of creativity needed here.
9 mins: Yerry Mina clears the ball and finds Rodriguez on the right side. He brings the ball into the middle and tries a quick ball over the top and into the box. Richarlison attempts to catch up to the pass but gives up well before the ball goes out of play.
6 mins: Moura flicks the ball up to Kane and he tries to send Son free into the box. Coleman has to defend against the run on his own and does well, holding Son at bay before he boots the ball away.
3 mins: Son has an early sight on goal and hits one from just outside the box. Pickford stops the shot without too much trouble. Son almost gets the better of Coleman has the ball comes over the top. Coleman sprints back and manages to stop Son’s pass into the middle of the box for the waiting Harry Kane.
Kick off: Tottenham get us underway. Alderweireld sends the ball out to Doherty on the right, he brings the ball down and passes to Lucas Moura. Moura loses the ball.
James Rodríguez (14 goals, 15 assists) was directly involved in 29 goals in 32 league appearances under Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid and Bayern.
Is he the man to propel Everton to the next level?
It’s almost time for kick off at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The teams make their way out onto the pitch, this should be a good one.
This game will be a good match up. Tottenham and Everton are both looking to improve on their performances from last season. Everton are targeting Europe and Tottenham want to make it into the top four. This match will be a good early sign as to where the two teams are at in their development.
The result won’t define their seasons but it may send a message for whoever can win today.
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