Kane, Sigurdsson score doubles as Spurs, Everton draw 2-2
Sports Desk, Apr 16 (EFE).- Harry Kane matched Gylfi Sigurdsson goal for goal in Tottenham’s 2-2 away draw against Everton on Friday night in late-season Premier League action, although the England national team captain limped off the field with an injury in second-half stoppage time.
In a match-up between two struggling clubs whose hopes of qualifying for Europe have dimmed in recent weeks, Kane opened the scoring at Goodison Park in Liverpool after defender Michael Keane failed to clear a cross from the left side by Tanguy Ndombele.
The ball ended up at the feet of the English striker, who made a 180-degree turn before slashing a shot past Everton net minder Jordan Pickford in the 27th minute.
But the Toffees equalized just four minutes later on a penalty conversion by Sigurdsson, who got the chance after a Sergio Reguilon foul on James Rodriguez in the area.
Everton then seized full control of the contest over the next half hour and eventually took the lead on the scoreboard when the Icelandic attacking midfielder volleyed home a Seamus Coleman pass from the right side just after the one-hour mark.
Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho looked to his bench for a boost but this time chose not to bring on Gareth Bale, who had taken the field as a late-game substitute in the Spurs’ two previous Premier League games against Newcastle and Manchester United.
He instead inserted Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela, and it was the latter who helped set up Kane’s second goal of the night in the 68th minute.
Keane once again was the culprit, as he set up the Spurs star for a volley with a ghastly clearance that ricocheted off teammate Ben Godfrey.
Both teams had chances to score over the final half hour of the match but the only news was an injury to Kane, who came down awkwardly on his ankle during second-half stoppage time.
Following the draw, the Spurs (50 points) remain in seventh place, one spot and one point ahead of Everton, who have played one fewer game than the London club.
Although Mourinho’s men are seeing their European hopes dwindle, they still will have a trophy to play for when they take on Manchester City on April 25 at Wembley Stadium in London in the Carabao Cup final. EFE