Tottenham have put in a solid first half display against Everton in their final home game of the season at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, and lead 1-0 at the interval.
Mauricio Pochettino named a strong line up for the game as he resisted the temptation to rest key players for the Champions League final much to the surprise of a lot of Spurs fans.
However, Pochettino had to hand a start to Eric Dier at center half due to injuries to Jan Vertonghen and Davinson Sanchez, while Juan Foyth is suspended for the game after picking up a red card in the last outing against Bournemouth.
It was Dier who gave Tottenham the lead early in the game as he got on the end of a loose ball in the Everton box from an Eriksen corner, and thumped it home past his England teammate Jordan Pickford.
The game has been played at a pretty slow tempo, just as one would expect off the final game of the season. The visitors have hardly threatened the Spurs goal all half but Pochettino’s men could have scored more goals had they been sharper in the final third.
Here’s how some Spurs fans reacted to the first half performance against Everton
With that City goal the Everton fans have come to life. Their minds on the Amex, Spurs' minds on Madrid.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) May 12, 2019
Bring on janssen already ffs
— jose morales (@Jose_Morales18) May 12, 2019
The title race & everything is great, but glad it doesn’t look like we’re about to let that eight goal difference swing.
— Noz Ahmed (@NozAhmed) May 12, 2019
#thfc Sissoko's looking so confident. He's just taken the ball from Lloris with his back to the rest of the pitch, then spun past Sigurdsson before driving upfield and into Everton's half. Then he plays a risky but inch-perfect pass between a couple of players to Alli.
— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceSpurs) May 12, 2019
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It has been just the sort of comfortable, low tempo game suits Tottenham perfectly as the players would want to avoid injuries ahead of the all-important Champions League final.
Everton came into the game a bit towards the end of the half as the hosts dropped their tempo. Pochettino will thus likely instruct his players to come out with more intensity and finish the game off early in the second half.
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