Harry Kane suffered a late injury after scoring twice to rescue a point for Tottenham against Everton at Goodison Park.
Nine days before the Carabao Cup final and 58 days before England’s European Championships opener, Kane limped off in stoppage time with an apparent ankle injury.
The striker seemed to land awkwardly after jumping for a header when defending a corner late on.
He had earlier been at his clinical best, capitalising on two mistakes in the Everton defence to put Spurs ahead in the first half and grab a second-half equaliser.
In between Kane’s strikes Gylfi Sigurdsson levelled from the penalty spot and gave Everton the lead by finishing off a fine team goal.
Everton pushed hardest for a winner and had the best chance to win it but Joshua King’s effort was saved by Hugo Lloris and Richarlison fired the rebound over from 12 yards.
Realistically, a draw suited neither side with Tottenham staying seventh, five points behind fourth-placed West Ham and Everton a point and a place worse off.
Kane to the rescue but at what cost?
Kane walking gingerly before bending down and holding his right ankle will strike fear into every Tottenham and England fan.
He left the field of his own accord but did so immediately and shaking his head.
Kane has suffered a series of ankle injuries in the past which only adds to the concern.
He had earlier shown his massive importance to his team once more, slamming home two sharp finishes from his only opportunities in an otherwise underwhelming Spurs performance.
The goals were his 20th and 21st of this season, taking him two clear in the race for the golden boot. They also lifted him into seventh on the all-time Premier League scorers chart, clear of Robbie Fowler and Jermaine Defoe.
More to follow.
- 17IwobiSubstituted forColemanat 61′minutes
- 26DaviesBooked at 21minsSubstituted forKingat 84′minutes
- 10G Sigurdsson
- 31Neves Virgínia
- 5HøjbjergBooked at 7mins
- 3ReguilónSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 64′minutes
- 28NdombeleSubstituted forLamelaat 64′minutes
- 7Son Heung-Min
- 10KaneSubstituted forAlliat 90+3′minutes
- 6D Sánchez
- 18Lo Celso
- 27Lucas Moura
- Michael Oliver
Match ends, Everton 2, Tottenham Hotspur 2.
Second Half ends, Everton 2, Tottenham Hotspur 2.
Attempt missed. James Rodríguez (Everton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Dele Alli replaces Harry Kane because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Ben Godfrey (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.
Corner, Everton. Conceded by Eric Dier.
Foul by Richarlison (Everton).
Joe Rodon (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Everton. Conceded by Moussa Sissoko.
Foul by Joshua King (Everton).
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by James Rodríguez (Everton).
Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Richarlison (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Attempt saved. Joshua King (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Rodríguez.
Attempt missed. Séamus Coleman (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Allan.
Substitution, Everton. Joshua King replaces Tom Davies.
Corner, Everton. Conceded by Joe Rodon.
Attempt blocked. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Son Heung-Min.
Attempt missed. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.