Mousa Dembele spectacularly got Tottenham Hotspur out of jail in the Europa League this evening with an unstoppable late winner to clinch them a 2-1 victory over Anderlecht at White Hart Lane.
The Belgian was introduced off the bench by Mauricio Pochettino immediately after Spurs conceded an equaliser, and came to Tottenham’s rescue with this right-footed thunderbolt on 87 minutes.
Dembele now has three goals in his last three outings, having previously managed a very disappointing five in 132 appearances for Spurs following his arrival from London rivals Fulham in 2012.
The 28-year-old has picked the perfect time to start adding goals to his game as Tottenham have arguably been over-reliant on Harry Kane, who opened the scoring with an emphatic first-half finish.
Anderlecht, who came from behind to beat Spurs 2-1 in the reverse fixture a fortnight ago, responded strongly and Imoh Ezekiel broke the offside trap to equalise for the visitors on 72 minutes.
Tottenham were facing dropping points from a losing position for the third straight Europa League game, but a swing of Dembele’s weaker right foot flew into the top corner and sent Spurs top of Group J.
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