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Christian Eriksen fires Spurs to seventh with another late strike

Tottenham left the Liberty Stadium with all three points on Sunday evening having been on the back foot for large periods of the game.

They have to thank Christian Eriksen once again, as he popped up in the last minute of normal time to seal the win with an accurate strike into the bottom-left corner.

This marks the second time this season that Eriksen has won Spurs a match in the dying minutes as he also bagged the winner against Hull City a few weeks ago. So this begs the question, are they over reliant on the Danish superstar?

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He is Spurs’ joint top scorer with Nacer Chadli in the Premier League and for the second season running has looked like the player everybody was expecting him to be when Tottenham signed him last summer.

His form has been consistent and he regularly creates chances, averaging just over two per game.

This was another performance to cherish for Eriksen as he laid on an assist for young Harry Kane. And looked a threat whenever he got on the ball.

He has been played out of position on the left of midfield, despite being most effective in a more central berth but has kicked on in recent weeks and is shining in the Spurs side.

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Spurs manager, Mauricio Pochettino, will be hoping his other attacking midfielders can support the form of Eriksen. The likes of Nacer Chadli and Erik Lamela have failed as yet to convince the fans that they are worth the investment, especially Lamela.

Young Lamela came from AS Roma with the promise of being the ‘next Gareth Bale’. However, he spent much of last season on the sideline and has yet to register a Premier League goal. His performance today was also an indication of how much he is struggling to adapt to life in the Premier League, especially when compared to Eriksen.

Spurs look to be enduring yet another season in transition with another manager. However, Eriksen is providing hope that they can continue to climb the table if his form continues.

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