What Micky van de Ven did after Joel Matip own goal as Cristian Romero gets his Tottenham moment


Tottenham have done it again. Ange Postecoglou's side took it deep - as deep as deep gets - and once more it paid off.

For the second time in three weeks, Spurs were able to make the most of added time as they scraped past a defiant Liverpool side who ended the game with nine men after two reds cards. Joel Matip's own goal, coming in the 96th minute, handed Tottenham a late, late lead and ensured that there would be just two unbeaten sides in the league at the end of the weekend.

After Manchester City lost their 100% record in a shock defeat away to Wolves earlier on Saturday it was Spurs who won the battle of the competitors. On a day that also saw Brighton lose, Tottenham will end the weekend top of the table.

Getting used to the jubilation of such incredible events, Spurs fans went crazy at full-time, bringing their best rendition yet of Postecoglou's new chant to the tune of Robbie Williams' 'Angels'. It was the scenes just moments earlier that captured what it truly means to be part of the club right now though.

Drawn on by a demanding and expectant South Stand, the new never-say-die attitude on show paid off, rewarding Spurs with their second win after the 90th minute. It's only been seven games but they have already won five points in matches from the 95th minute onwards.

The joy, which followed a hugely controversial 90 minutes of football before it, was unconfined and reflected just how hard Spurs had to work for the game. Despite being ahead in the first half against 10 men following a controversial red card for Curtis Jones and then tasked with breaking down nine men for over 25 minutes, it wasn't until the last seconds that the home side got their reward.

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Pedro Porro, taking on Andy Robertson rather than allowing Dejan Kulusevski to cut inside onto his left foot and into a congested Liverpool penalty area, fired in a low cross and Matip's hacked clearance ended up in his own net. Cue pandemonium.

Matip dropped to his haunches, head in hands and eventually consoled by Alisson Becker - who had previously kept his side in the game with two brilliant saves - was the image of the Liverpool side. Meanwhile Spurs players rocketed off towards the corner flag.

Porro leapt towards the crowd, stripping his shirt off and holding above his head. Cristian Romero jumped onto the advertising boards and into the pile of white shirts experiencing the thrill of a last minute winner once again. Bodies were flying everywhere, arms waving in the stands and then one lone figure on the halfway line.

Perhaps taken away by the moment or exhausted mentally and physically from looking to force the result, Micky van de Ven fell to the floor and remained stationary whilst the emotions were bubbling all around him. Calm in a moment of lost heads, an apt description of just what this Tottenham team have become.

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