Spurs, Stoke earn comeback triumphs
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Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City got the better of Southamoton and Aston Villa respectively, despite finding themselves behind, registering 3-2 and 4-1 wins.

Under-fire Tim Sherwood dashed down the touchline in celebration after Gylfi Sigurdsson's stoppage-time strike secured Tottenham a remarkable comeback victory against Southampton. An afternoon of defensive mishaps meant this match looked like it would end in an entertaining draw, but Spurs struck a late sucker-punch to secure a first win in five matches.

Substitute Sigurdsson rifled home from 25 yards to send White Hart Lane - and head coach Sherwood - wild, as Tottenham pulled back a two-goal deficit to win.

Few could have predicted this result given the way Saints raced into a deserved lead, thanks in no small part to Kyle Naughton. First the right-back misjudged a long ball forward that Jay Rodriguez raced onto and coolly slotted home, before then giving away possession as captain Adam Lallana netted an equally-impressive strike.

The goals will have impressed watching England manager Roy Hodgson, who had been joined in the directors' box by Sherwood until the second goal saw him race down to the touchline just in time to see Nathaniel Clyne misread a Naughton cross, allowing Christian Eriksen to slot home.

The deficit was cancelled out completely within a minute of the second half as Roberto Soldado saw off the attention of Dejan Lovren to cross for the Dane to slot home and, just when the match looked to be ending level, Sigurdsson hammered home a fine winner.

Meanwhile, Stoke strolled to their first away win in seven months thanks to a woeful defensive display from Aston Villa. Villa performed superbly to beat Chelsea last week, but against the Potters they thoroughly deserved a 4-1 beating.

Christian Benteke gave Villa an early lead, but Stoke dominated thereafter. Peter Odemwingie scored his third goal in two games to equalise and four minutes later Peter Crouch took advantage of slack marking to put Stoke ahead.

Leandro Bacuna and Nathan Baker both failed to clear their lines and Steven Nzonzi took full advantage, beating Brad Guzan from inside the box. Geoff Cameron rounded off the hammering in the final minute as Villa's defence was stretched on the counter.