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Tottenham stages comeback to beat Watford 2-1 in EPL

January 30, 2019
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Tottenham's Fernando Llorente celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Watford at Wembley Stadium in London, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

LONDON (AP) — Fernando Llorente scored an 87th-minute winner as Tottenham came from a goal down to beat Watford 2-1 in the Premier League on Wednesday and move just two points off second place in the table.

Tottenham looked set for a frustrating evening at Wembley when Craig Cathcart headed home a corner in the 38th but Son Heung-min marked his return from the Asian Cup with an equalizer in the 80th.

Llorente then made up for a glaring miss earlier in the game by heading home a cross to secure a second straight late comeback win for Spurs, who netted in injury time to earn a 2-1 win at Fulham in their previous league match.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side has had a frustrating week after losing in both the League Cup and FA Cup but this win pulled them within two points of Manchester City, which lost on Tuesday, and built a seven-point gap to fourth place.

Llorente, filling in for the injured Harry Kane, had earlier missed an open net from a couple of yards out when he need the ball over the crossbar on a rebound after Ben Foster blocked his first effort.

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