Spurs close gap at the the top

Tottenham closed the gap between themselves and Premier League leaders Manchester City to just three points on Wednesday night, with a 2-0 win over Everton at White Hart Lane.

An Aaron Lennon strike was just reward for long periods of possession in the first half, before Benoit Assou-Ekotto struck from long range to double the home side’s lead in the second period.

The win means that Spurs go level on 45 points with Manchester United in second place, and open up an eight point gap between themselves and Chelsea in fourth place.

Manager Harry Redknapp has full of kind words for his side after the victory, and feels that his side are right in the mix for honours this season.

“We are up there, and in the Champions League mix and we are looking to do that, who knows,” the Spurs boss told Sky Sports.

“Nothing is impossible and you have to keep believing, apart from that I enjoy watching us play, if you can’t enjoy watching us play you shouldn’t watch football.

“It was a great win for us, it is always difficult to beat Everton – you never get an easy game with them, and David Moyes had a very attacking looking team out tonight. They started the game well but we got on top and played well, it was a good performance,” he concluded.

Spurs take on Wolves at White Hart Lane on Saturday next.

By Gareth McKnight