SWITZERLAND, JULY 7 – An own goal from Michael Keane was enough to hand spurs all three points against Everton and hand manager Jose Mourinho a 200th Premier League win – though home players Hugo Lloris and Son Heung-min had to be separated by team-mates during the match.
A tepid contest threatened to boil over as the teams left the pitch at half-time when Spurs skipper Lloris ran over and shoved Son in the back.
The usually placid Son responded angrily and the pair had to be kept apart by team-mates Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko as the altercation threatened to boil over.
Lloris was irked by Son’s failure to close down a loose ball in midfield moments before Everton threatened through Richarlison.
“I think to concede a chance a few seconds before half-time because we didn’t make a press annoyed me. But yeah, that’s football,” Lloris said.
Neither of the feuding players was hauled off at the break as Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho tried to keep the peace.
Son and Lloris looked to have buried the hatchet when they hugged at the final whistle in north London after Tottenham secured their second win since the coronavirus hiatus.
Jose Mourinho recorded his 200th Premier League win as a manager with Tottenham’s 1-0 victory over Everton.