Tottenham and Everton share the spoils at White Hart Lane

Tottenham failed to beat battling Everton and had to settle for a 1-1 draw despite dominating the game.

Tottenham failed to beat battling Everton and had to settle for a 1-1 draw despite dominating the game.

The visitors took a 17th-minute lead against the run of play thanks to Leighton Baines's brilliant free-kick.

But Spurs levelled almost immediately as Everton keeper Tim Howard flapped and Rafael Van der Vaart took full advantage.

The hosts went for a winner, but were unable to break Everton down in a second half which ended in frustration.

Everton boss David Moyes: "We were great defensively and the guys stood up to Peter Crouch and the pace from Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon down the wings.

“It was a good, hard-earned, point and I'm pleased to come here and get a draw. Before the Liverpool and Tottenham games if you would given me four points I would have taken it. I've got to give the players a huge amount of credit for their efforts."

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp: "They are a good side, you don't ever get an easy game against Everton. But to come back from 1-0 behind shows a lot of character and they always do that, it's difficult after a tough game in midweek too."

 
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