Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 4/21/13
Tottenham staged a thrilling fightback to defeat Manchester City 3-1 at White Hart Lane and boost their hopes of a top-four finish. Samir Nasri opened the scoring in the fifth minute and City held their lead until deep into the second half, but a three-goal blitz turned the game on its head. Clint Dempsey netted the equaliser in the 75th minute and substitute Jermain Defoe quickly made it 2-1. Gareth Bale sealed the victory on his return from injury after 82 minutes as Spurs closed the gap on London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea, and presented Manchester United with the chance to win the title if they can beat Aston Villa on Monday. City made the early breakthrough after just five minutes as Nasri steered a well-controlled shot past Hugo Lloris and covering defender Kyle Walker from James Milner's cut-back, after terrific work by Carlos Tevez down the right wing. Nasri nearly went from hero to villain minutes later as he mistimed a challenge on Walker and caught the Tottenham righ...
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