Benoit Assou Ekotto's spectacular 30 yard strike continued a tradition of Spurs long range bombs in recent times - Danny Rose, Rafael Van Der Vaart, Tom Huddlestone, Kyle Walker, come to mind. The first goal came from Aaron Lennon, cutting past Leighton Baines, after the left back completely missed clearing a long diagonal ball from Ekotto, and then shooting past the diving Tim Howard.
With the win, Spurs are level on points with Utd but a smaller goal differential puts them in third. They now await Wolves before traveling to City in a much awaited encounter which will be a litmus test for "are they for real" challengers to the Premiership title.
For Everton, the big question is who's going to score the goals? 20 in 20 matches is not good enough. Leighton Baines and Leon Osman have scored three each and they are not even strikers.