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(Video) Tottenham 3-1 Nottingham Forest: Youthful Spurs Progress With Flattering Scoreline

Tottenham and Forest looked set for extra time before a pair of late goals…

Tottenham edged past Championship leaders this evening, but were forced to work extremely hard for their victory in another underwhelming performance at White Hart Lane.

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Jordge Grant gave the visitors a shock lead on the hour mark as a clever back heel caught out Tottenham’s defence and allowed the Forest star an easy tap in past debuting keeper Michel Vorm.

Ryan Mason bagged the crucial equaliser for Tottenham. It was the youngster’s first goal for the club, but it was one the keeper should be stopping. An excellent long-range effort curled beautifully away from Dorus de Vries, but the ball brushed his fingertips on its way into the net.

 

Spurs completed their comeback seven minutes from time, when they took the lead through Roberto Soldado. It was an instinctive finish from the Spaniard, who stuck out a foot to deflect Andros Townsend’s effort past the goalkeeper and into the centre of the goal.

Harry Kane then completed the stoppage time, getting the better of the stretch Forest defence and slotting comfortably past the on-rushing goalkeeper:

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