Tottenham 0-1 Everton: Toffees start new season with a statement win
Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the only goal of the game as Carlo Ancelotti’s team beat Spurs on the opening day of the 2020/21 season.
Everton start their new Premier League season with a comfortable win over Jose Mourinho’s Spurs at Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
Carlo Ancelotti gave debut to his three new signings in Allan, Doucoure and James who were instrumental in their team’s victory over their rivals with a solitary goal that came in during the 55th minute of the game when left-back Lucas Digne provided a pinpoint freekick from the left-hand side and striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin rose above the two Spurs center-back to score a smashing header in the left top corner, giving Hugo Lloris no chance but to look the ball going into the net.
Both teams created some chances in the first half with Richarlison coming close to breaking the deadlock when he proved to fast for defender Toby Alderweireld and rounded the Spurs goalkeeper only to hit his shot away from the goal from a very difficult angle. Jordan Pickford kept his team in the game during the first half with two outstanding saves from Dele Alli and Matt Doherty.
This defeat for Spurs means Jose Mourinho has lost his first game of the season for the first time in his managerial career after previously winning eleven and drawing seven from 19 matches, also this was the first home defeat for Jose to Everton, who never lost from the Toffees at home in his career.
James Rodriguez, who was playing his first match in English top-flight football created five chances during the match which is highest in Premier League for any debutant since Alexis Sanchez created the same for Arsenal in 2014.
Victory for Everton means they have beaten an established “Top 6” club away from home for the first time in almost seven years when they defeated David Moyes’s Manchester United in 2013 at Old Trafford while also breaking the duck against Tottenham of 15 games without a victory prior to this game against the north London club.
Everton host Salford City in the EFL cup tie on Wednesday while Spurs travel to Bulgaria to face Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the Europa League qualifier.