Everton followed up a great result in Athens with a morale boosting point against Spurs - coming from two goals down in a game that David Moyes will ultimately take a lot of positives from.
Firstly, it was good to see Everton show some character and get back into the game after going two goals down. The spirit and determination has been called into question this season but it seemed to be back against Liverpool (despite the result) and Athens and the players have undoubtedly drawn confidence from that.
There was a real sense of togetherness and the players were well backed by the crowd. When Goodison gets going like that there's no better stadium to be in and the atmosphere was absolutely brilliant.
It was important to see Tim Cahill getting back amongst the goals and you could see the relief written all over his face. His strength is undoubtedly getting into the right place and scoring goals so when he doesn't that the rest of his contribution is called into question. But that was a huge goal yesterday and as captain, he's probably been feeling more pressure to produce in recent weeks. Yesterday, he did it with abundance.
But the main talking point was the performance of Seamus Coleman at right back. He looked a bit like the preverbial rabbit in the headlights as he waited to come on for his home debut, but looked anything but that when he crossed the line. He was absolutely immense. How often do full-backs get man-of-the match? Nobody would argue he deserved it though and it was great to see a young player like that running at the Spurs defence, beating players and setting up chances. His run for Saha's goal in getting to the byline exemplified his confidence and he can be well proud of what he did yesterday.
It was also significant to see Everton get a bit of luck for a change. The penalty decision at the end was harsh but we've seen them given before. It looked for all the world that Spurs would grab a late win, especially with the prolific Defoe stepping up to take the penalty. All credit to Tim Howard then for getting in the way of it - and didn't he enjoy it!
All in all it was good to end the game on such a positive, despite the fact that we didn't take all three points. To lose 3-2 would have been deflating especially after the way the season has gone so far. Now, we can hopefully keep moving forward and with key players like Pienaar and Yakubu coming back, others like Fellaini finding form, and youngsters like Coleman stepping up, we should be capable of moving up the table in the next few weeks. To get anything at Chelsea would be a great result.
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