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Football: Sigurdsson winner caps superb Spurs fightback against Saints

Published on Mar 23, 2014 11:46 PM
 
Tottenham's Icelander midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson (right) controls the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 football match SL Benfica vs Tottenham Hotspur FC at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on March 20, 2014. Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a stoppage-time winner after Christian Eriksen's double, as Tottenham Hotspur stormed back from 2-0 down to beat Southampton 3-2 in the Premier League on Sunday, March 23, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a stoppage-time winner after Christian Eriksen's double, as Tottenham Hotspur stormed back from 2-0 down to beat Southampton 3-2 in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Icelandic midfielder converted Denmark midfielder Eriksen's layoff to keep alive Spurs' lingering hopes of a top four finish. 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.

 
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