Tottenham rescued by Bentancur after going behind three times against Leeds

Rodrigo Bentancur celebrates after his two late goals saw Tottenham beat Leeds 4-3 in the Premier League.
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Rodrigo Bentancur is turning into a good luck charm for Tottenham after two late goals for Spurs in their epic 4-3 win over Leeds on Saturday.

Bentancur recently hit an important late leveller against Sporting CP in the Champions League and the Uruguay midfielder then netted the winner in a 3-2 victory at Bournemouth late in October after Antonio Conte's side had gone two goals down at the Vitality Stadium.

On Saturday, Tottenham fell behind to a Crysencio Summerville goal after just 10 minutes in north London, meaning they had conceded first for the eighth consecutive game.

Harry Kane equalised for Spurs after 25 minutes, only for Rodrigo Moreno to restore Leeds' advantage just before the break.

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Ben Davies then made it 2-2 early in the second half, but Rodrigo scored again with 14 minutes left to give the visitors the lead for a third time.

Bentancur sent the home fans happy, though, after scoring in the 81st and 83rd minutes to seal a hard-fought win for Tottenham in their last game before the World Cup break.

Conte's side move provisionally up to third, while Leeds – reduced to 10 men late on after Tyler Adams was sent off for a second bookable offence – are down in 14th.

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Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is Weekend Editor for FourFourTwo. A European football writer with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa América - and has spent much of that time in Spain. He currently divides his time between Barcelona and London.