Tottenham drop points late on


PANATHINAIKOS scored an equaliser with 13 minutes to go to deny Tottenham a true extension to their run of good form.

A header from captain Michael Dawson had given Spurs a deserved 35th-minute lead but an inability to convert their dominance was their ultimate downfall when Spanish striker Toche equalised by sliding in to send the ball past Hugo Lloris.

Beyond resting first-choice goalkeeper Brad Friedel for the £14m Lloris, Spurs begun with a near-full strength side for a competition manager Andre Villas-Boas wishes to win. He said: “I’m obviously disappointed with the result.”