Football has the ability to surprise and inspire you at any given moment. Even when a game seems beyond all hope, a side can find something from deep within to fight back and defy the odds. In this article, we will have a look at some of the best Tottenham Hotspur comebacks ever.
Here are the 10 best Tottenham Hotspur comebacks ever –
10. Tottenham 3-2 West Ham [Nov, 2016]
A Harry Kane double snatched a dramatic late win for Tottenham as they beat West Ham 3-2.
The Hammers had looked to be heading for victory after another Michail Antonio header saw them go ahead in the first half, but Spurs got themselves level six minutes after the break as Harry Winks netted on his first league start.
The visitors retook the lead in the 67th minute when Manuel Lanzini converted from the spot, but Kane again got Spurs on equal terms, tapping home with one minute of normal time to play, before converting a penalty in the first minute of time added on to seal a remarkable win for the hosts
9. Spurs 3-2 Everton [Sept, 2000]
Les Ferdinand was Everton’s bogey man again as Spurs staged a stirring comeback at White Hart Lane. Ferdinand scored his 13th goal in 14 games against Everton to revive Spurs as George Graham’s side looked set to feel the full fury of the home fans.
Everton looked impressive as they cruised into a two-goal lead courtesy of Francis Jeffers and Alex Nyarko – but for the second time that season they squandered that advantage.
It made Graham the target for abuse from a small section of the critical Spurs crowd, but the former Arsenal manager had the last laugh with an inspiring second half show.
Sergei Rebrov put Spurs back in business with goals either side of half time, before Ferdinand continued the revival of his injury ravaged career and emerged as Everton’s tormentor again.
8. Sunderland 2-3 Spurs [Apr, 2001]
If ever there was a game of two contrasting halves, this was it. Niall Quinn bounced back from injury to score a goal that looked to have revitalised Sunderland’s European qualification hopes.
But Spurs supremo Glenn Hoddle watched his team fight back from 2-0 down to earn themselves a thrilling win at the Stadium of Light.
Gary Doherty was the second-half hero, netting twice to shake off any lingering relegation concerns. Sunderland boss Peter Reid would not have believed the result possible at half-time.
7. Spurs 5-4 Leicester [May, 2018]
The hosts trailed 3-1 after 47 minutes, scored three goals in 11 minutes to lead 4-3, only to be pegged back to 4-4 before Harry Kane curled in a 76th-minute winner.
Spurs were 2-1 behind at half-time after Riyad Mahrez had added to Vardy’s early header and three minutes after the break Kelechi Iheanacho smashed into the top corner from distance to give Leicester a two-goal cushion.
But Spurs responded with three quick-fire goals, two for Erik Lamela and an own goal from Christian Fuchs.
In a remarkable second half, Vardy then drew Leicester level with his side’s fourth of the afternoon, smashing into the roof of the net after a trademark run in behind the defence. However it was Kane who had the final say with his effort from the edge of the penalty area, making it one of the best Tottenham Hotspur comebacks ever.