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Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction

Goodison Park, the home of Everton (Getty Images)
Goodison Park, the home of Everton (Getty Images)

The 2023/24 Premier League season is under way and you can follow every game and every goal right here with The Independent.

This year sees Manchester City try to defend their crown and claim a historic fourth title in succession. Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering City, who also won the Champions League and FA Cup last season, will have to see off Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and the rest to claim an unprecedented sixth league title in seven years.

Meanwhile Luton Town are making their first appearance in the Premier League, having risen from non-league in an incredible decade of progress. They followed Championship winners Burnley and second-placed Sheffield United in earning promotion to the top flight.

Follow the latest action from the Premier League below.

Everton FC 2 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur FC

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

14:34

Everton move out of the Premier League relegation zone after Jarrad Branthwaite's stoppage-time equaliser rescues a point against Tottenham. The visitors looked set to leave Goodison Park with all three points after a brace from former Toffee Richarlison sandwiched Jack Harrison's close-range effort. However, the hosts snatched a share of the spoils in the fourth minute of stoppage time, when Branthwaite nodded home from inside the six-yard box. Despite the draw, things do not get any easier for Sean Dyche's side, who travel to the Etihad Stadium next Saturday to face Manchester City, while Tottenham welcome Brighton and Hove Albion on the same day. Thanks for joining us today. Until next time, goodbye!

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

14:32

FULL-TIME: EVERTON 2-2 TOTTENHAM

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

14:30

Late drama here as Everton force themselves level in the dying moments. The hosts waited with their hearts in their mouths due to a VAR review, which eventually ruled Branthwaite was onside when the free-kick was taken and that the goal could stand.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

14:30

Yellow Card Lewis Norman Dobbin

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14:26

The home fans are far from happy after the referee waves play on following Dragusin's barge on Beto. However, they are eventually awarded a free-kick in a dangerous position.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

14:26

Own goal Cristian Gabriel Romero

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14:23

We are going to play seven minutes of stoppage time at the end of this game. Can Everton snatch a dramatic equaliser, or will Spurs hold on?

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

14:23

Yellow Card James David Garner

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

14:23

No penalty! Everton appeal as Beto goes to ground under a challenge from Dragusin. However, the referee is not interested at all.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

14:21

Substitution Pierre-Emile Kordt Højbjerg Radu Matei Drăgușin

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

14:21

CHANCE! Dobbin immediately involved as he cuts in from the left before delivering an inviting cross. Chermiti beats the offside trap to meet it, but cannot steer the ball either side of Vicario.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

14:20

Maddison is also given a breather by Postecoglou with Gil coming on.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

14:18

Substitution Timo Werner Oliver William Skipp

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

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Dobbin also comes on for the last five minutes with McNeil making way.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

14:18

Everton make two more changes. The first of these sees Beto introduced in favour of Calvert-Lewin.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

14:15

Tottenham have won more Premier League games (30) and scored more Premier League goals (102) against Everton than they have any other side. Spurs are closing in on extending that impressive run here.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

14:12

The visitors attack down the left flank with Werner taking on Coleman. However, he gets his cross all wrong and sends the ball behind for a goal kick.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

14:12

Substitution Ashley Simon Young Youssef Ramalho Chermiti

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

14:10

Tottenham are looking to manage the game and preserve their lead as they knock the ball around and neatly maintain possession, without threatening the Everton defence.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

14:07

Godfrey cannot continue and Coleman comes on in his place for the final quarter of an hour.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

14:07

Thankfully for Spurs, Richarlison is fine to continue. Meanwhile, Godfrey is just receiving attention from Everton's staff. The hosts do have Coleman on the bench if needed.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

14:05

Tarkowski catches Richarlison on the back of the head as the pair contest an aerial ball. The Tottenham forward goes down and the medical team are on to check him over.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

14:02

GOOD SAVE! Pickford denies Richarlison a hat-trick! The Everton goalkeeper comes to his side's rescue, producing a strong reflex save to keep out his former team-mate's powerful strike from inside the area.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

14:00

Spurs remain 2-1 to the good as we enter the final quarter of this contest. Can they hold out for all three points, or will Everton respond?

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:58

Suddenly, Tottenham can counter with Maddison leading the charge towards the penalty area. However, he runs out of steam and Everton can recover the ball.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:56

There appears to be activity on the Tottenham bench with Postecoglou looking to freshen his side up heading towards the final 25 minutes.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:56

Substitution Rodrigo Bentancur Colmán Pape Matar Sarr

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:56

Substitution Brennan Price Johnson Dejan Kulusevski

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:53

Godfrey vents his frustration towards the officials after he is penalised for a foul. Although, the Everton defender does so too aggressively for the liking of the referee, who books him.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:53

GREAT STRIKE! Godfrey heads Porro's cross straight to Maddison on the edge of the box. The Tottenham attacking midfielder unleashes a fierce left-footed volley that is flashing towards the bottom-right corner, but Pickford gets across well to beat it away.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:49

Great defending! Johnson shows great vision as he sweeps the ball across the penalty area towards the onrushing Werner. However, Godfrey gets back well to make a well-timed sliding challenge and deny the forward a shot on goal.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:49

A concern for Spurs as Richarlison stays down following a strong challenge near the Everton area. The forward is in need of attention, but eventually returns to his feet.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:47

Maddison is pulling Tottenham's strings as his throughball releases Werner, who is blocked by Pickford. Although, the offside flag is subsequently raised against the former Chelsea forward.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:47

Brilliant defending! Godfrey suddenly turns defence into attack with his long ball releasing Harrison in behind. However, Van de Ven makes up ground before a perfectly timed sliding challenge denies the Everton man.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:43

GOOD SAVE! Porro finds himself in an advanced position and lets fly with a powerful strike from outside the penalty area. It is on target, but Pickford gets across well to palm it away.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:40

Everton make a purposeful start to the second half and force an early corner. Although, Tottenham are alert and deal with the danger.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:38

The referee blows his whistle and we are off and running again at Goodison Park.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:28

Everton have registered double the amount of shots on goal (eight) compared to Tottenham. Although, the difference is that three of Spurs' four attempts were on target, as opposed to just two from eight for the hosts. That is something they must address in the second half to stand any chance of fighting back.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:26

It has been a pulsating first half at Goodison Park, where a former Everton man has come back to haunt his old side. Richarlison opened the scoring after just four minutes with a well-taken volley. Calvert-Lewin levelled on the half-hour mark when he headed in from close range, but Richarlison restored Spurs' lead four minutes before the break with a wonderful curling 20-yard strike. On both occasions, the Brazil forward refused to celebrate against his former employers, who must look to respond after the break.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:21

HALF-TIME: EVERTON 1-2 TOTTENHAM

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:21

A fine strike from Mykolenko just inside the box stings Vicario's palms. It was a wonderful hit by the full-back, but it would not have counted as the referee had blown the whistle for Calvert-Lewin's foul on Johnson.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:20

The hosts continue to press for the leveller from another corner. Once again, Tottenham are under pressure, but can eventually relax when Maddison is fouled in the area.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:19

GREAT SAVE! Wonderful reflexes from Vicario! Everton look to equalise as we enter the first of five additional minutes at the end of the first half. Garner's deep corner is met by Godfrey inside the six-yard box, but Vicario does brilliantly to keep out the header.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:17

Good recovery! Romero's loose pass goes straight to Gueye, who drives towards the Tottenham box before taking aim. Thankfully for the visitors, Hojbjerg manages to get a toe to the ball to deflect the shot wide for a corner.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:16

Everton look to respond before the break and Harrison seeks out Calvert-Lewin in the box. However, the recovering Porro does well to shield the ball away from the Toffees striker and into Vicario's arms.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:15

Once again, there were no celebrations from Richarlison, who has scored in four successive Premier League games for the first time since March 2021. His mixed feelings at finding the net against his former club once more were evident.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:13

Assist James Daniel Maddison

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:13

Tottenham are the side whose away games have featured the most Premier League goals since the start of last season. We are currently on 115 and counting.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:11

Goal Richarlison de Andrade

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:09

After making his way to the touchline, Gueye is given the green light to continue and returns to the action looking to help Everton end their five-game winless streak in the Premier League.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:07

There is a break in play with Gueye staying down and in need of attention. Recently back from the Africa Cup of Nations, Everton will hope this is nothing too serious. It does not look like it, though.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:05

We are all square at Goodison Park, where the sigh of relief among the home fans was evident as their side dragged themselves level. There was a nervous wait while VAR checked there were no infringements against Vicario, but the goal was eventually given.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:01

Assist James Alan Tarkowski

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

13:01

Pickford recorded his 70th Premier League clean sheet in midweek, becoming the ninth English goalkeeper to achieve the feat. Only Ederson, David de Gea, Hugo Lloris and Alisson have registered more since his debut in January 2016, although the England stopper has faced over 200 more shots on target in that time.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:58

A nervy moment from Pickford. Receiving the ball outside the area, he hesitates under pressure from Maddison, but just about recovers to clear his lines.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:58

Everton continue to look for the equaliser. McNeil's deep corner is met by Calvert-Lewin at the far post, but there is no easy route to goal through the crowded six-yard box, and he heads wide.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:54

The hosts push again and Gueye releases Calvert-Lewin, though Van de Ven does well to track his run before making a well-timed sliding challenge. However, the offside flag goes up against the Everton striker.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:54

Following three successive 0-0 draws, Everton are aiming to avoid going four consecutive Premier League matches without scoring for the first time in two years. Although it came to nothing, that opportunity will have encouraged them.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:52

GET OUT OF THE WAY! A patient build-up from Everton culminates in McNeil volleying Mykolenko's cross towards goal, only for the unfortunately placed Harrison to unwittingly block it. Thankfully for him, the offside flag is subsequently raised, so any goal would not have counted anyway.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:47

Everton look to turn up the pressure after forcing a corner. The inswinging delivery is right into the heart of the six-yard box, but Vicario does well to punch clear under pressure.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:47

The Toffees have the opportunity to threaten as they are awarded a free-kick after McNeil's strong run is halted by Hojbjerg, albeit unfairly.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:44

Tarkowski invites unwanted pressure on Everton with a loose backpass chased by Richarlison. Thankfully for the defender, Pickford is alert and quickly races out of goal to tidy up the situation.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:43

Tottenham threaten to double their lead from a corner. It is only cleared as far as Hojbjerg, but he cannot get over his first-time volley, which is never going to trouble Pickford.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:43

CLOSE! Everton are sloppy in possession and Tottenham look to punish them. Richarlison feeds Maddison, who advances towards the edge of the penalty area, before his eventual shot deflects narrowly wide via Tarkowski.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:39

Richarlison deserves credit for deliberately not celebrating against his old club. In breaking the deadlock, he becomes the first ex-Everton player to score home and away against them in the same Premier League season.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:38

Everton look to respond immediately and Young's deep cross finds Calvert-Lewin, but the striker is unable to keep his header down.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:35

Assist Iyenoma Destiny Udogie

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:34

Goal Richarlison de Andrade

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:34

Maddison whips the ball towards Richarlison in the box, but Keane gets his head there first to divert it away from his former team-mate.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:31

Michael Oliver is our referee today. He blows his whistle and Everton get us under way.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:27

The players are making their way out onto the pitch and we are almost ready to go at Goodison Park.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:27

Tottenham are unbeaten in each of their last 10 Premier League visits to Goodison Park, where a 2-1 defeat in December 2012 represents their most recent reverse.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:17

Meanwhile, Ange Postecoglou makes two changes from Tottenham's victory over Brentford last time out. Johnson and Hojbjerg, who appeared as half-time substitutes in that game, come into the starting line-up with Kulusevski and Skipp dropping to the bench. Pape Sarr returns from the Africa Cup of Nations on the bench, but Heung-Min Son and Yves Bissouma are still away on international duty. Manor Solomon, Ryan Sessegnon, Giovani Lo Celso and Alejo Veliz are absent through injury.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:17

Sean Dyche makes a single change from Everton's 0-0 draw with Fulham in midweek. Back from the Africa Cup of Nations, Gueye replaces injured ex-Tottenham midfielder Danjuma, while Coleman returns from a hamstring injury on the bench. Abdoulaye Doucoure, Amadou Onana, Andre Gomes and Dele Alli are among the Toffees absentees.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:12

SUBS: Fraser Forster, Emerson Royal, Ben Davies, Radu Dragusin, Dejan Kulusevski, Oliver Skipp, Pape Sarr, Bryan Gil, Dane Scarlett.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:12

TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1): Guglielmo Vicario; Pedro Porro, Cristian Romero, Micky van de Ven, Destiny Udogie; Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Rodrigo Bentancur; Brennan Johnson, James Maddison, Timo Werner; Richarlison.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:12

SUBS: Joao Virginia, Michael Keane, Nathan Patterson, Seamus Coleman, Mackenzie Hunt, Jenson Metcalfe, Lewis Dobbin, Beto, Youssef Chermiti.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:12

EVERTON (4-4-1-1): Jordan Pickford; Ben Godfrey, James Tarkowski, Jarrad Branthwaite, Vitalii Mykolenko; Ashley Young, Idrissa Gueye, James Garner, Dwight McNeil; Jack Harrison; Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:07

We are set for a showdown between two teams at opposite ends of the table. Everton, who are 18th, will move out of the relegation zone with a draw today. Meanwhile, fourth-place Tottenham are looking to consolidate their position among the Champions League places.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:02

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Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

12:00

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Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

11:30

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