Cenk Tosun’s stoppage-time header earned Everton a 1-1 home draw against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday in a match overshadowed by a bad-looking injury to Everton midfielder Andre Gomes.
Horrible injury of Lord Andre Gomes. Wish you a very speedy recovery. pic.twitter.com/25Ze6ksRlj
— Fadlan Hardiansyah (@fadlanhard) November 3, 2019
Spurs were reduced to 10 men in the 79th minute when Son Heung-min’s tackle on Gomes resulted in the Portuguese midfielder suffering what looked like a bad leg injury.
South Korean forward Son looked distraught as he realised the extent of the injury to Gomes who was carried off on a stretcher after a lengthy delay. Tottenham’s Serge Aurier was seen praying as Gomes was carried off.
Aurier praying for Andre Gomes after sustaining that horrific injury. 🙌💪💪😭pic.twitter.com/aA29li7LSt
— Azeez Olajide ❼ (@zeezish___) November 3, 2019
Everton released a statement confirming Gomes would need surgery but did not set out a timeline for his return. Manager Marco Silva has backed the 26-year-old to make a full recovery.
“We will give all support to Andre and his family,” Silva told reporters. “As a group we have to stay together.”
“He is seriously injured but I am 100% sure Andre will become stronger as a football player and as a man because he is a fantastic lad, a fantastic professional.”
Andre Gomes to undergo surgery on Monday after tests revealed he suffered a fracture dislocation to his right ankle.
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) November 3, 2019
Dele Alli’s goal just past the hour mark appeared to have ended Tottenham’s long wait for a Premier League away win. Alli fired low past home keeper Jordan Pickford in the 63rd minute of a drab game after former Arsenal player Alex Iwobi’s misplaced pass had gifted possession to Son.
Everton were denied a penalty when the ball appeared to inadvertently brush against Alli’s hand as he challenged for an aerial ball and after a three-minute delay for a VAR check referee Martin Atkinson did not award the hosts a spot kick.
Substitute Tosun denied Tottenham victory when he headed home deep into the time added on for the Gomes injury.
Tottenham, still without an away league win since January, moved to 11th spot in the standings with Everton in 17th.
(with Reuters inputs)
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