A late goal from Gylfi Sigurdsson helped Tottenham avoid a loss Sunday as they earned a 2-2 draw with Everton at White Hart Lane.
The Toffees held a 2-1 advantage off of goals by defender Phil Jagielka and midfielder Kevin Mirallas, and looked poised to beat Spurs for the second time this season.
Sigurdsson hung around the Toffees area in the 87th and fired in a rebound off a shot by Emmanuel Adebayor.
Tottenham looked like they were going to dominate after a lightning fast goal by Adebayor 35 seconds into the match. Just after kick-off, Jan Vertonghen sailed a cross through the heart of the Everton backline and Adebayor slid through the middle for his third score of the season.
Despite Sigurdsson’s timely heroics, the tie slipped Tottenham to fourth on the English Premier League table after Chelsea beat Sunderland 2-1 Sunday.
Spurs will have a chance to pull ahead of Chelsea once they figure out a new date for their next match, which was originally scheduled for April 14 at Stamford Bridge.
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