Both Everton and Spurs came away with a point after an entertaining Premier League clash at Goodison Park.
Aaron Lennon opened the scoring in the first half against his former club with a fine half volley, something he did all too rarely during his time at White Hart Lane.
Tottenham were level just before the break through Dele Alli. The young midfielder controlled a superb Toby Alderweireld pass on his chest and volleyed the ball low past Tim Howard.
The second half was scrappy yet played at a sublime pace. Either side could have won it, so a point was probably fair in the end.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the performance and result.
Wow, relieved to an extent that the FT whistle blew. Only one team was going to win that. We just didn't take our first half chances.
— Nikhil Saglani (@Nikhil_Saglani) January 3, 2016
Heart in mouth for the last few minutes. A game we dominated and could've perhaps should've won but a point is decent. Well done boys. #COYS
— Spurs Views (@SpursViews_) January 3, 2016
— Steve Heffernan (@SteveHef) January 3, 2016
Everton just about deserved their point on second-half chances created but overall #Spurs were the superior side and continue to challenge
— Uncle Norman Giller (@NormanGiller) January 3, 2016
I'll take a point. We were unlucky not to score one/two more in the first 45, but Everton much better in the second half. Not a bad result.
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) January 3, 2016
That last ten minutes was like the final minute of a tight title fight – tactics out of the window, both feet planted and swinging. Crazy.
— Raj Bains (@BainsXIII) January 3, 2016
Superb 1st half. Heavy programme caught up with us 2nd. 10 points from 12. Believe #coys
— Ergo (@SniersMoregut) January 3, 2016
Learning curve 2nd half, brilliant 1st half but didn't pass it quickly 2nd half, allowed them to get close to us but a good performance COYS
— Micky Hazard (@1MickyHazard) January 3, 2016
Can't fault the effort. On another day we could have been 2-3 up by half-time. Took going one down on the chin and kept going. #COYS
— Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1) January 3, 2016
We just ran out of steam (esp Kane/Carroll). Everton had better options off their bench. Dembele missed. Decent point after recent results
— Alan (@hotspur423) January 3, 2016
As soon as Eriksen came off all control was lost in midfield.
— Ian M. Walker (@ForgottenLibero) January 3, 2016
Tom Carroll really didn't cut it for me. Massive liability towards the end of the 2nd. Fine when in possession, but the man has no fight.
— O-Town (@OlyLister) January 3, 2016
— Ross. (@RossTweeting) January 3, 2016
Kane knackered by the hour mark. We're going to need to sign a striker this month, there's no doubt about that now, if there ever was.
— Bankrupt (@bankruptspurs) January 3, 2016
Thought Dier & Carroll were fantastic on the whole. Alderweireld great, Alli & Lamela impressive. No standout but lots of good showings
— Jay Jaffa (@jayjaffa) January 3, 2016
#thfc Thought Spurs might have enough to win here today but Everton had the better chances in the second half. Not a bad result at all.
— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceSpurs) January 3, 2016
If Dele Alli is still playing like this in June he has to start for England. Most major countries would ignore his age and trust his talent.
— Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) January 3, 2016
Not many people wanted Carroll to keep his place but he justified his selection with a great performance.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) January 3, 2016
Tottenham are great to watch right now. Anyone remember when people used to talk up Roberto Martinez as much as Mauricio Pochettino?
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) January 3, 2016
Excellent first half, decent second from Everton. 10 pts from 12 over festive period. Buy a striker, win the league.
— Spooky (@Spooky23) January 3, 2016
Painfully obvious again that we need to buy in some goals. Harry looks knackered, which is no surprise given the amount of games he's played
— Tom Edwards (@tomedwards) January 3, 2016
The only thing I can say is, Poch needs to be backed. Impact signings needed. Striker needed. All upwards from there. #COYS
— BleedSpurs (@BleedSpurs) January 3, 2016