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Lucky Spurs recover to stun Everton; Tottenham 3 Everton 2.

STEFFEN Iversen struck a dramatic Tottenham winner in the 85th minute after his side had twice trailed to penalties by David Unsworth.

Both Everton spot-kicks were given for trips on Everton's teenage striker, Francis Jeffers, by goalkeeper Ian Walker.

Stand-in skipper Tim Sherwood pulled Spurs back into the game with an unchallenged 34th-minute header from a corner 10 minutes after Jeffers had gone sprawling in the box for the first spot-kick.

Despite Spurs' constant pressure it looked as if Jeffers' decision to withdraw a transfer request in midweek would pay off when, 14 minutes from time, he latched on to Kevin Campbell's flick and fell over Walker's legs as he attempted to take the ball round him.

Unsworth again showed cold-eyed accuracy with the penalty and Spurs looked stunned.

But Oyvind Leonhardsen pulled them level again with nine minutes left after Everton keeper Paul Gerrard made his only mistake of the match, failing to hang on to David Ginola's whipped-in cross and only palming it out to the former Liverpool midfielder's feet.

And Iversen applied the decisive touch four minutes later after the dangerous Steve Carr raced clear on the right and provided the cross.
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Title Annotation:Football
Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Aug 15, 1999
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