LASK 3-3 Tottenham: Spurs through despite late drama

Gareth Bale-Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur qualified for the knock-out stage of the Europa League with a dramatic draw In Linz against LASK.

The North London side were far from their best in the encounter, but in the end, they did enough to earn a spot in the next round.

The hosts would be hard done by the scoreline and deserved to take home more points, but in the end, the spoils were shared and Tottenham

Jose Mourinho made eight changes to the side that drew with Chelsea over the weekend, with Harry Kane an obvious absentee while Gareth Bale started the game.

The visitors who were 3-0 winners the last time both teams met struggled this time to gain any momentum early on in the game, with the hosts clearly the better of both teams. The hosts began the game on a bright start and causing Tottenham all sorts of problems at the back.

Their early pressure nearly paid off in the 6th minute when Eggestein’s shot from the edge of the box came back off the post. Despite the ill-luck, LASK continued to press Tottenham and were rewarded with a goal in the 42nd minute through a Peter Michorl goal. The Austrian midfielder’s shot from 35 yards out was able to beat Joe Hart in the Spurs goal after the home team went on a counter.

The goal seemed to have awoken Tottenham as they equalised within two minutes of the host’s lead. The visitors were awarded a penalty which Bale scored after LASK midfielder, Andres Andrade, had handled in the box.

After the break, the home team continued to threaten, but it was Tottenham who took the lead through a fine Son Heung-min strike. The South Korean connecting with a great Ndombele throughball to put his side ahead.

The visitors were soon level with Eggestein pulling away from Davinson Sanchez to score after setting himself well.

Spurs would take the lead two minutes later for the second time in the game via a second penalty scored by substitute Dele Alli after Bergwijn had been fouled in the box.

But the drama didn’t end with the Alii’s goal as substitute Karamoko was allowed all the time in the world to pick his spot and release a ferocious 93rd-minute drive which Joe Hart had no chance of saving.

The result means that Jose Mourinho’s side are through to the next round while LASK crash out from the Europa league. The home side are next in action against Ludogorets in the league while Tottenham welcome Arsenal FC.