Bentley brace beats Arsenal reserves

David Bentley bagged a spectacular brace for Tottenham Hotspur reserves against his former club Arsenal on Tuesday night to keep Spurs' title ambitions in tact. The £15 million England international - who has struggled to feature in manager Harry Redknapp's plans since his arrival - netted the opener at Leyton Orient's Brisbane Road with a flying scissor-kick midway through the first half after Jamie O'Hara and Gareth Bale had combined on the left-flank. And the ex-Blackburn man doubled his and and Spurs' tally for the evening after 69 minutes, curling home from 30-yards with the Gunners' glove-man stranded. Sanchez Watt soon halved the deficit for the visitors, but they were unable to muster an equaliser, allowing their arch-rivals to close the gap on leaders Aston Villa to five points having played a game less. Bentley's future at White Hart Lane remains in doubt, with the 24-year-old having not started a first-team game for Spurs since January. And with fellow right-winger Aaron Lennon currently in a rich vein of form, Redknapp recently admitted that Bentley's chances of regular action are limited, and that he would be surprised if he did not receive bids for the midfielder in the summer. SPURS FANS! Check’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Les Ferdinand, Paul Gascoigne, Gary Lineker, Glenn Hoddle, Frederic Kanoute One on One Paul Gascoigne, Les Ferdinand, Ossie Ardiles Boy's A Bit Special Chris Gunter, John Bostock Ask A Silly Question Garth Crooks Perfect XI Ossie Ardiles My Secret Vice Neil Ruddock Plus! Martin Peters on Weekend Wonders and Spurs on Talentspotter