Everton 2-2 Tottenham: Spurs come from behind at Walton Hall Park

Tottenham produced a spirited comeback on Merseyside on Sunday afternoon, snatching a dramatic draw against Everton despite trailing by two goals after fifteen minutes.

Walton Hall Park was the scene of another sensational share of the spoils last weekend when the Toffees salvaged a point against Arsenal last weekend, with Issy Hobson becoming the youngest goalscorer in Barclays Women’s Super League history.

This time around though, it was Brian Sørensen’s side that let their advantage slip – and a comeback from two goals down will provide the Lilywhites with the confidence they need ahead of next weekend’s Adobe Women’s FA Cup final.

As it happened

Everton were evidently still high on confidence from that aforementioned last-gasp draw against the Gunners when the action got underway at Walton Hall Park, seizing the lead after just ten minutes to stun Robert Vilahamn’s Spurs.

Sara Holmgaard found the back of the net, unleashing a fierce effort past Becky Spencer – and the hosts’ celebrations wouldn’t end there, as Justine Vanhaevermaet capitalised on a poorly-cleared corner five minutes later to double their advantage.

An end-to-end encounter ensued, with Tottenham finally clawing one back on the stroke of half-time when Drew Spence slotted into an open goal.

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The momentum would swing in their favour, and as the second half commenced, another mishap at the heart of the Everton defence allowed Bethany England to restore parity after Tottenham won possession back inside the box.

Vilahamn’s side should arguably have gone on to claim all three points, but poor finishing saw Jess Naz blaze an effort over the crossbar before firing wide of the upright from close range. Wang Shuang and Kit Graham missed chances too, with Tottenham seemingly securing a sixth-placed finish.

While they may be left ruing missed opportunities, the Lilywhites will look to take confidence from a spirited comeback into next weekend’s Adobe Women’s FA Cup final. They’ll face Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, with kickoff scheduled for 14:30 BST.

The lineups

EVE: Brosnan; S Holmgaard, Stenevik, Finnigan, Vanhaevermaet, Hope; Bissell, Wheeler, K Holmgaard, Kühl; Snoeijs

TOT: Spencer; Nildén, Bartrip, Bühler, Neville; Summanen, Spence; Vinberg, Clinton, Naz; England