Sigurdsson rescues point for stuttering Spurs against Everton
Tottenham’s hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four were dealt a blow on Sunday when they were held to a 2-2 draw against Everton.
April 7th, 2013
Emmanuel Adebayor got Spurs off to the perfect start in the first minute, although goals from Phil Jagielka and Kevin Mirallas looked to have earned all three points for the Toffees, before Gylfi Sigurdsson levelled with minutes left on the clock.
The result means that Arsenal can leapfrog their north London rivals by winning a game in hand, while Chelsea went third in the Premier League after coming from behind to beat Sunderland.
The Blues were a goal down on the stroke of half-time thanks to Cesar Azpilicueta’s own goal, although Matt Kilgallon returned the favour soon after the interval, with Branislav Ivanovic scoring what turned out to be the winner shortly afterwards.
It means that Sunderland are only out of the relegation zone on goal difference and Wigan have a game in hand, having earned a point at Loftus Road thanks to a late Shaun Maloney free-kick.
It was an eventful match against QPR, who had Bobby Zamora sent off during the first-half of the match, although a wonder strike from Loic Remy appeared to have landed an unlikely win for Harry Redknapp’s team.
The other match on Sunday saw Liverpool and West Ham play out a goalless draw at Anfield, with the home side having the better of the chances.