Tottenham 2-0 Everton: Assou-Ekotto Cracks Home 30-Yard Missile As Spurs March On (Photos & Highlights)

Chris Wright

12th, January 2012


By Chris Wright

Tottenham went level on points with second-placed Manchester United in the Premier League pile last night, after goals from Aaron Lennon and Benoit Assou-Ekotto (a 30-yard stonker – he doesn’t score often, but when he does… etc, etc) afforded Redknapp’s rabble a comfortable 2-0 win over Everton at the Lane – a 14th victory from 20 league outings.

The result (incidentally, this was the rescheduled opening day fixture called off after the outbreak of the London Riots last August) also took Spurs to within three points of leaders Manchester City, and ‘Arry’s dander was decidedly ‘up’ after the game:

“It’s not impossible for us to win the league. We have a chance. The players believe we have a good chance.

“It’s not beyond the realms of possibility. We are in there. It’s going to be hard but we are not a bad side. We have some real quality. We can play and we have a good spirit.”

Two quick questions: Firstly, does Assou-Ekotto always play in odd boots? – and secondly, does anyone really think Spurs are up to a title push this season? I’m tempted by a cheeky flutter myself.



Photos: PA

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  1. Holland 1945 says:

    I wish people would stop fapping over that Assou-Ekotto strike. It took a vicious deflection that moved it from a more central position to wide of Howard’s reach.

    I also wish people would recognise that this was Martin Atkinson’s first game for us since the horror derby where he red carded Rodwell for a clean tackle… and in this game denied Drenthe an absolute stonewall pen.

    Ah well. They were the better team nonetheless. Good luck to them. They’re living the dream that us Evertonians thought we might be living a few years ago.

  2. THFC_adleman says:

    Ekotto has been wearing odd boots because he ripped a stud in one and on his twitter said that due to not having a boot sponder was not prepared to buy a new paid so is using one old one and the one good one from his newest pair! DONT YOU WISH OUR LEFT BACK WAS B A E …. DONT CHA!

  3. mrp33 says:

    BAE has been wearing two different boots this season for some reason. They are both adidas boots but different colors, and sometimes they are completely different ranges – i.e. adipure vs predator. Odd fellow

  4. Jack Wheeler says:

    BAE now always plays in odd boots. It started the other month when one of his boots got broken or something and he had to play in odd boots. He had a good game, and being a little bit odd himself, has since played with 2 odd boots. Would be interesting to see if the fashion catches on!

  5. Roy Singh says:

    Hope to see the same performance against Wolves. Keep up the excellent work & well done against Everton

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