EPL: Christian Eriksen's brace rescues Tottenham

London: Christian Eriksen scored twice before substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson's stoppage-time goal saw Tottenham Hotspur come from 0-2 down to beat Southampton 3-2 in the Premier League at White Hart Lane yesterday.

Christian Eriksen (left) scores his second goal yesterday. Pic/AFP
Christian Eriksen (left) scores his second goal yesterday. Pic/AFP 

The victory kept Spurs' Champions League football hopes alive as they moved up into fifth place, albeit still six points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.

It looked as if it would be ninth-placed Southampton who would be climbing up the table when the visitors went 2-0 up through goals from England duo Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana.

But before half-time, Spurs pulled one back through Eriksen and just 44 seconds into the second half the Dane brought the teams level. It seemed the match was heading for a draw when, deep into stoppage time, Sigurdsson struck.

"After we started the game like we did, there is a lot of character in the team shown in the way we bounced back," Sigurdsson told Sky Sports.

"It's better to be 1-0 or 2-0 down and come back and win 3-2 at home."

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