Tottenham The Comeback Kings
Written by Viorel Mesca
In the past few weeks, Harry’s lads have been dubbed as the “Comeback Kings” thanks to the team’s power of recovery. On Saturday, they came from behind for the forth time this season to get a draw against Everton.
After missing the game against Inter, Van der Vaart returned to Spurs’ starting line-up and starred once again scoring the equalizer.
It seems that Spurs lack concentration in the start of the games this season. Cahill had the first goal scoring opportunity but he was denied by Heurelho Gomes.
Spurs responded immediately as Van der Vaart back-heeled to Luka Modric in the box whose close range shot had to be beaten away by Tim Howard.
Everton opened the scoring when Yakubu was brought down to the right of the box and Baines curled a stunning free-kick into the net.
Immediately Everton drew back into their own half to hold onto their lead and they conceded due to the error of Howard who allowed crouch to head across the goal, leaving Van der Vaart with an empty net.
Crouch went down in the penalty area after a clash with Phil Jagielkabut the referee was having none of it though and waved away the protests.
Just before half time Crouch wasted a good chance to put his side ahead after heading straight at Howard from close range.
The second half continued with Spurs in attack when wonderkid Gareth Bale put the ball past Phil Neville and crossed it to Crouch whose shot was dragged wide of the far post.
Everton’s only chance of scoring in the second half came when Pienaar took his chance from 30 yards.
Spurs were unlucky not to score after another good run from Bale who passed the ball to Van der Vaart whose flick released Crouch into space in front of goal with the stirker missing again.
Right before the final whistle Van der Vaart had a chance to win the game for his team but was blocked by Distin. 1-1 the final score and Spurs must feel they could have won this one.
Spurs must put this draw behind as they now travel to Old Trafford.
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