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2022-23 English Premier League
  • Harry Kane (25')
  • Ben Davies (51')
  • Rodrigo Bentancur (81', 83')
  • Crysencio Summerville (10')
  • Rodrigo (43', 76')
  • Tyler Adams (87')

Bentancur's late double gives Tottenham win in thriller against Leeds

Rodrigo Bentancur's late double secured a thrilling 4-3 victory for Tottenham over Leeds United in the Premier League on Saturday -- the hosts coming from behind three times.

Antonio Conte's side appeared to be signing off before the World Cup with a third successive home league defeat as Leeds led 3-2 with less than 10 minutes left thanks to Rodrigo's brace.

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But Bentancur's deflected shot made it 3-3 in the 81st minute and two minutes later he was set up by Dejan Kulusevski for a simple finish to leave the visitors empty-handed.

Leeds, who had led early on through the in-form Crysencio Summerville, ended the match with 10 men after Tyler Adams was shown a second yellow card in the closing stages.

Tottenham had levelled initially through Harry Kane's 12th goal of the season with Ben Davies making it 2-2.

Victory lifted Tottenham into third place with 29 points from 15 games with Leeds on 15 points in 14th place.

Tottenham's habit of starting slowly returned to haunt them as Summerville's fourth goal in as many top-flight games put Leeds ahead in the 10th minute.

The Dutch winger was played in by Brenden Aaronson and then struck a low shot past Hugo Lloris.

He almost made it 2-0 but Kane levelled for Tottenham after Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier's weak punch out arrived at the England captain who made no mistake.

Leeds regained the lead on the stroke of halftime when Rodrigo fired past Lloris following a corner.

Davies made it 2-2 early in the second half, reacting well after Kane's goalbound effort was blocked by Rasmus Kristensen.

Leeds continued to threaten though and took the lead for the third time when Rodrigo's shot crept in at the far post with Tottenham appealing for a foul in the build-up.

Tottenham dredged up one final effort, though, and Bentancur proved the hero to secure a victory that consolidates their place in the top four.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Arsenal 20 +28 50
2 Manchester City 21 +32 45
3 Manchester United 22 +8 43
4 Newcastle United 21 +22 40
5 Tottenham Hotspur 22 +10 39
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 20 +11 34
7 Brentford 21 +7 33
8 Fulham 22 +2 32
9 Chelsea 21 +1 30
10 Liverpool 20 +6 29
11 Aston Villa 21 -6 28
12 Crystal Palace 21 -10 24
13 Nottingham Forest 21 -18 24
14 Leicester City 21 -5 21
15 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 -15 20
16 Leeds United 21 -8 19
17 West Ham United 21 -8 19
18 Everton 21 -12 18
19 AFC Bournemouth 21 -24 17
20 Southampton 21 -21 15