Tosun snatches added-time point for Everton but Gomes injury overshadows match

Everton substitute Cenk Tosun's equaliser eight minutes into added time salvaged a 1-1 draw at home to Tottenham in a match overshadowed by a sickening injury to Andre Gomes.

Dele Alli's first Premier League away goal since January looked like giving the visitors their first win on the road in 10 months until the Turkey international's late intervention.

But the comeback was clouded by a terrible injury to Gomes in the second half which saw Son Heung-min initially yellow-carded before being shown a red by referee Martin Atkinson.

The Portugal international was caught by a late challenge but it was the way he fell awkwardly, as Serge Aurier closed in, which did the damage with his right ankle seemingly at right angles to his shin.

"Andre was in shock, his eyes were open so big. He was like crying, shouting and screaming," said Tosun.

"I just tried to hold him and speak to him. I tried to tell him to stay calm. We couldn't understand him."

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Andre Gomes of Everton is tackled by Son Heung-Min of Tottenham Hotspur, before colliding with Serge Aurier of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on November 03, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur looks on in horror after a tackle on Andre Gomes of Everton which resulted in a red card and Gomes suffering an injury during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on November 3, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur looks on in horror after a tackle on Andre Gomes of Everton which resulted in a red card and Gomes suffering an injury during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on November 3, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
Everton's Andre Gomes is carried off the field by medical staff following a challenge by Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min (not pictured) during the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur looks on in horror after a tackle on Andre Gomes of Everton which resulted in a red card and Gomes suffering an injury during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on November 3, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur looks on in horror after a tackle on Andre Gomes of Everton which resulted in a red card and Gomes suffering an injury during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on November 3, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Members of both sides react after a Son Heung-Min of Tottenham Hotspur challenge on Andre Gomes of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on November 03, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Referee Martin Atkinson (4L) shows the red card to Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker Son Heung-Min (2L) after a foul on Everton's Portuguese midfielder André Gomes during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on November 3, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Son Heung-Min of Spurs is consoled following his foul on Andre Gomes of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on November 3, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)
Everton's Portuguese midfielder André Gomes is stretchered off the pitch after getting injured during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on November 3, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Andre Gomes of Everton is stretchered off with a potential ankle break injury during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on November 3, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
Everton's Andre Gomes is carried off the field by medical staff following a challenge by Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min (not pictured) during the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool.
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The incident only added to the sense that luck is deserting Everton as for the second successive week Marco Silva's side seemed to fall foul of video assistant referee decisions.

But that will be of little consolation as just one win in seven league matches still leaves them 17th, just three points above the bottom three, with Tottenham up to 11th.

The absence of an ill Harry Kane should have been a huge boost to the Toffees as the England striker had scored two goals in each of his last four appearances against them.

However, Silva's 4-1-4-1 set-up, with Fabian Delph as the defensive screen and Richarlison the lone front man, looked like he was more concerned with not getting exposed, retreating 10 yards into their own half with nine and sometimes 10 outfield players behind the ball.

Apart from a couple of Richarlison shots on the turn – one at Paulo Gazzaniga and one over, both after turning Davinson Sanchez – was all they had to show for their first-half efforts.

Spurs were also below-par as they dominated possession but had half the number of shots as the Toffees.

Neither side forced a corner until the 24th minute but, when Spurs did it almost produced a goal.

The ball was recycled to right-back Aurier and his cross almost caught out Jordan Pickford, on his 100th Everton appearance, who clawed it away from under his crossbar.

It was a first half devoid of chances and ambition, symptomatic of the poor form of the two teams.

Pochettino was first to make a tactical tweak for the second half by trying to Son closer to goal by moving him into the centre-forward role and switching Kane's replacement Lucas Moura out to the right.

The impact was almost immediate as the South Korea international went down under a challenge from Yerry Mina in which, after a long referral, VAR backed referee Atkinson's decision not to award a penalty.

On the hour Richarlison felt he should have a penalty for a challenge by Sanchez, with whom he had a match-long tussle and came off second-best, but subsequently picked himself up to test the diving Gazzaniga from Everton's very next attack.

The pressure was building with both teams anxious not to make an error and Alex Iwobi was the unfortunate culprit in the 63rd minute; his errant pass going straight to Son who slipped in Alli to beat Pickford.

Then Alli was almost the villain when the ball appeared to hit his arm as he challenged Mina, who may have been deemed to have impeded the midfielder.

Another inevitable lengthy VAR decision ruled there was no penalty to be awarded and Goodison Park howled its disapproval, with the Gwladys Street End producing a particularly offensive chant about the process.

However, a sombre silence descended on the ground in the wake of Gomes' injury, with Son seemingly in tears as he walked off down the tunnel.

A 12-minute delay as Gomes was treated and stretchered from the field had an understandable deflating effect on proceedings until Tosun headed home.

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