Stoke beats Spurs 2-1 after Etherington brace
Updated: December 11, 2011, 13:02
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STOKE, England(AP) Matthew Etherington ended former club Tottenham's 11-match unbeaten run in the Premier League with a first-half brace in Stoke's 2-1 win at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday.
The winger scored close-range goals in the 13th and 43rd minutes before Stoke repelled a fierce onslaught in the second half to dent third-place Spurs' title challenge.
Emmanuel Adebayor halved the deficit in the 62nd minute, converting a penalty after Luka Modric was tripped by Glenn Whelan, but the visitors squandered a series of chances to complete the comeback.
Tottenham, which had defender Younes Kaboul red-carded for two second-half yellow cards, remained seven points behind unbeaten leader Manchester City, which visits Chelsea on Monday.