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Football: Spurs beat Everton to close in on top-four

Published on Feb 10, 2014 6:07 AM
 
Tottenham Hotspur's Emmanuel Adebayor celebrating his goal against Everton during their English Premier League match at White Hart Lane in London on Feb 9, 2014. Adebayor's fine goal saw Tottenham Hotspur steal a march on Everton with a 1-0 victory over their Champions League qualification rivals. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Emmanuel Adebayor's fine goal saw Tottenham Hotspur steal a march on Everton with a 1-0 victory over their Champions League qualification rivals in the Premier League on Saturday, Feb 9, 2014.

The Togolese striker settled an evenly balanced game with an adroitly taken strike in the 65th minute to take Tottenham above Everton and into fifth place in the battle for a top-four finish.

Tim Sherwood's side now trail fourth-place Liverpool by three points, with Everton two points back in sixth.

Everton were boosted by the return from injury of goalscoring right-back Seamus Coleman and they made an enterprising start to the game at White Hart Lane, with Leon Osman to the fore.

 
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