Everton 1-1 Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino’s side are held on Merseyside

first_img Dele Alli 1 Tottenham failed to close the gap on third-placed Man City as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Everton at Goodison Park.It was Everton’s fifth draw in ten matches, but Roberto Martinez will be pleased with his side’s defensive performance after criticism in recent weeks. Spurs will see it as a big chance dropped as Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been tipped for the title this week, but they are now six points behind Premier League leaders and bitter rivals Arsenal. The home team took the lead with their first foray into the penalty area as Aaron Lennon, formerly of Spurs, netted his first goal of the season. Dele Alli chested and volleyed on the stroke of half-time to draw Mauricio Pochettino’s side level. It was a good game of football which highlighted the young English talents in Ross Barkley and Alli, but the two could not find the late magic to snatch their team all three points. Spurs had good early opportunities as right-back Kyle Walker – who has been impressive in Pochettino’s side this season – crossed for England youngster Dele Alli, who could not convert.Minutes later Harry Kane fired across goal from 18 yards, his effort rattling the post before former Spurs man Lennon netted after 22 minutes.It was his first goal since joining the Merseysiders permanently from Spurs in the summer – although he scored twice while on loan at Goodison Park last season. A cross came in from the left and Lukaku rose highest to head a brilliant knockdown into the winger’s path. Lennon controlled with his chest before sending a looping volley past Hugo Lloris and into the far corner.Ben Davies nearly drew Spurs level eight minutes later after Spurs took a well-worked corner. The set piece was pulled back to the Welsh left-back, who unleashed a powerful rising shot from 20 yards, which beat Everton’s Tim Howard and ricocheted off the upright.The north Londoners got their equaliser before the break as Alli scored his fifth goal since joining the club from MK Dons in the summer. Toby Alderweireld’s long ball into the box was controlled and volleyed home by the 19-year-old midfield prospect.The second half was a much tighter contest as both sides were cautious not to slip to defeat.Alli tried his luck from 25 yards but American shot-stopper Howard got behind the ball well.The best chance of the second period fell to the home side, as Spurs failed to clear and the ball fell to Muhamed Besic on the edge of the box.The Boznia and Herzegovina international controlled with his chest and his 20-yard volley beat Lloris before dipping and smashing against the crossbar.Ramiro Funes Mori headed wide for the Toffees, who will have settled for a draw at the start of the day.last_img read more

Fantasy Premier League transfer tips to make for gameweek three

first_img 15 Out: Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – £6.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Eagles manager Frank de Boer still doesn’t have a timeline for Zaha’s recovery so it’s definitely time to ditch the winger. In: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) – £5.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The Saints’ left-back has a favourable run of fixtures coming up against Huddersfield, Watford, and Crystal Palace. He could get clean sheets or assists in these fixtures so could be a decent option. 15 15 In: Wayne Rooney (Everton) – £7.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – An inspired start to the campaign has seen the England striker grab two goals and it might be wise to consider him as a cheap forward. In: Ben Davies (Tottenham) – £5.6m – Click the right arrow for more advice – With Danny Rose absent, the Welshman has continued at left-back and is doing well. He may not be as all-action as his team-mate but he is part of a tight defence and has registered plenty shots, and gets involved in set-pieces too. In: Matt Phillips (West Brom) – £6.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – An assist machine last year, he’s got decent fixtures coming up against Stoke, Brighton, and West Ham. 15 Out: Marko Arnautovic (West Ham) – £7.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – A foolish red card from the Austrian sees him suspended for three matches. It’s no surprise he’s on our list. In: Richarlison (Watford) – £6.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The young Brazilian has made an immediate impact at Vicarage Road. He scored against Bournemouth and looks a real talent. He gets plenty of shots on goal and sees the ball a lot already. 15 15 15 Out: Kyle Walker (Manchester City) – £6.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Suspended for one match due to his red card against Everton, you can drop him for one game, if you wish. 15 15 Out: Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City) – £6.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The Swiss star was substituted due to injury at the weekend. If you have the ability to drop him, we would recommend it. In: Dusan Tadic (Southampton) – £6.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Like Bertrand, Tadic has a favourable run of fixtures so is a great quick fix for your side, especially given his creativity, his involvement on set-pieces, and his price. 15 Out: Joshua King (Bournemouth) – £7.4m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The Norwegian is struggling this season after a hot run of form last year. We advise selling him until he starts getting back amongst the goals. We might be just two weeks into the new Premier League season but managers already have cause to make transfers.Whether it be through injuries, suspensions, or just that your stars player aren’t starting, you will need to make some alterations, and may even have to use your wildcard sooner rather than later.If this is the case, don’t fear, we’re here to help with our top tips for gameweek three.THE PLAYERS DROPPED MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE IN FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUEClick the right arrow above to see our Fantasy Premier League tips… In: Jese Rodriguez (Stoke) – £6.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – A game-winning performance against Arsenal is enough for us to take a leap of faith with the Spaniard. 15 In: Javier Hernandez (West Ham) – £7.1m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The Hammers star grabbed an unlikely brace against Southampton, despite his team being down to ten men. Newcastle, Huddersfield, and West Brom are his next games so goals could continue flowing. 15 15 15 Out: Victor Lindelof (Manchester United) – £5.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The Swedish star looks well down the pecking order at Old Trafford and it’s unlikely to change any time soon. Get rid of him before his price drops further. Out: Jermain Defoe (Bournemouth) – £7.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – With only two substitute appearances so far, you would be wise to drop him for the meantime. 15last_img read more