Saturday, May 9, 2009

Tottenham play Everton to draw in scoreless yawner

With Aston Villa dropping 3-1 to Fulham, Everton missed a chance to climb to fifth in the table with a quiet scoreless draw against Tottenham. With much of the season already decided for the Toffees given a Europa League spot has already been earned and the FA Cup final still three weeks off, David Moyes is without question tinkering with his lineup in the last three weeks.

Using Dan Gosling and Jack Rodwell in the starting eleven, with both Lars Jacobsen and Leon Osman on the bench, Everton lacked the finishing touch and less than a tight defensive battle, the match basically was lacking intensity and quality for the most part. If the match wasn't challenged enough with debatable motivation, a heavy rain before the break slowed the pacing considerably. As the match wore on a few scoring chances opened up, likely none better when Dan Gosling rattled the post with roughly twenty-five minutes left but still they couldn't find a way through in route to a scoreless draw.