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Everton 0-0 Tottenham LIVE score and goal updates as Wayne Rooney plays following week of controversy

Everton striker Wayne Rooney starts against Tottenham after a turbulent week in which he was charged with drink-driving.

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has recovered from a thigh injury which forced him to pull out of England duty while midfielder Davy Klaassen has recovered from a foot problem.

Tottenham's new signing Serge Aurier does not start.

The defender arrived back from international duty on Thursday but Kieran Trippier has recovered from an ankle issue and starts at right back.

Davinson Sanchez did start at the back for the visitors.

Everton: Pickford, Martina, Keane, Williams, Baines Schneiderlin, Gueye, Sigurdsson, Rooney, Klaassen, Sandro.

Subs: Jagielka, Mirallas, Stekelenburg, Davies, Vlasic, Calvert-Lewin Holgate.

Tottenham: Lloris, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen Trippier, Sissoko, Dier, Davies, Eriksen, Alli, Kane.

Subs: Son Vorm, Llorente, Dembele, Aurier, Winks, Walker-Peters.

Referee: Graham Scott (Oxfordshire)

Plus, you can keep track of the Premier League table as it stands here

21 minsminute by minute

STAT: Kane has scored 99 goals in all competitions for Tottenham, 48 of which have come in away games. Christian Eriksen has assisted more of these than any other teammate (16).

18 minsminute by minute

Tottenham look the more likely side to break the deadlock here, they have had a few good chances in the last five minutes and they are started to dominate possession as well, with the Toffees struggling to keep possession outside their own half.

16 minsminute by minute

ANOTHER SPURS CHANCE! This time it Moussa Sissoko the recipient of Davies' cross into the box, but Williams is in the right place to block. Then just seconds later, Kane makes contact as he is set up but he mistimes his shot and goes wide. Tottenham are piling on the pressure here.

13 minsminute by minute

Toby Alderweireld is the first Tottenham man to pick up a yellow card today, after a poor tackle on Ramirez on the edge of the box. Giving Everton a good chance to get the ball into the box, but Sigurdsson's set piece is overhit.

15 minsSTATS

Overall Possession Ratio


12 minsminute by minute

CHANCE SPURS! Erikson with the best opportunity of the game to break the deadlock here! It started with Ben Davies whipping a low cross into the box which was met by Alli, he took it down and turned, laying the ball off to Erikson on the edge of the box who was in a better shooting position. However, he pulls his effort wide of Jordan Pickfords goal, he should've done better there.

11 minsminute by minute

STAT: The Toffees have won 10 of their 11 league games at Goodison Park in 2017 - only Tottenham have won more points at home this year.

9 minsminute by minute

Corner here for Everton after Davinson Sanchez doesn't deal well with a long ball over the top, under heavy pressure from Rooney, the new Spurs man gets his clearance all wrong and it goes out for a corner. However, Tottenham defend the corner well and clear the danger.

7 minsminute by minute

Cuco Martina links well with Wayne Rooney and plays low into the penalty area for Sandro Ramirez but Toby Alderweireld is in a good position to distract him just enough that the striker puts his low attempt past the post. Good build up from Everton and a decent first chance of the game.

5 minsminute by minute

A very early yellow card is shown here to Ashley Williams. The Everton centre-back misjudged his clearance which led to Harry Kane pouncing and putting the ball past the defender, Williams then blantantly pulled the striker down to prevent him running through on goal.

4 minsminute by minute

Neither side has really managed to control possession yet, Spurs are trying to get the ball down and play out from the back but so far Everton are pressing high up the pitch and restricting the likes of Dele Alli and Christian Erikson.

2 minsminute by minute

Head-to-head: Everton are without a win in nine Premier League matches against Tottenham since a 2-1 victory in December 2012. Despite this run, Spurs have only won one of their last 10 top-flight matches at Goodison Park: 1-0 on the last day of the 2014-15 season.

1 minsminute by minute

We're underway!

We're just minutes away from kick-off here at Goodison Park, the teams are out of the tunnel and we will be underway shortly. Stay tuned for all of the match action!

Meanwhile Everton, they make three changes to the team which was beaten 2-0 at Chelsea. Cuco Martina, Morgan Schneiderlin and Davy Klassen all come into the starting line-up, with Phil Jagielka, Mason Holgate and Tom Davies dropping to the bench.

Davinson Sanchez starts for Tottenham but other late arrivals to the Spurs squad, Fernando Llorente and Serge Aurier will have to make do with places on the bench. Mauricio Pochettino has made just one change to the team which drew 1-1 with Burnley last time out, with Sanchez replacing Heung-Min Son.

TOTTENHAM SUBS: Vorm, Son, Llorente, Dembele, Aurier, Winks, Walker-Peters

TOTTENHAM (4-3-2-1): Lloris (GK); Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Sanchez, Sissoko, Dier, Eriksen, Alli, Kane

EVERTON SUBS: Stekelenberg, Jagielka, Mirallas, Davies, Vlasic, Calvert-Lewin, Holgate

EVERTON (4-2-3-1): Pickford (GK); Martina, Keane, Williams, Baines; Gueye, Klaassen; Sigurdsson, Schnerderlin, Ramirez; Rooney


TEAM NEWS: Everton's Morgan Schneiderlin returns after a ban, while Jordan Pickford and Davy Klaassen have been passed fit. Meanwhile, for Tottenham, Victor Wanyama, Danny Rose and Erik Lamela are all still injured.

Tottenham will also be hoping to get back to winning ways after being held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley last time out. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is unlikely to call on new signing Serge Aurier, one of five summer arrivals as Kieran Tripper has recovered from an ankle problem.

The Toffees suffered a 2-0 defeat against Chelsea before the international break and drew 1-1 with Manchester City before that. Gylfi Sigurdsson could face his former club today, Everton's club-record signing is in line to start against Spurs after two goals for Iceland in their win over Ukraine on Tuesday. Everton manager Ronald Koeman also confirmed Wayne Rooney is set to feature after a turbulent week in which he was charged with drink-driving.

Everton and Tottenham will be hoping to get back to winning ways here today at Goodison Park, after failing to pick up three points before the international break. Tottenham go into the game in ninth position, with Everton three places behind them in 12th.

Good afternoon and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of the Premier League clash between Everton and Tottenham at Goodison Park.

Antonio Conte has hit out at “ridiculous” reports he turned off his phone when Ross Barkley wanted to speak to him over a possible transfer to Chelsea.

Everton midfielder Barkley’s move to Stamford Bridge broke down on transfer deadline day, with conflicting information emerging over the reasons.

Barkley was reported to have changed his mind on the £35million Chelsea switch, but Conte rubbished claims that a lack of personal contact played any part in the England star’s U-turn.

Chelsea missed out on Fernando Llorente, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Barkley on deadline day, but Conte insists the Blues’ performance in the transfer window can only be judged at the end of the season.

“First of all I want to tell you that I don’t like to speak about players of other teams, because I think it’s a lack of respect,” said Conte.

“But about this issue (Barkley) I think it’s ridiculous what I read, so I stop. It’s ridiculous.

“I think the club tried to do its best in the transfer market. “Sometimes you’re able to buy, sometimes you’re not, for many reasons. But I think the club tried to do its best during the transfer market.”


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