Llorente’s late winner against Watford breathes life into Tottenham title hopes

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Tottenham may be out of two cups but they are not out completely out of form. Time was running out on a bitterly cold night in north London and the home side appeared to yet again be heading for defeat. But then two heroes emerged – Son Heung-min on his return to the side having competed at the Asian Cup and then, with 87 minutes on the clock, Fernando Llorente, the man who earlier had missed a sitter but now rose to send a header into the back of the net. It was the winner.

Maurico Pochettino’s men now find themselves just two points behind Manchester City and will overtake the champions should they beat Newcastle on Saturday. Watford, meanwhile, remain ninth and will feel deflated given how much they had put into this game having taken the lead in the first half through Craig Cathcart

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Written by Sachin Nakrani at Wembley
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jan/30/tottenham-hotspur-watford-premier-league-match-report under the title “Llorente’s late winner against Watford breathes life into Tottenham title hopes”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.