GOAL FLASH! Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Middlesbrough

(83′ mins): Substitute, George Saville, saw his deflected strike from distance clip the top of the bar, but clear-cut chances came at a premium for the Teessiders –  Spurs, now not nearly as efficient and ruthless as they had been earlier in the tie – remained firmly in control. Christian Eriksen could only look on as Mejias clawed out what might have been a parting gift from the Dane to the home crowd. 

But Middlesbrough’s persistence was to be rewarded. Saville expertly arrowed low past Gazzaniga, sending 5,000 travelling fans into raptures and setting up a grandstand finish.

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Brian Jeeves

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