Tottenham boss Sherwood hails 'world-class' Lloris

The head coach believes the performance of his goalkeeper was just as key as that of goalscorer Emmanuel Adebayor as Spurs earned a hard-fought 1-0 win over Everton
Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood hailed Hugo Lloris as "world class" after the goalkeeper's performance in his side's win over Everton.

The north London side were forced to withstand heavy pressure from Everton, especially in the first half, with the France international making a particularly notable save from Leon Osman in the opening exchanges.

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Emmanuel Adebayor took centre stage with an expert finish to settle the game at White Hart Lane but Sherwood believes Lloris deserves as much credit as the striker for helping the team secure a vital win.

"It was a slow start again and Hugo kept us in the game," Sherwood told the club's official website.

"His save was vital - goalkeepers are vital, goalscorers are vital.

"As much as Ade will get all the plaudits - rightly so, he scored the winning goal - a save like that is just as good as a goal. He's a world-class goalkeeper."

The victory was a huge boost for a Tottenham side looking to overhaul Liverpool in the race for fourth spot and subsequent qualification to the Champions League.

Tottenham sit fifth, just three points adrift of Brendan Rodgers' charges, and are now two points clear of Everton.