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While Martinez clearly won the early tactical battle, formulating a plan that saw his side dominate the early stages, his substitutions weren't as successful—something he's often made a difference with at Everton.
In this match, however, a mixture of bad timing and strange choices proved costly.
First of all, Everton were enjoying increased space in front of Spurs' defence as the second half began. With Ross Barkley the ideal exponent of this, the youngster was drafted in on 64 minutes to exploit it further.
Moments later, Tottenham scored, enabling them to sit back and close off the space—essentially spoiling the point of Barkley's arrival.
Martinez then waited too long to bring on his final substitutions and the arrival of Gerard Deulofeu and Aiden McGeady gave Everton a threat out wide but little presence in the middle. Both needed a striker to link up with and work around.
Kevin Mirallas' late switch to a forward role didn't work (as we will come to), and the decision to include Lacina Traore on the substitute's bench—but not bring him on—was also peculiar.
With a heavily bolstered bench, Everton would have hoped for far more impact from their substitutions. As it was, the Toffees mustered just one solitary off-target attempt in the 25 minutes that followed Spurs' goal.