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Stoke City took an early lead at the Britannia Stadium as they looked to try to end what has been a relatively dismal season for them on a positive note, but Spurs, chasing Champions League football, turned the match around to take a late winner.
Steven N'Zonzi scored just three minutes in, heading home unchallenged after a set piece.
It didn't bode well for Spurs at that point with Stoke only having lost four home matches all season in the league, but the away side gradually worked themselves into the match and were level after 20 minutes thanks to Clint Dempsey. The American had earlier seen a goal ruled out for offside but made no mistake when presented with an empty net after a defensive mix-up.
The second half saw Charlie Adam sent off for a second bookable offence early on, allowing Spurs to push on more for a winner—but it took until the 83rd minute for it to arrive, Emmanuel Adebayor scoring from close range after Dempsey's cross.
It leaves Spurs in fourth, two points ahead of Arsenal, who have a game in hand in the race for the top four spots. Stoke, meanwhile, are safe from relegation, but though they sit in 11th place after the game they are only two points above 17th.