After losing midfielder Andre Gomes to a gruesome ankle injury late in the second half Sunday, Everton managed to claw a point off struggling Tottenham Hotspur.
Cenk Tosun equalized for the Toffees with a charging header in the 97th minute, culminating Everton's relentless pressure late in the match.
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Gomes needed to be carted off after Son Heung-Min's reckless challenge. Son was sent off with a red card in the 79th minute, and the combination of the injury and a long VAR check for a possible Tottenham handball ultimately resulted in 12 minutes of stoppage time.
Everton pinned 10-men Tottenham in their own half for the vast majority of stoppage time, but often lacked creativity in the final third. Tosun's goal gave the Toffees a point and an emotional release after Gomes' injury, yet the result surely won't ease the pressure on Everton manager Marco Silva with the club still just three points clear of the relegation zone.
The same certainly can be said of Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who has not led his side to a win away from home in the English Premier League since a last-gasp victory against since-relegated Fulham on Jan. 20. Spurs now sit a full 10 points back of fourth-place Chelsea in the race for a Champions League spot, and it looks increasingly likely that Tottenham's only way back to Europe's top competition is by winning it this year -- or the Europa League if they're eliminated after the group stage.
Sunday's match didn't just remind both clubs of how far Tottenham and Everton have fallen this season, as both clubs combined for just four shots on target. They also dug their own holes even deeper.