Tottenham striker Lucas Moura (31) had an accident. He was sent off shortly after being substituted. It became the cause of the shock draw.
Tottenham drew 1-1 in an away game with Everton in the 29th round of the 2022-23 English Premier League (EPL) held at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England at 4 am (Korean time) on the 4th. Both teams shared one point each, but from Tottenham’s point of view, it was a regrettable match. After leading 1-0, they allowed a dramatic equalizer in the 45th minute of the second half.
Besides, Tottenham also had a numerical advantage. In the 13th minute of the second half, opponent’s key midfielder Abdoulaye Ducoure was sent off for unsportsmanlike behavior by pushing Tottenham striker Harry Kane’s face. Continuing the atmosphere, Tottenham seemed to win easily with Kane scoring a penalty kick goal in the 23rd minute of the second half. 먹튀검증
But Moura ruined it. In the 37th minute of the second half, Moura, who was substituted for Son Heung-min, was sent off 6 minutes after stepping on the ground. Moura forcefully put his foot in while opposing defender Michael Keane was passing. It was a dangerous tackle that almost led to a player injury. The referee took out a red card without hesitation. Moura bowed her head and headed for the bench. Tottenham’s numerical superiority was also erased.
This led to Tottenham’s real point. With Moura gone, Tottenham’s pressure loosened, and defender Keane took advantage of this gap to dribble and hit the net with a fantastic mid-range shot. It was a tremendous goal that Tottenham veteran goalkeeper Hugo Lloris could not budge. In the end, Tottenham, who needed a win to compete for fourth place, recorded an unfortunate draw.
On this day, Tottenham recorded 15 wins, 5 draws and 9 losses (50 points), rising to 4th place in the league. However, the situation remains to be seen as 3rd place Newcastle (50 points) and 5th place Manchester United (50 points) have played two fewer games than Tottenham.
Moura did not escape criticism. Whoscored.com, a European football statistics site, gave Moura the lowest rating of 5.09 among Tottenham players. 90MIN, a British football media, also criticized him, saying, “I was sent off for a terrible tackle. Why didn’t I play more?” Meanwhile, Son Heung-min’s rating was 6.30. There was no shooting and the pass success rate was 80%.