Everton’s awful record from set pieces highlighted vs Tottenham

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.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 23: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on February 23, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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.

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.

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.

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