Supervisor Jose Mourinho introduced up his 200th Premier League victory as Tottenham edged previous Everton – although residence gamers Hugo Lloris and Son Heung-min needed to be separated by team-mates through the match.
A tepid contest threatened to boil over because the groups left the pitch at half-time when Spurs skipper Lloris ran over and shoved Son within the again.
The South Korea ahead tried to react however was pushed down the tunnel by his team-mates, with others having to carry again France World Cup-winning keeper Lloris.
However the pair put their variations apart at full-time as they shared a heat hug earlier than leaving the pitch.
The half-time conflict was the flashpoint of a largely uneventful affair which was settled by Michael Keane’s personal aim, the ball deflecting in off the Everton defender from Giovani lo Celso’s strike.
The Toffees barely threatened in a poor attacking show and substitute Anthony Gordon’s long-range strike, which was straight at Lloris, their solely shot of observe.
The win retains alive Tottenham’s hopes of taking part in European soccer subsequent season. They transfer as much as eighth, 4 factors behind sixth-placed Wolves, whereas Everton keep in 11th.