Tottenham vs Everton
Everton travelled to Tottenham on Sunday as part of the final day of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.
While Everton couldn’t finish any higher than 8th, they could have fallen to 9th if they lost to Tottenham.
As for Spurs, they started the day in 4th-place and needed to win if they wanted to move up to 3rd.
They were one point behind 3rd-placed Chelsea, who were in action vs Leicester on Sunday.
Everton’s set-piece problem
Everton’s final match of the season saw the Toffees get off to a nightmare start.
Tottenham would get an early corner, which Eric Dier connected with to make it 1-0 inside three minutes.
Eric Dier puts Spurs ahead in the third minute. Could it be a long afternoon for Everton?
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 12, 2019
After conceding from a corner vs Spurs, a damning stat has emerged revealing just how bad Everton have been at defending set plays this season.
If you take away penalties, no side has conceded more than Everton’s 15 from set pieces in the Premier League this campaign.
15 – Excluding penalties, no team has conceded more goals from set pieces than Everton in the Premier League this season. Frailty.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 12, 2019
Everton being poor from set pieces is something Cenk Tosun drew attention to back in February, but it doesn’t look as though they have improved too much since then:
“We have a lot of meetings with all the players together and we are improving every day.
“But we have to work on set-pieces a little more as a team.” As quoted by Sky Sports.