For anybody who didn’t get to see the action live, here are some brief highlights of our match against Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon this evening.
Robbie Keane scored the opener and then turned provider for Jonathon Obika to level the scores at 2 a piece in the final match of our U.S tour.
Keane scored, latching onto a Niko Kranjcar pass before slotting past the keeper into the bottom left corner, in the 23rd minute. Only 2 minutes later though, Sporting were level, Matias Fernandez heading home the equaliser.
Jaime Valdes made it 2-1 to the Portuguese side just after the restart by firing past David Button, who had replaced Carlo Cudicini at the break.
Substitute Jonathan Obika fired a shot through goalkeeper Rui Patricio in the 70th minute from Keane’s pass to get the Spurs back on terms, but neither team could force a winner in the remaining 20 minutes.
The 2-2 draw was enough to give Sporting victory in the Barclays NY Challenge on goal difference following their clean sheet victory over Man City in midweek.