Everton 0 Tottenham 0: This is a good point for us, says Villas-Boas
Everton 0 Tottenham 0: Andre Villas-Boas reflects on a “good point” for his side after they played out a goalless draw
Andre Villas-Boas reflected on a “good point” for his Tottenham side after they played out a goalless draw at Everton.
Roberto Soldado missed a good chance for Spurs with a header from Aaron Lennon’s cross as the north Londoners impressed in the first half.
The hosts had a penalty appeal turned down after the break when Seamus Coleman went down in the box under Jan Vertonghen’s challenge.
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris played on despite suffering a heavy knock to the head from Everton forward Romelu Lukaku.
But the game finished all square as Spurs moved up to fourth place in the Premier League table, five points behind leaders Arsenal but level with Chelsea and Liverpool.
“It was very tight, a good game. We had good moments and a great first half with pressing and good attacking combinations and we should have gone ahead in the first half,” Villas-Boas told BBC Sport.
“The second half evened itself out and in the last 30 minutes they had a go at us. We still managed to slot in a couple of situations in the second half.
“The result is fair and with a bit more luck we could have gone ahead in the first half.
“[It is a] good point in the end. We could have gone second but, considering Everton’s aspirations, it was important to get a point.”
Tottenham host Newcastle in the Premier League next Sunday after their midweek Europa League clash against Sheriff Tiraspol.