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Leicester 2-3 Tottenham: Steven Bergwijn scores twice in injury time to give Spurs dramatic win

By Michael EmonsBBC Sport
Steven Bergwijn
Tottenham were losing after 94 minutes, 52 seconds - the latest time a team has been behind before winning a Premier League match

Steven Bergwijn scored two injury-time goals as Tottenham fought back from 2-1 down to snatch an incredible victory at Leicester in a thrilling finish at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester were moments away from inflicting a first Premier League defeat on Spurs since Antonio Conte took charge, before Bergwijn grabbed a 95th-minute equaliser from Matt Doherty's pass.

But there was more drama to come.

The Dutchman, who had only been introduced as a 79th-minute substitute, then took the ball around goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel in the seventh minute of stoppage time and scored the winner with the ball going in off the post.

It was a fitting finale to a brilliant match.

The Foxes had taken the lead against the run of play in the 24th minute with Patson Daka's clinical finish over visiting goalkeeper Hugo Lloris with the hosts' first shot on target.

But Harry Kane, who had earlier had a shot cleared off the line and also hit the crossbar, equalised just before half-time, collecting Harry Winks' ball forward, cutting inside Caglar Soyuncu and side-footing past Schmeichel.

James Maddison then put Leicester ahead in the 76th minute after he had linked up well with substitute Harvey Barnes and the hosts thought they were collecting the three points before Bergwijn's dramatic double.

Tottenham's win takes them above north London rivals Arsenal and up to fifth in the Premier League, while Leicester are 10th in the table.

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Kane and Maddison impress in front of watching Southgate

Leicester were playing for the first time in the Premier League in 2022 after games against Norwich, Everton and Burnley had been postponed because of Covid-19, while this match had originally been scheduled to take place on 16 December.

The Foxes were without top scorer Jamie Vardy because of a thigh injury, while Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho is on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Daka was making only his third Premier League start and he took his opportunity in style, finishing well after a challenge from Tottenham's Sergio Reguilon saw the ball drop into his path.

That goal came after Spurs had missed numerous chances, with two shots cleared off the line and a Kane header bouncing off the crossbar.

Kane, who impressed throughout, then registered only his fifth Premier League goal of the season, although he has also netted eight times in cup games in 2021-22 as well as scoring 10 for his country.

It also brought up a landmark for the England captain as the goal was his 250th in club matches.

Harry Kane
Harry Kane has scored 234 goals for Tottenham as well as nine for Millwall, five for Leyton Orient and two for Leicester during loan spells away from Spurs

The performance of Maddison, capped once by the Three Lions in 2019 but pushing for a recall, would have also been pleasing for watching England boss Gareth Southgate.

The Leicester midfielder produced two fine saves from Lloris, one in each half, before getting the goal his play deserved after he linked up with Barnes, who had only been on the field for a minute before getting the assist.

In Maddison's last 11 appearances in all competitions, he has now been directly involved in 13 goals - eight goals and five assists.

Spurs had not been beaten in the Premier League since they lost 1-0 at West Ham on 24 October when Nuno Espirito Santo was in charge.

But Conte maintained his unbeaten league run in the most dramatic of fashions, with not one, but two goals deep into added time.

The victory also set a new Premier League feat as Spurs were behind at 94 minutes, 52 seconds - the latest time a team has been behind before winning a Premier League match.

The previous mark had been back in May 2012 when Manchester City were trailing 2-1 at home to QPR after 91 minutes, 14 seconds before goals from Edin Dzeko and, famously, Sergio Aguero clinched City's first Premier League title.

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Player of the match

BergwijnSteven Bergwijn

with an average of 8.49

Leicester City

  1. Squad number10Player nameMaddison
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  2. Squad number29Player nameDaka
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  3. Squad number1Player nameSchmeichel
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  4. Squad number7Player nameBarnes
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  5. Squad number22Player nameDewsbury-Hall
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  6. Squad number8Player nameTielemans
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  7. Squad number37Player nameLookman
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  8. Squad number2Player nameJustin
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  9. Squad number33Player nameThomas
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  10. Squad number11Player nameAlbrighton
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  11. Squad number20Player nameChoudhury
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  12. Squad number4Player nameSöyüncü
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  13. Squad number23Player nameVestergaard
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  14. Squad number42Player nameSoumaré
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Tottenham Hotspur

  1. Squad number23Player nameBergwijn
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  2. Squad number10Player nameKane
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  3. Squad number29Player nameSkipp
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  4. Squad number27Player nameLucas Moura
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  5. Squad number2Player nameDoherty
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  6. Squad number1Player nameLloris
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  7. Squad number3Player nameReguilón
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  8. Squad number33Player nameDavies
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  9. Squad number6Player nameD Sánchez
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  10. Squad number25Player nameTanganga
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  11. Squad number18Player nameLo Celso
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  12. Squad number8Player nameWinks
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  13. Squad number5Player nameHøjbjerg
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  14. Squad number12Player nameEmerson Royal
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Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 20ChoudhuryBooked at 55mins
  • 4Söyüncü
  • 23Vestergaard
  • 11Albrighton
  • 10Maddison
  • 8Tielemans
  • 22Dewsbury-HallSubstituted forSoumaréat 88'minutes
  • 33ThomasSubstituted forJustinat 53'minutes
  • 29DakaSubstituted forBarnesat 75'minutes
  • 37Lookman


  • 2Justin
  • 7Barnes
  • 12Ward
  • 17Pérez
  • 35Jakupovic
  • 38Daley-Campbell
  • 42Soumaré
  • 49McAteer
  • 62Brunt


Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Lloris
  • 25Tanganga
  • 6D SánchezBooked at 59mins
  • 33Davies
  • 12Emerson RoyalSubstituted forDohertyat 45'minutes
  • 29Skipp
  • 8WinksSubstituted forLo Celsoat 74'minutes
  • 5Højbjerg
  • 3ReguilónSubstituted forBergwijnat 79'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 27Lucas Moura
  • 10Kane


  • 2Doherty
  • 11Gil
  • 14Rodon
  • 18Lo Celso
  • 19R Sessegnon
  • 20Alli
  • 22Gollini
  • 23Bergwijn
  • 44Scarlett
Jonathan Moss

Match Stats

Home TeamLeicesterAway TeamTottenham
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leicester City 2, Tottenham Hotspur 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leicester City 2, Tottenham Hotspur 3.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Leicester City 2, Tottenham Hotspur 3. Steven Bergwijn (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Harry Kane with a through ball following a fast break.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Leicester City 2, Tottenham Hotspur 2. Steven Bergwijn (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matt Doherty.

  5. Booking

    Steven Bergwijn (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Steven Bergwijn (Tottenham Hotspur).

  7. Post update

    Çaglar Söyüncü (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Japhet Tanganga (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Youri Tielemans (Leicester City).

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Steven Bergwijn.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Harvey Barnes (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Justin.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Leicester City. Boubakary Soumaré replaces Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur).

  14. Post update

    James Justin (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur).

  17. Post update

    James Justin (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur).

  19. Post update

    Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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