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Late Everton goal earns 1-1 draw with Spurs as 2 sent off

Everton player Michael Keane shoots to score the Everton goal during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on April 03, 2023 in Liverpool, England.

Everton player Michael Keane shoots to score the Everton goal during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on April 03, 2023 in Liverpool, England.
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Michael Keane made amends for giving away a penalty by scoring off a long-range thunderbolt in the 90th minute to earn Everton a 1-1 draw with Tottenham in a feisty English Premier League game that saw both teams finish with 10 men on Monday.

Some Everton fans jumped over the advertising hoardings to celebrate Keane’s dipping strike that took their team out of the relegation zone and stopped Tottenham from jumping to third place in its first match since the departure of manager Antonio Conte.

Harry Kane put Tottenham ahead at Goodison Park, converting a penalty in the 68th for his 22nd goal of the season after a foul by Michael Keane on Cristian Romero.

By that time, Kane, the England captain, was being jeered every time he touched the ball because of his central role in the sending off of Everton midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure in the 58th.

Kane fell to the ground after being struck in the face by Doucoure as the two grappled in an off-the-ball incident.

Everton manager Sean Dyche likely wasn’t alone inside Goodison in thinking Kane made too much of an incident that saw Doucoure lash out at the striker after they grabbed each other’s shirts following their meaty challenge.

Tottenham couldn’t take advantage of its extra man, with Everton finishing the stronger — perhaps harboring a perceived sense of injustice — especially when the visitor was reduced to 10 men when substitute Lucas Moura was also shown a straight red card for a studs-first lunge on Keane’s ankle in the 89th.

Tottenham at least climbed one place to fourth place, the final Champions League spot, but will regard it as two points dropped.

Spurs are on the same number of points as third-placed Newcastle and fifth-placed Manchester United but have played two games more than both rivals.

Everton climbed three places to 15th but was only a point above the bottom three with nine games remaining in a tight race to avoid the drop.

Play was paused midway through the first half so the three Everton players participating in Ramadan — Doucoure, Amadou Onana and Idrissa Gueye — could break their fast.

During the Islamic holy month, fasting Muslims do not eat or drink during daylight hours.

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