Spurs maintain title tilt with Toffees victory

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Tottenham move level on points with second-placed Manchester United after a comfortable 2-0 victory over Everton at White Hart Lane.

Goals from Aaron Lennon and Benoit Assou-Ekotto in each half proved to be enough for Harry Redknapp's side who now sit just three points behind Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester City in the table.

The visitors created the first real chance of the game when Younes Kaboul's poor clearance was pounced upon by Toffees striker Louis Saha, but he fired wide.

Emmanuel Adebayor missed a trio of chances before Lennon broke the deadlock just after the half hour mark, and from then on David Moyes' side never looked like getting back into the game.

Spurs continued to showcase the exciting, free-flowing, attacking football that has been accustomed to them this season, and their dominance was rewarded when Assou-Ekotto fired in from 30 yards - a goal worthy of winning any game.

With little in front of him, the Cameroon international received the ball square and smashed a shot into the corner, though it did take a deflection off Tim Cahill.

Everton had a penalty appeal turned down late on when Kaboul was adjudged to have tripped Royston Drenthe, but referee Martin Atkinson waved away the protests, leaving Spurs to cruise to another comfortable home victory.

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