Tottenham Hotspur [ Images ] continued their Premier League title push with a 2-0 win over Everton on Wednesday to put them level on points with second-placed champions Manchester United [ Images ] and three behind leaders Manchester City [ Images ].
Goals in either half from Aaron Lennon and Benoit Assou-Ekotto lifted the north London [ Images ] club to 45 points from 20 games, eight clear of fourth-placed Chelsea [ Images ] who are a point ahead of Tottenham's rivals Arsenal [ Images ].
After dominating the first half Assou-Ekotto's raking pass found pacey winger Lennon, whose touch was too good for Leighton Baines as he cut into the area. The England [ Images ] man then beat Tim Howard with a scuffed shot 10 minutes before the interval.
Tottenham's control extended into the second half and just after the hour Cameroon international Assou-Ekotto was again in the thick of the action when he fired an unstoppable 30-metre shot into the top of the net.