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Spurs late flurry kills Man City

Tottenham Hotspur plundered three late goals to stun defending champions Manchester City 3-1 on Sunday and leave Manchester United on the brink of the Premier League title.

Samir Nasri had given City a fifth-minute lead at White Hart Lane, but Clint Dempsey equalised with 15 minutes to play before substitute Jermain Defoe and Gareth Bale netted to complete a rousing comeback.

As well as revitalising Spurs’ hopes of Champions League qualification, the result means that United can secure a 20th league crown if they win at home to Aston Villa on Monday.

Carlos Tevez’s deft pass released James Milner and from the Englishman’s cross Nasri steered a volley past the lunge of defender Kyle Walker on the Spurs goal-line. Dempsey headed over for Spurs shortly before half-time, but the American was in the right place to tap home in the 75th minute after Bale threaded a glorious cross into the box with the outside of his left foot.

Defoe put Spurs ahead four minutes later, jinking inside Vincent Kompany and lashing a shot into the bottom-right corner, before Bale added a third with a cool, chipped finish in the 82nd minute.
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