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Everton 0-1 Tottenham: Kane fires Spurs back into the Europa League
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That is all from Goodison Park as Tottenham win away to Everton for the first time since 2007. Thanks for joining our live text coverage of this final game of the season. Goodbye.
For Everton and Roberto Martinez it was a season that promised much and delivered very little. Apart from a 15 minute spell at the start of the second half they never really got going. Following last season this campaign will be a huge disappointment for everyone involved. Everton finish 11th in the table. The first time in nine years they have done that. They also finish below 50 points for the first time since 2004.
So that is the end of another Premier League season. Tottenham have cemented their fifth place finish thanks to their win this afternoon and Liverpool's hammering at Stoke. They will be looking to go one better next season and break into the top four but there is a lot for Pochettino to smile about after his first season in charge at White Hart Lane. Not least the performances of Harry Kane who got the goal today.
90 + 3'

Roberto Soldado

Nacer Chadli

90 + 3'
FULL TIME: Everton 0-1 Tottenham. Jonathan Moss calls time on this game as Spurs end their campaign with a win thanks to Harry Kane's header.
90 + 2'
McCarthy crosses the ball from the left and Lukaku manages to keep the threat alive with his strength. The ball makes its way to Naismith who tries an effort from the edge of the box but it is over the crossbar.
90 + 1'
We're into the three minutes of added time in this match. The Tottenham fans are in full voice as their team looks to be heading to a final day victory and a fifth place finish. Everton continue to have the ball but are not doing much with it.
This game appears to be fizzling out. Spurs' defence have dealt well with anything thrown at them. Stones plays a long ball to Naismith who heads the ball into a dangerous position but Lukaku was unaware to the possibility and it trickles through to Lloris.
A fantastic switch of play from Besic finds Osman on the left flank. Barry is on the overlap and tries to cross but again it is blocked by a Spurs player, this time Fazio, for another corner. It comes to nothing as Lloris claims.

Andros Townsend

Harry Kane

Everton are pressing for an equaliser in the final minutes. They force a corner on the left side as Naismith's cross is blocked by Dier. The resulting corner is aimed at Lukaku but the forward cannot connect with his header.

Sylvain Distin

Brendon Galloway


Ryan Mason 

Sylvain Distin comes on for the loudest cheer of the afternoon as he replaces Galloway for his final performance in the blue of Everton. The home faithful sing his name as he pats the badge on his chest.

Phil Jagielka 

Tottenham take possession all the way back to Lloris who almost plays Vertonghen into trouble. The keeper's pass is poor and Lukaku and Naismith are aware to the possibility. Vertonghen does extremely well to turn away from trouble and carry the ball deep into the Everton half but his ball to Kane is over hit.

Benjamin Stambouli 

Besic tries to swing in a cross from the left side after Everton are awarded a free-kick. Stones gets above his man to win the header but his effort goes harmlessly wide.
"Ole" chants come from the visiting supporters as they enjoy another spell on the ball. Eriksen and Chadli play a one-two. The Danish play maker tries a whipped cross but it is nowhere near a man in white.
Following the break for the substitution play gets back under way. Lukaku back into Stambouli and wins a free-kick in a dangerous area. The cross is poor and fails to cause Tottenham any problems.

Steven Naismith

Kevin Mirallas

A Tottenham corner results in an Everton breakaway. Howard launches a long throw to Mirallas who plays the ball wide to Lukaku. The striker does a step-over and tries a low cross that is blocked by Vertonghen and Everton have a throw-in.
Another attack down the left leads to a chance for the visitors. Mason finds Eriksen who tries a dinked cross to the back post. Kane's header across goal is inches wide but the assistant's flag is up for offside.
Tottenham seemed to have weather the storm and are now seeing more possession. A succession of crosses from Bentaleb are blocked by Besic and at the third attempt the ball is collected by Howard.
Everton force a corner on the left hand side. Following a throw in, Galloway tries to cross from the byline but it deflects off Dier for a corner. The set-piece is whipped into a dangerous area but Lloris comes out and is fouled as he tries to catch the ball.
The first corner for Spurs is deep and Barry turns it behind for a corner from the other side. Fazio gets up to meet the second attempt but his header is over the bar.
Another block from an Everton centre back. Kane has the ball in Everton's box. He twists away from Coleman and fires with his right foot but Jagielka is there. The ball comes back and Eriksen shoots with his right from the edge of box but it deflects off Jagielka for a corner.
Besic has made a real impact for Everton since coming on. His work in defence has allowed the Toffees to operate higher up the field. The Bosnian picks up the ball on the edge of Tottenham's box but his right footed effort is off target.
Vertonghen and Fazio have had more work to do in this half but everything that has come their way they have dealt with to perfection. Everton are playing a high amount of early crosses into the box but the defensive pair are dominating Lukaku in the air at the moment.
Mirallas has the opportunity to shoot but passes it up. Lukaku works hard to hold possession on the left of Spurs' box, laying the ball off for Mirallas who should have shot. Instead he tries a roulette turn that runs him into two Tottenham bodies.
Mirallas has been the main attacking threat for the home side so far in this match. He picks up the ball on the right wing but his pass is cut out by Stambouli. The defensive midfielder tries to start a counter attack but it comes to nothing.

Benjamin Stambouli

Mousa Dembele

Pochettino has introduced Benjamin Stambouli for Dembele as Tottenham look to regain the control they enjoyed in the first half. The Everton fans will be a lot happier with the effort they have seen from their side since half time.
Galloway tries a surging run forward from left-back. He tries to find Lukaku on the edge of Spurs' area but Dier intercepts. It breaks to the 19-year-old who looks to be through on goal but Lloris is at his feet quickly to claim the ball.
Everton have showed more attacking intent in the opening four minutes then they did in the whole first 45. Lukaku knocks down a high ball into the path of Osman who tries a spectacular left footed effort from the edge of box.
Besic comes close from distance. Coleman shows more positivity as he tries to go past Bentaleb. The defenders tackle falls to Besic who tries to find the bottom left corner from around 25-yards. Lloris looked to have it covered had it been on target but it shows more intent from the home side.

Muhamed Besic

Ross Barkley

Tottenham get the game re-started. The introduction of Besic see's Everton change to more of a 4-3-3 formation.
The players are coming back out for the second half. Muhamed Besic comes on for Ross Barkley who was struggled in the opening 45 minutes.
It has been all Tottenham in the first half here. Kane's goal separates the two sides but it could easily be two or three but for Howard and some resolute defending from Stones and Jagielka. Everton have had their moments through Mirallas but they have been few and far between for the home side.
HALF TIME: Everton 0-1 Tottenham: Everton are booed off as Harry Kane scores his 21st Premier League goal of the season to give Tottenham a deserved lead, in a game they have dominated since the off.
45 + 1'
We are into the one minute of additional time at the end of this first time. Osman shows some quick feet on the edge of Spurs' box to find Coleman. The Irish defender fires in a cross come shot that needed saving by Lloris.
Stones is there to safe Everton again. Lamela picks up the ball 25-yards out and ruts at the Toffees defence. Twisting left and right he find a way into the box but is out-muscled by Stones as he tries to get off a shot.
Mirallas passes up Everton's best chance of the first half. Galloway wins possession off Dier in the Spurs half and cuts inside. He slides the ball through to Mirallas but the Belgian is forced away from goal by the oncoming Lloris. The wide-man tries to lob the keeper but can only find the roof of the net.
Barkley is not having one of his better games today. He again gives the ball away in the middle of the park, much to the dismay of the crowd. Dier tries to link up with Kane again as he plays a ball down the right channel but Kane is offside.
Coleman, who is usually one of Everton's more potent threats, tries to ask questions of Bentaleb for the first time in this half. The Algerian was able to able to read the play and step in front of Coleman and win the ball back for his side.
Bentaleb has been so far forward in this half he looks to be playing as a second left midfielder. A mix up between him and Chadli see's Everton win the ball, Lukaku attacks down the exposed right wing but Mason manages to get back following good work from Dier to stand the Belgian striker up.
More groans from the Everton fans as Galloway switches off and allows Lamela to dispossess him. It comes to nothing as Eriksen gives away for possession as he tries to find Kane in the box.
Dier tries to find Kane again with a cross. It deflects off the chest of Galloway and into the air. Kane challenges Howard for the ball and gives away a free-kick.
The Everton fans are groaning again as their team loses the ball following a wayward pass. McCarthy does well to win the ball for his side on half-way and Barkley attacks the Spurs defence. He finds Mirallas to the right of the box but his cross is over hit.
Ross Barkley will be breathing a huge sigh of relief. He tries to play the ball back to his defenders without looking and only succeed in gifting the ball to Kane. Stones is able to read where the striker will go as he tries to shift the ball onto his left foot and is able to stop the forward getting a shot away.
The counter attacking style Everton have adopted today worked to perfection during their 3-0 win over Manchester United earlier in the season. However, in the opening 28 minutes it has offered Everton very little going forward. Lukaku cuts a frustrated figure up front as he tries to feed off long balls.
That goal sees Kane go level with Teddy Sheringham and Gareth Bale as Tottenham's highest league goalscorer in a season with 21 goals. The visitors continue to press since the goal with the midfield pair of Mason and Dembele covering a lot of ground.

Eric Dier 


Harry Kane 

GOAL!! It is 1-0 Tottenham! The visitors finally make the breakthrough and it is that man again. Kane could hardly miss as he headed home Dier's cross from six yards out. The young defender picked his head up out wide and delivered a perfect ball for Kane to convert into the bottom left corner.

Mirallas, who's career at Everton seemed to be over just six months ago, has an effort for the home side. The ball is with Osman on the left wing and Mirallas picks it up on the edge of the area and fires towards the top corner, but it whistles over the bar.
Spurs going forward again. Eriksen continues to pick up the ball in dangerous areas. He plays it out wide to Dier who plays a low cross towards Kane but the striker fails to make a meaningful connection under pressure from Jagielka.
Another effort from distance for the visitors. This time it is Chadli. He jinks left then right trying to find an opening for a shot. He goes with left but the effort is blocked by Phil Jagielka for a corner. Again, the dead ball does not find a Tottenham player.
For all of Tottenham's possession they could have been a goal down. Ross Barkley splits the Tottenham defence with a pass that puts Kevin Mirallas through on goal however his effort is tame and Hugo Lloris makes the save.
FANTASTIC SAVE BY TIM HOWARD! Brendan Galloway is robbed on the half-way line by Eriksen. The midfielder plays it through to Lamela. The Argentine takes it with his right foot on the bounce but Howard sticks a leg out to stop it finding the bottom left corner.
Despite seeing more of the ball Spurs have been limited to efforts from distance. Lamela lays the ball off to Kane on the edge of the box but his effort is blocked by McCarthy. Seamus Coleman tries a cross from deep as Everton go forward but Eric Dier is able to head clear.
Everton are really struggling to find any way out of their own half. Eriksen picks up the ball inbetween the lines and plays through Kane but a sliding tackle from John Stones denies his international compatriot a shot on goal. The resulting corner comes to nothing as Fazio fails to connect with a meaningful header.
Everton break up the other end with Leon Osman getting to the touch-line however his cross was comfortable for Hugo Lloris. Up the other end Ryan Mason charges into the penalty area and is shut out through a combination of three Everton players, his claims for a penalty are waved away by Jonathan Moss.
Spurs were inches away from breaking through the Everton defence. Christian Eriksen played a nice one-two with Nacer Chadli however the Belgian's return pass was ahead of the Danish playmaker and Howard was able to smother the ball.
Tottenham continue to be on the front foot early. The Everton defence stood off and allowed Erik Lamela to try his luck from distance. His left footed effort was never going to trouble Howard, but they will not want to give the Argentine that kind of space too often.
Not much happening in the early exchanges. Tottenham have seen more of the ball but have not found the penetrating final pass. Bentaleb tries to find Harry Kane with a deep cross but it is too close to Tim Howard.
It looks as though Tottenham are sticking to their usual formation with four at the back. Algerian international Nabil Bentaleb has been given the role of filling in following the absense of Danny Rose and Ben Davies.
Everton get us started here kicking from right to left.
Goodison Park rises as the teams arrive from the tunnel. The pre-game routines are over and we are ready for kick-off.
Tottenham’s Champions League hopes faded with a wimper following a run of form that saw them win just one in six before their 2-1 victory over Hull last weekend. That run of form has coincided with a recent lack of goals from Harry Kane. The PFA Young Player of the Year has scored 30 goals in all competitions for Spurs, but just one in his last seven outings. A win today would make it two on spin for Pochettino’s men and could see them move up to fifth if Liverpool fail to beat Stoke.
The only change for the visitors see’s Moussa Dembele come in for the injured Danny Rose. It looks as though they will line up with three at the back but Nacer Chadli or Nabil Bentaleb could be asked to fill in at left-back. Four of Spurs’ starting 11 have come through the academy and two more youngsters, Joshua Onomah and Harry Winks, are named on the bench today, both hoping to make their first league appearance for the club.
A win today would see the Toffees secure their ninth straight top ten finish in the Premier League, following a poor start to the campaign. A good run of form that saw Martinez’s men go unbeaten in nine league matches at Goodison Park, before their 2-0 defeat to Sunderland, pulled them away from any relegation trouble. Having not lost at home to Spurs in the league since the 2006/07 season they will be hopeful of a good result to end a disappointing season on a high.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez makes one change to his side following their 2-1 win over West Ham. Aaron Lennon, on-loan from Tottenham, is ineligible and replaced by Kevin Mirallas. Leighton Baines is still out with an ankle problem so 19-year-old academy graduate Brendan Galloway continues at left-back in just his second appearance for the club.
Subs: Vorm, Yedlin, Onomah, Stambouli, Townsend, Winks, Soldado
Tottenham (3-5-1-1): Lloris; Dier, Fazio, Vertonghen; Chadli, Bentaleb, Dembele, Mason, Lamela; Eriksen; Kane
Subs: Robles, Distin, Besic, Naismith, Atsu, McGeady, Kone
Everton (4-2-3-1): Howard; Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Galloway; McCarthy, Barry; Osman, Barkley, Mirallas; Lukaku
Hello, good afternoon and welcome to our live text coverage of today’s Barclays Premier League fixture between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur. I’m Kyle Hancox and I will be talking you through the action at Goodison Park as both teams look to finish their campaigns with a win.
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