However, Mauricio Pochettino's side were unable to hold onto their lead after Son Heung-min was dismissed for a tackle on Gomes that led to the midfielder suffering a severe-looking leg injury.
All in all, it was simply a devastating incident, one that has importance which goes far beyond the match result or even football itself.
"We are talking about two fantastic football players, for sure he did not mean to make something bad to Andre Gomes".
A point does little to improve a poor start to the season for either side with Everton still hovering just one place above the relegation zone, while Spurs remain in the bottom half in 11th with 13 points from their first 11 games.
Alli, who appeared shaken by Gomes' injury, insisted Son would never attempt to injure a player deliberately.
Everton, who finally got an agonising draw against Tottenham, dedicated their point to Andre Gomes, as his team-mates Cenk Tosun and Richarlison also did. All I can do is send him my best wishes and wish him a quick recovery.
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Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Nicholas said: "This is the game".
The pressure was building with both teams anxious not to make an error and Alex Iwobi was the unfortunate culprit in the 63rd minute; his errant pass going straight to Son who slipped in Alli to beat Pickford. We finish with a red card for Sonny and, of course, the condition of the game changed. Early in the second half, Moura then won the ball off Mason Holgate on the right but the Everton defender recovered to prevent him from delivering a cross. I can not talk to you about the tackle, the incident, other things that happened.
"Son is devastated and in tears", Alli said, as per The Mirror. Our medical staff are in control.
So yet again luck deserts Everton and we end up thinking what might have been while everyone wonders just what the Blues need to do to get a VAR decision in their favour. I saw him there on the floor and saw nothing more.
"Our players are sad now, it is a tough moment in our dressing room, but the spirit we showed after that moment was good".
"VAR needs to check if it was a bad tackle from Son and judge the action, not what happened after".