Harry Kane suffered a late injury after scoring two goals for Tottenham against Everton at Goodison Park.
Nine days before the Carabao Cup final and 58 days before the start of the European Championship, Kane left the field in injury time with an ankle problem.
The striker appeared to land awkwardly after diving behind his head too late as the corner was cleared.
Manager Jose Mourinho said he did not know how serious the injury was.
It’s also a question I want an answer to as soon as possible, but it’s still too early, Mourinho said.
For him, it’s not because it’s nothing, but because it’s something.
We all feared that he would not play on Wednesday [against Southampton in the Premier League] and especially on Sunday [Carabao Cup final], but we will see.
Earlier, Kane was at his best as he took advantage of two defensive errors by Everton to give Spurs the lead in the first half and equalise in the second.
Between shots from Kane, Gylfi Sigurdsson equalized from the penalty spot to give Everton the lead.
Everton pressed for the winning goal and had the best chance of the match, but King Joshua’s shot was saved by Hugo Lloris and Richarlison fired the rebound into the net from 12 yards.
A draw did neither team any good in their pursuit of European football: Tottenham remain in seventh place, five points behind West Ham and Everton in fourth despite having one more game behind them.
Kane to the rescue, but at what cost?
Kane has scored 45 goals and provided 17 assists for Spurs under Jose Mourinho.
Kane’s tentative run before bending over and clutching his right ankle terrifies every Tottenham and England fan.
He left the field of his own accord, but did so immediately with a shake of his head.
Kane has suffered a number of ankle injuries in the past, which only adds to the concern.
He suffered two major injuries with a left ankle injury in the 2018-19 season and missed a month with a right ankle injury in the 2017-18 season. He also had six and four separate shutout weeks during the 2016-17 season.
He injured both ankles early in the season, but returned earlier than expected.
Of course, it’s always worrying when you see him limping, because he doesn’t lose weight easily, teammate Eric Dier told Sky Sports.
He hits a lot. It’s too early to tell how bad it is, but I’m sure he’s a good guy and will do his best to be ready.
Earlier, Kane showed once again how important he is for his team by scoring two goals from his only chances in a mat Spurs performance. In 62 appearances under Jose Mourinho, he was involved in 62 goals.
His final shots were his 20th and 21st of the season, giving him two wins in the race for the Golden Boot. It also moved him into seventh place in the Premier League’s scorers’ standings, ahead of Robbie Fowler and Jermain Defoe.
Error Cost improvement
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Everton showed a marked improvement on Monday’s toothless performance in the draw with Brighton. Two consecutive tangles cost them three points.
After Kane’s first goal, Michael Keane misjudged his header and sent a cross into the path of the Spurs striker, and the England defender was also involved in Kane’s second goal.
From a cross on goal he headed the ball to fellow centre-back Mason Holgate, before the ball deflected off Kane in the box. For the second time, Kane didn’t give Jordan Pickford’s return a chance.
Yet there were positive signs in the rest of Everton’s performance. They created chances despite the absence of their top scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin due to injury.
Sigurdsson scored his second goal of the game with a superb left-footed effort into the far corner from a Seamus Coleman cross, after the Irish international had played a wonderful one-two with Richarlison.
Everton also took advantage of Sergio Reguilon’s awkward run into the back of James Rodriguez to foul the Colombian for Everton’s penalty. It wasn’t many contacts, but it was enough to award a fifteen million dollar hit.
The Toffees have now failed to win in five league games, but this performance was more promising.
Spurs lose winning position – best stat
- In the last five encounters between Everton and Tottenham at Goodison Park, 26 goals have been scored in all competitions (10 for Everton, 16 for Spurs), an average of 5.2 per game.
- Everton have not won any of their last five Premier League games (D3 L2), the longest run since December 2018 under Marco Silva.
- No team in the Premier League has dropped more points from a winning position this season than Tottenham (20).
- Everton converted all five penalty kicks against Spurs in the Premier League (Cottey, Unsworth x2, Ferguson, Sigurdsson).
- Only against Chelsea (6) did Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson score more Premier League goals than against Tottenham (5). Sigurdsson is the third player to score a brace against Spurs in the Premier League after Darren Bent (April 2010, Sunderland) and Matthew Etherington (December 2011, Stoke).
- Only Alan Shearer (7) and Sergio Aguero (6) have scored more than 20 goals in more different Premier League seasons than Spurs’ Harry Kane (5 – equal with Thierry Henry).
- Harry Kane has been directly involved in 62 goals in all competitions for Spurs (45 goals, 17 assists) under Jose Mourinho: no Premier League player has been involved in more goals in this period (since 23 November 2019).
What’s the next step?
Spurs play Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday (kick-off 6pm BST), ahead of Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley.
Everton’s next match is on Friday the 23rd. April (20:00 BST), at Arsenal.
Player of the game
- Team number10 Player nameG Sigurdsson
- Team number23Player nameColeman
- Team number19Player nameRodriguez
- Team number22Godfrey Player name
- Team number12Player nameValue
- Team number 11. Name of the game: King
- Team number6 Name of the playerAllan
- Team number 26Player name : Davies
- Team number7Fighter nameRicharlison
- Team number1Pickford Name of the player
- Team number5Players nameKine
- Team number4 Players nameHolgate
- Team number17 Name playerIwobi
- 17IwobiReplaced by Coleman after 61 minutes.
- 26DavisReplaced by 21MinutesReplaced by King in 84Minutes
- 10G Sigurdsson
- 31Bride Virginia
- 5HoibjergBocking at 7min.
- 3RegillonReplaced by Lucas Mouraat 64 minutes
- 28NdombeleReplaced by Lamelain 64′ minutes
- 7Sung Heung Min
- 10CaneReplaced byAlliat 90+3 minutes
- 6D Sanchez
- 8 winks
- 18Lo Celso
- 25 Tanganga
- 27Lucas Moura
- End of match, Everton 2, Tottenham Hotspur 2.
- End of the second half, Everton 2, Tottenham Hotspur 2.
- The attempt failed. James Rodriguez (Everton) left footed shot from the centre of the box goes wide into the top left corner. With the support of Gylfi Sigurdsson.
- Replacement: Tottenham Hotspur. Dele Alli replaces Harry Kane due to injury.
- The attempt failed. Ben Godfrey (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the bottom left corner.
- Corner, Everton. Turned down by Eric Dier.
- Richarlison (Everton) is penalised after committing a foul.
- Joe Rodon (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
- Corner, Everton. Rejected by Moussa Sissoko.
- Joshua King (Everton) is at fault.
- Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
- James Rodriguez (Everton) is penalised after committing a foul.
- Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
- The attempt failed. Richarlison (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
- Rescue attempt. Joshua King (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Sponsored by James Rodriguez.
- The attempt failed. Seamus Coleman (Everton) shot wide with his left from outside the box. With Allan’s support.
- Replacement: Everton. King Joshua replaces Tom Davis.
- Corner, Everton. Presented by Joe Rodon.
- Attempt blocked. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Son Heung Min.
- The attempt failed. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) shot high and wide from distance on the right side of the box. Assisted by Pierre-Emile Heubjerg.
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