Tottenham Hotspur won 2-3 away at Leicester, and a dramatic finale double from a Dutch substitute decided the football match. So, among other of yesterday’s Premier League football results, Spurs won on Steven Bergwijn’s brace, which came in stoppage time.
Patson Daka gave the hosts, Leicester City, the initial first-half lead but Harry Kane equalized for Tottenham 14 minutes later. Then, in the second half, James Maddison regained Leicester’s lead by making it, what seem to be, a conclusive 2-1.
But Bergwijn surprised everyone by bagging an equaliser in the fifth minute of stoppage time (90+5’). Hojberg passed to Matt Doherty in the box but Bergwijn pounced to fire home the loose ball.
The Dutchman then astonishingly grabbed the winner after Youri Tielemans lost the ball to Harry Kane. Kane, in turn, played a superb through ball for Bergwijn to circumvent Kasper Schmeichel and slot into the unguarded goal.
Premier League Football Results – Spurs Won on Steven Bergwijn’s Brace
“It is fantastic. The fans had a fantastic day. I scored two goals. I am happy,” Steven Bergwijn, whose stoppage-time double led Tottenham to victory over Leicester, told the BBC, after the match.
“The manager told me to score goals, make difficulties for the defenders and stay close to Harry.”
“What a rollercoaster of emotions that was,” Bergwijn’s teammate, fellow scorer, and stoppage-time assistant (for the winner) Harry Kane said.
“Overall we deserved the victory. We were the better side. Disappointed to go 2-1 down but we were creating the chances. We never gave up and Stevey came on and made the difference. To get two goals like that — these are games you will never forget in a career.”
“For me he is an important player with a special type of characteristics. No one else in the team has these characteristics,” Spurs coach Antonio Conte said, of Bergwijn.”He is good technically, he beats the man, he is a striker and in good physical condition. It is an important choice for me — I can make him in the starting XI or bring him on in the game.”
“To concede the equaliser was disappointing to happen so late, but the winner was a very poor goal to concede. It is hard to not have taken anything from the game,” Leicester coach Brendan Rodgers, on the other hand, told BT Sport. “That was a great opportunity tonight, but you have to see that through.
“I don’t think Tottenham won the game, we presented them the three points.
“It’s bitterly disappointing but we have to get back on the training pitch and again for the weekend.”