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Tottenham, Stoke come from behind to win in EPL

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 23, 2014 at 2:11 pm •  Published: March 23, 2014

LONDON (AP) — A lively Premier League weekend ended with Tottenham producing a stoppage-time winner against Southampton and Stoke coming from behind to easily win at Aston Villa as 10 goals were scored in Sunday's two games.

Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood launched himself down the touchline pumping his fists after Gylfi Sigurdsson completed a fight back from 2-0 down at home to Southampton to win 3-2.

The victory kept Tottenham in touch with the Champions League places, with the London club six points behind fourth-placed Arsenal. Tottenham has played an extra game.

Stoke climbed above Villa into 10th place after hitting back to win 4-1, the team's first away success in the league since August which took the weekend goal tally in the league to 42.

Chelsea remains top of the league after crushing Arsenal 6-0, with Liverpool second following a 6-3 win at Swansea and third-placed Manchester City beating Fulham 5-0.

Returning to the top four remains Tottenham's aspiration but Sherwood's defense will have to be tighter and less error-prone to achieve that.

Jay Rodriguez put Southampton ahead on the break in the 19th minute at White Hart Lane after Tottenham defender Kyle Naughton managed to miss goalkeeper Artur Boruc's kick. Rodriguez took advantage to slot the ball into the bottom corner of the net beyond Hugo Lloris' reach.

Naughton was at fault for Southampton's second, as his half-clearance went straight to Rickie Lambert who fed Lallana to sweep in his ninth goal of the season.

But it was slackness in the Southampton defense that gave Tottenham a route back into the game in the 31st. Nacer Chadli teed up Naughton, whose cross was only partially blocked by Nathaniel Clyne and Christian Eriksen slammed the ball into the net at the back post.

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