Sigurdsson's strike saves Spurs

May 10, 2013, 07:55 IST | AFP

Substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson scored an 80th-minute equaliser to snatch a 2-2 draw for Tottenham Hotspur at Chelsea on Wednesday night that prevented their opponents from effectively securing a place in the Champions League

A goal from Ramires looked to have taken Chelsea to the brink of a top-four finish, after Oscar’s opener for the hosts had been cancelled out by a fine solo goal from Emmanuel Adebayor on a night of high tension at Stamford Bridge.

Emmanuel Adebayor
Emmanuel Adebayor

However, Adebayor created a late opening for Sigurdsson with a delightful back-heel, and the Iceland midfielder swept home to keep Spurs’ hopes of Champions League football alive and kicking.

With two games to play in the Premier League and only the top four teams qualifying for the Champions League, Chelsea, in third, lead fourth-place Arsenal by two points, with Spurs just a point further back in fifth.

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