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Ameobi came off the bench to drive home a low shot four minutes from time just when sub Jermain Defoe's 68th-minute strike looked to have earned Spurs a fifth straight win.
But two goals in three minutes either side of half time from Robbie Keane appeared to have earned Spurs only their sixth ever win at Anfield.
Robbie keane earned Spurs a place in the group stages of the Uefa Cup with a second-half winner at White Hart Lane, writes Adrain Curtis.
Former Newcastle star Jenas earned Spurs a hard-fought point yesterday with a stunning 72nd-minute free-kick that simply confirmed what we all suspected - that Chelsea will arrive in Manchester the day after Bonfire Night with United's title hopes burning in the wreckage of another failed campaign.
Gomes' brilliant saves to foil Danny Murphy, Clint Dempsey and Bobby Zamora may only only have earned Spurs one point, although it could have been three but for Mark Schwarzer's late double-block to deny Peter Crouch and Jermaine Jenas.
Teenage England winger Aaron Lennon earned Spurs a deserved victory when he controlled a cross from Robbie Keane and calmly slotted the ball beyond Hilario for the winner in the 51st minute.
2 ROBBIE KEANE'S last-minute goal earned Spurs a well-deserved win as they saw off the Serie A men.
Keane earned Spurs a point with two minutes remaining when he curled into the top corner from 25 yards, taking advantage of a long clearance that fell to him off Ricardo Carvalho.
But no matter how eye-catching Bale's hairstyle, it could not compare with his pretty-asa-picture second goal that earned Spurs the points.
But a penalty from Emmanuel Adebayor in 61 minutes earned Spurs a point.
Even without their winger, Tottenham were matching Udinese until Gomes' error, which was harsh as his saves against Wisla Krakow earned Spurs a place in the group stages.
Then just four minutes into the extended period, a somewhat fortunate header from Woodgate earned Spurs their first trophy since they claimed the Worthington Cup in 1999.