The Toffees looked like taking all three points from north London after Phil Jagielka and Kevin Mirallas scored following Emmanuel Adebayor’s 35th second opener. But Sigurdsson, charged with the task of playing in the hole where Bale has been so effective this season, salvaged a point for the hosts by scoring a crucial goal three minutes from time. Press Association Gylfi Sigurdsson’s late strike prevented Tottenham from slipping to another defeat, but Spurs’ reliance on Gareth Bale was laid bare as they had to settle for a 2-2 draw against Everton at White Hart Lane. Despite finding the net twice, Tottenham sorely missed the scoring talents of Bale and the creative wizardry of Aaron Lennon. All the pre-match talk had been about how Spurs would struggle without the Welshman’s goals, but they gave the perfect response by breaking the deadlock with the second quickest goal of the season. In the first move of the match, Everton’s defence backed off Jan Vertonghen, he delivered a teasing ball across the box, and Adebayor stuck his right leg and prodded the ball past Tim Howard. Everton were shell-shocked by the goal, but it did not take them long to come back in to the game. Michael Dawson almost gifted them a 10th-minute equaliser when he passed the ball straight to Leon Osman 15 yards out, but he curled high and wide. Dawson then cut out Victor Anichebe’s cross as a row of Everton attackers lined up to convert, but unfortunately for the Tottenham captain, his defensive colleague Vertonghen let him down from the resulting corner. The Belgian lost Jagielka at the back post and he nodded Leighton Baines’ cross in to the bottom corner. Spurs thought they should have had a penalty on the half hour when Clint Dempsey’s cross brushed Darron Gibson’s arm, but Andre Marriner waved play on. Everton sounded an early warning just after the restart when Gibson struck a curling shot just wide, and with 52 minutes on the clock, they were ahead. Mirallas drifted in from the right flank and drifted past Scott Parker and Steven Caulker before slotting the ball beyond Hugo Lloris. Spurs went straight on the attack and almost scored an equaliser through Mousa Dembele, whose 20-yard shot ricocheted off John Heitinga’s foot and Howard’s arm on to the bar. Heitinga almost sealed the win at the other end soon after but Dawson put in a crunching goal-saving tackle to deny the Dutchman. Spurs’ hopes of an equaliser looked to have faded but with three minutes left, Adebayor’s shot came back off the post and Sigurdsson converted.
Asda sales bounced back at the end of last year it had lost ground to some of its rivals.The grocery giant, second in size only to Tesco, saw its market share slip last year.But sales in the fourth quarter rose 1.6 per cent. It said it had been boosted by its Chosen by You range. Chief executive Andy Clarke said: “I’m pleased with the progress we’ve made in the last six months. We have successfully extended our price gap to ten per cent, significantly improved the quality of our food across the entire store, and given our customers even better service.”The sales rise means Asda staff will share a bonus pot of £26.9m, with most receiving around £350 each.Meanwhile Asda’s parent company Wal-Marrt yesterday reported that sales fell 1.8 per cent – the seventh consecutive quarterly fall. Tuesday 22 February 2011 11:09 am Show Comments ▼ Share John Dunne whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamUndo whatsapp Asda sales bounce back triggering staff bonus Tags: NULL