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Kirsty Wigglesworth, Associated Press
Tottenham's Aaron Lennon, left, celebrates his goal with Luka Modric, right, during the English Premier League soccer match betweenTottenham Hotspur and Everton at White Hart Lane Stadium in London, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012.

LONDON — Tottenham moved within three points of Premier League leader Manchester City on Wednesday after Aaron Lennon and Benoit Assou-Ekotto clinched a 2-0 victory over injury-hit Everton.

The north London club now only trails second-place Manchester United on goal difference after playing a match originally scheduled for the season opener but postponed due to rioting near White Hart Lane.

That postponement may have worked in Spurs' favor, as they went on to lose their opening two matches in August before finding the form that has turned them into a credible title contender.

Lennon put Spurs in front in the 35th minute with a scuffed shot after cutting through the Everton defense and Assou-Ekotto netted in the 63rd with a fierce long-range strike.