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You've really got to see how Tottenham won their match

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We don't tend to share a ton of European action that doesn't involve the Seattle Sounders in any way, but the winner in Tottenham's game against Watford today is one worth diverting from normal practice for. First a little background: The Premier League table is in all sorts of chaos. Tiny Leicester City has been at or near the top all year. Crystal Palace is in fourth. Watford could qualify for Europe. As recently as 2012-13 all three clubs were in the Championship.

Meanwhile, normal table-toppers like Manchester City (fourth), Manchester United (sixth), Liverpool (10th) and Chelsea (14th) are all suffering uneven seasons. A year ago, all four finished in top 6.

Anyway, this has all opened the door for Spurs to be in prime position to make a run at Champions League for the first time since 2010-11 and for just the third time in their history. But to do that, they need to grab points wherever they can.

Which brings us back to Monday. Spurs scored first, but surrendered the equalizer on the road. But Tottenham got a lifeline when they got to play the final 27 minutes up a man. Fast forward to the 89th minute: That's when when a seemingly inconsequential cross went into the box. Son Heung-Min had his back to the goal, but still managed to hit a back-heeled volley that nutmegs the goalkeeper. If that seems like an improbable way to score a goal, just watch for yourself:

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