Everton and Tottenham shared a scoreless draw at Goodison Park with Toffees keeper Tim Howard set a new club record of 16 clean sheets. Overall neither keeper was tested in an uneventful encounter of few chances and little quality.
"But the record is also a compliment for the players in front of him. Good teams start with good platforms at the back and we have that.
"I thought Spurs were very good in the opening 30 minutes, we found it difficult to stay with them. But we pegged it back and the second half we played well and were unfortunate not to win."
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp: "We dominated the first half, created good opportunities and passed the ball fantastically. But second half they stopped us from playing.
"But I thought it was a fair result, there were not a lot of chances for both sides, neither keeper has had to put out any world-class saves.
"It was interesting to get a chance to see look at players who haven't had played too much this season to see what they could do."