Everton failed to take advantage at home to 10-man, Harry Kane-less Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on Sunday in a game that was overshadowed by a sickening injury to Andre Gomes.
The Portuguese midfielder has suffered a suspected broken leg after a crunching challenge from Spurs defender Serge Aurier.
Heung-min Son was sent off in the incident, presumably for mistaken identity. The South Korean forward had fouled Gomes from behind, sending the Everton player into Aurier who was already in his slide tackle motion.
The incident took place in the final 15 minutes, and the delay, along with more than five minutes of delays from two VAR checks, led to 12 minutes of stoppage time being awarded.
Tottenham had taken the lead just after the hour mark when Dele Alli finished one-on-one from Son’s pass after former Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi had conceded possession inside his own half.
After Son’s sending off, Aurier was quickly substituted after showing visable distress following the Gomes incident, Tottenham were on the back foot for the final 20+ minutes including stoppage time.
Everton were able to equalise in the 97th minute through substitute Cenk Tosun heading home at the near post. However, Marco Silva’s side failed to fully capitalise on the man advantage and pick up the much-needed three points.
The visitors had been without Harry Kane, who was ill. Mauricio Pochettino started with Son and Lucas Moura in attack, supported by Alli and Christian Eriksen.
After 11 games, Tottenham are down in 11th and some 10 points outside the top four, whilst Everton are directly above the relegation zone, three points above Southampton.