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FT: Spurs 3 Saints 2
Updated 5:12pm Sunday 23rd March 2014 in Sport
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- A late winner from Gylfi Sigurdsson saw Spurs complete an impressive comeback to win 3-2, having trailed 2-0 to goals from Rodriguez and Lallana.
Spurs 3 Saints 2. It's all over. Despite an outstanding start to this match, Saints have lost at White Hart Lane.
3-2. Gut wrenching! Spurs have completed an impressive second half with a wonder goal to surely win this contest, just as Gareth Bale did in the corresponding fixture of last year. Sub Gylfi Sigurdsson has fired an injury-time stunner into the bottom corner. Saints are on their knees.
Lambert fired a left-footer narrowly wide of the far post as Saints threataned a late winner. He was then replaced by Sam Gallagher
Cork booked for foul as Spurs attacked soon after Ramirez's burst of pace threatened to create a Saints opening
Lallana's cross was headed downwards by Lambert and off a Spurs defender for a corner, which was over hit by Ward-Prowse.
an impressive Spurs counter attack that began with Rose's tackle on Chambers ends with Eriksen's cross flashing across face of goal behyond Soldado
England's Andros Townsend enters the fray in place of Lennon
Eriksen shoots over the bar, under pressure from sub Calum Chambers
JRod off, possibly with a knock on his knee, and Gaston Ramirez comes on.
Lovren booked for foul
Spurs looking strong down their right flank; Artur Boruc ensured he was not beaten at his near post by a fierce strike from Chadli before Eriksen found the sidenetting from Bentaleb's pass
2-2. Worst possible start to the second half. Lovren was pickpocketed near the byline by Soldado, whose cross was converted at the far post for Eriksen, who now has for goals in five games.
An entertaining half and one that Saints can be very happy with as they go in at the break leading 2-1.
A foul on Davis resulted in the Northern Ireland midfielder receiving treatment before Eriksen's powerful free-kick was tipped over the bar by Boruc.
Eriksen took one touch too many after Spurs created the best chance of their own making. They switched play incisively, before Boruc collected the ball with eager hands.
Lallana's Cruyff turn is followed with a pass to Lambert whose pass is volleyed goalwards by Shaw and deflected behind ... Saints look so much more fluid going forward
More goalmouth drama as Lallana's close-range shot is saved by Lloris.
1-2! Wonderful entertainment but poor defending from Saints. ERIKSEN capitalised on Nathaniel Clyne's mistake at the far post from Naughton's cross.
02! Fantastic skill from Rickie Lambert, who tees up Adam Lallana for the second of the afternoon. He has provided the assists for both. Wonderful stuff from Saints' England forwards so far.
Luke Shaw cuts on to his left and fires a deflected strike narrowly wide of the right-hand upright.
'Jay Rodriguez, he's off to Brazil' is the chant at White Hart Lane. That finish in front of Roy Hodgson is certainly a boost to his chances— @SportsPink 23 March 2014
0-1! JRod has been caught offside a coupe of times this afternoon but not that time. A beautifully calm finish, passed across Lloris and into the far corner from Lambert's through ball.
Chadli's cross from the left is behind Lennon and out of reach of the former England man, with Soldado also in the vicinity
JRod finds the net from another cute Lambert pass, but he's offside. A very vocal Saints' contingent is making its presence felt far away to our right
Lallana clips a chip over the bar from Lambert's pass, Saints' first effort of the afternoon
Aaron Lennon's cross flashed across the face of Boruc's goal with no forward lurking in the danger area.
Chrsitian Eriksen's corner was headed down but fortunately straight at Artur Boruc
Kick off is imminent with Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur blasting from the tannoys as the players emerge in glorious spring sunshine
Spurs forward Christian Eriksen: "I don't know whether it will be an open game, I hope they give us enough chances." #TOTSOU— @premierleague 23 March 2014
Mauricio Pochettino: "The changes were convenient for the team. We hope the starting XI give us a good result"
James Ward-Prowse: "They'll be disappointed from the other night, and they'll try to get at us and it'll be a tough start."
.@SpursOfficial boss Tim Sherwood: "We're encouraged by our last two games. If we continue with that sort of performance we'll win" #TOTSOU— @premierleague 23 March 2014
#saintsfc have won twice at White Hart Lane in the last 20 years, most recently in Sept 2003 (3-1 thanks to a @1jamesbeattie brace)— @SportsPink 23 March 2014
Anyone who says andy carroll has more attributes than rickie lambert should have watched the last 5 mins of super sunday 👍— @mattletiss7 23 March 2014
Chilling out waiting for the saints game to kick off! tough game today depends what spurs turns up! reckon 1-0 saints! #saintsfc— @chrishobbsboxer 23 March 2014
Spurs are without a win in four games in all competitions and have lost their last two at home; the first leg of their Europa League tie against Benfica and against rivals Arsenal last week.
Saints are aiming to record three successive league wins for the second time this season, following the victories at Crystal Palace and at home to Norwich last week.
Saints make two changes from the team that beat Norwich 4-2 last Saturday. Jack Cork returns from injury far sooner than expected, taking up a place alongside James Ward-Prowse in the defensive midfield roles, with Morgan Schneiderlin missing out through injury. Rickie Lambert also returns to the side, with Gaston Ramirez dropping to the bench.
SPURS: Lloris; Naughton, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Rose; Lennon, Bentaleb, Chadli, Dembele, Eriksen; Soldado.
Subs: Friedel, Dawson, Fryers, Paulinho, Sigurdsson, Townsend, Kane.
SAINTS: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Cork, Ward-Prowse, S. Davis, Lallana, Rodriguez, Lambert.
Subs: Gazzaniga, Yoshida, Ramírez, Chambers, Hooiveld, Reed, Gallagher.
Referee: Anthony Taylor.
Hello and welcome to this Daily Echo blog covering this afternoon's Premier League contest between Saints and Spurs. Apologies for the slightly-later-than-normal start, but there have been a few technical issues at White Hart Lane. Hopefully we're over them now, though. Saints are aiming for a third straight win today, and would climb back up to eighth place in the table with a victory. Team news will be with us soon, while we'll have updates for you during the match.
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