Criticism of yesterday’s performance came from all sides once again but Spurs head coach Andre Villas-Boas was just happy to come away with a point from an Everton team who have lost just once in the league this season.

It’s a tough ground to get a result and the positive has to be another clean sheet thanks to a defence that has conceded only one away goal in this Premier League campaign.

“It’s difficult to play here, so to play well and achieve a point is quite satisfying. It was a fair result and a good point for us,” Andre said.

“It was important for us to stay in touch with the group at the top, particularly against an opponent that has the same objective as us.”

AVB pointed to Sandro’s injury and substitution as a pivotal point in the game.

“We had a very good first half where we pressed excellently and could have gone on to score from one of those situations,” he added.

“We tried to continue this spirit in the second half but Sandro got injured after 60 minutes, we had to make changes that made it difficult for us. That was the only moment that Everton really had a go at us.”

It may not have been pretty but the point keeps us in fourth and is an improvement on last season’s 2-1 defeat at Goodison. Next up is FC Sheriff in the Europa League before Newcastle visit the Lane next Sunday.

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