Marcus Edwards, an English footballer who graduated from the Tottenham Hotspur youth academy, scored a goal from range for his club Sporting Lisbon in the Group D Champions League clash between Spurs and Sporting on Wednesday at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. Edwards’ 22nd-minute goal put Sporting ahead in the match with a lead that remained intact till halftime.
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Watch the goal here:
Coming with two back-to-back defeats in the Premier League in the hands of Newcastle United and Manchester United, Tottenham is currently in a tough spot. They will be placing a strong bid to win the match today as it would put them through to the Round of 16 stages of the Champions League with a game to spare.
For most of the match, Sporting Lisbon led by one goal and were on the verge of a win. However, Tottenham midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur equalised at the 80th minute giving Tottenham a good shot to end the match with three points.
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The match became intense at this point and Tottenham mounted one attack after another almost pinning the Sporting defence to the penalty box. They came close many times but could not find the net in spite of their valiant efforts.
In the fifth and final minute of extra-time, drama unfolded after Harry Kane scored what then seemed to be the winning goal for Tottenham Hotspur.
The celebrations were cut short by VAR who after four minutes of deliberation, ruled the goal offside. Antonio Conte, who could not understand the decision (just like many fans) protested it, leading to a red card and sending off.
Tottenham are still sitting on top of Group D with just one point separating them and Sporting Lisbon. The qualification to the knockout stages in Group D will go down to the final day of the Champions League group-stage matches.