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Half-Time Report: Tottenham Hotspur, Everton goalless at break

Tom Cleverley is stretchered from the field after suffering a serious-looking injury in Everton's game with Tottenham Hotspur with the score at 0-0 at half time.

Tom Cleverley is stretchered from the field after suffering a serious-looking injury after several Tim Howard saves deny Tottenham Hotspur a half-time lead against Everton in the Premier League's late kickoff at White Hart Lane

Mauricio Pochettino kept faith with Harry Kane despite the striker's goal drought to start the season, and the England international had the first attempt of the game when he dragged wide from 25 yards.

The home side came close to taking the lead when Nacer Chadli teed up Nabil Bentaleb for a shot from the edge of the box, but the young midfielder's low effort was always curling away from goal.

Only a superb Hugo Lloris save prevented Everton going in front against the run of play when the Frenchman denied Cleverley his first Toffees goal by tipping the midfielder's effort over the bar after the former Manchester United man had robbed Kyle Walker.

Kane had a glorious opportunity midway through the half when he timed his run to perfection to get on the end of Ryan Mason's pass, but he hesitated when faced with Howard and allowed the American to make the save.

Howard saved well again from Mason minutes later before stopping Bentaleb's shot as Spurs pushed for a breakthrough, before he had to turn Toby Alderweireld's header from a corner over the bar.

Ross Barkley had an effort held by Lloris before the half ended in concerning fashion when Cleverley had to be stretchered off with his leg in a temporary cast following a challenge with Eric Dier, with Kevin Mirallas replacing the midfielder.

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Everton's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku in action during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at White Hart Lane in north London on August 29, 2015
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ATHLETICS
· The athletics schedule begins, with 100m sprinter Dina Asher-Smith among the names in action on the opening day. The men's 10,000m final concludes the action, with Team GB's Sam Atkin and Marc Scott taking part in the absence of 2012 and 2016 champion Sir Mo Farah (1am-2.30pm)

ROWING
· Victoria Thornley is Team GB's representative in the women's single sculls final (1.33am)
· Great Britain will be going for gold in the men's eight final (2.25am)

SWIMMING
· Team GB duo Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood take part in the women's 200m breaststroke final, but new Olympic record-holder Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa is the hot favourite (2.41am)
· Luke Greenbank has very realistic ambitions of picking up a medal in the men's 200m backstroke final (2.50am)
· There is also British representation in the women's 100m freestyle final, although any medal for Anna Hopkin would be a surprise (2.59am)
· With one gold and one silver already under his belt at these Games, Duncan Scott goes again in the men's 200m individual medley final (3.16am)

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· Bryony Page will be looking to repeat her 2016 heroics in the women's event (5am-7.30pm)

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· The women's tournament enters the quarter-finals, with Great Britain facing Australia at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium (10am)

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