Tottenham’s first Premier League match under Antonio Conte resulted in a goalless draw against Everton at Goodison Park.
Conte has only had a few days to work with his players, and he began his reign with a 3-2 win over Vitesse in the Europa League on Thursday, but it was a true test of the Italian’s abilities.
Tottenham have gone more than three hours without a shot on target in the league, but substitute Giovani lo Celso came close to giving Conte a winning start when he curled an attempt against the post with two minutes remaining.
Everton, who had not won in the Premier League since September, had Mason Holgate sent off late on for a harsh follow-through on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, but it was a much-improved team from previous weeks.
When Chris Kavanagh was awarded a penalty in the second half, the hosts believed they had a wonderful opportunity to break the deadlock, but the referee overturned the decision after checking the pitch-side monitor.
Richarlison seemed to beat Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to the ball and was taken down in the area, but Kavanagh ruled that the Frenchman had only gotten a fingertip on the ball.
Source: BBC Sport