An injury-time double off the canvas for Steven Bergwijn seals one of the all-time dramatic Premier League comebacks.
As he nets twice in injury time to seal a stunning comeback win for Tottenham against Leicester City.
James Maddison looked to have wrapped it up with a quarter-hour to go, but somehow.
Spurs spun this match on its head in a handful of manic seconds before the final whistle.
But Brendan Rodgers’ side looks shell-shocked and no wonder.
They do not deserve to end a glorious performance of their own empty-handed, but now they must.
James Maddison led a raft of superb performances – and yet they are left, immobile, in absolute disbelief.
LEICESTER CITY (4-3-1-2): Kasper Schmeichel;
Marc Albrighton, Caglar Soyuncu, Jannik Vestergaard, Luke Thomas;
Youri Tielemans, Hamza Choudhury, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall;
Patson Daka, Ademola Lookman.
Subs: Kasey McAteer, Danny Ward, Boubakary Soumare, Harvey Barnes,
Ayoze Perez, Lewis Brunt, James Justin,
Eldin Jakupovic, Vontae Daley-Campbell.
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (5-3-2): Hugo Lloris;
Emerson, Japhet Tanganga, Davinson Sanchez, Ben Davies, Sergio Reguilon;
Oliver Skipp, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Harry Winks;
Harry Kane, Lucas Moura.
Subs: Dele Alli, Bryan Gil, Giovani Lo Celso, Steven Bergwijn,
Dane Scarlett, Matt Doherty, Pierluigi Gollini,
Joe Rodon, Ryan Sessegnon.
1-0. Against the run of play, the Foxes smash-and-grab their way to the lead! The hosts break, cut down the left flank into the box and despite several lunges from Tottenham’s defence, Daka squeezes a finish in under pressure. Superb.
1-1. It’s a superb bit of invention from Kane. He outstrips a wonky defence, brings down Winks’ long ball, then cuts around Soyuncu and nails the equaliser in off the left post.
2-1. A superb team goal and a wonderful finish for the Foxes! Barnes holds it up on the edge of the box after they play it back from halfway and his neat dink allows Maddison to tuck it in, with a little deflection, off the near-right post.
2-2. From zero to hero for the Spurs man! Antonio Conte’s unbeaten record looks to have been saved! Doherty brings down Hojbjerg’s ball, and a fortunate bounce allows Bergwijn to crash it home at close-range past the wrong-footed Schmeichel.
3-2. It’s one of the most dramatic finales of the season! Tielemans fails to play it safe from the restart and Spurs counter. Kane feeds Bergwijn, he rounds Schmeichel, and gets his second in off the far post! Stunning scenes.
So, what’s next for Leicester City and Tottenham?
Once both teams have picked their jaws off the floor, they will turn their thoughts to their next Premier League tasks.
Leicester faces Brighton, a side many have failed to better this term. As for Tottenham, It’s another clash with Conte’s old side Chelsea.
Steven Bergwijn has become a Spurs folk hero tonight:
He’s been far from a standout man all season for them, but he has finished off something outrageous in its audacity there.
A smash-and-grab finale for the ages means Antonio Conte’s unbeaten record stays intact too.
Tottenham deserved a point- now they have all three.
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