Jarrad Branthwaite of Everton scores his side's second goal past Guglielmo Vicario during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on February 03, 2024
Jarrod Branthwaite scores for Everton against Spurs.

Postecoglou rues late Everton heroics as Spurs let lead slip

Tottenham Hotspur boss Ange Postecoglou was left “pretty disappointed” by his side’s inability to hold onto a lead after Everton scored a dramatic late equaliser at Goodison Park on Saturday. 

Spurs took an early lead through Richarlison before the Toffees levelled matters when Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s header went in off Jack Harrison.

Richarlison popped up with an exquisite finish to put the visitors back in front just before halftime, but they could not hold on for victory, with Jarrad Branthwaite heading in at the back post in the 94th minute.

“Pretty disappointed, particularly conceding so late,” Postecoglou told TNT Sports after the final whistle.

“We had chances to kill them off that we didn’t take. In the end, they got one late.

“That was the only threat they had [from set pieces], we had to deal with them throwing balls into the box all game.

“[Jordan] Pickford pulled off two or three good saves, we got two but just couldn’t get the third.”

Richarlison has now scored nine goals in his last eight Premier League appearances, bringing his tally for the season to ten.

“Richy has been good for a while, not just his goals but his general all-round play.

“All the lads put in a solid shift today,” Postecoglou said.

Spurs remain fourth in the Premier League table, while the point moves Everton out of the relegation zone.

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