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Spurs strike delights Assou-Ekotto

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Benoit Assou-Ekotto was all smiles after netting a memorable goal for Tottenham in Wednesday evening's 2-0 win over Everton at White Hart Lane - only the second goal of his Spurs career.

The 27-year-old Cameroon international ripped a 30-yard thunderbolt past the helpless Tim Howard - an even more spectacular strike than his first goal against Liverpool back in 2009.

"It's my second accident in three years!" joked Assou-Ekotto. "Before I scored my first goal, I was worried about it.

"Before the first goal I thought 'maybe, if I score only score one goal in my career, it won't be enough to show to my son or my daughter later'.

"Now I have two, so I'm happier. It was a very important game and I'm happy for the team and for myself."

The victory moves Tottenham level on points with second-placed Manchester United, just three adrift of the Barclays Premier League summit.

Reflecting on the moment Assou-Ekotto confirmed the three points for Harry Redknapp's side, the full-back recalled: "I looked to my right and I couldn't pass the ball. On my left, there were also problems.

"As a defender, it's better to lose the ball far away from our goal, but they could also counter-attack, so I thought I'd try and I scored. If you don't try, you will never score."

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