Bournemouth 0-0 Tottenham: VAR helps Spurs earn a point at Bournemouth
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Bournemouth 0-0 Tottenham: VAR helps Spurs earn a point at Bournemouth

Tottenham Hotspurs charge for Champions League football suffered a temporary setback after they were held to a 0-0 draw at Bournemouth. 

The draw sees Eddie Howe's side move to within three points of safety, but it could have been so much better had VAR not ruled out a Callum Wilson's last-gasp strike. 

After review, Wilson's overhead kick was ruled out after the ball struck the hand of Joshua King on its way into the net in the last minute of normal time.

It was a huge let-off for Tottenham, who thought they should have had an early penalty when Harry Kane was barged over in the penalty area by King in the fourth minute. Referee Paul Tierney waved away the appeals before VAR stuck with the on-field decision, much to the dismay of Jose Mourinho.

 
After a lengthy delay because of a serious injury to Adam Smith, Bournemouth had one final chance to win the game in stoppage time, but substitute Harry Wilson could not beat Hugo Lloris as the game remained goalless.

The draw was not the result either side was really looking for as the battle to beat the drop and the race for European football goes down to the wire. Spurs move up to ninth, one point behind Arsenal ahead of the north London derby on Sunday.

It's another tough home test for Bournemouth on Sunday when they welcome Leicester City to the Vitality Stadium.

Recap the Bournemouth v Tottenham match updates and stats here. 

In another match played on Thursday, Everton was held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton at Goodison Park. 

Brazilian forward Richarlison cancelled out Danny Ings's opener for Southampton as the teams drew 1-1 in a mid-table clash. 

Southampton ended the game strongest but Everton's defence, well-marshalled by Michael Keane, kept the visitors at bay to leave Carlo Ancelotti's side in 11th spot with 45 points and the Saints a place and a point below them.

Recap the Everton v Southampton match updates and stats here.