Watch: Carragher calls Everton ‘fortunate’ after penalty against Spurs


Everton were given a route back into their clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night after they were awarded a soft penalty at Goodison Park. 

Both sides still harboured hopes of a top-four finish heading into this one, and it was Spurs who struck first.

Harry Kane fired home the opener for Jose Mourinho’s side after 27 minutes when the ball fell to him fortuitously in the penalty area.

A cross from Tanguy Ndombele caused panic in the Everton defence, and after the ball flicked off the head of Michael Keane, Kane finished on his left foot. But the lead lasted just four minutes.

From the Toffees first attack after the restart, James Rodriguez darted into the Tottenham box before hitting the ground as he looked to pull the trigger.

Mark Clattenburg didn’t hesitate, pointing to the spot with surprisingly few protestations from the visiting players.

Gylfi Sigurdsson duly despatched the ball into the bottom corner to level the scores, but further replays showed that Rodriguez appeared to just kick the ground, with very little contact from Sergio Reguillon.

Jamie Carragher, who was on co-commentary duties for Sky Sports, was not convinced with the decision, saying that Everton “might be a little bit fortunate” to have received the spot-kick.

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