24 Mar 2014

Spurs fightback to beat Saints

5:49 am on 24 March 2014

Tottenham Hotspur scored a stoppage time winner to storm back from 2-nil down to beat Southampton 3-2 in their Premier League football clash at White Hart Lane.

The come from behind win keeps Spurs lingering hopes of a top four finish alive.

They are fifth on 56 points, six behind fourth-placed Arsenal having played one more match.

Southampton dominated the opening period with some delightful one-touch football and two mistakes from Spurs right-back Kyle Naughton enabled the visitors to take a 2-0 lead after 28 minutes.

Jay Rodriguez pounced on a loose ball after Naughton misjudged a clearance in the sunshine from goalkeeper Artur Boruc, allowing Rodriguez to impress watching England manager Roy Hodgson.

Saints doubled their lead after Naughton's next mistake when he failed to clear on the edge of his own box with Adam Lallana eventually planting the ball past Lloris for their second.

Another mistake, this time from right-back Nathaniel Clyne, allowed Spurs back into the game four minutes later when he let a cross from Naughton under his studs allowing the ball to run on to Eriksen who slammed in from close range.

Within a minute of the restart Spurs were level when Roberto Soldado out-muscled defender Dejan Lovren before crossing for Erkisen to score from point-blank range.

Gylfi Sigurdsson, a halftime substitute for Moussa Dembele, rounded off with the winner from a low a low drive with time running out.