12 Jan 2012

Spurs sink Everton in EPL

3:21 pm on 12 January 2012

Tottenham's surprise challenge for the English Premier League football title gathered pace as a 2-nil win over Everton moved the north Londoners within three points of leaders Manchester City this morning.

Harry Redknapp's side are now level on points with second placed Manchester United and hot on City's heels after goals from Aaron Lennon and Benoit Assou-Ekotto shattered Everton's resistance at White Hart Lane.

England winger Lennon opened the scoring in the first half and Cameroon left-back Assou-Ekotto sealed the points with a majestic strike after the break.

Spurs, now nine points ahead of fifth placed rivals Arsenal, have lost only one of their last 18 league games and must be regarded as genuine contenders for the English title for the first time in over 20 years.