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Spurs turn around a 2-goal deficit

Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc can't stop Tottenham's late winner.
Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc can't stop Tottenham's late winner.
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Tottenham midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson completed a two-goal comeback against Southampton at White Hart Lane Sunday with his goal in injury time.

With the score level at two, Sigurdsson found himself in space outside of the box. He made a sweet-swinging strike with his right boot and connected well enough to beat goalkeeper Artur Boruc to the lower left-hand corner.

The result didn’t seem to be in the cards about a half hour into the match.

Spurs right back Kyle Naughton misplayed a header that played in Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez. The Saints forward slotted home with a very comfortable and confident finish in the 19th minute.

It was Adam Lallana, Southampton’s ever-improving threat from midfield, that doubled the lead with a strike of his own in the 28th minute. Unfortunately, for the visitors, that wouldn’t be enough.

Spurs midfield playmaker Christian Eriksen began to take over. He contributed two close-range goals in the 31st and 46th minute. And, of course, it was Eriksen that was credited with the assist on Sigurdsson’s winner in the 92nd minute.

The result moved Spurs into fifth place with 56 points from 31 games and right on to the heels of crosstown rivals Arsenal who sit on 62 points. Everton, the sixth-placed squad is two points behind Tottenham, but have two games in hand on the London club.

Manager Tim Sherwood will see this as a positive response from the disappointment at Benfica on Thursday, and a great effort to turn around a significant scoreline.

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