Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 12 November 2019

Tottenham Hotspur's winless run continues, Everton clinch first away victory of season

Spurs held by spirited Sheffield, Newcastle recover from a goal down against Bournemouth

Tottenham Hotspur's winless run in the Premier League stretched to five games as George Baldock's equaliser earned an impressive Sheffield United side a 1-1 draw on Saturday.

The hosts were fortunate to go ahead in the 58th minute through Heung-min Son's goal and again when David McGoldrick's apparent equaliser soon afterwards was ruled out by VAR.

Son's goal was Tottenham's first attempt on target but it failed to spark Mauricio Pochettino's side into life.

Chris Wilder's United kept plugging away and were duly rewarded when Baldock's miscued low cross sneaked in at the back post, the goal allowed to stand after another VAR check.

Tottenham showed belated urgency and Lucas Moura almost snatched a win in stoppage time when his piledriver was tipped over the bar by Dean Henderson.

The draw lifted United into fifth spot on 17 points with Tottenham languishing in 12th, three points worse off.

Meanwhile, goals from Tom Davies and Richarlison gave Everton their first away win of the season at Southampton, taking some pressure off Toffees manager Marco Silva but putting more of it on his opposite number Ralph Hasenhuttl.

The visitors took the lead in the fourth minute when the unmarked Davies headed in a corner kick for his first goal since May 2018 – which also came against the Saints.

Everton created the most chances in the first half, while the home side failed to muster a single shot on goal, leading to boos and jeers at the halftime whistle.

The Saints were quick off the blocks in the second half, and the pressure paid off when halftime substitute Sofiane Boufal beat his marker on the right and squared the ball for Danny Ings to tap in from close range.

But with 15 minutes to go, Djibril Sidibe sent in a pin-point cross to the far post where Richarlison made it 2-1 with a left-footed first-time finish for his first goal in eight league matches.

Everton move up to 13th in the table on 14 points while Southampton remain in the drop zone, in 19th place on eight points.

Also, DeAndre Yedlin and Ciaran Clarke scored to help Newcastle United recover from a goal down to beat Bournemouth 2-1 at St James's Park on Saturday and secure back-to-back victories in this season's Premier League.

Updated: November 9, 2019 09:31 PM

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