Tottenham hits bullseye with 3 goals in 8 minutes beat Brentford 3-2 in Premier League

Wed, Jan 31, 2024
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Tottenham hits bullseye with 3 goals in 8 minutes beat Brentford 3-2 in Premier League

LONDON (AP) - Tottenham scored three goals in a frantic eight-minute spell early in the second half to fight back for a 3-2 win over Brentford that lifted the team into fourth place in the Premier League on Wednesday.

Neal Maupay's 15th-minute goal gave Brentford the lead and the French striker celebrated by gesturing the throw of a dart. It appeared to mock the usual goal celebration of Tottenham playmaker James Maddison, who confronted Maupay about it near the center circle.

That might have riled Tottenham's players, who did the same celebration after goals by Brennan Johnson in the 49th and Richarlison in the 56th after Destiny Udogie equalized in the 48th.

Ivan Toney pulled a goal back in the 67th after benefitting from Udogie's misguided back-pass, but Tottenham held on after late pressure from Brentford.

Tottenham moved above Aston Villa in the standings.

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