Tottenham squeezed past Everton to keep alive slim hopes of qualifying for the Champions League thanks to a Michael Keane own-goal.

In a lacklustre game, the hosts took the lead following a slice of fortune as Keane deflected Giovani Lo Celso’s shot past Jordan Pickford.

While the game lacked life during the first-half, sparks flew on the pitch as the players made their way to the tunnel, as Hugo Lloris barged into Son Heung-min, seemingly unhappy at the Korean’s effort to track back on the stroke of half-time.

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Pickford denied Son twice in the second half as the Korean went close to doubling the lead for Jose Mourinho’s side, while the Toffees failed to seize the chance to work their way back into the game as the hosts held on for the points.

Here are the player ratings from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Hugo Lloris – 7. Claimed high balls well. His half-time rant at team-mate Son was the most lively moment of the game.

Serge Aurier – 6. Ran relentlessly up the flank, though didn’t always get picked out as the pass to stretch play.

Toby Alderweireld – 6. Largely untroubled throughout. Booked for dissent.

Eric Dier – 7. Defended well against aerial balls, wasn’t unduly tested with runs in behind.

Ben Davies – 6. Always available on the overlap, fired in a few dangerous-looking crosses. A couple of wayward shots from range.

Harry Winks – 6. Unimaginative on the ball. Good recovery tackle early in the second half. Smashed a shot way wide of goal.

Moussa Sissoko – 6. Typified his team to an extent. Lacked incision, quality or consistency in any of his on-the-ball work and gave away a number of pointless fouls.

Giovani Lo Celso – 7. Well-taken opportunistic goal, even if it did take a deflection. Some neat touches and good use of space on the counter-attack.

Lucas Moura – 6. Looked bright early on with some sprints into the box, but quickly faded out of the game.

Son Heung-min – 7. Such clever movement. Would benefit enormously with a faster style of build-up play within his team. Two decent hits on target which forced saves.

Harry Kane – 7. A couple of very nice passes but still seems well short of fitness when it comes to his off-the-ball movement.

Jordan Pickford – 5. Extremely fumble-fingered on crosses. Palmed a save from Son’s shot straight out into the middle of his six-yard box – luckily for him, nobody was following in.

Seamus Coleman – 6. Tracked his runners, made his tackles. Offered a supporting outlet without ever getting too far forward.

Michael Keane – 6. Not much he could do about the ball striking him en route to the back of the net.

Mason Holgate – 5. Scythed down Lo Celso to get booked and hurt himself in the process, so was subbed in the first half.

Lucas Digne – 7. Probably the most adventurous of Everton’s players, always looking to get forward into space. A few nice moments of good one-touch link-up play but he was lacking in team-mates to play off.

Alex Iwobi – 5. No Everton player had fewer touches in the first half. No surprise he was subbed at the break as he barely got himself involved in the game.

Gylfi Sigurdsson – 4. So easily bypassed in midfield. Jumped out of a midfield tackle, much to the annoyance of Sky’s commentary team. Offered absolutely nothing.

Andre Gomes – 5. Extremely safe in his passing the majority of the time. When he tried to go longer or send it in from wide, it was wildly overhit or inaccurate.

Tom Davies – 6. Played a role which saw him defend wide and come infield on the ball, which didn’t really do him any favours in terms of being in advanced areas or affecting his team’s build-up play.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin – 6. Held the ball up a few times but didn’t really link with his strike partner. Never a goal threat himself.

Richarlison – 7. The only attacker for Everton who was willing to take the ball on the turn, look forwards for the next pass, try to make something happen. Flashed a shot wide at the end of the first half and was otherwise starved of service.

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