Tottenham scored three goals in seven minutes late in the second half to beat Manchester City 3-1 Sunday, ensuring runaway leader Manchester United can wrap up the Barclays Premier League title on Monday.
Gareth Bale, back from an ankle injury, sealed a rousing comeback by Spurs with a dinked finish in the 82nd minute after goals by Clint Dempsey and substitute Jermain Defoe left City rocking at White Hart Lane.
Samir Nasri gave the visitors a fifth-minute lead but the champions' late collapse allows United to prise away the title from its neighbor's grasp by beating Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Monday. United needs three points from its last five games.
Spurs stayed fifth but closed in on London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea in the race for Champions League qualification.
Bale has been Tottenham's inspiration all season and he sparked the revival with a sublime cross that Dempsey tapped in at the far post in the 75th minute.
''As soon as that went in, the crowd lifted, we lifte...