Icardi stunner helps Inter Milan to late comeback win over Tottenham

Date published: Tuesday 18th September 2018 7:52 - Joe Williams

Two late goals gifted Inter Milan a 2-1 victory over Tottenham in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Spurs reached half-time goalless in Milan, with Harry Kane wasting the visitors’ best chance when he overran the ball trying to go around the goalkeeper.

At the other end, Spurs goalkeeper Michel Vorm made a diving save to prevent Davinson Sanchez heading into his own net.

Spurs took the lead eight minutes into the second half through Christian Eriksen.

The Denmark midfielder’s first effort from the edge of the box was pushed away by Samir Handanovic but from the rebound Eriksen’s deflected effort looped over the Inter goalkeeper and into the net.

Tottenham were punished for wasting a number of second-half chances as Mauro Icardi equalised for Inter with four minutes left.

The striker brilliantly volleyed in from the edge of the area from Kwadwo Asamoah’s left-wing cross.

Inter completed a dramatic late turnaround as Matias Vecino headed in from close range in stoppage time.

Spurs were unable to respond and suffered a third straight defeat for the first time under Mauricio Pochettino.

 

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