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Result: Tottenham Hotspur held by Everton

Tottenham Hotspur and Everton both fail to make the breakthrough as their Premier League match at White Hart Lane finishes goalless.

Tottenham Hotspur are still looking for their first win in the Premier League this season after being held to a goalless draw by Everton 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.

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© Getty Images

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 Tom 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 Tim 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.

John Stones (1st L) and Romelu Lukaku (2nd L) of Everton face off with Jan Vertonghen (3rd L), Eric Dier (2nd R) and Toby Alderweireld (1st R) of Tottenham Hotspur during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at White Har© Getty Images

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.

After the break, Spurs were dealt a blow when Dembele had to be stretchered off with an ankle injury. His replacement Dele Alli almost made an immediate impact, as he slipped Mason through on goal, who saw his low strike kept out by Howard.

Kane then saw a shot blocked by Phil Jagielka, with Chadli firing over the rebound, but within minutes the visitors almost snatched the lead as Bryan Oviedo's cross was glaned wide by Arouna Kone.

Both teams pressed for a winner in the closing stages, but there were to be no further chances, as the match finished on level terms.

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Tom Cleverley of Everton in action during the Barclays Asia Trophy match between Everton and Stoke City at National Stadium on July 15, 2015
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