Keane scores as Spurs draw

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Robbie Keane scored one and set up another as Tottenham completed their pre-season tour of the United States with a 2-2 draw against Sporting Lisbon at Red Bull Arena.

The Republic of Ireland record goalscorer, linked with a move away from Spurs this summer after spending the second half of last season on loan at Celtic, opened the scoring with a fine finish in the 23rd minute.

He latched onto Niko Kranjcar's through-ball and slotted into the bottom-left corner to give manager Harry Redknapp food for thought.

The lead lasted for only two minutes, however, before Chile international Matias Fernandez headed home the equaliser.

Jaime Valdes made it 2-1 to the Portuguese side three minutes into the second half by firing past David Button, who had replaced Carlo Cudicini at the break.

Substitute Jonathan Obika squeezed a shot past goalkeeper Rui Patricio in the 70th minute from Keane's pass to get the north London outfit back on level terms, but neither team could force a winner in the remaining 20 minutes.


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