8 April, 2013 - 08:56

Premier League results: Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Everton

Premier League results: Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Everton

Tottenham managed to hold Everton to a 2-2 draw thanks to Sigurdsson’s late goal, as their end-of-the-season slump continues.

Emmanuel Adebayor got the Spurs off to a flying start by scoring the second-quickest goal of the season with a deftly executed finish from Vertonghen’s delivery. However the Toffees scored the equalizer just 15 minutes later by courtesy of Jagielka’s header from Baines’s corner. Mirallas gave Everton the lead for the first time in the game with a low shot into the bottom corner in the 53rd minute. With the Spurs staring at the defeat, it was Sigurdsson again who rescued the point for the North London club, as he scored the equalizer from the close range 3 minutes before the final whistle.

Tottenham are currently lying in the fourth place, level on points with Chelsea and just two points above Arsenal with both sides having a game in hand. Despite Tottenham entering the game without their key players Lennon, Bale and Defoe the draw has been an ultimately disappointing result for them. It puts under threat their chances of finishing in the Champions League zone.

And yet Andre Villas-Boas remains bullish as to ability of his side to reach the top four. He said: “The positive aspect is we’ve been in this position, chasing, before. Arsenal feel their belief is because they finish seasons very strongly and that belief helps them. We don’t look at ghosts in the past. We try to do our job properly. We want to win games.”

“I think it was a good game, full of opportunities for both sides, a really competitive match,” he added. We wanted to win so obviously we’re not pleased but bearing in mind the circumstances, bearing in mind our super effort on Thursday it’s good to see the team react once again. We left it late which didn’t give us a chance to go on for the third but I think that their second goal comes a little bit against the run of play because we started the second half very, very well. But credit to an Everton side which battled their way through and played for an entertaining game,” he added.

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Author: Basil Naumov

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